Wen-Tsuen Chen

Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor
Department of Computer Science
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, R. O. C.
Tel No: 886-3-573-1064
Fax No: 886-3-573-4554
E-mail: wtchen@cs.nthu.edu.tw
http://mnet.cs.nthu.edu.tw/teacher/index.html


Short Biography

Professor Chen received his B.Sc. degree (1970) in nuclear engineering at the National Tsing Hua University, and his M.Sc. degree (1973) and Ph.D. degree (1976) in electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He has joined the National Tsing Hua University since 1976 and is currently a Distinguished Chair Professor of the Department of Computer Science and a Lifelong National Chair of the Ministry of Education. He has served as Department Chairman, the founding Director of the Computer and Communication Research Center, the founding Dean of College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and the Vice Chancellor (in Research) of the University System of Taiwan, an alliance of four premier research universities in northern Taiwan. Professor Chen has also served as science and technology advisor and the Director of the Science & Technology Advisory Office, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. From 2006 to 2010, he was the President of National Tsing Hua University.

Professor Chen has served as consultant and advisor in various levels of Taiwan government and industrial research organizations including Ministry of Economic Affairs, Institute for Information Industry, and Industrial Technology Research Institute. From 1990 for 14 years, he served as co-chairman and chairman of the technical evaluation committee of the industrial technology research grants program of Ministry of Economic Affairs, which is recognized as one of the most successful programs in advancing industrial technologies in Taiwan. From July 2006 for 4 years, he was a science and technology advisor of the Executive Yuan of Taiwan. Starting in January 2011, he is the Program Director of the National Program for Intelligent Electronics of the National Science Council, aiming at developing advanced and innovative industrial technologies for bio-medical, green, automotive, and ICT electronics.

Professor Chen's early research work was on software engineering. He pioneered the design of computer networks and parallel systems in early 1980s. His current research interests include high-speed communication networks and wireless Internet. He has received numerous awards for his achievements in computer networking and parallel processing, including Outstanding Research Awards of the National Science Council, Academic Award and National Chair of the Ministry of Education, and Technical Achievement Award and Taylor L. Booth Education Award of the IEEE Computer Society. Professor Chen was the Founding General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems and the General Chair of the 2000 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems among others. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Chinese Society for Management of Technology.


Education


Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley, 1976

M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California at Berkeley, 1973

B.S. in Nuclear Engineering
National Tsing Hua University, 1970

Research Interests


High-speed Communication Networks, Wireless Internet, Multiprocessor Architectures, Parallel Algorithms and Systems, Software Engineering


Current Positions

Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University, since August 2006

Member, Board of Trustees, Wu Chien Shiung Education Foundation, since September 2007

Member, Board of Trustees, Wu Ta-You Foundation, since November 2007

Chairman, Engineering Accreditation Commission, Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan, since August 2008

Member, Board of Directors, National Applied Research Laboratories, since August 2008

Chairman, Computing Accreditation Commission, Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan, since August 2010

Program Director, National Program for Intelligent Electronics, National Science Council, since January 2011


Professional Experiences

03/76 - 07/77

Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Mathematics, National Tsing Hua University

08/77 - 07/79

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University

08/79 - present

Professor, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University

08/79 - 05/96

Member, Technical Advisory Board, Institute for Information Industry

10/80 - 04/81

Visiting Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California at Berkeley (on leave from National Tsing Hua University)

08/83 - 07/88

Chairman, Department of Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University

07/88 - 07/92

Science & Technology Advisor, Ministry of Education

08/88 - 07/89

Research Planning Director, Tzu-Chiang Research Institute, National Tsing Hua University

11/88 - 06/95

Member, Technical Review Board, Ministry of Transportation and Communications

08/89 - 07/90

Visiting Scientist, Computer and Communication Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (on sabbatical leave from National Tsing Hua University)

11/90 - 12/01

Co-Chairman, Technical Review Board for Promoting Innovative High-Tech Products, Ministry of Economic Affairs & National Science Council

07/92 - 01/96

Director, Advisory Office, Ministry of Education (on leave from National Tsing Hua University)

08/93 - 06/96

Advisor, Computer and Communication Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute

08/94 - 02/04

Director, Computer and Communication Research Center, National Tsing Hua University

01/95 - 12/98

Member, Council of Academic Reviewal and Evaluation, Ministry of Education

02/98 - 01/04

Dean, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University

08/98 - 12/01

Chairman, Broadband Internet Committee, National Telecommunication Program, National Science Council

04/00 - 03/04

Principal Investigator, Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities (Advanced Technologies and Applications for Information Communication Networks), Ministry of Education

10/00 - 12/04

Member , Innovative & Advanced Technology Steering Committee, Institute for Information Industry

01/02 - 12/03

Deputy Coordinator, National Telecommunication Program, National Science Council

01/02 - 03/05

Chairman, Technical Review Board for Promoting Innovative High-Tech Products, Ministry of Economic Affairs

11/03 - 01/06

Vice Chancellor (Research), University System of Taiwan (consisting of four research universities: National Central University, National Chiao Tung University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Yang Ming University)

04/04 - 03/08

Principal Investigator, Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities: Advanced Technologies and Applications for Information Communication Networks (II), National Science Council

01/05 - 07/06

Science & Technology Advisor, Science and Technology Advisory Group, Executive Yuan

01/05 - 12/06

Member, Council of Academic Reviewal and Evaluation, Ministry of Education

01/05 - 12/08

Advisor, Ministry of Economic Affairs

02/06 - 01/10

President, National Tsing Hua University

07/06 - 06/10

Science & Technology Advisor, Executive Yuan

01/07 - 12/08

Standing Member, Council of Academic Reviewal and Evaluation, Ministry of Education

01/07 - 12/09

Chairman, Technical Evaluation Committee, Ministry of Economic Affairs

10/07 - 09/09

Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Academia Sinica

04/09 - 03/10

Member, Board of Directors, Industrial Technology Research Institute

   


Awards and Honors

Taylor L. Booth Education Award, IEEE Computer Society, 2011. Citation: For contributions to computer science education in Taiwan and worldwide, and for promoting computer networking education at all levels.
Outstanding Leadership Award, Ministry of Education, 2010. Recognizing leadership as President of National Tsing Hua University in furnishing outstanding campus infrastructure and congenial environment for university education.
C.V. Ramamoorthy Distinguished Scholar Award
, Society for Design and Process Science, 2008. For significant scholarly achievement through research in the field of process and design.
Tsing Hua Distinguished Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University, 2006
Distinguished Alumnus Award in Computer Sciences and Engineering
, Division of Computer Science, University of California at Berkeley, 2006. For outstanding and seminal contributions in information technology and distinguished leadership in computer science and engineering education.
Lifelong National Chair
, Ministry of Education, 2004. The most prestigious chair bestowed by the Ministry of Education.
Fellow
, Chinese Society for Management of Technology, 2004.
Outstanding Contribution Award, Taiwan IC Design Society, 2004. For outstanding contributions to VLSI design and CAD education.
Medal of Honor in Information Sciences, Institute of Information and Computing Machinery, ROC, 2003. For long-term contributions to information technology and education.
Tsing Hua Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
National Tsing Hua University, 2003.
Outstanding Research Fellow Award
, National Science Council, 2002.
National Chair
, Ministry of Education, 2001 - 2004. The most prestigious three-year chair endowed by the Ministry of Education.
Pan Wen Yuan Outstanding Research Award
, Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, 2000. A prestigious award for contributions to the Information Technology in memory of Dr. W. Y. Pan, Father of the IC industry in Taiwan.
Technical Achievement Award
, IEEE Computer Society, 1999. Citation: For contributions to parallel processing and high-speed networking systems design. An award for outstanding and innovative professional work in the fields of computer and information science and engineering within the past 15 years.
Certificate of Appreciation
, IEEE Computer Society, 1998. Citation: For excellent service and dedication to the objectives of the IEEE Computer Society as a Distinguished Visitor.
Research Fellow, National Science Council, 1996 - 2002. An honor given to researchers with outstanding achievements.
Outstanding Scholarship Chair
, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, 1996 - 2001. A prestigious five-year chair endowed by the Foundation, founded by Dr. Y. T. Lee, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, for advancement of outstanding scholars.
Academic Award in Engineering
, Ministry of Education, 1994. For contributions to parallel processing and computer networking. The most prestigious engineering award given annually by the Ministry of Education to a researcher with outstanding academic achievements.
IEEE Fellow
, 1994. Citation: For contributions to software engineering and parallel processing systems design. The highest grade of membership in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers that recognizes unusual distinction in the profession.
Outstanding Research Awards
, National Science Council, 1990, 1992, and 1994. Two-year grant awards to top 5% of researchers in Taiwan.
Research Achievement Award, Ministry of Transportation and Communications, 1993. For contributions to design of multicast broadband switches.
Excellent Research Awards, National Science Council, 1987, 1988, and 1989. One-year grant awards to top 15% of researchers in Taiwan.
Sun Yat-sen Technology Innovation Award, Sun Yat-sen Academics and Culture Foundation, 1989. For design of a high-performance parallel processing system and its VLSI CPU chips. A prestigious award in memory of the Country Founding Father Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
Outstanding Achievement Award, Ministry of Defense, 1987. For contributions to design of a large-scale military command control system.
Distinguished Computer Professionals Award
, Ministry of Economic Affairs, 1984. For contributions to computer networks design and software engineering education.

     
Professional Societies


Fellow, IEEE:
   Member of the Board of Directors, IEEE Taipei Section, 1991 - 1992, 1995 V 2006
   Distinguished Visitor of the IEEE Region 10 Computer Society, 1984 - 1985, 1994 - 1995, 1996 - 1997, 2004 V 2006
   Member of IEEE Computer Society
   Member of IEEE Communications Society
Fellow, Chinese Society for Management of Technology
   Member of the Board of Directors, 2000 - 2003
Senior Member, the Chinese Institute of Engineers
   Secretary General, CIE Hsinchu Section, 1991 V 1992
   Member of the Board of Directors, CIE Hsinchu Section, 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 2006
Member, Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan
   Member of the Board of Directors, 2003 - present
Chairman, Engineering Accreditation Commission, 2008 - present
Chairman, Computing Accreditation Commission, 2010 - present
Member, Institute of Information and Computing Machinery
   Member of the Board of Directors, 1998 - present
Member, the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering
   Member of the Board of Directors, 2008 V present
   Chairman, Award Committee, 2009 - 2010
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010 - present
Member, Association for Computing Machinery, 1974 - 1999
Member, Association of General Education, ROC
Member, Distance Education Association, ROC
   Member of the Board of Directors, 1996 - 1998
Member, Phi Tau Phi Honorary Society


Publications

More than 250 journal/conference papers on software engineering, parallel processing, and computer networking.


Student Theses Supervised

26 Ph.D. dissertations and 136 Master theses.


Grants Awarded

138 research grants (grant total NT$ 631,628K) and 35 other grants (grant total NT$ 321,536K) serving as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator.