Ke Cui, PhD

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Ke is interested in the back-end design of the MR/PET devices. He is also interested in the FPGA-based algorithm acceleration technique.


  • Ph.D. in Physical Electronics, at University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2014
  • B.S. in Optical Information Science and Technology, at University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2008

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Zhu Li Yuehua Outstanding Doctoral Scholarship of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 Kwang-Hua Scholarship
  • 2012 National Scholarship for Graduate Students


  1.  K. Cui, W. Peng, Z. Ren, J. Qian, and R. Zhu, “FPGA-based interrogation controller with optimized pipeline architecture for very large-scale fiber-optic interferometric sensor arrays”, Opt. Lasers Eng, 121, 389-396(2019).
  2. Z. Ren, *K. Cui, J. Li, R. Zhu, W. Peng, and J. Qian, “A high-quality phase modulation scheme with strong noise-suppressing capability for interferometric fiber-optic sensor applications”, Opt. Lasers Eng, 118, 34-41(2019).
  3. K. Cui, X. Li, Z. Ren and R. Zhu, "A high-resolution Vernier delay generator using delay-adjustable carry chains on FPGAs", 2019 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium (NSS) and Medical Imaging Conference (MIC), Manchester, UK, 2019.
  4. K. Cui, Z. Ren, J. Qian, W. Peng and R. Zhu, “Precisely Automatic Time Window Locating for Interferometric Fiber-Optic Sensor Array Based on TDM Scheme,” Sensors, vol. 18, no. 10, pp. 3548, Oct., 2018.
  5. K. Cui, X. Li, and R. Zhu, “A High-Linearity Time-to-Digital Converter Based on Dynamically Delay-Adjustable Looped Carry Chains on FPGAs,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 89, no. 8, Aug., 2018.
  6. Z. Ren, *K. Cui, R. Zhu, W. Peng, J. Qian, “Efficient and Compact Inline Interferometric Fiber Sensor Array Based on Fiber Bragg Grating and Rectangular-Pulse Binary Phase Modulation”, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 18, no. 23, pp. 9556-9561, Dec., 2018.
  7. K. Cui, X. Li, and R. Zhu, “A High-Resolution Programmable Vernier Delay Generator Based on Carry Chains in FPGA,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 88, no. 6, Jun., 2017.
  8. K. Cui, X. Li, Z. Liu and R. Zhu, “Toward Implementing Multichannels, Ring-Oscillator-Based, Vernier Time-to-Digital Converter in FPGAs: Key Design Points and Construction Method,” IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 391-399, Sept., 2017.
  9. K. Cui, Z. Ren, X. Li, Z. Liu, and R. Zhu, “A High-Linearity, Ring-Oscillator-Based, Vernier Time-to-Digital Converter Utilizing Carry Chains in FPGAs,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 64, no. 1, pp. 697-704, Jan., 2017.
  10. K. Cui, S. Li, Z. Ren, and R. Zhu, “A Highly Compact and Efficient Interrogation Controller Based on FPGA for Fiber-Optic Sensor Array Using Interferometric TDM,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, no. 11, pp. 3490-3496, Jun., 2017.
  11. K. Cui, Z. Liu, R. Zhu, and X. Li, FPGA-Based High-Performance Time-to-Digital Converters by Utilizing Multi-Channels Looped Carry Chains, 2017 International Conference on Field Programmable Technology, (FPT), 2017.
  12. Z. Ren, *K. Cui, J. Li, R. Zhu, Q. He, H. Wang, S. Deng, and W. Peng, "High-Quality Hybrid TDM/DWDM-Based Fiber Optic Sensor Array with Extremely Low Crosstalk Based on Wavelength-Cross-Combination Method," Opt. Express, vol. 25, pp. 28870-28885, 2017.
  13. W. X. Y. Li, *K. Cui, and W. Zhang, “A Memory Efficient Implementation Scheme of Gauss Error Function in a Laguerre-Volterra Network for Neuroprosthetic Devices,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 88, no. 4, Apr., 2017.
  14. K. Cui, J. Wang, H.-f. Zhang, S.-z. Lin, D.-x. Yang, and T.-y. Chen, “An Authentication Scheme with High Throughput Based on FPGA for a Practical QKD system,” Optik, vol. 126, no. 23, pp. 4747-4750, 2015.
  15. K. Cui, J. Wang, H.-F. Zhang, C.-L. Luo, G. Jin, and T.-Y. Chen, “A Real-Time Design Based on FPGA for Expeditious Error Reconciliation in QKD System,” IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 184-190, Jan., 2013.