Dr. Ada S.Y. Poon


Dr. Ada Shuk Yan Poon


BEng(EEE) 1996, MPhil 1997
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Stanford University


Ada was born and raised in Hong Kong.  She received her B.Eng degree from the EEE department at the University of Hong Kong and her Ph.D. degree from the EECS department at the University of California at Berkeley in 2004. Upon graduation, she spent one year at Intel as a senior research scientist.  Then, she joined her advisor’s startup company, SiBeam Inc., architecting Gigabit wireless transceivers leveraging millimeter-wave and MIMO technologies. After two years in industries, she returned to academic and joined the faculty of the ECE department at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since then, she has changed her research direction from wireless communications to integrated biomedical systems. In 2008, she moved back to California and joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.

Ada recalled her time in HKU Engineering, “the EEE curriculum gave me great freedom and flexibility to study what I was interested in learning more.  These freedom and flexibility help me develop my critical thinking which is an integral part in my research career.”

More information about her research can be found in the following interview by the Engineering school of Stanford University:


Last updated: April 18th, 2016