C. Patrick YUE (俞捷)

Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Center for Industry Engagement and Internship, SENG
Associate Provost for Knowledge Transfer (AP-KT)
Director of HKUST-Qualcomm Joint Innovation and Research Laboratory

Email: eepatrick AT ust DOT hk

Prof. Patrick Yue (S’93–M’98–SM’05) received the B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with highest honor and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He is currently a Professor in Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong. He is also the Founding Director of the Center of Industry Engagement and Internship in the School of Engineering at HKUST. His current research interests include high-speed optical communication transceiver system-on-a-chip (SoC), wireless power transfer and power management IC for biomedical implants, LED SoC microsystems for lighting, display, and visible light communication.

In 1998, he cofounded Atheros Communications (now part of Qualcomm) where he applied his expertise in CMOS RF transistor and passive component modeling to enable the deployment of the world’s first 802.11a 5-GHz CMOS RF transceiver. In 2002, he joined Aeluros (now part of Broadcom) to develop 10-Gb/s CMOS serdes IC’s. During 2001–2003, he was a Consulting Assistant Professor in Stanford’s EE Department conducting research in CMOS high-speed and RF IC design. In 2003, he joined Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, USA as an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. In 2006, he moved back to CA and joined UC Santa Barbara as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to full Professor in 2010. He remains passionate about hi-tech entrepreneurship and is an active advisor to a number of fabless IC startups based in mainland China. He has contributed to more than 90 peer-reviewed technical papers and two book chapters. He holds 13 U.S. patents of which most are employed in IC products. He is the author of one of the all-time most cited paper in the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits (with Google citation index over 1000).

Dr. Yue was a co-recipient of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference Best Student Paper Award in 2003. He has served on the executive, organizing and technical committees of a number of international conferences including IEEE International Wireless Symposium, IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium, IEEE Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference, International Symposium on VLSI-Design, Automation and Test, and IEEE International Symposium on Radio Frequency Integration Technology. He has been an Editor of the IEEE Electron Device Letters since 2011.

Curriculum Vitae (Feb, 2014)


Prof. Kei May LAU | VLC, Cost-effective LED SoC

Prof. Andrew POON | Smart Silicon Photonics

Prof. Johny SIN & Prof. Mansun CHAN | TSV based 3D Inductors for Wireless Power Transfer

Prof. Wing Hung KI | Power Management IC

Prof. Ross MURCH | MIMO Antenna Switch and Tuning IC for Multi-mode Mobile Transceivers

Prof. Patrick CHIANG | Low-power Wireless Health Monitor SoC

Dr. Wang Keh-chung | Analog/RF IC development and design

Dr. Ming LIU | Robotics, Computer Vision, Machine Learning