Interim President Kuo Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the United States, officially announced the 2018 class of NAI Fellows on December 11, 2018. This year, a total of 148 renowned academic inventors have been elected to NAI Fellow status. NTU Interim President Tei-Wei Kuo (郭大維), a distinguished professor at NTU as well as an ACM Fellow and IEEE Fellow, is among the elected.
Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation and made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Dr. Kuo’s research interests include real-time systems, embedded systems, non-volatile memory storage/memory software designs (such as those of flash memory and PCM), and real-time database systems. With an emphasis on both theory and practice, Dr. Kuo’s research has driven both economic and social progress.
The 2018 class of NAI Fellows represent over 250 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes worldwide, and are named inventors on nearly 4,000 issued US patents. To date, there are over 1,000 NAI Fellows who have generated over 11,000 licensed technologies and companies, created over 1.4 million jobs, and brought about over $190 billion in revenue. Among this year’s NAI Fellows are 25 presidents of research universities and leaders of nonprofit research institutes, 5 recipients of the US National Medal of Technology & Innovation and National Medal of Science, and 3 Nobel laureates.
“I am very proud to welcome another class of outstanding NAI Fellows, whose collective achievements have helped shape the future and who each day work to improve our world,” said Paul R. Sanberg, President of the NAI. “Each of these new NAI Fellows embodies the Academy’s mission through their dedication, creativity and inventive spirit. I look forward to working collaboratively with the new NAI Fellows in growing a global culture of innovation.”
The 2018 NAI Fellows will be highlighted with a full page announcement in the 25 January 2019 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education and in the upcoming issues of Technology & Innovation. The complete list of NAI Fellows is available on the NAI website.