M. C. Frank Chang, Ph.D.
Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, UCLA
Dr. Mau-Chung Frank Chang is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA and is the Director of the High Speed Electronics Laboratory. Dr. Chang’s research covers several areas: 1) RF/CDMA/FDMA and AC coupled multi-band interconnects for reconfigurable and bi-directional intra- and inter-chip communications, especially for on-chip Chip-Multiprocessors (CMP) inter-core communications and off-chip bus interfaces and serial/parallel links; 2) Silicon based RFIC and MMIC up to the Tera-Hertz frequency bands; 3) software-defined or Re-configurable multi-band and multi-mode radios in deep-scaled CMOS based on digitally controlled artificial dielectric (DiCAD); 4) Adaptive high speed and high resolution ADC/DAC for real-time multi-function systems.
Dr. Chang’s research work has been mostly in the development of high-speed semiconductor devices and integrated circuits for mixed signal communication and sensor system applications. Before joining UCLA, he was the Assistant Director of the High Speed Electronics Laboratory at the Rockwell Science Center (1983-1997), Thousand Oaks, California. During that period of time, he developed and transferred the AlGaAs/GaAs HBT technology from the research laboratory to the production line (Conexant Systems). The HBT production has now grown into a multi-billion dollar business worldwide.
He was named an IEEE Fellow in 1996 for his contributions in ultra-high speed HBT integrated circuit development, and was honored with the IEEE David Sarnoff Award in 2006. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2008.
Dr. Chang has authored or co-authored over 250 technical papers, 10 book chapters, authored 1 book, edited 1 books and holds 20 U.S. patents. He was an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices (1999-2001) and served as a guest editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits in 1991 and 1992 and for the Journal of High-Speed Electronics and Systems in 1994. Dr. Chang received his B.S. in physics from National Taiwan University in 1972, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, ROC in 1979.
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