UCSB Engineering

K.T. Tim Cheng

Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

K.T. Tim Cheng

Contacts

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

tel: (805) 893-7294
fax: (805) 893-3262
timcheng@ece.ucsb.edu

Personal web site

Research Description

He manages two research labs: SoC Design and Test Lab and Learning-based Multimedia Lab. The SoC Design and Test Lab focuses on developing methodologies, algorithms, techniques, and tools for validating, verifying, testing, and analyzing system-on-chip (SoC), flexible electronics, and 3D devices.

The Learning-Based Multimedia (LBMM) Group has wide interests in various algorithms and techniques for multimedia applications, but its current focus is Mobile Computer Vision, Mobile Augmented Reality, and Medical Image Viewing: addressing the main challenges for achieving the required real-time performance of vision and medical image viewing tasks with minimum energy consumption in a mobile, embedded environment, including designing a new energy-efficient parallel architecture for these tasks.

Research Groups

Biography

He worked at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1993 and joined the faculty at UC Santa Barbara in 1993 where he is currently Acting Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the Founding Director (1999-2002) of UCSB's Computer Engineering program and former Chair (2005-2008) of the ECE Department. He also served as Visiting Professor at Univ. of Tokyo Japan, Beijing University China, National TsingHua University, Taiwan, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published over 300 technical papers, co-authored five books and holds 11 U.S. Patents. Cheng, a fellow of IEEE, received Best Paper Awards at the 1987 AT&T Conference on Electronic Testing, the 1994 and 1999 Design Automation Conferences, the 2003 Conference of Design Automation and Test in Europe, the 2007 IEEE Asian Test Symposium, and the 2008 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium. He also received the 2001 Annual Best Paper Award in the Journal of Information Science and Engineering and the UCSB College of Engineering's Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award for 2004-2005. He served as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Design and Test of Computers and currently serves on the editorial boards of several IEEE and ACM journals. He has served as general and program chair for numerous international conferences on design, and design automation and testing including the program chair of 2012 International Test Conference, the flagship conference on hardware test technologies.

Awards/Honors

  • Best Paper Award, 7th IEEE Workshop on Embedded Computer Vision, 2011
  • Best Student Paper Award, 2011 IEEE International Test Conference, 2011
  • The Best Paper Award, IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, 2008
  • The Best Paper Award, IEEE Asian Test Symposium, 2007
  • UCSB College of Engineering's Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, 2004-2005
  • The Best Paper Award, Conference of Design Automation and Test in Europe, 2003
  • Annual Best Paper Award in Journal of Information Science and Engineering, 2001
  • Fellow, IEEE, 2000
  • Best Paper Awards, Design Automation Conference, 1999
  • Best Paper Awards, Design Automation Conference, 1994
  • Best Paper award, AT&T Conference on Electronic Testing, 1987

Selected Publications

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