Scientific Research; Industry-Academia Cooperation; Technology Transfer
Mei Hong was born and grew up in Guizhou. He received both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (NUAA) in 1984 and 1987 respectively, and Doctorate degree in Computer Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1992.
From 1987 to 1989, he was working at NUAA as a research assistant. In 1992, he joined in Peking University (PKU) as a post-doctoral research fellow. From 1994 to early March 2013, he was working at the Department of Computer Science and Technology and the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science in PKU, and became associate professor in 1994 and full professor in 1997. From March 1999 to April 2000, he was working in Bell Labs as a visiting scientist. In 2005, he became a "Chang Jiang Scholars Program" professor of Ministry of Education. In 2011, he was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Before his appointment as SJTU Vice President for research in March 2013, he was the dean of School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University.
Mei Hong is the chief scientist of the Expert Committee for Computing Technology of State 863 High-Tech Program, a chief scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China (973), the Director of Technical Committee on System Software of China Computer Federation (CCF), a Vice President of Chinese Software Industry Association (CSIA), the Chief Scientist of the Working Group for Software Component Standards of Ministry of Industry and Informationization, a Member of the Working Group for Computer Science and Technology of State Academic Degree Commission, a Member of Science and Technology Committee of Ministry of Education,Fellow of World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2013.
His current research is on Software Engineering and System Software. In the past years, Mei Hong received some awards and honors in recognition of his contributions to research, such as the State Natural Science Award, the State Technology Invention Award, the State Science and Technology Progress Award, the HO LEUNG HO LEE FOUNDATION Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress.