Faculty

Prof. Wing Omar 周昌教授

Emeritus Professor (FIEEE)
Education: BS (Tennessee, 1950) MS (MIT, 1952) EngScD (Col., 1959)
Research Interests: Communication circuits, chaos communications, CAD of RF circuits

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Research Interests

  • Communication circuits, chaos communications, CAD of RF circuits

Biography

Omar Wing is Professor Emeritus of Information Engineering of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, having served as Professor and founding Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1991 to 1998. He is also Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering of Columbia University, having been a faculty member of the Department of Electrical Engineering there from 1956 to 1993. He served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering two terms from 1974-78 and 1983-86.

He is the author or co-author of 55 journal papers published mostly in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, and author or co-author of 97 conference papers presented mostly at the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems. He has published four textbooks in circuit theory and GaAs circuit design.

He supervised the completion of 30 Ph.D. theses in such subjects as graph theory, distributed parameter circuit theory, sparse matrix techniques, and computer aided analysis and design of very large scale integrated circuits.

Professional experiences include serving as President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (1978), Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (1975-77), and the General Chairman of the First IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (1968).

Industrial experiences comprise four years at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1952 to 1956, where he did research and development work on the design of electric filters for anti-submarine defense and microwave filters for long distance communications. He was a consultant at Bell Laboratories at various times after becoming a faculty member at Columbia University. As consultant, he worked on design automation of very large-scale integrated circuits and modeling of the metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor for high-speed operations.

Since 1979, he has been visiting China, giving lectures and short courses on computer aided analysis and design of electronic circuits at some 25 leading universities and research institutes. In 2000, he was visiting professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University where he initiated a new course on RF circuit design. In 2001 and 2002, he was with Fudan University, Shanghai, where he established a research group in RF IC CAD.