About Me


Marco Ho received the BSc (Hons) in computer engineering from Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the MSc and PhD in electronic engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong.

From 2005 to 2008, he was working as a Senior Programmer Analyst for a solution provider in Hong Kong, developing custom applications and infrastructure. He joined CUHK in 2008, where he was engaged in research on radio-frequency identification tag system. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Electronic Engineering from 2013 to 2014, concurrently appointed as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Information Engineering in 2013. From 2015 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering. From 2017 to 2019, he was concurrently appointed as an Adjunct Faculty at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK(SZ)), Guangdong, China. He is currently a Lecturer of Information Engineering at CUHK. His current interests include energy-harvesting circuits and systems, autonomous smart sensor networks, and methodologies in engineering education.

Dr Ho has received teaching awards including four Departmental Best Teacher Awards (Runner-up) from 2016 to 2020, and Outstanding Tutor Awards and Tutor Commendations for four years from 2009 to 2013. He has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, and has received the Best Paper Awards in 2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON) and in 2011 IEEE Student Symposium on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (s-EDSSC). Dr Ho is currently a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). He was recognized as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) in 2019. He has been serving as a technical reviewer for over various journals and international conferences, and as a session chair and a technical program committee member in different conferences.

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Professional Qualifications


Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Sept 2013

Master of Science in Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

June 2009

Bachelor of Science with First-Class Honours in Computer Engineering
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

May 2004

Professional Recognitions and Affiliations

  • Senior Member (SMIEEE)
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member (MIET)
    Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Fellow (FHEA)
    Higher Education Academy (HEA)
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Professional Experience


Lecturer
Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Aug 2016–Present

Adjunct Faculty
School of Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Sept 2017–May 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Sept 2015–Aug 2016

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Nov 2013–Dec 2014

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Sept 2013–Dec 2013

Project Engineer
Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

June 2008–July 2009

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Honours and Awards


Student Awards

C. F. Chow, "A Location-Based and Movement-Based Instructional Simulation Role-Playing Game", Final Year Project Awards 2019–2020.

2019–2020

Personal Awards

Departmental Best Teaching Award (Runner-up) (4 times)
Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017–2020

Best Paper Award
2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON)

2015

Tutor Commendations (2 times)
Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2012–2013

Best Student Paper Award
2011 IEEE Student Symposium on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (s-EDSSC)

2011

Outstanding Tutor Awards (2 times)
Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2010–2011

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Selected Publications


Full Publication List


Journal Publications

[J15]

Z. Wang, B. Chen, L. Zhu, Y. Zheng, J. Guo, D. Chen, M. Ho, and K. N. Leung, "A 3.3-MHz Fast-Response Load-Dependent-On/Off-Time Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter With Low-Noise Hybrid Full-Wave Current Sensor," Microelectronics Journal, vol. 74, pp 1–12, Apr. 2018.

[J14]

Y. Zheng, M. Ho, J. Guo, and K. N. Leung, "A Single-Inductor Multiple-Output Auto-Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter With Tail-Current Control," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 7857–7875, Nov. 2016. [Download]

[J13]

M. Ho, J. Guo, K. H. Mak, W. L. Goh, S. Bu, Y. Zheng, X. Tang, and K. N. Leung, "A CMOS Low-Dropout Regulator With Dominant-Pole Substitution," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 9, pp. 6362–6371, Sept. 2016.[Download]

[J12]

M. Ho, J. Guo, T. W. Mui, K. H. Mak, W. L. Goh, H. C. Poon, S. Bu, M. W. Lau, and K. N. Leung, "A Two-Stage Large-Capacitive-Load Amplifier With Multiple Cross-Coupled Small-Gain Stages," IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems, vol. 23, no. 7, pp. 2580–2592, July 2016. [Download]

[J11]

Y. Zheng, M. Ho, J. Guo, K.-L. Mak, and K. N. Leung, "A Single-Inductor Multiple-Output Auto-Buck-Boost DC–DC Converter With Autophase Allocation," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 2296–2313, Mar. 2016. [Download]

[J10]

J. Guo, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, and G. Li, "Digitally-Assisted Constant-On-Time Dynamic-Biasing Technique for Bandwidth and Slew-Rate Enhancement in Ultra-Low-Power Low-Dropout Regulator," International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 504–513, Feb. 2016.

[J9]

K. H. Mak, M. W. Lau, J. Guo, T. W. Mui, M. Ho, W. L. Goh, and K. N. Leung, "A 0.7 V 24 μA Hybrid OTA Driving 15 nF Capacitive Load With 1.46 MHz GBW," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 50, no. 11, pp. 2750–2757, Nov. 2015. [Download]

[J8]

J. Guo, M. Ho, K. Y. Kwong, and K. N. Leung, "Power-Area-Efficient Transient-Improved Capacitor-Free FVF-LDO With Digital Detecting Technique," Electronics Letters, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 94–96, Jan. 2015. [Download]

[J7]

T. W. Mui, M. Ho, K. H. Mak, J. Guo, H. Chen, and K. N. Leung, "An Area-Efficient 96.5%-Peak-Efficiency Cross-Coupled Voltage Doubler With Minimum Supply of 0.8 V," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System II: Express Briefs, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 656–660, Sept. 2014. [Download]

[J6]

[J5]

M. Ho and K. N. Leung, "Dynamic Bias-Current Boosting Technique for Ultralow-Power Low-Dropout Regulator in Biomedical Applications," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 174–178, Mar. 2011. [Download]

[J4]

M. Ho, K. N. Leung, and K.-L. Mak, "A Low-Power Fast-Transient 90-nm Low-Dropout Regulator With Multiple Small-Gain Stages," IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, vol. 45, no. 11, pp. 2466–2475, Nov. 2010. [Download]

[J3]

M. J. Wong, M. Ho, and K. N. Leung, "High Slew-Rate Voltage Follower Based on Double-sided Dynamic Biasing," Electronics Letters, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 824–825, June 2010. [Download]

[J2]

K. N. Leung, F. K. M. Cheung, M. Ho, H. C. Poon, and P. Y. Or, "A 1.9 µW Transient-Enhanced Low-Dropout Regulator with Voltage-Spike Suppression," Journal of Low Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 126–132, Apr. 2010.

[J1]

K. N. Leung, C. S. Choy, K.-P. Pun, L. L. K. Leung, J. Guo, Y. S. Ng, C. F. Chan, W. Shi, Y. Hong, M. Ho, K.-L. Mak, and Y. Ai, "RF Module Design of Passive UHF RFID Tag Implemented in CMOS 90-nm Technology," Journal of Low Power Electronics, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 141–149, Apr. 2010.

Conference Publications

[C19]

M. Ho, "A Preliminary Study of Using State-Diagram-Based Embedded Programming in a Project-Based Engineering Design Course," presented at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 10–13, 2019.

[C18]

R. Chow, M. Ho, and I. King, "Online Micro-Modules Library Production for Fundamental Programming Courses with Active Learning," presented at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 10–13, 2019.

[C17]

L. Zhu, B. Chen, J. Guo, Y. Zheng, M. Ho, and K. N. Leung, "A Fast-Response Buck-Boost DC-DC Converter with Constructed Full-Wave Current Sensor," in Proceedings of 2016 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), 2016, pp. 1–4. [Download]

[C16]

B. Chen, L. Zhu, J. Guo, Y. Zheng, M. Ho, and K. N. Leung, "A Shared-MSB Delay-Line-Based ADC with Simultaneous Quantization for Digital Control Single-Inductor-Mulitple-Output DC-DC Converter," in Proceedings of 2016 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), 2016, pp. 1–4. [Download]

[C15]

J. Jia, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, and J. Guo, "A Regulated Voltage Multiplier for Passive RFID Tag," in Proceedings of 2016 International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC), 2016, pp. 1–4. [Download]

[C14]

J. Jia, M. Ho, and K. N. Leung, "A Reconfigurable UHF CMOS Voltage Multiplier," in Proceedings of 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), 2016, pp. 136–139. [Download]

[C13]

Y. Zheng, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, J. Guo, and B. Chen, "A Digital-Control Sensorless Current-Mode Boost Converter with Non-Zero Error Bin Compensation and Seamless Mode Transition," in Proceedings of the 28th IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC), 2015, pp. 94–99. [Download]

[C12]

M. W. Lau, M. Ho, K. H. Mak, S. Bu, K. N. Leung, and W. L. Goh, "A Miller-Compensated Amplifier with Gm-Boosting," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Region 10 Conference (TENCON), 2015, pp. 1–6. [Download]

[C11]

Y. Zheng, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, J. Guo, and H. Chen, "A Robust Cross-Regulation-Suppressed Single-Inductor Multiple-Output DC-DC Converter with Duty-Regulated Comparator Control," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), 2015, pp. 1–4. [Download]

[C10]

K. H. Mak, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, and W. L. Goh, "Design Considerations of STCB OTA in CMOS 65nm with Large Capacitive Loads," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2015, pp. 2465–2468. [Download]

[C9]

S. Bu, H. W. Tse, K. N. Leung, J. Guo, and M. Ho, "Gain and Slew Rate Enhancement for Amplifiers Through Current Starving and Feeding," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2015, pp. 2073–2076. [Download]

[C8]

Y. Zheng, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, and J. Guo, "A Fixed-Frequency Auto-Buck-Boost SIMO DC-DC Converter with Duty-Cycle Redistribution and Duty-Predicted Current Control," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2015, pp. 225–228. [Download]

[C7]

M. Ho, S. Bu, Y. Zheng, K. N. Leung, and J. Guo, "A 124-dB Double-Gain-Boosted Cascode Amplifier with 92% Rail-to-Rail Output Swing," in Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2014, pp. 181–184. [Download]

[C6]

M. Ho, K. N. Leung, P. Y. Or, and J. Guo, "Analysis of CMOS Low-Dropout Regulator — Power-Supply Rejection Ratio," in Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2014, pp. 109–112. [Download]

[C5]

S. Bu, M. Ho, K. N. Leung, and J. Guo, "Load Regulation Cancellation Based on Adaptive Body Bias for STC-LDOs," in Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), 2014, pp. 101–104. [Download]

[C4]

K. N. Leung, M. Ho, J. Guo, and P. Y. Or, "Development of Energy-Efficient Fast-Transient CMOS Low-Dropout Regulators for SoC Applications," in Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2011, pp. 305–308. [Download]

[C3]

Y. Hong, Y. S. Ng, C. F. Chan, J. Guo, W. Shi, M. Ho, Y. Ai, K.-L. Mak, K. N. Leung, C. S. Choy, K. P. Pun, and L. L. K. Leung, "A Passive RFID Tag IC Development Platform," in Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Anti-counterfeiting, Security, and Identification in Communication (ASID), 2009, pp. 286–289. [Download]

[C2]

Y. Hong, C. F. Chan, J. Guo, Y. S. Ng, W. Shi, M. Ho, L. K. Leung, K. N. Leung, C. S. Choy, and K. P. Pun, "Design and Challenges of Passive UHF RFID Tag in 90nm CMOS Technology," in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), 2008, pp. 1–4. [Download]

[C1]

M. Ho and K. N. Leung, "Two-Stage Miller-Compensated Amplifier with Embedded Negative Current Buffer," in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), 2008, pp. 1–4. [Download]

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Projects


  • Co-Investigator, "Online Micro-Modules Video Library Production for Fundamental Programming Courses", Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong SAR, July 2018–June 2019.
  • Principal Investigator, "Modularized Hardware Learning Platform", Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong SAR, Jan 2018–June 2019.
  • Principal Investigator, "Micro-Modules for Analog and Digital Circuits", Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant Schemes, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mar 2018–Oct 2018.

Teaching


The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2013–2020)

  • Basic Analog and Digital Circuits (#Fall 2019, #Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016)
  • Electronic Circuit Design Laboratory (Fall 2019, Fall 2018)
  • Engineering Practicum (Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017)
  • Final Year Project I (Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017)
  • Final Year Project II (Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018)
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (*Fall 2017, Fall 2016)
  • Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems (Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017)
  • Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems Laboratory (Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017)
  • Mobile Network Programming and Distributed Server Architecture (Spring 2020)
  • Problem Solving By Programming (†Fall 2019)
  • Product Design and Development (Spring 2020, Summer 2019, Spring 2019)
  • Product Design Project (Spring 2018)
  • Technology, Society and Engineering Practice (Spring 2018, Spring 2017)
  • Microprocessors and Computer Systems (Fall 2013)
  • Microprocessor System Design Laboratory (Fall 2013)

* Course coordinator
† Teaching two sections concurrently
# With mirrored ELITE version

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (2017–2019)

  • Computer Architecture (Fall 2018, Fall 2017)
  • Microprocessors and Computer Systems (Spring 2019, Spring 2018)
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Professional Services


Professional Activities

Technical Program Committee Member

  • 2019 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE 2019), Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Dec 10–13, 2019.
  • The 2019 4th International Symposium on Computer and Information Processing Technology (ISCIPT 2019), Guiyang, Guizhou, China, June 14–16, 2019.

Session Chair

  • 2014 IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS 2014), Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan, Nov 17–20, 2014.

Journal Reviewer

  • Active and Passive Electronic Components
  • Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing
  • Applied Sciences
  • Circuits, Systems and Signal Processing
  • Energies
  • IEEE Access
  • IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits
  • IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  • IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems
  • IET Circuits, Devices & Systems
  • International Journal of Electronics
  • Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers
  • Microelectronics Journal
  • Microelectronics Reliability
  • Sustainability

University Services

Depertmental Services

  • Member, Department Board, Departmental of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2016–Present.
  • Member, Department Curriculum Committee, Departmental of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2017–Present.
  • Convenor, Hardware Panel, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2017–Present.
  • Member, Hardware Panel, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2016–July 2017.
  • Member, Software and Professional Practice Panel, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2016–Present.
  • Coordinator, Undergraduate Mentorship Programme, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2017–Present.
  • Academic Advisor (Level II), Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2016–Present.

Faculty Services

  • Academic Advisor (Level I), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2016–Present.
  • Member, Subject Panel for ENGG1100 (Introduction to Engineering Design), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2017–Dec 2017.
  • Member, Subject Panel for ENGG2601 (Technology, Society and Engineering Practice) and ENGG2602 (Engineering Practicum), Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2017–July 2018.

College Services

  • Member, Experiential Learning and Global Engagement Committee, Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Mar 2020–Present.
  • Member, Sports and Physical Education Committee, Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Mar 2020–Present.
  • Honorary Manager, Badminton Team, Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jan 2020–Present.
  • Honorary Manager, Soccer Team, Lee Woo Sing College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2019–Present.

University Services

  • Member, Run Run Shaw Science Building Management Committee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Aug 2018–Present.
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Research Identity


Citation Databases

Google Scholar
Google Scholar Profile

SC

Scopus
Author ID: 7403080552

Publons
Publons ID: 1525056

Researcher Identification

ORCID
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1120-475X

ResearchGate
ResearchGate Profile

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Contact


Room 708, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building
Department of Information Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852-3943-8355

mho [at] ie.cuhk.edu.hk