Introduction From 1975 to 1978, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada. From 1979 to 1984, he was an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. From 1984 to2002, he was a Research Staff Member with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, where he worked on High Performance DRAM and Microprocessor Design. In 2002, he joined National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan, as the Director of Microelectronics and Information Systems Research Center until 2008. Currently, he holds a Chair Professor with the Department of Electronics Engineering, where he is engaging in teaching and research on Low Power Memories and Energy Efficient Chips During 2003-2007, he served as Co-Principal Investigator of National System-on-Chip (NSoC) Program in Taiwan. From 2005 to 2007, he also served as a Senior Vice President and Acting President of NCTU, respectively. He is the coauthor of the book "Electrical Transports in Solids-with particular reference to Organic Semiconductors", Pergamon Press. 1981, which has been translated into Russian and Chinese. He has authored or coauthored over 200 technical papers in renowned international journals and conferences, and holds over 170 international patents (including 66 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, and the CIEE Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award in 2004 and Outstanding Scholar Award from the Foundation for the advancement of Outstanding Scholarship for 2005 to 2010. He was named an IBM Master Inventor. He was President, Board Director and Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society (CAAPS) from 1986 to 1999. He is a member of the New York Academy of Science, Sigma Xi and Phi Tau Phi Society. 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 2009 to 2010. Currently, he is serving 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.
Digital integrated circuits Memory Circuits and Systems Three-dimensional chip (3D IC) micro-systems integration