Rui Wu received his B.S. in Automation from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in 2012. He joined the SoC Design and Test Lab at ECE, UCSB in September, 2012. His research interests are in modeling and design of nanophotonic interconnect systems, silicon photonics, computer-aided design (CAD) and testing of VLSI. He interned in the Large-Scale Integrated Photonics (LSIP) group at HP Labs during the summer of 2014 and 2015.