Professor Emeritus of Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Departmental Research Area
Integrated Circuits & Systems
Individual Research Interest
High speed VLSI devices, technology, and circuits; MOS device modeling for circuit simulation; CAD tools for integrated circuit design.
Prof Ko received his BS degree in Physics with special honors from Hong Kong University in 1974, and MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, in 1978 and 1982 respectively.
In 1982 and 1983, he was at Bell Labs, Holmdel, leading a research team to develop high-speed MOS technologies for communication circuits. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1984. He was the Director of the Berkeley Microfabrication Laboratory from 1984 to 1993, and the Vice-Chairman of the Department of EECS from 1991 to 1993. He came to UST in August 1993 as Visiting Professor in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering until April 1995, and as Dean of Engineering from May 1995 through June 2000.
Prof Ko has authored or co-authored one book and over 200 research papers. His works on MOS technology, MOS device physics and modeling, and integrated circuit reliability are renowned worldwide. He has extensive experience serving the industrial as well as the professional and academic communities. He was associate editor of the IEEE transaction on electron devices from 1988 to 1990, and was on the program committee of many major international conferences. He was the Chairman of HK Research Grants Council from January 1994 to July 1999, and a member of the UGC from April 1993 to March 1998.