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Ernest Kuh attended Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 1945 to 1947; received the B.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1949; the S.M. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950; the Ph.D. degree from Stanford University in 1952; the Doctor of Engineering, Honoris Causa, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997; and the Doctor of Engineering degree from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1999.

He joined the EECS Department faculty in 1956. From 1968 to 1972 he served as chair of the department; from 1973 to 1980 he served as Dean of the College of Engineering. From 1952 to 1956 he was a member of the Technical Staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

Prof. Kuh was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Academia Sinica, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He received numerous awards and honors, including the ASEE Lamme Medal, the IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Award, the IEEE Millennium Medal, the 1996 C&C Prize, and the 1998 EDAC Phil Kaufman Award.

Prof. Kuh passed away in June 2015.

Selected Publications

  • S. Lin and E. S. Kuh, "Circuit simulation for large interconnected IC networks," in Proc. IFIP TC10/WG 10.5 Intl. Conf. on Very Large Scale Integration, K. Yanagawa and P. A. Ivey, Eds., Amsterdam, The Netherlands: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1993, pp. 333-342.
  • R. Tsay, E. S. Kuh, and C. Hsu, "PROUD: A sea-of-gates placement algorithm," IEEE Design & Test of Computers, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 44-56, Dec. 1988.
  • N. P. Chen, C. P. Hsu, and E. S. Kuh, "The Berkeley Building-Block (BBL) layout system for VLSI design," in Proc. IFIP TC WG 10.5 Intl. Conf. on Very Large Scale Integration, F. Anceau and E. J. Aas, Eds., Amsterdam, The Netherlands: North-Holland Publishing Company, 1983, pp. 37-44.
  • C. A. Desoer and E. S. Kuh, Basic Circuit Theory, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1969.
  • E. S. Kuh and R. A. Rohrer, "The state-variable approach to network analysis," Proc. IEEE, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 672-686, July 1965.

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