As an educator specializing in computer science with ten years-plus of experience on all levels, I am dedicated to guiding every student under my tutelage towards success. At KAUST, I intend to leverage my expertise to inspire more young individuals in Saudi Arabia to explore and contribute to the rapidly evolving realm of computer science.

Professor Weng’s research interests are related to hardware/software co-designed acceleration, including but not limited to designing and analyzing accelerators, accelerator-associated software stack from abstraction to compiler transformations, as well as design automation techniques. 

Editorial activities

  • Sub-reviewer for MICRO 2022
  • Reviewer for DAC 2022

Career recognitions

  • IEEE Micro “Top Picks” (2020)
  • IEEE Micro “Honorable Mentions” (2021)
  • Best Paper Award runner-up at the 2022 55th IEEE ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO)


I opted for KAUST because I am convinced that it offers a singular and unrivaled experience, distinct from what I could find in institutions and corporations in major cities worldwide. The decision was not just about professional development but also about the quality of life and holistic well-being that KAUST ensures for both me and my family. 

The University’s remarkable resources mean I can direct my entire focus towards my research. I value the potential for partnerships with colleagues whose work can complement mine, opening avenues for more comprehensive and diverse studies.

Research interests 

  • Compilation techniques 
  • Software/hardware co-design 
  • Computer architecture


  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S. (2023)
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2017)