Prof. Martin D.F. WONG

Dean, Faculty of Engineering
Choh-Ming Li Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, CUHK




Martin D. F. Wong is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) since January 2019. Before he joined CUHK, he was with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) from 2002 to 2018. He was the Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering (2012-2018) where he was the 2nd highest rank administrator in the College, and the Edward C. Jordan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before UIUC, he was with the University of Texas at Austin where he was a David Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science. Prof. Wong received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UIUC in 1987. He is internationally known for his research on electronic design automation (EDA). He has published about 500 technical papers. He has supervised and graduated more than 50 Ph.D. students, and many of them now hold leadership positions in industry and academia. He is a Fellow of ACM and IEEE.



Electronic Design Automation (EDA)


Silicon chips are critical in driving today’s digital economy. Today’s internet, airplanes, cars, cell phones, computers etc. would cease to function without silicon chips. The largest silicon chip today has over 100 billion transistors that are interconnected by hundreds of miles long of wires, all fitting inside an area of the size of a fingertip. The complexity is mind-boggling so the only way to design silicon chips is by software automation. This is called Electronic Design Automation (EDA). In this talk, we will give an introduction of EDA and briefly overview EDA activities at CUHK. In the most recent ranking by CSRankings, CUHK is ranked 1st in the world in EDA research!