IEEE Names Two More Professors from College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as Fellows
Profs. Chi-kuang Sun and Char-dir Chung, both of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, were named as Class of 2009 Fellows by IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the promotion of technology, in mid-November. While this is a personal professional honor for these professors, it also brings greater prestige to the college by raising the total number of the college's IEEE fellows from 22 to 24, more than any peer college in Taiwan. The college has had professors elected to IEEE fellowships each of the last ten years.
Prof. Sun, a distinguished professor in the Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics and Department of Electrical Engineering, was elected to an IEEE fellowship, "for contributions to high resolution medical microscopy and nano ultrasonic imaging." His primary research areas include: femtosecond optics, ultrafast phenomena, noninvasive optical microscopy and manipulation for biomedicine, ultra-high bandwidth optoelectronics and nano ultrasonics. Prof. Sun's research team made many technological breakthroughs and holds a leading position in its field. The team is the first in Taiwan to have a paper published in Nature Nanotechnology. Prof. Sun also is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, the Royal Microscopical Society of London and SPIE.
Prof. Chung, a professor in the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering, was named to an IEEE fellowship, "for leadership in the broadband wireless communications industry." In recent years, Prof. Chung has concentrated on digital modulation theories, and has proposed unified signaling formats and defined four multi-dimensional orthogonally multiplexing modulation families. Moreover, by working closely with government and industry, he has made outstanding contributions to the development of the broadband wireless communications industry in Taiwan.