Edwin C. Kan – Co-Chair

Prof. Edwin C. Kan (Co-chair, North America Region) received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1984, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1988 and 1992, all in electrical engineering.  From 1997, he was an Assistant Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, where he is now a Professor. His main research areas include RFID, biosensors, RF indoor locating and tracking, CMOS technologies, semiconductor device physics, flash memory, and numerical methods for PDE and ODE.  Dr. Kan received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineer (PECASE) from President Bill Clinton in October 2000. He has published over 250 journal and referred conference papers and has graduated 30 Ph.D. students.  He also received several inventor and teaching awards from Cornell Universities.