Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Computer Engineering



+44 (0)20 7594 8313w.luk Website




434Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I teach and research in Department of Computing at Imperial College London. I lead the Programming Languages and Systems Section and the Custom Computing Research Group, and I direct the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in High-performance Embedded and Distributed Systems and the Centre for Advanced Financial Engineering. I was Visiting Professor at Stanford University from November 2006 until August 2009.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE, and the BCS. I am also a Senior Advisor of Maxeler, an Advisory Board Member of BlueBee, and the Honorary Fellowship Advisor of the Croucher Foundation.



Papaphilippou P, Luk W, Accelerating database systems using FPGAs: A survey, The International Conference on Field-Programmable Logic and Applications (FPL), 2018, IEEE

Shao S, Guo L, Guo C, et al., Recursive pipelined genetic propagation for bilevel optimisation, FPL

Liu S, Niu X, Luk W, 2018, A Low-Power Deconvolutional Accelerator for Convolutional Neural Network Based Segmentation on FPGA: Abstract Only., ACM, Pages:293-293

Zhao R, Niu X, Luk W, 2018, Automatic Optimising CNN with Depthwise Separable Convolution on FPGA: (Abstact Only)., ACM, Pages:285-285

Zhao R, Ng H-C, Luk W, et al., 2018, Towards Efficient Convolutional Neural Network for Domain-Specific Applications on FPGA.

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