Prof. Xu established Big Data System Lab, Xilinx-HKUST Joint Lab, and OPTICS (Optical/Photonic Technology for Interconnected Computing System) Lab at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems, and the Area Editor of Hardware and Architecture Design for ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. He served on the steering committees, organizing committees, and technical program committees of many international conferences, including DAC, DATE, ICCAD, CASES, ICCD, CODES+ISSS, NOCS, HiPEAC, ASP-DAC, etc.
Prof. Xu is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and was an ACM Distinguished Speaker. He authored or coauthored more than 100 book chapters and papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He and his students received Best Paper Award from IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI in 2009, and Best Poster Award from AMD Technical Forum and Exhibition in 2010. He coauthored a book titled Algorithms, Architecture and System-on-Chip Design for Wireless Applications (Cambridge University Press).