Bongjin Kim, PhD

E-mail: bongjin (AT) ucsb.edu / Tel: +1 805-893-4897

Bongjin received PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in 2014. After PhD, He worked on design techniques and methodologies for communication circuits and microarchitectures at Rambus and Stanford University as a senior staff and a postdoctoral research fellow. After working as an assistant professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for three years (from 2017 to 2020), he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

His research team develops innovative CMOS integrated circuits and system solutions to solve challenging problems in fundamental science/mathematics and accelerate computations and communications. Target applications include, but are not limited to, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and alternative computing.

He received the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award at the University of Minnesota and the ISLPED International Low Power Design Contest Award. His research works have been published in peer-reviewed conferences and journals, including the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), VLSI Symposium, Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), and Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC). He has served on the technical program committee for Design Automation Conference (DAC) and the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letter (SSC-L) editorial review board.


  • Assistant Professor, ECE, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, Jan. 2021-

  • Assistant Professor, EEE, NTU, Singapore, Sep. 2017 - Nov. 2020

  • Post-doc. Fellow, EE, Stanford U, CA, USA, Sep. 2016 - Aug. 2017

  • Senior Technical Staff, Rambus, CA, USA, Jan. 2015 - Aug. 2016

  • Research Intern, Rambus, IBM Research, TI, CA/NY/TX, USA, 2012-2014

  • Design Engineer, Samsung Electronics, South Korea, Aug. 2006 - May. 2010


  • Ph.D. in ECE, U of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Sep. 2010 - Dec. 2014

  • M.S. in EE, POSTECH, Pohang, South Korea, Aug. 2004 - Jul. 2006

  • B.S. in EE, POSTECH, Pohang, South Korea, Mar. 2000 - Jul. 2004


  • IEEE Senior Member

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC)

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS)

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) for Design Automation Conference (DAC)

  • Educational Session Chair for IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC) 2022

  • Track Chair for IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits and Systems (AICAS) 2022

  • Guest Editor for IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS)

  • Editorial Review Board for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letter (SSC-L)

  • Journal Reviewer for Nature Communications

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (JSSC)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems (TVLSI)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems (JETCAS)

  • Journal Reviewer for IEEE Sensors Journal

  • Conference Paper Reviewer for IEEE ISCAS and IEEE AICAS