Kenton N. Sze

Education
2001 - 2006 Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics,
The University of California, Los Angeles.
Thesis title: Multilevel Optimization for VLSI Circuit Placement
Thesis advisors: Tony Chan, and Jason Cong
MA in Applied Mathematics, UCLA. (2002)
1999 - 2001 MPhil in Applied Mathematics,
The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong.
Thesis title: Image Reconstruction with Multisensors
Thesis advisor: Michael Ng
1996 - 1999 BS in Applied Mathematics(Computational Mathematics and Operations Research),
The University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong.
(First Class Honors)
                                      
Research Experiences
1999 - 2001 Research in University of Hong Hong, supervised by Michael Ng.
2002 - 2006 Research in University of California, Los Angeles, supervised by Tony Chan, Jason Cong, and Joeseph Shinnerl.
                                      
Teaching Experiences
1999 - 2000 Teaching assistant for one undergraduate and graduate course of 20 students.
2000 - 2001 Teaching assistant for one undergraduate course of 110 students.
                                      
Publications
                                      
Conference Presentations
July, 2000 4th World Multiconference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics.
Topic: Super-resolution Image Reconstruction with Multisensors

August, 2000 SPIE's 45th Annual Meeting, the International Symposium on Optical Science Technology, Symposium on Advanced Signal Processing: Algorithms, Architectures and Implementations.
Topic: Preconditioned Iterative Methods for Super-resolution Image Reconstruction with Multisensors

November, 2003 2003 International Conference on CAD, San Jose, CA.
Topic: An Enhanced Multilevel Algorithm for Circuit Placement

February, 2004 Workshop on Multiscale Optimization Methods and Applications, Department of Mathematics, University of Florida.
Topic: Multilevel Algorithm for VLSI Circuit Placement

April, 2005 2005 International Symposium on Physical Design, San Francisco, CA.
Topic: Multilevel Generalized Force-directed Method for Circuit Placement

                                      
Prizes and Awards
April, 2006 Second Place in ISPD'06 Placement Contest.
April, 2005 Third Place in ISPD'05 Placement Contest.
April, 2005 ISPD'05 Best Paper Award.
1999 - 2001 Posgraduate Studentship, Faculty of Science, HKU.
1997 - 1999 Dean's Honors List, Faculty of Science, HKU.