About NTUEE

The Department of Electrical Engineering was founded in 1945 when Taiwan was returned to the Republic of China after the Japanese occupation and Taihoku Imperial University was renamed National Taiwan University.  The Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering was established in 1947 with a Master's degree program, and started to offer programs of study leading to a Ph.D. degree in 1968.

The EE Department has long been one of the top choices of high school students who attend the Joint Collegiate Entrance Examination in the category of natural sciences and engineering.  The high quality of the entrants is well known.  The faculty members are actively engaged in state-of-the-art research.  Each year, over three hundred research grants and contracts are awarded by governmental and private institutions, totaling over 500 million NT dollars or 19 million US dollars.  Over 400 IEEE or SCI papers are published in journals each year by the faculty members, an achievement comparable to the top ten EECS and ECE departments in the United States.  Such fruitful research outcome with its international reputation, together with decades of teaching experience and contributions by its departments and institutes, has made the Department one of the most competitive departments within the University.

Month-Year Event
1943/5/1 Department of Engineering, Taihoku Imperial University established with Electrical Engineering discipline. 
1945/11/1 After Republic of China reclaimed its control of Taiwan from Japan, Taihoku Imperial University was renamed as National Taiwan University. Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering was reorganized and founded.
1946/8/1 First Chairman: Prof. Chi-Hsin Tseng
30 undergraduate students separated into two groups: Power Electronic Engineering (25 students) and Telecommunications (5 students).
1947/8/1 Master’s Program established.
1949/8/1 2nd Chairman: Prof. Chu-Hsien Lee.
1954/8/1 3rd Chairman: Prof. Ching-Lai Sheng.
1955/8/1 Number of undergraduate classes increased to two. One for local students, one for overseas Chinese students.
1963/8/1 4th Chairman: Prof. Chao Hsu.
Undergraduate level separated into 2 educational categories: Science Group and Engineering Group.
1964/8/1 Master’s Program opened for admission.
Computer Training Class opened. It was the first course for extension education in country.
1968/1/1 Electrical Engineering Building (EE Building) construction started. Partial fund raised by Prof. Chao Hsu. It was the first building with central air-conditioning system in NTU.
1968/8/1 PhD program established and opened for admission.
1969/6/1 Inauguration of EE Building.
1969/8/1 Undergraduate level formed Computer Group.
1972/8/1 5th Chairman: Prof. Chih-Chin Ma.
Undergraduate level cancelled Science Group.
1973/5/1 Chairman Ma invited Prof. De-Sheng Guo and Prof. Share-Young Lee to plan and establish Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering.
1975/8/1 6th Chairman: Prof. De-Sheng Guo.
Prof. Chih-Chin Ma positioned as the first Director of Yen Tjing Ling Industrial Research Institution, which is founded by Prof. Ma and funded by Yen Tjing Ling Industrial Foundation.
1976/5/1 The plan of EE Building No.2 was proposed.
1976/8/1 The 7 concentrations of The Graduate Institute of Electrical Engineering formed 4 admission groups.
Group A: Electronic Circuit, Solid-State Electronics.
Group B: Electro-Wave, Communications and Signal Processing.
Group C: Automatic Control, Power Engineering.
Group D: Computer Science.
1977/8/1 Undergraduate level cancelled educational grouping.
Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering was founded. Prof. Share-Young Lee positioned as the first Chairman.
1981/8/1 7th Chairman: Prof. Hui-Zhong Yu.
1982/8/1 Graduate School founded CAD(Computer Aided Design) group.
1983/8/1 8th Chairman: Prof. Chun-Hsiung Chen.
First stage construction of EE Building No.2 started.
1985/8/1 9th Chairman: Prof. Jin-Fu Chang.
1986/1/1 East Wing of EE Building No.2 was opened.
1986/8/1 Prof. De-Sheng Guo positioned as Director of NTU Computer and Information Networking Center.
1987/8/1 10th Chairman: Prof. Jing-Shown Wu.
Graduate School founded Photonics and Optoelectronics concentration.
1989/8/1 11th Chairman: Prof. Si-Chen Lee.
Vice Chairman: Prof. Hung-Chun Chang.
Graduate School founded Biomedical Engineering. Admission grouping increased to 10 groups.
1990/9/1 The second stage construction of EE Building No.2 started.
1991/8/1 Vice Chairman: Prof. Powen Hsu.
1992/3/1 Communication Research Center of College of Engineering was founded. Prof. Jingshown Wu positioned as the first director.
1992/4/1 Departmental Meeting approved to combine related departments in College of Engineering and founded College of Electrical Engineering.
1992/6/1 College of Engineering Meeting approved the founding of College of Electrical Engineering.
1992/8/1 12th Chairman: Prof. Powen Hsu.
Vice Chairman: Prof. Yuan-Yih Hsu.
Prof. Chun-Hsiung Chen positioned as Director of NTU Computer and Information Networking Center.
Master program of Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics founded and opened for admission. Prof. Hung-Chun Chang positioned as the first Chair.
1993/6/1 EE Building No.2 construction completed. Cost totaled NTD$ 100 million.
1993/8/1 EE Building No.2 was opened.
Prof. De-Sheng Guo positioned as NTU Dean of Office of Academic Affairs.
1994/2/1 Founding of PhD program, Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering approved by Ministry of Education.
1994/8/1 Vice Chairman: Prof. Hsueh-Jyh Li.
1995/8/1 13th Chairman: Prof. Soo-Chang Pei.
Vice Chairman: Prof. Ruey-Beei Wu.
Undergraduate program opened for Admission by Application and Recommendation.
PhD program of Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics founded and opened for admission.
1996/6/1 University Affairs Meeting approved the founding of College of Electrical Engineering.
1996/8/1 Prof. Si-Chen Lee positioned as NTU Dean of Office of Academic Affairs.
1997/2/1 Vice Chairman: Prof. Zhen Guo Hu.
1997/8/1 College of Electrical Engineering founded. Prof. Powen Hsu positioned as the first Dean.
Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering master and PhD program founded, divided into 3 groups: Electromagnetics Group, Communication Group and Signal Processing Group. Prof. Hsueh-Jyh Li positioned as the first Chairman.
1998/1/1 CAD group renamed as VLSI/CAD group
1998/8/1 14th Chairman: Prof. Way-Seen Wang.
Vice Chair: Prof. Liang-Gee Chen.
Planning for Professional Master Program.
1999/4/1 College of Electrical Engineering made Faculty Evaluation Process. Faculty of EE Department was evaluated for the first time.
EE Department “Outstanding Alumni Medal” was granted to Min-Hung Hung, Robert Tsao, and Barry Lam by NTU President.
College of Electrical Engineering held “Entrepreneur Lecture” and invited Barry Lam as speaker.
Accepted donation from Intel and founded Networking and Multimedia Lab.
1999/5/1 Evaluated by NTU Research Unit Evaluation for the first time.
1999/8/1 Prof. Jingshown Wu positioned as Chief of NTU Research and Development Committee.
Undergraduate admission through application started.
Admission for Professional Master’s degree started.
First time started Electrical Engineering Experiment summer class.
1999/9/1 College of Electrical Engineering held “Academic Lecture.”
EE Department “Outstanding Alumni Medal” was granted to Academician Simon M. Sze by NTU President.
2000/3/1 Held “Alumni Recruiting” session.
2000/4/1 Co-held “Optoelectronics Lecture” with Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics.
2000/8/1 College of Electrical Engineering renamed as “College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science(EECS).” The departments and institutes of College of Electrical Engineering combined into “Electrical Engineering Division.”
Vice Chair: Prof. Hsu-Chun Yen.
Electronic Circuit group and VLSI/CAD group combined into Integrated Circuit and System (ICS) group.
2001/1/1 MediaTek and 1971 alumnus Ming-Jai Tsai donated NTD$ 100 million to establish NTU-MediaTek Wireless Research Laboratory.
2001/8/1 15th Chairman: Prof. Sy-Yen Kuo.
Vice Chair: Prof. Hao-Hsiung Lin.
Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering formed master and PhD program, with 2 groups of admission: Solid-State Electronics group and ICS group.
Prof. Liang-Gee Chen positioned as the first Chairman.
2001/9/1 “NTUEE Alumni’s Newsletter” released its first issue.
2002/3/1 EE Department was allowed to increase number of faculty by 2 under the National SoC Project.
“Cultivation Plan for College Information, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Communication Departments and Institutions Admission Quota Expansion” approved EE Department to increase number of faculty by 3.
2002/8/1 Prof. Jingshown Wu positioned as NTU Vice President.
Prof. Lin-Shan Lee positioned as Chief of NTU Research & Development Committee.
Prof. Feipei Lai positioned as Director of NTU Computer and Information Networking Center.
2002/11/1 1970 Alumnus Barry Lam, Founder and Chairman of Quanta Computer, donated “Barry Lam Hall” to his alma mater. The signing ceremony took place in NTU 57th Anniversary banquet. 
2003/1/1 Barry Lam Hall ground-breaking ceremony.
2003/2/1 EE Department was allowed to increase number of faculty by 3 under the National SoC Project.
“Cultivation Plan for College Information, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Communication Departments and Institutions Admission Quota Expansion” approved EE Department to increase number of faculty by 1.
2003/6/1 To contain the spread of SARS, 2003 NTU graduation ceremony was cancelled. The Department of Electrical Engineering held its own graduation ceremony for the first time.
2003/8/1 Prof. Soo-Chang Pei positioned as Dean of College of EECS.
2003/12/1 Solid-State Electronics group renamed as Nano-Electronics group.
2004/4/1 EE Department was allowed to increase number of faculty by 1 under the National SoC Project.
“Cultivation Plan for College Information, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Communication Departments and Institutions Admission Quota Expansion” approved EE Department to increase number of faculty by 1.
2004/6/1 Barry Lam Hall Inauguration ceremony.
2004/8/1 16th Chairman: Prof. Ruey-Beei Wu.
Vice Chair: Prof. Hsiao-Wen Chung.
Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering established the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) group. The EE Department established an educational group accordingly.
2004/9/1 The contract signing ceremony of Ming-Da Building donated by 1974 alumnus Kuen-Yao Lee, CEO of BenQ and AU Optronics Corp.
2004/12/1 1964 alumnus Min-Hung Hung, Chairman of SinoPac Holdings, donated NTD$ 1.5 million and founded “Min-Hung Hung Academic Lecture.”
2005/2/1 “Industrial R&D Master Program” founded. 53 students enrolled in the first year.
2005/5/1 EE Department was allowed to increase number of faculty by 1 under the National SoC Project.
“Cultivation Plan for College Information, Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Photonics and Optoelectronics, and Communication Departments and Institutions Admission Quota Expansion” approved EE Department to increase number of faculty by 1.
Ming-Da Building ground-breaking ceremony.
2005/6/1 Prof. Si-Chen Lee positioned as NTU President.
2005/8/1 Vice Chair: Prof. Yung-Yao Chen.
Prof. Li-Chen Fu positioned as NTU Chief Secretary.
2005/9/1 Admission of “Foreign Student Industrial Technology R&D Master Program.” Four students from Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam enrolled.
NTU signed a cooperation agreement with TSMC(Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.) for co-research project, elevating undergraduate semiconductor experiment, and promoted semiconductor manufacturing process integration courses. EE Department formed execution office to take on related issue.
Combine “student caring society activities” with service class. Cooperated with NTU Department of Social Work to tutor children of low-income family and to interview the families of An-Kang community.
2006/1/1 Started “Aim for the Top University Project” in compliance with NTU.
2006/3/1 Engaged “National Program on Technology Lectures.” Invited 9 program directors or co-directors, including Shing-Tsaan Huang(digital learning), Wei Hwang(System on Chip), Ting-Kuo Lee(nano), Jin-Fu Chang(communication), Ovid J. L. Tseng(digital archives), Michael M.C. Lai(genomic medicine), Jen-Leh Wu(agricultural biotechnology), Che-Ming Teng(biopharmaceuticals), and  Liang-Chun Chen(disaster prevention). 
2006/5/1 Held semi-freshmen activities, inviting admitted high school students to come and listen to introduction.
2006/8/1 Vice Chair: Prof. Yung-Yaw Chen, Prof. Shey-shi Lu
PhD program of Graduate Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics founded. Prof. Pai-Chi Lee positioned as the first Chairman.
Power Engineering group renamed as Power System/Power Electronics group.
With the help of MOE funding project for selected international competitions gold-medalists, the department send 15 students to reputable schools including MITUIUCCITPurdueDukeRice for further education.
2006/11/1 1957 alumnus Academician Simon M. Sze, 1970 alumnus Barry Lam(Chairman of Quanta Computer), and 1974 alumnus Kuen-Yao Lee(Chairman of BenQ Cooperation) were granted “2006 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
Held international student sharing gala.
Conferred Presidential Award to top performing students, and invited alumni for speeches on morality.
Approved “NTUEE Graduate Program Operation Principles”
2007/1/1 Inauguration of Ming-Da Building.
Passed Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan’s 1996 “Engineering Accreditation Commission(EAC).”
22 professors of EE Department earned tenure.
2007/8/1 17th Chair: Prof. Jenn-Gwo Hwu.
Vice Chair: Prof. I-Kong Fong, Prof. Chung- Chih Wu.
2007/11/1 Barry Lam Gallery inauguration ceremony.
1957 alumnus Academician Chen-Shui Tsai, 1961 alumnus Dr. Chia- Tung Lee, 1971 alumnus Ming-Kai Tsai(MediaTek Chairman), and 1974 alumnus Jonney Shih(Asus Computer Chairman) were granted “2007 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2008/5/1 Undergraduate Premium Project Production audition.
2008/11/1 1960 alumnus Junyuan Du(Chairman of Orient Semiconductor Electronics Ltd.) and 1981 alumnus Dr. Jau Huang(Chairman of Cyberlink Corp.) were granted “2008 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2009/8/1 Prof. Lin-Shan Lee positioned as Dean of College of EECS.
Vice Chair: Prof. Chih-Wen Liu, Prof. Chung- Chih Wu.
2009/11/1 1960 alumnus Academician Chao-Han Liu and 1971 alumnus Dr. Min Kao(Chairman of Garmin Corp.) were granted “2009 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2010/8/1 18th Chair: Prof. Hsu-Chun Yen
Vice Chair: Prof. Wanjiun Liao, Prof. Liang-Hung Lu.
2010/11/1 1969 alumnus Robert Tsao(Chairman of United Microelectronics Corporation) and 1983 alumna Academician Teresa H. Meng were granted “2010 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2011/1/1 Issue “What’s Fun in EE” articles and dedicate to promoting EE-related science education.
2011/11/1 1968 alumnus Academician Chenming Hu, 1971 alumnus Stephen Lee(Chairman of Arima Communications Corp.) and 1975 alumnus Dr. Nicky Lu(Chairman of Etron Technology, Inc.) were granted “2011 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2012/8/1 Prof. Sy-Yen Kuo positioned as Dean of College of EECS.
2012/11/1 1964 alumnus Min-Hung Hung(Chairman of Panasonic Taiwan) and 1968 alumnus Prof. Chintay Shih were granted “2012 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2013/3/1 Undergraduate, Master Program and PhD Program Passed Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan 2012 “Engineering Accreditation Commission(EAC).”
2013/8/1 19th Chair: Prof. Wanjiun Liao
Vice Chair: Prof. Chih-Wen Liu, Prof. Shao-Yi Chien
2013/9/1 Chi-Chu Hall(NTUEE Faculty and Staff Lounge) opened. (Interior construction donated by 1977 alumni.)
2013/11/1 1968 alumnus Shang-Yi Chiang(CEO of TSMC) were granted “2013 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”
2014/2/1 Prof. Hsu-Chun Yen positioned as Director of NTU Computer and Information Networking Center.
Held “High School Teacher Engineering Workshop” to elevate high school teachers’ understanding of EE.
Opened undergraduate intern project courses.
2014/6/1 Enlarged the scale of Undergraduate Premium Project Production audition and renamed as “Undergraduate Innovation Award.”
2014/11/1 1963 alumnus Ding-Hua Hu(Chairman of Chien-Pang Venture Capital Corp.) and 1968 alumnus Academician Tso-Ping Ma were granted “2014 NTU Outstanding Alumni.”