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Office of the Provost

Welcome from Dr. Paul K. Yu

I would like to welcome all new and continuing students to Revelle College. I am pleased to serve as Provost of Revelle and to be a part of Revelle’s vibrant and inquisitive community.

At Revelle, our mission is to cultivate versatile and well-rounded scholars who possess a profound knowledge of multiple fields. We believe that success and failure are determined by whether we choose to challenge ourselves. At Revelle, challenges are opportunities to learn, to realize our dreams and to become the best possible version of ourselves.

At the Provost’s Office, we are committed to enhancing the student experience, both inside and outside the classroom. We strive to build a supportive and inclusive community that honors and celebrates the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students, and that recognizes the integral role that diversity plays in creating multifaceted scholars.

While it is a student’s job in college to learn about the wonders of the world around them, it is my job to learn about you. So, please introduce yourself to me whenever you see me on campus. It will be my pleasure to meet you!

Paul K. Yu, Provost
Revelle College, UC San Diego
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego
Inaugural holder of the William S. C. Chang Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Office Hour: Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Revelle College Administration Building/Provost Offices


Paul Yu joined the UC San Diego faculty in 1983. He is the Provost of Revelle College and a Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He is the former Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Initiatives in the Office of Research Affairs and a former Interim Dean at the Graduate Division. His research emphasizes novel electronic and opto-electronic devices such as optical modulators and photodiodes, and advanced semiconductor materials. He served as the President of IEEE Electron Devices Society in 2012-13. He is a Fellow of IEEE, AAAS, OSA and SPIE. He published more than 160 papers in the area of photonics/electronics. He received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech in 1983.

As Revelle College Provost, he is committed to an environment of inclusiveness as a blending spirit from dorm room to classroom, from Revelle Commons to the outside community. Revelle students represent a fascinating variety of talents and backgrounds, and he is committed to fostering such diversity to meet the challenges of the ever-changing society.

Among Dr. Paul Yu’s works, he is most recognized in the technical community for his contributions to the advancement of the analog fiber link. Overall, he has made many key contributions in many areas in optoelectronic device research with applications to optical communications, radar sensing and microwave and millimeter wave generation. His research team at UC San Diego held the world record in the performance of the semiconductor waveguide modulators and waveguide detectors for high linear dynamic range and low noise figure analog fiber systems. He has advanced the frontiers of high data rate optoelectronic transceiver systems by developing traveling wave semiconductor modulators with the capability of linear response and low drive power.


Provost Paul K. Yu






Paul K. Yu, Provost