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Professor Wang Yunhong Elected IEEE Fellow 2020 for Contributions to Iris and Face Recognition

Release time:November 28, 2019 / Lyu Xingyun

Professor Wang Yunhong has been named an IEEE Fellow, Class of 2020, for contributions to iris and face recognition, announced by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently.

Wang Yunhong, a professor and doctoral supervisor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering of Beihang University, is also a fellow of IAPR and CCF. She works currently as the director of the Special Committee of Intelligent Interaction of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI), executive director of CAAI, and executive director of China Society of Image and Graphics. Professor Wang has long been engaged in the research of pattern recognition and computer vision, publishing over 200 papers in major domestic and international journals and conferences which have been cited more than 15,000 times (Google Scholar). She is an editorial board member of several leading international journals including IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Sciences and Pattern Recognition. She is also a winner of the 13th China Youth Science and Technology Award and a second prize of the State Technological Invention Award.

IEEE is the world’s leading professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for humanity. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is one of the most prestigious honors of the IEEE, and is conferred upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have outstanding record of contributions in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The number of IEEE Fellows selected in a year is no more than one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership.This year, a total of 282 new fellows were inducted, including 23 from mainland China.


Reported by Zhou Xiaoyi

Reviewed by Tan Hualin

Edited by Jia Aiping

Translated by Lyu Xingyun