PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Adjunct Professor of Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Departmental Research Area
Integrated Circuits & Systems
Individual Research Interest
Consumer electronics; integrated circuits and passive components for wireless communication; integrated magnetic sensor.
Prof Lau obtained his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley under the Honors Degree Program (Option H). He completed his PhD degree in 1994 and became the first PhD to graduate from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His MS thesis was on the design and analysis of integrated pin drivers for in-circuit testing. While at Berkeley, he worked at Hewlett Packard as a technical support intern and at Schlumberger as an automatic test equipment engineer. After obtaining his MS degree, he worked as a CPU design engineer at the Integrated Information Technology Santa Clara, California. His PhD thesis was on integrated magnetic sensors in both bulk silicon and SOI technologies. From 1995-1996, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Integrated Systems at Stanford University researching in RF CMOS circuits and substrate noise coupling issues. Prof Lau is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering. Prof Lau was the founding Director of the Consumer Media Laboratory at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is a recipient of the UC Berkeley Alumni Scholarship, Cray Research Scholarship, Unisys Scholarship, and other awards. In 1995, he received the 1995 School of Engineering Faculty Teaching Appreciation Award. He is also a member of IEEE, Eta Kappa Nu, and Tau Beta Pi. He also received the 10 Most Outstanding Young Person Award in Hong Kong in the year 2000.