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Professor John Edward Hopcroft elected as Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • 2018.03.01
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Professor John Edward Hopcroft elected as Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

John Hopcroft, distinguished professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, has been elected as an expat academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is on the list of 77 newly elected academicians, 61 of whom are Chinese and 16 foreigners, published on the CAS website on 28th, November.

John Hopcroft's Master Forum, he explained the future of computer science for teachers and students in CUHK-Shenzhen


In June 2017, an institute for advanced study in information sciences was inaugurated at CUHK-Shenzhen. This base is for studying big data, statistics, computer science and other areas of information sciences.


As head of "Mathematics for the Information Age" program, Professor John Hopcroft has given lessons to students of the School of Science and Engineering since the second half school year of 2016.In class or forums, he guides students on academic study, share his latest research results, and actively participate in training talents.

Inauguration ceremony for Hopcroft institute for advanced study in information sciences



There are now 800 Chinese academicians and 92 foreign academicians at the CAS. CAS membership is China’s highest title in the field of science and a lifelong honor. New members are recruited every two years.


Professor John Hopcroft is communicating with students


John E. Hopcroft is the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics.  In 1986 he was awarded the A. M. Turing Award for his research contributions. In 1992, he was appointed by President George Bush to the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation, and served through May 1998.  He received the IEEE Harry Goode Memorial Award in 2005, the Computing Research Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2007, the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award in 2009, the IEEE Von Neumann Medal in 2010, and the Friendship Gold Metal, China in 2016.  He has honorary degrees from Seattle University, the National College of Ireland, the University of Sydney, St Petersburg State University, Beijing University of Technology, and HKUST and is an honorary professor of the Beijing Institute of Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Chongqing University, and Yunnan University.  He serves on the Microsoft Technical Advisory Board for Research Asia and the advisory boards of IIIT Delhi and Seattle University's College of Engineering.  The Chinese Academy of Sciences has designated him as an Einstein professor.