Dr. Kenneth Martin was a Professor at UCLA (1980-1991). He attained tenure (Associate Professor) in a record 2 years, and became a Full-Professor in 1987. In 1985, he founded the Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory (ICSL) and Major Field at UCLA, which was the incubator of many high-tech companies in Southern California, including Broadcom. In 1991, Professor Martin returned to the University of Toronto to accept a position as an Endowed Professor, which he held until 2008, when he became an Adjunct Professor. While at the University of Toronto, he co-authored (with David Johns) the widely acclaimed and pre-eminent graduate-level text, Analog Integrated Circuit Design. He has also co-authored numerous other books, and has authored or co-authored well over 100 papers. Dr. Martin has been personally and directly active in the design of integrated circuits and systems his complete academic career through consulting and sabbatical leaves.
Professor Martin was selected by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for the Outstanding Young Engineer Award, that was presented at the IEEE Centennial “Keys to the Future” Program in 1984. Dr. Martin was granted the NSF Presidential Young Investigator's Award that ran from 1985 to 1990. He was a co-recipient of the Beatrice Winner Award at the 1993 ISSCC and a co-recipient of the 1999 IEEE Darlington Best-Paper Award for the Transactions on the Circuits and Systems. He was also awarded the 1999 CAS Golden Jubilee Medal of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Professor Martin is a Fellow of the IEEE (FIEEE).