Mark   Chu

Associate Professor  

Office: EENGR 3.290
Phone: (956) 665-2923
Email: mark.chu@utrgv.edu
Website: faculty.utrgv.edu/mark.chu/

Dr. (Mark) Yul Chu

Yul Chu received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of British Columbia, Canada in 2001 and MS in Electrical engineering from Washington State University in 1995.





Selected Publications


  • Rano Mal and Yul Chu. "A SIMPLE TOOL TO DESIGN AND EVALUATE MULTI-CORE/GPU CACHE SCHEMES," Guangzhou: the 10th International Conference on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage (SpaCCS 2017), December 2017.

  • Rano Mal and Yul Chu. "A FLEXIBLE MULTI-CORE FUNCTIONAL CACHE SIMULATOR (FM-SIM)," Seattle, WA: the 49th Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 2017), July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2017.

  • Marven Calagos and Yul Chu. "Buffer-controlled cache for low-power multicore systems," Ha Long: 2016 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2016.

  • Esteban Torres, Yul Chu, and Jin Park. "Accuracy Enhanced Distributed Sparse Matrix Solver with Block-Based Pivoting for Large Linear Systems," Beijing: IEEE the 15th IEEE International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications (ScalCom 2015), August 2015.

  • Yul Chu and Jin Park. "An Effective Model for Computer System Building Projects in Computer Engineering and Computer Science," International Journal of Information and Education Technology 5, no. 6 (June 2015): 432-436.

  • Yul Chu and Jin Park. "Dual-access way-prediction cache for embedded systems," EURASIP Journal on Embedded Systems 16, no. 20 (December 2014).

  • Jae Son, Edward Banatoski, and Mark Chu. "Categorized Tri-Apodization for Sidelobe Suppression in Range-Doppler Radar Imagery," American Journal of Signal Processing 3, no. 4 (November 2013).

  • Yul Chu. "A Study for a Low-Power Way Predictor for Embedded Data Caches," Taipei: the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC-13), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer Netherlands, August 2013: 493-499.

  • Esteban Torres and Yul Chu. "Block-based sparse matrix solver using a partial pivoting," Jeju Island: the 4th International Conference on Next Generation Information Technology (ICNIT 2013), June 2013.

  • Yul Chu and Marven Calagos. "A Buffered Dual-Access-Mode Scheme Designed for Low-Power Highly-Associative Caches," International Journal of Embedded and Real-Time Communication Systems 4, no. 2 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013): 50-61.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Mark Chu. MRI: Acquisition of a PC Cluster, High Performance Pan American Cluster (HiPAC), National Science Foundation, $502,637.00 (September 15, 2010 - August 31, 2013)

  • Sanjeev Kumar. (Co-PI) Acquisition of a PC Cluster, High Performance Pan American Cluster (HiPAC)-PI:Dr.Chu, US National Science Foundation, $504,000.00 (August 2010 - August 2013)

  • Mark Chu. Faculty Development Council Grant, UTPA, $2,399.00 (November 2009)

  • Mark Chu. Multi-Core Parallel Sparse Matrix Solution using OpenMP, Faculty Research Council (FRC), $5,000.00 (October 2009)

  • Mark Chu. Upgraded Computing Activities Based on a New Microprocessor Trend, Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program, $147,758.00 ( )

  • Mark Chu. MRI-R2: Acquisition of Instruments for Fabrication and Evaluation of Net-shape Ceramic or Metal Multi-scale Parts, $318,320.00 (August 2009)

  • Mark Chu. Lab Equipment Request for Computer Engineering Courses, H. E. A. F., $6,372.00 (November 2008)

  • Mark Chu. Cross-Layer Design Approaches to Improve Voice over IP (VoIP) Quality, $455,437.00 (March 2006)

  • Mark Chu. The Small Laboratory for a Network Processor Architecture Course for Undergraduate Students, $4,372.00 ( )

  • Mark Chu. Travel Awards Program proposal, Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies at MSU, $1,000.00 (December 2005)



Selected Presentations


  • Yul Chu. "Buffer-Controlled Cache for Low-Power Multicore Systems," the 2016 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Communications and Electronics (IEEE ICCE 2016), IEEE, Ha Long, Vietnam (July 2016)

  • Yul Chu. "A study for a low-power way predictor for embedded data caches," the 8th International Conference on Embedded and Multimedia Computing (EMC-13), Taipei, Taiwan (August 2013)

  • Mark Chu. "A Case for a Packet Management in a Network Terminal," 2009 International Conference on Networking, Architecture, and Storage (NAS 2009), Zhang Jia Jie, Hunan, China. (July 2009)

  • Mark Chu. "A Dynamic Packet Management in a Protocol Processor," 2009 International on Computational Science and Its Applications (ICCSA 2009), (June 2009)

  • Mark Chu. "UTPA Overview," KMU (KeiMyung University), (June 2009)

  • Mark Chu. "UTPA Overview," the KATECH (Korea Automotive Technology Institute), Chonan, Chungnam, Korea (June 2009)

  • Mark Chu. "An Efficient Networking Management for a Protocol Processor," 3rd international conference on Digital Society, Cancun, Mexico. (February 2009)

  • Mark Chu. "Packet Buffer Management for a High-Speed Network Interface Card," 16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2007), Honolulu, Hawaii USA (August 2007)

  • Mark Chu. "A Shared-Memory Packet Buffer Management," 9th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium (APNOMS 2006), Busan, Korea (September 2006)

  • Mark Chu. "CAVS overview in brief," KATECH (Korea Automotive Technology Intitute), Chonan, Chungnam, Korea (September 2006)

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ELEE 6399 05 - Topic-Cont Microprocessor Desi:
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CMPE 4335 01 - Computer Architecture:
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ELEE 4380 01 - Computer Architecture:
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ELEE 6350 01 - Microprocessor System:
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CMPE 3300 01 - Internship In Computer Sci:
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