Sung Kyu Lim has been appointed as the Dan Fielder Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), effective July 1, 2014. This professorship is named for the late Daniel C. Fielder, who served on the ECE faculty from 1948-1988. After his retirement in 1988, Fielder taught part-time in ECE until his death in 2002.

Lim joined the ECE faculty in 2001 after graduating with his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. He leads the Georgia Tech Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Lab, where he advises eight Ph.D. students, three master’s students, and two undergraduate students. Lim and his students work on the architecture, circuit design, and CAD tool development for 3D integrated circuits (IC). He is the author of two textbooks, Practical Problems in VLSI Physical Design Automation and Design for High Performance, Low Power, and Reliable 3D Integrated Circuits. He currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design.

Lim has published 51 refereed journal papers and 168 refereed conference papers. His research on 3D IC reliability was featured as a Research Highlight in the January 2014 issue of Communications of the ACM. His work has led to Best Paper Award nominations at the ACM Design Automation Conference, the flagship conference in the field of electronic design automation, in 2011, 2012, and 2014, and the flagship journal, IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design, in 2011 and 2012.

Lim’s team recently developed the world’s first multi-core 3D IC that is fully verified with real-world applications. In addition, the team has developed CAD tools that have been transferred to the U.S. Department of Defense (2011), Intel (2012), Qualcomm (2012), and the University of California at San Diego (2014). This work was presented at the 2012 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the flagship conference in systems and circuits.

In 2010, Lim established the Georgia Tech and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) dual bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. He has been active with many different ECE standing committees and has worked as the chair of the VLSI Systems and Digital Design technical interest group. On campus, he serves as the faculty advisor for the Korean Undergraduate Student Association and the Korean Graduate Student Association.

Lim is a past recipient of the NSF CAREER Award and the ECE Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award. He and his students have also won three best in session awards from SRC TECHCON in the last several years.