北美计算机华人学者协会
Association of Chinese Scholars in Computing

ACSIC Award


Academic Year 2018-2019



  • Lionel M. Ni earned the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1973, the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, in 1977, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 1980. He is Chair Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at HKUST. He served as the Department Head from 2002 to 2008. He also serves as the Special Assistant to the President, Dean of HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School, and Director of HKUST China Ministry of Education/Microsoft Research Asia IT Key Lab. He was the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program) on Wireless Sensor Networks. Prior to coming to HKUST, Professor Ni was a full Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University where he had stayed from 1981 to 2002. He was co-founder and CEO of CC&T Technologies, Inc. (1998-2001).

    Qing Yang is Distinguished Engineering Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering at University of Rhode Island where he has been a faculty member since 1988. He is a director of High Performance Computing Lab (HPCL) of URI and is a recipient of 8 accomplishment awards while serving at URI such as Faculty Excellence Award, Distinguished Engineering Professor Award, Outstanding Intellectual Property Award. Yang is a Fellow of IEEE. Besides being a principal investigator of many academic research projects, Yang has also done collaborative research with IBM, Intel, EMC, Freescale, and several startup companies in the Boston area. He received his B.Sc. in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 1982, M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from University of Toronto, Canada, in 1985, and Ph.D degree in computer Engineering from The Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, in 1988.

    Aidong Zhang is a William Wulf Faculty Fellow and Professor of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at University of Virginia. She is also affiliated with the Data Science Institute at University of Virginia. Her research interests focus on data mining/data science, machine learning, bioinformatics and health informatics. She is fellow of ACM and IEEE.

  • Junfeng's research centers on making reliable and secure systems. Some of his current research thrusts are (1) security and robustness of machine learning, (2) tools to better protect, verify, analyze, test, and debug software, and (3) programming and runtime systems for cloud applications. After getting a BS in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, he earned his PhD in Computer Science at Stanford, where he created eXplode, a general, lightweight system for effectively finding storage system errors. This work has led to an OSDI best paper award, numerous bug fixes to real systems such as the Linux kernel, and a featured article in Linux Weekly news. In 2008, he worked at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley, extending eXplode to check production distributed systems. MoDist, the resultant system, is being transferred to Microsoft product groups. At Columbia University, his recent work on reliable multithreading was featured in sites such as ACM Tech News. He won the Sloan Research Fellowship and the AFOSR YIP award, both in 2012; and the NSF CAREER award in 2011.

  • Xuehai Qian is an assistant professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California. He leads the ALCHEM research group. He has a Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.






    Yingqian Zhang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. He is also affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of OSU.

Academic Year 2017-2018



  • University Professor; Fellow of IEEE, Engineering Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, and Royal Society of Canada; Professional Engineer of Ontario; Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Internet of Things Journal.







    Dr. Xian-He Sun is the director of the SCS laboratory. He is a Distinguished Professor of computer science and the past Chair (9/2009-8/2014) of the Department of Computer Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, an IEEE fellow and a guest faculty in the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science at Argonne National Laboratory. His current research interests include parallel and distributed processing, memory and I/O systems, software system for Big Data applications, and performance evaluation and optimization.




    Xiaodong Zhang is the Robert M. Critchfield Professor in Engineering, working in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University. Besides being actively involved in various professional activities, Xiaodong Zhang has been an organizer and lecturer of the Dragon Star Lecture Program, a volunteer-based teaching program offering advanced research classes of computer science and engineering in many Chinese universities for thousands of talented graduate students and young researchers every year. Xiaodong Zhang received and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he is a recipient of the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. He is a Fellow of the ACM and a Fellow of the IEEE.