Mike (Deyuan) He


I am a first-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, Princeton University.

Before joining Princeton, I did my undergraduate at Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. I was privileged to be advised by and work with Prof. Zachary Tatlock, Dr. Steven Lyubomirsky and all other members in the PLSE and SAMPL group.

I am interested in all aspects of Programming Languages (PL), and I specifically focus on improving programming tools (e.g. Deep Learning compilers) leveraging PL techniques such as term rewriting and formal verification.

My name is pronunced as /xɤˊ/ /tɤˊ/ /ɥœnˊ/. I would also like to be called as Mike.

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Research Interests

Programming Languages, Formal Methods, Deep Learning Compilers


mikehe [at] princeton.edu


CS Building 244 & Friend Center for Engineering Education

  • Jun 2022: I officially graduated from the University of Washington! I am a bachelor now :P
  • Dec 2021: I received an honorable mention from CRA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award
  • Publications and Pre-prints
    Specialized Accelerators and Compiler Flows: Replacing Accelerator APIs with a Formal Software/Hardware Interface
    Bo-Yuan Huang, Steven Lyubomirsky, Yi Li, Mike He, Thierry Tambe, Gus Henry Smith, Akash Gaonkar, Vishal Canumalla, Gu-Yeon Wei, Aarti Gupta, Zachary Tatlock, Sharad Malik

    Dynamic Tensor Rematerialization
    Marisa Kirisame*, Steven Lyubomirsky*, Altan Haan*, Jennifer Brennan, Mike He, Jared Roesch, Tianqi Chen, Zachary Tatlock.
    (*: Equal contribution)
    Spotlight Paper at ICLR 2021

    From DSLs to Accelerator-Rich Platform Implementations: Addressing the Mapping Gap
    Bo-Yuan Huang*, Steven Lyubomirsky*, Thierry Tambe*, Yi Li, Mike He, Gus Henry Smith, Gu-Yeon Wei, Aarti Gupta, Sharad Malik, Zachary Tatlock.
    (*: Equal contribution)
    Accepted at LATTE 2021 Workshop
    Talks & Presentations
    Conference & Academic Service
    • I love classical music and enjoy playing the violin. I've been playing the violin for 0x12 years. I passed the Level 9 test certified by the Central Conservatory of Music when I was in middle school. Some recordings are available @ Bilibili

    • I purchased a design of an anime character by @速冻切糕 (the website is in Chinese) for PLSE, available here and here. NOTE: the design and the image are licensed under

    • I was a part-time translator / proofreading editor in Gawr Gura’s Chinese fansub team. Gura is a Virtual Youtuber affiliated with Hololive EN.

    • Blog posts on my personal website.

    • I am keeping a list of courses I took at UW here.

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