Dr. Kok was born in Hong Kong. He was granted with a PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. Since 1992, he has been working with various semiconductor companies, research institutions and universities, which include AT$&T Labs Research, Holmdel, SONY U.S. Research Labs, Stanford University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, City University of Hong Kong, Lattice Semiconductor etc. In 2006, he founded Canaan Microelectronics Corp Ltd., a fabless IC company with products in mixed signal IC for consumer electronics. Dr. Kok embraces new technologies to meet the fast changing market requirements. He has extensively applied signal processing techniques to improve the circuit topologies, designs, and fabrication technologies within Canaan. This includes the application of semidefinite programming to circuit design optimization, abstract algebra in switched capacitor circuit topologies improvement, nonlinear optimization method to optimize high voltage MOSFET layout and fabrication. He is also interested in digital filter, filter banks, transformation, linear precoder and application in digital communications, frequency estimation, image and video signal processings.
Biography Updated on 14 October 2010