CN / EN
Yang CHAI: Doing Science Is Very Cool
Date: 2022-01-17
Source: WLA
back to previous page

………………………………………………………………………………

Q & A with WLA

Q: What is your early inspiration of doing science?
A: Through the motivation by my mentors and the discussions with my talent peers, I feel that doing science is very cool.

Q: Do you have any scientific hero(es)? If so, how did he/she inspire you? 
A: Prof. Chih-Tang Sah is my scientific hero. He invented complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) logic that is ubiquitously used in today’s integrated circuits. His experience and achievement inspire me.

Q: What is the best advice that you have received?
A: My postdoc advisor, Prof. Philip Wong at Stanford University, advised me to choose an important research topic and persistently work on this.

Q: What is your greatest achievement so far?
A: We propose the concept of near-sensor and in-sensor computing in which computation tasks are moved partly to the sensory terminals. We also designed and demonstrated optoelectronic memories to implement an in-sensor computing function to preprocess images.

Q: What is your research goal?
A: To develop a device structure that could be widely used in semiconductor industry in the future.

Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: As a researcher, I enjoy the moment of achieving important progress; as an educator, I am happy to grow with my students and share my experience with them.