Albert Wang

Albert Wang Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light)

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1996

Research Areas

Computer Engineering

Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Wang received BSEE degree from the Tsinghua University, China, MSEE degree from the Chinese Academy of Science, and PhD degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, all in EE, in 1985, 1988 and 1996, respectively.
Wang was a Staff R&D Engineer at National Semiconductor Corporation in the Silicon Valley (1995-1998). From 1998 to 2007, he was an Assistant and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Since 2007, Wang has been a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), where he is Director for the Laboratory for Integrated Circuits and Systems (LICS), Co-Director for the SMIC-UCR-PKU Joint Center for ESD Protection Design (JointESD), and Director for the University of California system-wide Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light (UC-Light).

Wang's research interests center on RF/Analog/Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (IC) and System-on-a-Chip (SoC), Integrated Design-for-Reliability (DfR) for ICs, 3D Heterogeneous Device-IC Integration, IC CAD and Modeling, Emerging Nano Devices and Circuits, and LED-based Visible Light Communications (VLC) and Positioning (VLP). His research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the global microelectronics industries.

Wang's teaching interests cover semiconductor and integrated circuits. He prefers to prepare students with industry-desired skills by challenging them with application-oriented problems and familiarizing them with industrial design methodology and tools.

Wang's academic credits include one book entitled “On-Chip ESD Protection for Integrated Circuits” (Kluwer, 2002), 250+ peer-reviewed papers and 13 US patents. Wang received the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (2002), the Sigma Xi Award for Excellence in University Research (IIT) in 2003, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (UCR) and Best Student Paper Award from IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (2012). Wang was Editor for IEEE Electron Device Letters, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, Guest Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and Guest Editor for IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits. Wang is Sr. Past President (2018-2019), and was Jr. Past President (2016-2017) and President (2014-2015) for IEEE Electron Devices Society. He has been IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and IEEE Electron Devices Society. Wang was Chair for the IEEE Analog Signal Processing Technical Committee (ASPTC). Wang has been serving on numerous professional committees, such as the IEEE VLSI Technology and Circuits Committee, the SIA International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductor (ITRS) committee and the IEEE 5G Initiative Committee. Wang was General Chair (2016) and TPC Chair (2015) for IEEE Radio-Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC). He has been serving for many IEEE conferences as Program co-Chair, Organization co-Chair, Steering Committee Member, TPC Member, Subcommittee Chair and Session Chair, e.g., IEDM, EDTM, BCTM, ASICON, IEDST, ICSICT, CICC, RFIC, APC-CAS, ASP-DAC, ISCAS, IPFA, ICEMAC, NewCAS, ISTC, IRPS, AP-RASC, MAPE, EDSSC, MIEL, etc. He speaks frequently at various industrial/academic/international forums and a frequent consultant to the IC industry. Wang is an IEEE Fellow of IEEE and an AAAS Fellow.


AAAS Fellow, 2011
IEEE Fellow, 2009
NSF CAREER Award, 2002