Hsin Chen was born in 1974 in Taiwan. He entered the National Tsing-Hwa University in 1992, studied in Electrical Engineering, and received his B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engieering in 1996 and 1998, respectively. He then obligated two years' military service in Taiwan Air Force as a technical sergeant. In 2000, he started his PhD research in the School of Engineering and Electronics , the Edinburgh University, and received his PhD degree in 2004. Since Aug. 2004, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Electrical Engineering, NTHU, Taiwan.

Experience in Electronics & Electrical Engineering

In the forth year of Hsin's undergraduate study, he participated in the Solar Car project as a group leader, designing the circuits of  maximum power converter for the Solar Car. This project triggered his great interests in circuit design; therefore, he had his master thesis as "Design of CMOS Low-voltage Rail-to-rail Operational Amplifiers". He invented a nested structure for the lateral BJT in CMOS process, and designed Op-amps with operating voltages less than 2.4V ( 2.4V Opamp and 2V Opamp) successfully. When he was in the air force, he took care of the telephone switching machine in the airport and the wireless communication systems in the tower. As recommended by his direct commander, he also lectured electronics to professional soldiers in his department. During Hsin's PhD research in the Neural Networks Group, he examined the suggestion that continuous-valued probabilistic behaviour can be realised in VLSI effectively and he chose to examine this in the context of biomedical applications. This research has demonstrated that continuous-valued probabilistic behaviour can be induced in VLSI effectively, by the use of noise, and that noise-induced probabilistic behaviour can be adapted towards modelling a data distribution.

To know more details about Hsin Chen, here is Hsin Chen's Curriculum Vitae

Hsin's home - I-Lan, Taiwan

Hsin's home country Taiwan is the most beautiful island in the world (in his opinion). Its area is about 36 km-sq with a population of more than 23 million. Here is a photo of Taiwan took by a satellite, with north points toward the top of the image. Rotating the picture anti-clocwise by 90 degree, it looks exactly like a whale in the sea, which reminds Taiwan people, though living in a small island, of having a capacious mind and a broad world-view. You could find more information and pictures at the official webpage for Taiwan.

Hsin's home county I-Lan, the most beautiful place in Taiwan (in his opinion again), is the triangular plain(in grey colour) in the northeast of Taiwain. Surrounded by high mountains and facing the Pacific ocean, it is a countryside which preserves a lot of natural resources, and looks totally different from its neighbour, Taipei, a crowdy and busy city. The scenery in I-Lan hsin loves most is the turtle island, 'swimming' in the sea about 10km away from I-Lan's seaside. No matter by which transportation you take to enter(or leave) I-Lan, the turtle on the sea always welcomes you to(or sees you off) I-Lan, by swimming in the same direction as you. Hsin especially likes the sunrise from turtle island. Turtle island is a spiritual representative for all I-Lan 'children', inspiring countless imaginations and stories in I-Lan children's heart. You could find more about I-Lan by clicking here.

Interests other than EEE

Hillwalking, Tennis , Children Books, Paintings, Guitar