Dr. Hsiao-Chun Wu
December 6, 2018
BATON ROUGE, LA – For the past 18 years, LSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Hsiao-Chun Wu has taught various classes at LSU while also researching biomedical engineering, wireless communications, non-destructive evaluation of materials and civil structures, robotics, intelligent vehicles, and more.
Born and raised in Taiwan, Wu became interested in engineering in the 1980s, when the integrated circuits industry was booming. As a child, he idolized Alexander Graham Bell and decided he would dedicate his career to building smart machines that can talk, think, and react.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan, Wu earned both his master’s and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Prior to joining LSU’s College of Engineering faculty, Wu was a senior electrical engineer in Motorola, Ill., where he designed intelligent voice interface for Motorola cell phones. He has also collaborated with major electrical engineering industries such as Nokia Bell Labs, Motorola, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs.
Since joining LSU, Wu has earned a variety of awards and recognition for his work. In 2009, he was named Distinguished Lecturer by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. In 2011, he was named one of LSU’s Flagship Faculty and also served as the Technical Program Committee Chair for the IEEE Green Technologies Conference in Baton Rouge.
In 2014, Wu received the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications Electronics Technical Committee Outstanding Service Award. The next year, he was named an IEEE Fellow and received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Communications. In 2018, he received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Global Communications Conference.
Wu currently holds the Michael B. Voorhies Distinguished Professorship at LSU.
Outside of his teaching and research, Wu loves to read and write and spend time with his wife and two sons. As for what he loves most about LSU, Wu says “the beautiful campus and the friendly people here. They facilitate a very nice environment for us to work in.”