Cheng Chew Lim is Head of the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He is Reader and Associate Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
From 1999-2010, he was Director of CHiPTec Research Centre. During the period 2005-2008, he held the role of Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.
He received his B.Sc.(Hons)(Electronic & Electrical Engineering), and Ph.D. from Loughborough University (UK). He worked as Research Engineer with Hawker Siddeley S.G.Brown Ltd in UK on ship control and navigation systems. From 1981 to 1987, he was with the National University of Singapore as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer. He joined the University of Adelaide in 1987. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, system-on-chip design verification, multi-core architecture for matrix computation, statistical machine learning, and internationalisation of the curriculum (the interaction of international and local students). He has published over 180 research articles in control, microelectronics, wireless communications, and optimisation, and supervised 18 Ph.D. and 8 Masters research candidates to completion. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous large and linkage grants from the ARC and research contracts from the electronics and defence industries. He has worked as a consultant to the electronics and defence industries in Australia, the UK and Singapore.
He is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has served as Chair of the IEEE Joint Control, Aerospace & Electronic Systems Chapter in South Australia fromm 2011-2013, board member of the Australia National Networked Tele-Test Facility for Integrated Systems (NNTTF), and Director of Australian Microelectronic Network (AMN). He has been an associate editor of the Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization (JIMO) since 2008.