James B. Kuo (郭正邦) Professor James B. Kuo received a BSEE degree from National Taiwan University in 1977, an MSEE degree from Ohio State University in 1978, and a PhDEE degree from Stanford University in 1985. Before the PhDEE program, he worked in Penril Data Communications and Racal Vadic(1978-1981) as a research engineer working on integrating telecommunication modem chips using CMOS technology. After the PhD program (1985-1987), he worked as an engineering research associate in IC Lab of Stanford University, working on BiCMOS devices. In 1987 he joined National Taiwan University as an associate professor and since 1990 he has been a professor. Between 2000 and 2002 he has been a chair professor at the University of Waterloo, Canada, on leave from NTUEE. His research expertise is in the field of low-voltage CMOS VLSI circuits and SPICE compact modeling of deep-submicron bulk and SOI CMOS and BiCMOS VLSI devices. He served as an associate editor for the IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine and the VP membership for the IEEE Electron Devices Society. He has been awarded an IEEE fellow award in 1999 for contributions to modeling CMOS VLSI devices. He has won the NSC Outstanding Research Award three times in 1996, 2000 and 2002. In 2007, he has been awarded the prestigious NTU Life Distinguished Professor.
He is also an IEEE distinguished lecturer. He has published 300 technical papers. He holds 16 invention patents including 7 US patents on low-voltage CMOS VLSI circuits. As a highly recognized expert, he authored nine books including Low-Voltage SOI CMOS VLSI Devices and Circuits (John Wiley: New York 2001), Low-Voltage CMOS VLSI Circuits (John Wiley: New York, 1999) and CMOS VLSI Engineering: Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI)---Kluwer: Boston, 1998. As a technical leader, he has graduated 80 MS and PhD students specialized in CMOS circuit designs and device modeling, currently working in leading US and Taiwan's microelectronics companies.