He performed research on mixed-signal thermal inkjet integrated circuits with Xerox Corporation, Webster, New York, USA in 2000. During summers 2001 and 2002, he was with Intel Microprocessor Research Laboratories, Hillsboro, Oregon, USA responsible for the modeling and design of high frequency monolithic power supplies. During summer 2008, he was a visiting professor at the Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan. He served as an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA from August 2004 to August 2008. He has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, People’s Republic of China since August 2008.
His current research interests are in the areas of low voltage, low power, and high performance integrated circuit design, modeling of semiconductor devices, and emerging integrated circuit technologies.
Dr. Kursun serves on the technical program and organizing committees of the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), the ACM/SIGDA Great Lakes Symposium on VLSI (GLSVLSI), the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), the IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASPDAC), the IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Circuits and Systems (APCCAS), the IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED), the IEEE/ACM Asia Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ASQED), and the IEEE Asian Solid-State Circuits Conference (A-SSCC).
He served on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II) from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Kursun is an associate editor of the Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers (JCSC), the IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I (TCAS-I).