Faculty

Hou, Tuo-Hung



Tuo-Hung (Alex) Hou(侯拓宏)

National Chiao Tung University
Department of Electronics Engineering
ED-409, 1001 Ta-Hsueh Road
Hsinchu, 30050
Taiwan
tel: +886-3-5712121 ext 54261
fax: +886-3-5724361
email: thhou@mail.nctu.edu.tw

Background

  • 2021-now: Associate Vice President for Research & Development, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
  • 2021-now: Distinguished Professor, Institute of Electronics, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
  • 2020-now: Program Director, Taiwan Angstrom Semiconductor Initiative, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2019-now: Member of the Board of Directors, IEEE Taipei Section,
  • 2018-now: Adjunct Professor, Electronic and Optoelectronic System Research Lab, Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • 2019-2021: Distinguished Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2018-2020: Deputy Director, Microelectronics and Information Research Center, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2017-2019: Member of the Board of Supervisors, IEEE Taipei Section
  • 2015-2017: Director, EECS International Graduate Program, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2014-2019: Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2011-2014: Associate Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2008-2011: Assistant Professor, Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2004-2008: Ph.D. in ECE, Cornell University
  • 2001-2003: TSMC Assignee, International SEMATECH, TX
  • 2000-2004: Senior Module Development Engineer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)
  • 1996-1998: M.S. in EE, National Chiao Tung University
  • 1992-1996: B.S. in EE, National Chiao Tung University
  • 2020: Outstanding Research Award (Gold Medal), Industrial Technology Research Institute
  • 2019: Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology
  • 2019: Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award, CIEE
  • 2018: Micron Teacher Award
  • 2018: NCTU Excellent Teaching Award
  • 2014: NCTU Excellent Teaching Award
  • 2013: Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, National Science Council
  • 2012: Young Professor Award, Electronics Devices and Materials Association (EDMA)
  • 2012: NCTU Excellent Mentor Award
  • 2007: IEEE Electron Device Society Ph.D. Student Fellowship
  • 2020-now: Semiconductor Science and Technology, Guest Editor
  • 2019-now: IEEE Access, Associate Editor
  • 2017-now: Scientific Reports, Editorial board member

Research

  • Nonvolatile Memory
  • Electronic Synapse and Neuromorphic Computation 
  • Metal-oxide Thin-film Transistor
  • Two-dimensional Layered Materials and Devices
  • Nanotechnology
  • Semiconductor Device Physics

Introduction

        Dr. Hou received his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University in 2008. In 2000, he joined Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). From 2001 to 2003, he was also a TSMC assignee at International SEMATECH, Austin, TX. Since 2008, he joined the Department of Electronics Engineering, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) (as National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) in 2021), where he is currently a Distinguished Professor and Associate Vice President for Research & Development. He was also the Director of EECS International Graduate Program and the Deputy Director of Microelectronics and Information Research Center, NCTU. His research interests include the emerging nonvolatile memory for embedded and high-density data storage, electronic synaptic device and neuromorphic computing systems, and heterogeneous integration of silicon electronics with low-dimensional nanomaterials.
       Dr. Hou has published more than 200 technical papers with citations >4700 and H-index 38, delivered more than 30 invited conference talks, and held 21 U.S. patents. He was also a recipient of IEEE Electron Device Society PhD student fellowship, EDMA Outstanding Youth Award, CIEE Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award, Micron Teacher Award, MOST Ta-You Wu Memorial Award, and MOST Outstanding Research Award. He served in the technical program committees of IEDM, IRPS, DRC, EDTM, and ISCAS. He is currently the Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Associate Editor of IEEE Access, and Guest Editor of Semiconductor Science and Technology on neuromorphic devices and applications. He is also the Member of the Board of Directors of IEEE Taipei Section and Advisor of IEEE Electron Device Society (EDS) NCTU student branch chapter.
        
        

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Nanoscale Science and Technology Laboratory (NanoST Lab)

Course

  • DEE1037 Numerical Analysis
  • DEE4515 Semiconductor Engineering
  • IEE5571 Semiconductor Experiment
  • IEE5561 Semiconductor Physics and Devices I
  • IEE5547 Device and Circuit Characterization