Dr. Wen-Tsuen Chen -- Bio-Ram & Ray

Dr. Wen-Tsuen Chen received his M.Sc. degree (1973) and Ph.D. degree (1976) in electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He has joined the National Tsing Hua University since 1976. He has served as Department Chairman and founding Dean of College of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. Dr. Chen has also served as Director of the Science & Technology Advisory Office, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. From 2006 to 2010, he was the President of National Tsing Hua University. Since March 2012, he has joined Academia Sinica as a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Information Science. Dr. 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 July 2006 for 4 years, he was a science & technology advisor to Premier, 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 and their applications.

Dr. 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 intelligent sensing and applications, mobile computing, and social networks. He has received numerous awards for his achievements in software engineering, 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. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Chinese Society for Management of Technology.