Kung Yao received the B.S.E. (highest honors), M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering all from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. He was an NAS-NRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Presently, he is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. In 1969, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at MIT. In 1985–1988, he served as an Assistant Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UCLA. His research interests include sensor array system, digital communication theory, wireless radio system, chaos communications, digital and array processing, systolic and VLSI algorithms, and simulation. He has published over 250 journal and conference papers. He received the IEEE Signal Processing Society's 1993 Senior Award in VLSI Signal Processing. He was the coeditor of a two-volume series of an IEEE Reprint Book on “High Performance VLSI Signal Processing,” IEEE Press, 1997. He has served as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Communications Letters, and as a guest editor of numerous special issues. He is a Life Fellow of IEEE.
Biography Updated on 23 September 2015