On November 18, three professors and nine alumni of Beihang University have been honored as new members of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Currently working at Beihang, the three faculty members elected are Qian Depei (CAS academician), Wang Yunpeng and Wang Zili (CAE academicians).
Qian Depei, a professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering and a fellow of the China Computer Federation (CCF), received the master's degree from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas in 1984. From 1991 to 1992, he was a senior visiting scholar at the University of Hannover, Germany. He has been working on computer architecture and high performance computing system for many years. He presided over the research and development of a national high performance computing network (CNGrid), and proposed a systematic method to improve multi-core parallel programming. As the chief scientist of the national key R&D project on high performance computing, Prof. Qian established the architecture and technical scheme of high performance computers, bringing about the leapfrog development in this field. He holds 30 authorized invention patents and has published over 400 papers in journals and conferences.
Qian Depei, CAS academician
Wang Yunpeng, a professor at the School of Transportation Science and Engineering, received the Ph.D. degree from Jilin University in 1997. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas, USA, from 2001 to 2002. He has long been engaged in the research of intelligent transportation systems, and has made outstanding achievements in traffic safety monitoring, integrated control of road networks and other related aspects. He has won two second prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award and other four first prizes at provincial or ministerial level. He has formulated 8 national and industry standards, written 6 monographs, and published 163 papers in SCI/ EI journals. He also holds 51 patents for invention.
Wang Yunpeng, CAE academician
Wang Zili is a professor, Ph.D. supervisor and the secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Reliability and Systems Engineering. He received the M.S. degree in reliability and systems engineering from the School of Reliability and Systems Engineering, Beihang University in 1988. Prof. Wang has been engaged in the theoretical research of reliability and systems engineering and the practice of major project management. The research results have been successfully applied in the development of several major models, playing an important role in accelerating the technical reform of quality design and opening up a new path in reliability and systems engineering in China. He has won two second prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award and four first prizes of provincial and ministerial science and technology progress awards. Prof. Wang holds more than 30 patents for invention, and has published more than 140 high-level academic papers and 7 monographs.
Wang Zili, CAE academician
The nine newly elected Beihang alumni are four CAS academicians including Li Zhi, Fan Ruixiang, Ding Chibiao and Yu Dengyun, and five CAE academicians including Xing Liying, Wu Jianqi, Zhu Kun, Wang Xiangming and Yang Hong.
Li Zhi was enrolled as an undergraduate majoring in Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Techniques in the School of Electronics and Information Engineering in 1979 and as a master student in 1983. He is the vice director of the Science and Technology Committee of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and director of the Science and Technology Committee of the Institute of the Second Academy, CASIC.
Li Zhi, CAS academician
Fan Ruixiang, enrolled as an undergraduate in Welding Engineering in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation in 1981, is the chief designer of Long March 7A carrier rocket and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Fan Ruixiang, CAS academician
Ding Chibiao received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Beihang University. He is now a research fellow with the Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Ding Chibiao, CAS academician
Yu Dengyun was admitted as a Ph.D. candidate to the School of Astronautics, Beihang University in 2001. He is the vice director of the Science and Technology Committee of the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, deputy chief designer of China's lunar exploration program, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Yu Dengyun, CAS academician
Xing Liying received her bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University. She is the chief scientist of the AVIC Composite Technology Center and vice president of the Chinese Society for Multiple Materials.
Xing Liying, CAE academician
Wu Jianqi was enrolled as an undergraduate majoring in Electronic Engineering in the School of Electronics and Information Engineering in 1983. He is the chief scientist of the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation.
Wu Jianqi, CAE academician
Zhu Kun was enrolled as an undergraduate majoring in Missile Design in the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering in 1984 and as a master student in 1988. He is the vice director of the Science and Technology Committee of the Third Academy of CASIC, where he also serves as the chief designer of key models.
Zhu Kun, CAE academician
Wang Xiangming was admitted as a Ph.D. candidate to the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Beihang University in 2003. He is the chief designer in Shenyang Aircraft Design and Research Institute under Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), executive deputy chief designer of “Huying” fighter jet, and chief expert in additive manufacturing in AVIC.
Wang Xiangming, CAE academician
Yang Hong was admitted as a Ph.D. candidate to the School of Astronautics, Beihang University in 2013. He is the chief designer of the manned space station system at the Fifth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and responsible chief designer of Tianhe's core module.
Yang Hong, CAE academician
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun