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also known as Steve Kang

electrical engineering educator

Sung-Mo Kang, Korean, American electrical engineering educator.


Kang, Sung-Mo was born on February 25, 1945 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1969. Son of Chang-Shik and Kyung-Ja (Lee) Kang.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1970. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering, University California, Berkeley, 1975.


Assistant professor, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1975-1977;member technical staff, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1977-1982;supervisor, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell laboratories, Murray Hill, 1982-1985;professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1985;head department electrical and computer engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1995;associate Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1991-1992;associate director microelectronics laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1988-1995;university scholar, U. lll., Urbana, 1995-1996. Director Center for application-specific integrated circuit Research and Development.


  • Other Work

    • Author 9 books. Contributor over 350 papers to international journals and conferences

    • 12 patents.


Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Computing Machinery (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (various offices in Circuits and Systems Society including president 1991, founding editor-in-chief transactions on VSLI systems, Distinguished lecturer 1994-1997, since 2003, Darlington award, Strategic Research Centre Inventor Recognition award 1993, 96, 99, 2001, 02, Meritorious Service award Compuer Society 1990, Chemical Abstracts Service Society Golden Jubilee medal 1999, Millennium medal 2000, Mac Van Valkenburg award, 2005, Chang-Lin Tien Education Leadership award 2007), National Academy Engineering of Korea (foreign member).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: tennis, traveling.


Married Myoung-A Cha, June 10, 1972. Children: Jennifer, Jeffrey.

Chang-Shik Kang

Kyung-Ja (Lee) Kang

Myoung-A Cha

Jennifer Kang

Jeffrey Kang