Executive Vice President / Ming-Syan Chen, Ph.D.

Ming-Syan Chen

Ming-Syan Chen, Ph.D.

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Tel: +886-2-3366-5996 or 3366-5997

Fax: +886-2-2369-1487



  • Ph.D. in Computer, Information and Control Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 1988

Current Positions:

  • Executive Vice President, National Taiwan University, since 2019
  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, since 2006


  • Dean, College of EECS, National Taiwan University, 2015-2018
  • Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica 2009-2015
  • President/CEO, Institute for Information Industry, 2007-2008
  • Director, Graduate of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2003-2006
  • Section Director, Computer and Information networking Center, National Taiwan University, 1997-2002
  • Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, since 1997
  • Research Staff Member, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, 1988-1996

Honors and Awards:

  • National Chair Professorship (awarded the 2nd time, life time honor), Ministry of Education, 2018
  • NTU Chair Professor, National Taiwan University, since 2017
  • National Chair Professorship, Ministry of Education, 2015
  • Y.Z. Hsu Scientific Chair Professor, 2015
  • Academic Award, Ministry of Education, 2009
  • Fellow, Chinese Society for Management of Technology, 2017
  • ACM Fellow, 2006 (for contributions to query processing and data mining)
  • IEEE Fellow, 2004 (for contributions to algorithms for query processing and data management in parallel and distributed systems)
  • Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council, 2002-2005, 2009-2012
  • Teco Award, Teco Technology Foundation, 2006
  • Pan Wen Yuan Distinguished Research Award, Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, 2005
  • Honorary Medal of Information, IICM, 2006
  • K.-T. Li Research Breakthrough Award, IICM, 2003
  • Outstanding Innovation Award, IBM Corporate, May 1994
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