Kevin Tien received his B.Eng. in electrical engineering with a minor in math in 2012 from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York City, NY), and his Ph.D. in the same in 2018 from Columbia University (New York City, NY). His doctoral work focused on switched inductor DC-DC regulation using on-chip thin-film magnetics, as well as high-efficiency design integration techniques for large-scale biosensor array designs. He received two IBM PhD Scholarships and an IBM PhD Fellowship during his time at Columbia.
He has been with IBM Research at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, NY) since 2018, where he is involved primarily with cryogenic CMOS circuit design for quantum computing. His other work includes innovative EDA solutions for SFQ circuit and qubit chip design, qubit readout chain exploration, and high-performance DC-DC power conversion.
He has held adjunct appointments at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.