Advisor

Dr. Yen-Cheng Kuan

MediaTek Junior Chair Professor
Associate Professor
NCTU-Keysight 5G mmWave Communication Research Center Co-Founder
International College of Semiconductor Technology
Adjunct Associate Professor
Industry Academia Innovation School
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
(Formerly, National Chiao Tung University)

Office Address:
R301 MIRC Building
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
(Formerly, National Chiao Tung University)
1001 University Road
Hsinchu, 30010, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Contact Information:
Email: yck.nctu[at]gmail.com
Tel: +886-3-571-2121 ext. 59432

Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Sylvia Su
Email: sylviasu.nctu[at]gmail.com

Research Interests

Signal Processing Circuit/System/Heterogeneous Integration Designs for
5G/6G/mmWave Communications, Deep Learning, and Biomedical applications

System-Technology Co-Optimization (STCO), Software Defined Radio (SDR), DSP Processors, RISC-V, Embedded Systems, In-Memory Computing, Ultra-Low Voltage Circuits

Education

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University

Honors/Awards

  • National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) FutureTech Award, 2023
  • Andes Awards RISC-V Creativity Competition – Silver Medal Award (Application Category) and Honorable Mention (Creative Design Category), 2022
  • Macronix Golden Silicon Awards – Distinguished Advisor Award, 2021
  • Macronix Golden Silicon Awards – First Runner-Up (Gold Medal) Award, Best Creativity Award, and Honorable Mention, 2021
  • IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society Darlington Best Paper Award, 2021
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), 2021
  • IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC) Distinguished Design Award, 2020
  • TSMC Key Academic Collaborator, 2020, 2021
  • NCTU Outstanding Graduate Mentorship Award, 2019
  • Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) Semiconductor Award, 2019
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Japan-America Frontiers of Engineering (JAFOE) General Participant, 2018
  • MediaTek Junior Chair Professor, 2016
  • IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) Best Student Paper Award – 3rd Place, 2016
  • HRL New Inventor Award, 2016
  • UCLA University Fellowship, 2013
  • HRL Disclosure Award, 2011

Work Experience

  • 2019 – Present Associate Professor, International College of Semiconductor Technology, NYCU/NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • 2016 – 2019  Assistant Professor, International College of Semiconductor Technology, NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • 2009 – 2016 Research Staff Member / Project Technical Lead, HRL Laboratories (formerly Hughes Research Laboratory), Malibu, USA
  • 2014 – 2016 Visiting Scholar, Biomimetic Research Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2007 – 2014 Research Assistant / Project Engineering Lead, High Speed Electronics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 2004 – 2007 System Engineer, WIONICS Research, Realtek Group, Irvine, USA