邵 啟 明

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor
UG Programs Coordinator
Research Area
Microelectronics (mE)
Quantum Engineering (QE)
Research Interests
Magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM)
Quantum devices
Efficient AI system
Hardware-software co-design

PhD, University of California, Los Angeles


Qiming Shao received his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Tsinghua University and his Ph.D. in 2019 from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

His lab aims to realize energy and time-efficient hardware using spintronic and quantum materials for physical and quantum intelligence. Currently, his lab is focusing on novel electronic and spintronic materials and their hardware-software co-design for memory, AI, robotic, and quantum computing applications. His research works are published in top peer-reviewed journals and conferences, including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Electronics, Nature Communications, Nano Letters, and International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM).

He is a recipient of 2022 IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award, UCLA Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award, 2018-2019 Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2019 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, two Best Poster Awards at 2018 International Conference on Magnetism, and 2015 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship finalist.

He is currently the chair of the IEEE Magnetics Society Hong Kong Chapter (since 2023) and the IEEE Electron Devices Society Young Professionals Committee (since 2024). He was the chair of the IEEE Hong Kong Electron Devices/Solid-State Circuits Joint Chapter (2021-2022). He has served as chair or member of sub-committees for several international conferences, such as IEDM and EDTM. He is an associate editor of npj Spintronics, Springer Nature.

Multi-disciplinary Themes

Big Data Systems (BDS)

Ecotronics and Green ICT (EGI)

Display and Sensors Everywhere (DSE)



IAS Center for Quantum Technologies