NTU alumnus to head international electronic engineering association

10/14/2020 09:25 PM
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Professor K.J. Ray Liu. Photo from NTU website
Professor K.J. Ray Liu. Photo from NTU website

Taipei, Oct. 14 (CNA) Professor K.J. Ray Liu (劉國瑞), an alumnus of National Taiwan University (NTU), has been elected president of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2022, making him the first ethnic Chinese to be given the position in the institute's history, NTU said Wednesday.

Liu, a former vice president of the IEEE, was elected 2021 IEEE president-elect, according to a press released issued by the IEEE on Oct. 12.

He will begin serving as IEEE president on Jan. 1, 2022, pending acceptance of the IEEE Tellers Committee's report by the IEEE Board of Directors on Nov. 22-23, according to the press release.

Founded in 1963, the New Jersey-based IEEE is a renowned international organization boasting 419,000 members in over 160 countries.

According to NTU, Liu received his B.S. degree from the Taipei-based university in 1983 in electrical engineering.

He is currently a professor at the University of Maryland, where he is Christine Kim Eminent Professor of Information Technology of A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Although he spends most of his time in the United States, Liu also regularly comes back to Taiwan to give lectures, NTU said, adding that his upcoming IEEE presidency is expected to raise Taiwan's and NTU's profiles internationally.

(By Hsu Chih-wei and Joseph Yeh)

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