Paul K.L. Yu joined the UCSD faculty in 1983 and is the William S.C. Chang endowed chair professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is one of five professors responsible for UCSD’s Integrated Technologies Laboratory, which makes experimental electronic devices. Since January 2000, Yu has been an academic participant in the Calit2 Materials and Devices group. He participates in the Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans and is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS Optical Society of America, and SPIE. Yu is President of the IEEE Electron Devices Society 2012-2013. He has published more than 100 papers in the area of photonics. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech in 1983.