Department of ECE
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9560
Room 3161, Eng I.
Ph.D., Department of ECE, University of
Texas at Austin, March 1996
MSCS, Department of Computer
Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, 1991
Data mining and machine learning for test, diagnosis,
validation and verification
(Yes, that is everything I do for research now)
Prior Academic & Industry Experiences
Assistant/Associate Professor, Computer
Department of ECE,
University of California -
Santa Barbara, California, 2001-2009.
Professor, Computer Engineering Group,
Department of EE, Texas A&M
College Station, Texas, Spring 1999 - Fall 2000.
CAD Research Consultant, Test and Verification, PowerPC Design Team,
Motorola, Austin, Texas,
1/1/1999 - 12/31/2000.
CAD Research & Development, Tools and
Methodologies, Somerset PowerPC Design Center, Motorola, Austin, Texas, March 1996- Dec 1998.
Member of Technical Staff, Mathematics Research Center,
AT&T Bell Labs, Murray
Hill, NJ, 1991-1995 summers
Honors & Awards
Technical Excellence Award 2010
Best Panel Award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS),
Paper Award, Design Automation and Test Conference in Europe, 2003
Best Paper Award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS),
Best Paper Award, Design Automation and Test Conference in
Motorola Silver Quill Award
Graduate Fellowship, 1993-1996
Co-founded the IEEE Microprocessor Test and
Verification (MTV) Workshop. He has served and is currently serving in
the program committee for various conferences, including ISQED, IEEE
VTS, ITC, DATE, ICCD, ICCAD, IEEE HLDVT, IEEE ATS, VLSI-DAT, Design Con,
where you can find out more information about our research group
Courses: ECE 156A, 156B/255B
Here is my publication up to
publications up to 2006 can be found at this
Publications after 2007 are mostly on the
web site. I don't like to publicize my papers any more. When you
get older, you realize papers don't mean anything if you can't
make a real impact.
So far, I have graduated 10 Ph.Ds, with two
more in the next 6 months. The list shows where they are:
#1: Cadence Design, Inc.
#2: SpringSoft, Inc.
#3: Google, Inc.
#4: EE dept, NCTU, Taiwan
#5: MIT business school
#7: In Taiwan, joined a start-up in Taiwan, which just IPO and
the company was the "king of stock" in Oct, 2010
#11: upcoming, TBD
#12: either Apple or Freescale