Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Alumnus Nam Sung Kim Elected IEEE Fellow for Contributions to Circuits and Architectures for Power-Efficient Microprocessors


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Nam Sung Kim (PhD CSE ‘04), an associate professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2016, “for contributions to circuits and architectures for power-efficient microprocessors," which is a high honor for an associate professor.  

Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Nam Sung Kim was an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses on device, circuit, architecture, and software for power-efficient computing. He has published more than 120-refereed articles in highly selective conferences and journals in the field of digital circuit, processor architecture, and computer-aided design.

While at the University of Michigan, Kim was advised by Prof. Trevor Mudge.

About IEEE Fellows:

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional organization for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 members in 160 countries, the IEEE is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics.


Posted: December 8, 2015