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Yeung, Donald

Yeung, Donald

Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education
Electrical and Computer Engineering
1323 A.V. Williams Building


  • B.S. from Stanford University, 1990
  • M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993
  • Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998


Donald Yeung  is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Maryland at College Park, and co-directs the University of Maryland's Systems and Computer Architecture Laboratory. He serves as Associate Chair for Undergraduate Education of the ECE Department. His research interests lie in the areas of computer architecture, performance evaluation of computer systems, and the interaction of architectures, compilers, and applications. Dr. Yeung is a recipient of the National Science Foundation's Faculty Early Career Development Award.


  • IBM Shared University Research Award, 2005
  • NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award, 2001
  • George Corcoran Memorial Teaching Award, 2000


Computer architecture, multicore processors, emerging memory technologies.  Performance evaluation of computer systems.  Interaction between architectures, compilers, and operating systems.

Monolithically Integrated CPU-Main Memory Chips.

Programmable and Energy Efficient Extreme-Scale Processors.

Approximate Computing.

Vortex: Optimizing Code and Memory using Spare Execution Resources.

1. Analyzing the Monolithic Integration of a ReRAM-based Main Memory into a CPU's Die.
          Candace Walden, Devesh Singh, Meenatchi Jagasivamani, Shang Li, Luyi Kang, Mehdi Asnaashari, Sylvain Dubois, Bruce Jacob, and
          Donald Yeung.   IEEE Micro.  Vol 39, Issue 6.  November / December 2019.
2. Studying the Impact of Multicore Processor Scaling on Directory Techniques via Reuse Distance Analysis.
          Minshu Zhao and Donald Yeung.  In Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture
          (HPCA).  San Francisco Bay Area, CA.  February 2015.
3. Studying Multicore Processor Scaling via Reuse Distance Analysis.
Meng-Ju Wu, Minshu Zhao, and Donald Yeung. In Proceedings of the 40th International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA-XL). Tel-Aviv, Israel. June 2013.

ECE Announces Computer Engineering Minor

Curriculum fills a void regarding hardware and software knowledge that crossed the Clark School’s engineering curriculum.

Yeung and Srivastava Receive NSF Award

Electrical and computer engineering research will make computers faster and more power efficient.

Seven faculty receive NSF Early CAREER Awards

An unprecedented seven young faculty members in the Clark School have received the prestigious National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award.