Chinese Americans elected to Academia Sinica

The Academia Sinica elected 20 new members from 42 candidates on June 4. Many Chinese in the United States were awarded the highest honor in academia. In the mathematics and science section, members elected included Horng-Tzer Yau, born on June 29, 1959, professor at New York University; Wen I. Wang, born on June 11, 1953, professor at Columbia University; Way Kuo, born on January 5, 1951, professor at Texas Agriculture University; Alexander Wu Chao, born on July 2, 1949, professor emeritus, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lou-Chuang Lee, born on April 20, 1947, professor at Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University; King-Ning Tu, born on December 30, 1973, professor and chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. New members in life science section include Mien-Chie Hung, born on September 4, 1950, professor at University of Texas; Tung-Tien Sun, born on February 20, 1947, Rudolf L. Baer Professor at New York University Medical college; Kung-Yee Liang, born on September 7, 1951, professor at Johns Hopkins University; Jean Chen Shih, born on January 29, 1941, professor at Southern California University; Eva Y.H. P. Lee, born on December 11, 1950, professor and basic science director, University of California, Irvine; and Tuan-Hua David Ho, born on October 1, 1948, professor and associate chair, Department of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis. In humanities and social sciences section, newly elected include Leo Ou-fan Lee, born on April 9, 1939, professor at Harvard University; and Ruey S. Tsay, born on December 8, 1951, H.G.B. Alexander Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, University of Chicago. The Academia Sinica in Taipei has now 225 members.

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