Ernest S. Kuh


Ernest S. Kuh is the William S. Floyd, Jr. Professor Emeritus in Engineering and a Professor in the Graduate School of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. 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 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.

Prof. Kuh is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the Academia Sinica, and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS. He has 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 (Japan Society for Promotion of Communication and Computers), and the 1998 EDAC Phil Kaufman Award.