Prof. Ker ever worked as the Department Manager with the VLSI Design Division, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu, Taiwan. Since 2004, he has been a Full Professor with the Institute of Electronics, NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan. During 2008 ~ 2011, he was rotated to be Chair Professor and Vice President of I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Now, he has been the Distinguished Professor in the Instutute of Electronics, NCTU, Taiwan. He ever served as the Executive Director of National Science and Technology Program on System-on-Chip (NSoC) in Taiwan (2010 ~ 2011); and the Executive Director of National Science and Technology Program on Nano Technology (NPNT) in Taiwan (2011 ~ 2015). During 2012 ~ 2015, he was the Dean of the College of Photonics, NCTU, Taiwan. Currently, he has also served as the Director of the Biomedical Electronics Translational Research Center (BETRC), NCTU, working on biomedical electronics translational projects.
In the technical field of reliability and quality design for microelectronic circuits and systems, he has published over 560 technical papers in international journals and conferences. He has proposed many solutions to improve the reliability and quality of integrated circuits, which have been granted with hundreds of U.S. patents. He had been invited to teach and/or to consult the reliability and quality design for integrated circuits by hundreds of design houses and semiconductor companies in the worldwide IC industry. His current research interests include the circuits and systems for biomedical applications, as well as circuit-related reliability issue.
Prof. Ker has served as member of the Technical Program Committee and the Session Chair of numerous international conferences for many years, including IEEE Symp. on VLSI Circuits and IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). He ever served as the Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems, 2006-2007. He served as the Distinguished Lecturer in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2006–2007) and in the IEEE Electron Devices Society (2008–2018). He was the Founding President of Taiwan ESD Association. Currently, he is serving as an Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems.
Integrated Circuits Design
Reliability Design of Integrated Circuits
ESD Protection Design for Microelectronics Systems
Circuits and Systems for Biomedical Applications
Neuromodulation SoC for implantable Medical Applications