Kofi Makinwa (IEEE fellow) holds degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (B.Sc., M.Sc.), Philips International Institute, Eindhoven (M.E.E.), and Delft University of Technology, Delft (Ph.D.). From 1989 to 1999, he was a research scientist at Philips Research Laboratories, where he designed sensor systems for interactive displays, and analog front-ends for optical and magnetic recording systems. In 1999 he joined Delft University of Technology, where he is currently an Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Engineering and Head of the Microelectronics Department.
Dr. Makinwa holds 30+ patents, has authored or co-authored 250+ technical papers and 10 books, and has co-edited 6 more. He has been on the program committees of several other IEEE conferences, including the VLSI symposium and ESSCIRC. He is a co-organizer of the Advances in Analog Circuit Design (AACD) workshop.
He is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and a member of the editorial board of the Proceedings of the IEEE, the society’s flagship journal.