Jin Hee Kim

Ph.D. Student

Toronto, Canada



Research Interests

FPGA Architecture

Machine Learning


Digital Systems Design

Personal Interests

Camping and Hiking

Music (Piano)

Water Sports

About Me

Welcome to my website. I'm currently a Ph.D. student supervised Prof. Jason Anderson at the University of Toronto studying computer engineering. My research focus is on FPGA architecture improvements for extremly low-precision CNNs.

During my Masters, I worked on synthesizing FPGA fabric from architecture descriptions given to VPR, an academic FPGA place and route tool.

More details on my academic history can be found on my CV.


Journal Papers
  • Jin Hee Kim, Jason Anderson, "Synthesizable standard-cell FPGA Fabric Targetable by the Verilog-to-Routing (VTR) CAD Flow" Transactions on Reconfigurale Technology and Systems (TRETS 2017). pdf

  • Refereed Papers in Conferences
  • Jin Hee Kim, Brett Grady, Ruolong Lian, John Brothers, Jason Anderson, "FPGA-Based CNN Inference Accelerator Synthesized from Multi-Threaded C Software" International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC 2017). Munich, Germany. pdf

  • Stephen Chin, Noriyaki Sakamoto, Allan Rui, Jin Hee Kim, Yuko Hara-Azumi, Jason Anderson, "CGRA-ME: A Unified Framework for CGRA Modelling and Exploration" International Conference on Application-specific Systems, Architectures, and Processors (ASAP 2017). Seattle, WA.

  • Jin Hee Kim, Jason Anderson, "Synthesizable FPGA Fabric Targetable by the Verilog-to-Routing (VTR) CAD Flow" International Conference on Field Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL 2015). London, UK. pdf

  • L. A. Fernandes, J. R. Grenier, J. Kim, P. Herman, J.S. Aitchison, P. V. S. Marques, "Femtosecond Laser Direct Fabrication of Integrated Optical Wave Plates in Fused Silica" Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2011). Baltimore, MD.