IAS Distinguished Lecture - Semiconductor: Retrospectives and Perspectives

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST


Semiconductor electronics has amazingly changed our daily life, enabling computing, internet, mobile communications, self-driven cars, and beyond what we can imagine today. In this colloquium, the speaker will outline the progress of transistor technology from early 1900s to the present state of the art through various stages of innovations and evolutions, following closely to Moore’s Law, by simply scaling down the feature size to improve the performance and to increase the density. This talk will discuss the challenges for further improving the functionality and performance we face today. The speaker will also describe computational architectures and systems approach to alleviate the challenges, e.g., neuromorphics, computing-in-memory, stochastic information processing, among others. This talk will stimulate further discussions for the academic pursuit along viable alternative scaling to drive advances for the benefit of society.

About the Speaker

Prof. Kang L. WANG received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. degree from National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan). He is currently with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as Raytheon Chair in Electrical Engineering, and as Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and of Materials Science and Engineering. He serves as Co-Director of UCLA Quantum Science and Engineering and as Director of Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnologies, a joint collaboration between UCLA and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Prof. Wang was with HKUST as Professor and Dean of School of Engineering from 2000 to 2003. Previously, he also served as Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering of UCLA from 1992 to 1996. His research areas include semiconductors, topological matters, spintronics/magnetics, nonvolatile electronics, and quantum information and computing. 

For Attendees' Attention

  • This event is co-organized with Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST.

  • Seating is on a first come, first served basis.

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