Former Directors-2019

Board of Directors (2018-2019)

Executive Committee

S. Joe Qin, President

Dr. S. Joe Qin obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Automatic Control from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in 1984 and 1987, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park in 1992. He is the Professor at the Viterbi School of Engineering of the University of Southern California. Dr. Qin is a Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2011 Northrop Grumman Best Teaching award at Viterbi School of Engineering, the DuPont Young Professor Award, Halliburton/Brown & Root Young Faculty Excellence Award, NSF-China Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Chang Jiang Professor of Tsinghua University, National “Thousand Talent” Professor of China, and recipient of the IFAC Best Paper Prize for a model predictive control survey paper published in Control Engineering Practice. He is currently a Subject Editor for Journal of Process Control and a Member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Chemometrics. He has published over 140 papers in SCI journals or book chapters, with over 10,000 Web of Science citations and an associated h-index of 49. He has given over 40 invited plenary or keynote speeches and over 100 invited technical seminars worldwide. Dr. Qin’s research interests include process data analytics, machine learning, process monitoring and fault diagnosis, model predictive control, system identification, building energy optimization, multi-step batch process control, and control performance monitoring.

Albert Wang, Vice President

Albert Wang received the BSEE degree from Tsinghua University, China, and the PhD degree in EE from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985 and 1996, respectively. He was a Staff Engineer at National Semiconductor Corporation in the Silicon Valley before joined the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, as a faculty member in 1998. Since 2007, He has been a Professor of ECE at the University of California, Riverside, where he is Director for the University of California Center for Ubiquitous Communication by Light. His research covers microelectronics and integrated circuits. His research records include 1 book, 250+ peer-reviewed papers and 15 U.S. patents. Wang received NSF CAREER Award. His editorial services include IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, IEEE Electron Device Letters, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, and Journal of Engineering. He has been IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for the Solid-State Circuits Society, the Electron Devices Society and the Circuits and Systems Society. He is Sr. Past President (2018-2019), and was Jr. Past President (2016-2017) and President (2014-2015) for IEEE Electron Devices Society. He was General Chair (2016) for IEEE RFIC Symposium. He is a member for IEEE Fellow Committee and IEEE 5G Initiatives. He was a committee member for the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). Wang is Fellow of IEEE and AAAS.

Yinhai Wang, Vice President

Dr. Wang is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering (primary) and Electrical Engineering (Courtesy) at the University of Washington in Seattle. He serves as director of Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans), US Department of Transportation University Transportation Center for Federal Region 10. Dr. Wang’s active research fields include traffic sensing, impacts of connected and autonomous vehicles, smart mobility, transportation data science, traffic system simulation and control, transportation safety, etc. He has been principal investigator (PI) or co-PI for over 80 important research projects with a total funding of over 70 million US dollars. He is an elected governor for the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI) under American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and scheduled to serve as president of T&DI in 2018.

Chengshan Xiao, Secretary

Chengshan Xiao is Chandler Weaver Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Lehigh University. Previously, he was a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, Professor of Missouri S&T, Senior Engineer at Nortel Networks, Canada, and faculty member of Tsinghua University. He received B.S. degree from UESTC, M.S. Degree from Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. degree from University of Sydney, Australia. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, and elected Board of Governor of IEEE Communications Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.

Jiangyu Li, Treasurer

Jiangyu Li is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington. He obtained his B.E. degree in 1994 from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. degree in 1998 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder. Prior joining University of Washington in 2006, he did postdoc studies at University of California-San Diego and California Institute of Technology, and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Mechanics at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Li works in the general field of mechanics of materials, having published over 200 journal articles, and has been recognized by Sia Nemat-Nasser Medal from ASEM, Young Investigator Award from ICCES, and Microscopy Today Innovation Award from Microscopy Society of America. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Journal of Applied Physics and Science Bulletin.

Directors at Large

Yong Bai

Dr. Bai, a professional engineer (P.E.), has been the James A. McShane Chair and professor in the Construction Engineering program in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at Marquette University since August 2016. Before that he was the chair and professor in the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at North Dakota State University (2012-2016). During his career, Dr. Bai worked for two construction companies on commercial and industrial projects both in the United States and China for more than six years. His research expertise is in the areas of infrastructure construction and maintenance, highway work zone safety, emerging technology applications, and international construction management. Dr. Bai has led and participated in a variety of research projects funded by the State Departments of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, National Science Foundation, and the construction industry. His cumulated research funding level has exceeded the million dollar mark. Results of his research have been published in more than 100 manuscripts. Dr. Bai received the NETI Fellowship awarded by ASEE in 2004, the ExCEED Fellowship awarded by ASCE in 2005, and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Faculty Fellowship awarded by the Federal Highway Administration in 2005. He has been an active member of ASCE since 1991 and was elected as the fellow of ASCE in 2010. Dr. Bai was inducted into the Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society in 1994, and the Sigma Lambda Chi, the International Construction Honor Society in 2013.

Xinyu Cao

Xinyu (Jason) Cao is a professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include land use and transportation interactions, the effects of ICT on travel behavior, and planning for quality of life. Jason is Co-Editor in Chief of Transportation Research Part D. He was the Chair of International Association for China Planning during 2015-17. Jason received his bachelor and master degrees from the School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University. He obtained his master degree in statistics and Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California Davis, with honors.

Yiran Chen

Yiran Chen received B.S and M.S. from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2005. After five years in industry, he joined University of Pittsburgh in 2010 as Assistant Professor and then promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2014, held Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow. He now is a tenured Associate Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University and serving as the co-director of Duke Center for Evolutionary Intelligence (CEI), focusing on the research of new memory and storage systems, machine learning and neuromorphic computing, and mobile computing systems. He is a Fellow of IEEE.

Dejing Dou

Dejing Dou is a Professor in the Computer and Information Science Department at the University of Oregon (UO). He leads the Advanced Integration and Mining Lab. He is also the Director of NSF IUCRC Center for Big Learning at UO. Prof. Dou received his bachelor degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1996 and his Ph.D. degree in Artificial Intelligence from Yale University in 2004. He has published more than 80 papers, most of which appeared in prestigious venues, such as AAAI, KDD, ICDM, SDM, CIKM, EMNLP, and ISWC. His DEXA'15 paper received the best paper award. His KDD'07 paper was nominated for the best research paper award. Prof. Dou has received more than $5M research grants as PI from the NSF and NIH.

Tao Hong

Tao Hong is Associate Professor and Research Director of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Department, Director of BigDEAL (Big Data Energy Analytics Laboratory), NCEMC Faculty Fellow of Energy Analytics, and associate of Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting, Director at Large of International Institute of Forecasters, General Chair of Global Energy Forecasting Competition, and author of the blog Energy Forecasting. Dr. Hong received his B.Eng. in Automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing and his PhD with co-majors in Operations Research and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Yunhao Liu

Yunhao Liu, ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow, is the MSU Foundation Professor and Chairperson of Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University. He also holds the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship and serves as the Director of Tsinghua-Yonghui Joint Research Institute for Smart Supply Chain at Tsinghua University. Yunhao received his BS degree in Automation Department from Tsinghua University in 1995, and an MS and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University in 2003 and 2004, respectively. Yunhao was on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 2004 through 2011 and the School of Information Technology at Tsinghua University from 2011 through 2013, and the Dean of School of Software of Tsinghua University from 2013 through 2017. Yunhao is the receipt of IOT Young Achievement Award from the China Computer Federation (2016), the ACM Presidential Award (2013), the China National Natural Science Award (2012), and the NSF China Distinguished Young Scholar Award (2011). He is now editor in chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Network.

Zhenqiang Ma

Zhenqiang (Jack) Ma is a Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin – Madison. He received his B.S. degree in applied physics and B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in 1991. He received his M.S. degree in nuclear science and M.S.E. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1997, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001. From 2001-2002, worked for Conexant Systems and Jazz Semiconductor (now TowerJazz), in Newport Beach, CA. His research covers electrical engineering, materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering, energy, health, and engineering physics. He is a recipient of PECASE. He is a fellow of AAAS, AIMBE, APS, IEEE, NAI and OSA.

Lin Tian

Lin Tian is an Associate Professor of Physics at the University of California, Merced. She received her B.S. in Physics from Tsinghua University in 1994 and Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2002. Before joining UC Merced, she held the Karel Urbanek Postdoc Fellowship at the Stanford University. Lin Tian studies theoretical questions in superconducting quantum computing, quantum simulation, adiabatic quantum computing, optomechanical quantum interface, and decoherence. Her work has been published in leading journals such as Science, Nature Physics, and the Physical Review Letters. She received the NSF CAREER award in 2010 and the American Physical Society Outstanding Referee in 2017.

Yu Wang

Yu Wang is a professor and the senior associate chair of Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MEng and a BEng from Tsinghua University, all in Computer Science. His research interest includes wireless networks, smart sensing, and mobile computing. He is a recipient of Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2006), Outstanding Faculty Research Award from College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte (2008), Overseas Young Scholars Cooperation Research Fund from National Natural Science Foundation of China (2014), and Fellow of IEEE (2018).

Min Wu

Min Wu is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received B.E. degree in electrical engineering - automation and B.A. degree in economics in 1996 from Tsinghua University, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2001. At UMD, she leads the Media and Security Team (MAST), with main research interests on information security and forensics and multimedia signal processing. Her research and education have been recognized by a U.S. NSF CAREER award, a TR100 Young Innovator Award from the MIT Technology Review, a U.S. ONR Young Investigator Award, a Computer World "40 Under 40" IT Innovator Award, the Daily Record Innovator of the Year Award, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer recognition, and several paper awards from IEEE SPS, ACM, and EURASIP. Dr. Wu chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2013), and has served as Vice President - Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010-2012), Founding Chief Editor of the IEEE SigPort repository (2013-2014), and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015-2017). She was elected IEEE Fellow and AAAS Fellow for contributions to signal processing, multimedia security and forensics.

Tian Zheng

Tian Zheng attended Tsinghua from 1994-1998 in the Department of Applied Statistics and obtained her PhD in Statistics from Columbia University in 2002. She is currently Professor of Statistics and Associate Director for Education of the Data Science Institute at Columbia University. She develops novel methods for exploring and understanding patterns in complex data from different application domains such as biology, psychology, climatology, and etc. Her current projects are in the fields of statistical machine learning, spatiotemporal modeling and social network analysis. Professor Zheng’s research has been recognized by the 2008 Outstanding Statistical Application Award from the American Statistical Association (ASA), the Mitchell Prize from ISBA and a Google faculty research award. She became a Fellow of American Statistical Association in 2014. Professor Zheng is the receipt of 2017 Columbia’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching. In 2018, she was elected as the chair-elect for ASA’s section on Statistical Learning and Data Science. Professor Zheng was an associate editor for Journal of American Statistical Association - Applications and Case Studies from 2007 to 2013 and a current AE for Statistical analysis and data mining (SAM) and Statistics in Biosciences (SIBS), also a Faculty member of F1000 Prime. She is on the advisory board for STATS at Sense About Science America that targets to develop a statistical literate citizenry.

Hao Zhu

Hao Zhu is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her BE degree from Tsinghua University in 2006, and PhD degree from the University of Minnesota in 2012. She was a postdoc and then an Assistant Professor of ECE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign till 2017. Her current research is one cyber-physical coupling of power systems, and energy data analytics. Dr. Zhu received the NSF CAREER Award in 2017, and is a member of the steering committee of IEEE Smart Grid representing IEEE SPS.