Prof. Dim-Lee Kwong is the Executive Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was the Executive Director of the Institute of Microelectronics (IME) from 2005-2016, the Earl N. and Margaret Bransfield Endowed Professor at the University of Texas at Austin from 1990-2007 and a Temasek Professor at NUS from 2001-2004.
Prof. Kwong received the IBM Faculty Award for 1984-86, Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Inventor Awards in 1993 and 1994, Halliburton Foundation Research Award in 1994, Engineering Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award in 1995, IEEE George Smith Award in 2007, and the 2011 IEEE Frederik Philips Award with citation: "For leadership in silicon technology and excellence in the management of microelectronics R&D."
He was conferred the President’s Science and Technology Medal in 2012 for his distinguished, sustained and exceptional contributions to Singapore’s science and engineering landscape, particularly in advancing the semiconductor industry through R&D, forging strategic research partnerships, and enhancing the competitiveness of Singapore’s semiconductor ecosystem for a knowledge-based economy. He holds the role of Special Advisor on the Asia-Pacific Leadership Council of Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and serves on the Board of Advisors of Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA).
Prof. Kwong is an IEEE Fellow, is the author or co-author of more than 1100 refereed archival publications, has delivered more than 90 plenary, keynote and invited talks at international conferences, and has had more than 25 U.S. patents granted. Over 60 students have received their Ph.D. degrees under his supervision.