The Wei Family Private Foundation Fellowship Winners 2017

The Wei Family Private Foundation Board made their annual visit on October 9th to Columbia University’s Electrical Engineering department to present the 2017-2018 fellowship winners with their awards. The foundation is a non-profit organization established to honor the memory of Dr. (Mrs.) Chung Kwai Lui Wei and Mr. Hsin Hsu Wei, and Electrical Engineering department alumnus. It awards scholarship grants to students of Chinese heritage with high academic credentials who are pursuing a degree in science, engineering, or mathematics at Oregon State University or a graduate degree in electrical engineering at Columbia University.  For more information on its founders, please click here.

This year’s winners are Min Yee Teh, Zhaowen Wang, and Zhewei Jiang.

In 2013, through the combined plan program, Zhewei Jiang received duo BS degrees in physics and electrical engineering from Adelphi University and Columbia University, respectively. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in EE from Columbia University in 2015. He is currently pursuing PhD degree in Prof Mingoo Seok’s VLSI Lab. His research interests include neuromorphic computing architecture and other machine learning algorithm implementations. 

Min Yee Teh is currently a second year PhD candidate under the supervision of Prof. Keren Bergman in the Lightwave Research Lab. He was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After high school, he pursued his undergraduate studies at Brown University. Upon graduating with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 2016, he began pursuing his doctoral degree at Columbia. His current focus in the is in the modelling and simulation of optical interconnects in high performance computing systems. Min Yee hopes that future supercomputers of the future will begin integrating optical interconnects in the form of silicon photonics to achieve unparalleled communication bandwidth and power efficiency.

Zhaowen Wang is currently a PhD student in Columbia Integrated Systems Lab (CISL). He received his BEng degree in Electronics and Information Engineering from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 2017. From 2016 to 2017, he worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Prof. Asad Abidi’s Lab at UCLA. He joined Prof. Peter Kinget’s research group as a doctoral candidate in Fall 2017. His research interests are in the areas of CMOS RF design and high-speed analog integrated circuits design.

The Department is grateful to Wei Family Foundation for its continued support of its graduate program.


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