US National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
President Prof Tony F Chan
Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Prof Chan has been elected in recognition of his application of numerical techniques to image processing and scientific computing, and for providing engineering leadership at national and international levels. He is the only ethnic Chinese among the 67 members newly elected this year, and is one of just a handful of US NAE members based in Hong Kong. "This recognition will allow me to connect with leaders of the US engineering profession, as well as provide a great forum for me, and HKUST as a whole, to be involved in discussion and influence issues and trends in science and technology," said Prof Chan.