Wei Hwang (F’01, LF’09) received the B. Sc. degree from National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, the M. Sc. degree from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan and the M. Sc and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada in 1970 and 1974, respectively.
He is currently a Life Chair Professor with the Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan,. He joined NCTU in 2002, as the Chief Director of Microelectronics and Information Systems Research Center until 2008 and a Chair Professor with the Department of Electronics Engineering. During 2003-2007, he served as Co-Principal Investigator of National System-on-Chip (NSoC) Program in Taiwan. He also served as Founding Director of Center for Advanced Information Systems and Electronics Research (CAISER) of University System of Taiwan (UST), and Director of ITRI and NCTU Joint Research Center. From 2005 to 2007, he also served as a Senior Vice President and Acting President of NCTU, respectively.
Before joining NCTU, he was a Research Staff Member at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, (1984-2002), where he worked on High Performance Microprocessor and Memory Design. From 1979 to 1984, he was an Assistant/Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. From 1975 to 1978, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada.
His currently research interests include Memory Circuits and Systems, Digital Integrated Circuits and Internet of Things (IoT) and Sensors. He is the coauthor of the book "Electrical Transports in Solids-with particular reference to Organic Semiconductors", Pergamon Press. 1981, the book has been translated into Russian and Chinese. He has authored or coauthored over 240 technical papers in renowned international journals and conferences, and holds over 180 international patents (including 86 U.S. patents).
Prof. Hwang was a recipient of several IBM Awards, including 16 IBM Invention Plateau Invention Achievement Awards, 4 IBM Research Division Technical Awards. He was named an IBM Master Inventor. He has received the CIEE Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award (中國電機工程學會傑出電機工程教授獎) in 2004 and Outstanding Scholar Award (傑出人才講座) from the Foundation for the advancement of Outstanding Scholarship (財團法人傑出人才發展基金會) for 2005 to 2010. Recently, he has received two Outstanding Technical Awards (績優計畫獎) from the National Science and Technology Program for System-on-Chip, National Science Council (國科會) in 2010.
He was President, Board Director and Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society (CAAPS), New York, NY, USA from 1986 to 1999. He is a member of the New York Academy of Science, Sigma Xi and Phi Tau Phi Society. He also served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, NY, USA, from 1990 to 2001. He serves currently as Senior Advisor at the Corporate R&D Center, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) Group, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has served several times in the Technical Program Committee of the ISLPED, SOCC, A-SSCC. He served as the General Chair of 2007 IEEE SoC Conference (SOCC 2007) and the General Chair of 2007 IEEE International Workshop on Memory Technology, Design and Testing (MTDT 2007). He also severed as a Supervisor of IEEE Taipei Section from 2007 to 2010. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE.