Assistant Professor Tsung-Wei Huang

Electrical and computer engineering assistant professor, Tsung-Wei Huang, has been awarded the Humboldt Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, which will allow him to conduct research in Germany for nine months over the next three years. The fellowship is among the most prestigious and generous awards a researcher can receive, with only 25 to 30% of recipients selected from the total pool of applicants. This highly competitive fellowship is designed to foster international academic cooperation and networking among scientists and scholars and is reserved for postdoctoral and experienced researchers with above-average qualifications.  

“I am excited to embark on this journey and am grateful for the support I have received from the ECE department as well as the excellent students who work with me in my lab, without whom this fellowship would not be possible,” Huang said. 

While in Germany, he will be hosted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), under the guidance of electrical and computer engineering informatics professor Ulf Schlichtmann. Schlichtmann will support Huang in carrying out his research by providing his expertise, resources and a workspace. Huang will spend three consecutive summers abroad, allowing him to continue his teaching and research in Utah during the fall and spring semesters.  

Huang’s research focuses on the development of novel software systems to streamline the production of high-performance computing applications, including scientific computing, machine learning and design automation. His work closely aligns with the expertise of Schlichtmann, who explores design automation methodologies for complex electronic circuits and systems. In addition to his research and teaching activities, he coordinates international study programs in both Munich and Singapore (TUM Asia) and serves as program director of the TUMCREATE research project in Singapore. 

“Schlichtmann is a well-known researcher in my field with a renowned academic reputation. It is an honor to have the opportunity to learn from him and others from TUM,” Huang said. “This experience will expose me to the ideas and perspectives of others in this industry, improving my work and hopefully leading to future collaborations for my lab and the ECE department.”