Dr. Mingu Kang

Dr. Mingu Kang is an assistant professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA, in 2017, and the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. From 2017 to 2020, He was a research staff member of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, where he designs machine learning accelerator architecture, which was successfully commercialized by being embedded on IBM Z-mainframe server. From 2009 to 2012, he was with the Memory Division, Samsung Electronics, Hwaseong, South Korea, where he was involved in the circuit and architecture design of phase change memory (PRAM). He is a recipient of Intel 2022 Rising Star Award, UIUC CSL best thesis award in 2018, MICRO TOP Pick Honorable Mention 2019, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) “Neural System and Application” Best Paper Awards in 2016 and 2018, and Kwanjeong Scholarship from 2012 to 2017.

UCSD Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department