Awards and Honors
Engineering dean Steve Kang wins 2005 Van
By Tim Stephens
Steve Kang, dean of UCSC's Baskin School of Engineering, has
been awarded the 2005 Mac Van Valkenburg Award from the Institute
for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Circuits and
Systems Society (CAS).
The CAS society recognized Steve
Kang for outstanding technical contributions and leadership
in the field.
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The Van Valkenburg Award is the CAS society's highest honor
and is given to a person who has made outstanding technical
contributions in a field within the scope of the society and
demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field. Kang received
the award at the 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits
and Systems in Kobe, Japan, on May 25.
The society recognized Kang "for fundamental contributions
to VLSI design and design automation, and for leadership in
education and within the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society."
The award includes a plaque and a $2,000 cash prize.
Kang, a professor of electrical engineering, came to UC Santa
Cruz in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
where he was professor and department chair of electrical and
computer engineering. His research interests include computer
chip design (specifically, methods of very large-scale integration,
or VLSI) and optimization of chip design for performance, reliability,
and manufacturability; modeling and simulation of semiconductor
devices and circuits; high-speed optoelectronic circuits and
fully optical network systems; and nanoelectronics. He holds
over a dozen patents, has published more than 350 technical
papers, and has coauthored eight books.
From 2002 to 2003, Kang served as president of the Silicon
Valley Engineering Council. He is a fellow of the Institute
of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association
for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Association
for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Kang is also a chaired
visiting professor of electrical engineering and computer science
at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He
is a foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering of
Korea and the recipient of numerous national and international
awards and honors.
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