Cheng-Wen Wu received the BSEE degree in 1981 from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and the MS and PhD degrees, both in electrical and computer engineering, in 1985 and 1987, respectively, from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Since 1988 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently a professor. He also served as the director of the Computer Center of NTHU from February, 1996 to February, 1998, and the director of the Technology Service Center of NTHU from March, 1998 to July, 1999. From August 1999 to February 2000, he was a visiting researcher in the ECE Department, UCSB. He then served as Chair of the EE Department of NTHU from 2000 to 2003, Director of the IC Design Technology Center of NTHU from 2000 to 2005, and Dean of the College of EECS from 2004 to 2007. He is currently on leave from NTHU, and serving as the General Director of the SOC Technology Center (STC), Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
He is interested in architectures and algorithms with respect to design and testing of reliable VLSI cores and systems, and all testing issues of semiconductor memories. During the past few years, he has consulted for the Computer & Communication Research Labs (CCL) and the SOC Technology Center, ITRI, Hsinchu, Taiwan, the Telecommunications Labs., Chungli, Taiwan, Syntest Co., Hsinchu, Taiwan, Faraday Co., Hsinchu, Taiwan, and Global UniChip Co., Hsinchu, Taiwan.
Prof. Wu is a Fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Computer Society, and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He also is a member of the Asian Group of the Test Technology Technical Committee (TTTC), IEEE Computer Society. He chaired the Technical Meetings Group of TTTC from 2003 to 2005. He was the Technical Program Chair of the Fifth Asian Test Symposium (ATS'96), General Chair of ATS'00, and the General Chair of 2005 and 2006 IEEE Int. Workshop on Memory Technology (MTDT). He is currently the Steering Committee Chair of ATS. In March, 1997, he and other ten researchers founded the VLSI Test Technology Forum (VTTF). He received the IEEE Computer Society Certificates of Appreciation for dedicated service to the Asian Test Symposium and the Asian Activities of the TTTC in 1997 and 2001. He is the Editor-in-Chief for the Int. Journal of Electrical Engineering (IJEE), an Editor for Journal of Electronic Testing: Theory and Applications (JETTA), and an Editor for IEEE Design & Test of Computers. He was an Editor for IJEE from 2000 to 2003, and in 2001 he edited the IJEE Special Issue on Design and Test of System-on-Chip. He also was a Guest Editor of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering (JISE), Special Issue on VLSI Testing. He received the Distinguished Teaching Awards from NTHU in 1996 and 2006, the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineers (CIEE) in 1997, the Distinguished Research Awards from National Science Council in 2000 and 2002, the Industrial Collaboration Awards from the Ministry of Education in 2001 and 2003, the Best Paper Award of the 2002 IEEE International Workshop on Design & Diagnostics of Electronic Circuits & Systems, the Best Paper Award of the 2003 IEEE Asia & South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), and the Special Feature Award of the 2003 ASP-DAC University LSI Design Contest. He also is a life member of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (CIEE) and a life member of the IC Design Society in Taiwan. In 2004, he became a Fellow of the IEEE. In 2005, he received the Academic Award from the Ministry of Education, as well as the Continuous Service Award and Outstanding Contribution Award from the IEEE Computer Society. In 2006, he became a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society, as well as a Tsing Hua Chair Professor of NTHU.
He used to be a pitcher and shortstop for the Taiwanese Little League Baseball Team which won the 1971 Little League World Series. He was the coach of the NTHU and NCTU Little League Baseball Teams from 1996 to 1999, which played in the Mei-Chu Games during those years. He is also a member of the NTHU Faculty Softball Club, where he was the captain from 1994 to 1996. The Club has won many national titles in the past, and Prof. Wu won the Most Valuable Defense Player award in the 2004 National Softball Cup for University Faculties and Staffs.
Cheng-Wen Wu, 2007