Dr. Chiu is an academic researcher, educator, as well as an entrepreneur.
He worked as a Senior Staff Member in a Silicon Valley startup between 1997 and 1999, in charge of developing analog and mixed-mode circuits for CMOS digital imaging products (the company was later acquired by the PixArt Imaging Inc. of Hsinchu, Taiwan). He recently founded the Formula Microelectronics in Shenzhen, China with subsidiary operations in Shanghai and the Silicon Valley.
As a professor, Dr. Chiu joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004 as an Assistant Professor and received the tenure offer in 2010. He is now a Full Professor and the Erik Jonsson Distinguished Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Texas at Dallas, where he directs the Analog and Mixed-Signal Lab of the Texas Analog Center of Excellence.
Dr. Chiu received the Foreign Scholar Award at UCLA, the Regents' Fellowship, the Intel Foundation Fellowship, Cal View Teaching Fellow Award at Berkeley, and two awards from the Ministry of Education of China. He was also a co-recipient of the Jack Kilby Outstanding Student Paper Award from the 2004 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the 46th ISSCC/DAC Student Design Contest Award in 2009, and the Best Regular Paper Award from the 2012 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC). He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs from 2007 to 2009, and has served or is serving on the technical program committees of a few IEEE solid-state circuits conferences including CICC, Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC), and Symposium on VLSI Circuits (VLSI). He is an IEEE senior member.