Tung-Chieh Chen received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU), in 2003 and 2008, respectively. He is the co-founder and the chief executive officer of Maxeda Technology Inc. since 2015. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. He joined SpringSoft (2008-2012) and then entered Synopsys (2012-2015) by acquisition.
He is the author of the mixed-size placement tool NTUplace that won the third place in 2006 ACM ISPD Placement Contest; he is also the first place winner in 2007 ACM SIGDA CADathlon Contest. He received the Best Dissertation Award from the Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering (GIEE) at NTU in 2008, the Outstanding Research Award from GIEE at NTU in 2007 and 2008, the Electronic Elite Special Contribution Award from GIEE at NTU in 2017. Dr. Chen has published 13 IEEE Trans. on CAD journal papers, 4 DAC papers, 8 ICCAD papers, 6 ISPD papers, and 14 US patents. His research interests include VLSI physical design automation, design floorplanning, and placement. Dr. Chen has served as a technical committee member for DAC, ICCAD, ASP-DAC, and ISPD.
Physical Design and Verification, Lithography and DFM
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