Cheng-Wen Wu received the BSEE degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1981, and the MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Since 1988, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently a Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor. He was on leave from NTHU and served as the General Director of the SOC Technology Center (STC) at ITRI from 2007 to 2009, before he orchestrated the merger of STC and ICL. He then served at ITRI as the Vice President and General Director of Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) from 2010 to 2014. In addition to general administration and leadership, he has initiated or helped initiate major R&D programs at ITRI that have significant impact at the national or even international level, such as 3D-IC Design and Implementation, Automotive Electronics, Key Technologies for Smart Handheld Devices, B4G/5G Wireless Communications, Basic Industrial Technologies, Big Data Analytics, Software Defined Networking (SDN), etc. At NTHU, he has served previously as the Director of Computer and Communications Center, Director of Technology Service Center, Chair of EE Department, Director of IC Design Technology Center, and Dean of the College of EECS. He served as the Chair of the IC Design Committee, Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA), and was on the board of Taiwan IC Design Society (TICD). He has served in the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in many positions in the past, and is currently a Board Member.
Dr. Wu was the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE 5th Asian Test Symposium (ATS96), General Chair of ATS00, General Co-Chair of the IEEE Memory Technology, Design, and Testing Workshop (MTDT) in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009, Organizing Committee Chair of the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuit Conference (A-SSCC) in 2009, General Co-Chair of the IEEE Int. Symp. on VLSI Design, Automation, and Test (VLSI-DAT) in 2008 and 2009, and General Chair of the IEEE IMS3TW in 2012. Dr. Wu was the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Electrical Engineering (IJEE) and subsequently Chair of its Editorial Board. He is an Editor for the Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA), and was an Editor or Associate Editor for IEEE Design and Test of Computers, IEEE Transactions on Computers, and IEEE Transactions on CAD.
In addition to a few best paper awards, Dr. Wu received the Distinguished Teaching Awards (twice) from NTHU, the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineers (CIEE), the Distinguished Research Awards (three times) from National Science Council, the Industrial Collaboration Awards (twice) from the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Academic Award from MOE, the Continuous Service Award and Outstanding Contribution Award from the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium (VTS) Best Innovative Practices Session Award from TTTC, IEEE Computer Society, the Distinguished Industrial Collaboration Award from NTHU, the National Invention Award (Silver Medal) from Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), the TECO Award, the National Endowed Chair Professorship from MOE, the EE Medal from CIEE, and the ATS 25th Anniversary Most Contribution Author Award and Most Influential Paper Award from TTTC, IEEE Computer Society. He became a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society in 2006. His research interests include design and test of high performance VLSI circuits and systems, and test and repair of memory circuits. He is a life member of the CIEE, a life member of Taiwan IC Design Society, Fellow of the ROC Technology Management Society, and a Fellow of the IEEE.