Biography

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and International Relations, Professor Yeo Kiat Seng joined Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) on 2nd July 2014. He has over 25 years of experience in industry, academia and consultancy. Before his appointment at SUTD, he was Full Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and spent 13 years in management positions as Associate Chair (Research), Head of Circuits and Systems and Sub-Dean (Student Affairs) in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE). As Associate Chair (Research), he developed EEE mega research centres into a top-notch hub to advance cutting-edge research innovations and unparalleled inventions. Prof. Yeo was also a Fellow of the Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP) and served as Senator and Advisory Board Member at NTU. Besides, he was the Founding Director of VIRTUS, a S$50 million IC Design Centre of Excellence jointly set up by NTU and Singapore Economic Development Board. Since 1996, he has been providing consultancy services to statutory boards, local SMEs and multinational corporations in the areas of electronics and IC design.

Currently, Prof. Yeo is a Visiting Professor in the School of EEE at NTU, a Member of Board of Advisors of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association, a Council Member of the Assembly & Test WSQ Framework Industry Skills and Training of the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, a Council Member for the Singapore-Zhejiang Economic & Trade Council (SZETC), a Member of the Management Board of Temasek Laboratories at SUTD, a Member of the Engineering Science (ES) Advisory Committee of Ngee Ann Polytechnic and a Member of Hwa Chong Institutional IP Advisory Board.

Prof. Yeo is a world-renowned authority on low-power RF/mm-wave IC design and a recognized expert in CMOS technology. He is an IEEE fellow for his contributions to low-power integrated circuit design. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community and the total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. He has secured over S$30 million of research funding from various funding agencies and the industry in the last 3 years. He is the author of 6 books and 5 book chapters. The 6 books are: Intellectual Property for Integrated Circuits (J. Ross Publishing (USA), 2010), Design of CMOS RF Integrated Circuits and Systems (World Scientific Publishing, 2010), Low-Voltage, Low-Power VLSI Subsystems (McGraw-Hill, New York, 2005), Low-Voltage Low-Power Digital BiCMOS Circuits: Circuit Design, Comparative Study, and Sensitivity Analysis (Prentice Hall, 2000) and CMOS/BiCMOS ULSI: Low-Voltage, Low-Power (Prentice Hall, 2002). The latter was translated to Chinese version and became an ever popular foreign textbook in China. In addition, he has published over 500 international top-tier refereed journal and conference papers in his area of research and holds 35 patents, including 2 patents for the world’s smallest integrated transformer, a patent for the world’s smallest integrated filter for 60GHz standard, the inventor of several high Q-factor RF spiral inductors and co-inventor of quite a few novel circuit techniques for RF/mm-wave IC applications.