Introduction of Academicians

Ye Peida     Academician

Professor YE Peida (1915 – 2011), also known as YE Tianyi, was from Nanhui District, Shanghai. He was the third President of Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (BIPT, currently Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications). He was the leading expert in the realm of communication science and technology and eminent scholar in microwave and optical communication in China.


Graduated from Pei-Yang University in 1938, Professor YE Peida went to Columbia University, United States, for his further studies from 1945 to 1946. After that, he worked as the Engineer in Central Radio Station from 1947 to 1949 and concurrently the associate professor at Jinling University in Nanjing. He was the professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Peiyang University in 1949 and worked at the same time as the Engineer with China Central Administration of Radio. He was the Professor and Dean of the Department of Telecommunications at Tianjing University in 1952. He then was transferred as Professor to the Department of Wireless Communications, BIPT, and stayed successively as the Dean of the department, Assistant President, Vice President and President of BIPT. Afterwards, he was appointed as the permanent Honorary President of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).


He was elected as the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980, IEEE Fellow in 1988 and member of The Electromagnetic Academy of MIT, USA in 1990. He was the of ICCC and was member of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) for four successive terms.


In his early research commitments, he took the lead in designing, installing and testing China’s first 100kW Rhombic Antenna and the Broadcasting Mansion in Nanjing. He contributed greatly in restoring our country’s Large Radio Transmitter and Tian An Men Broadcasting System. He was the first to open up the course of “Microwave Technology” for the undergraduates and then turned to research on millimeter wave communication system based on H01 circular waveguide and gained great achievements. He initiated the research on free space optical communication and was the first to take the master students working at optical communication under his supervision. At the same time, he developed and produced our country’s first Microwave Wave-Guide Phase Shifter and Microwave Wave-Guide Direct-Coupled Filter which were awarded the Prize of National Congress of Science and Technology. Of his research work, you can also find digital microwave communication system with 120 channels. After 1976, Prof. Ye focused his research on optical communication technologies and had ever since made major achievements in key devices such as coherent optical fiber communication systems, optical soliton communication systems, tunable and single-frequency-stablized semiconductor lasers. Similar achievements also made in polarization noise, modal noise and fiber nonlinearity. He proposed, directed and accomplished the project on the Theme of Communication in National 863 Program.

Chen Junliang    Academician

Professor CHENG Junliang (1933 – Present), academician of both China Academy of Sciences and China Academy of Engineering, expert in communication and electronic system, one of the founders of China’s SPC switching system, pioneer of China’s intelligent network (IN). He was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.


In 1960s, Prof. Chen was one of the leading developers for wired 600/1200 baud and wireless 600 baud data transportation equipment. He researched and developed the wireless data transportation system for China’s first satellite – ‘DongFangHong’, and this won him the National Science Congress Award in 1978.


In 1980s, he was engaged in the development of ‘DS-2000 SPC digital switching system’ in the “6th Five-year Plan” and the ‘DS-30 SPC digital switching system’ in the “7th Five-year Plan”. He was mainly responsible for the development of diagnostic program in SPC switching system, when proposed the theoretical model for digital switching network and diagnostic program for switches.


In 1990s, he was the first to be engaged in the network intelligence research and developed China’s first IN system, creatively solved the problem of IN’s system architecture, service creation, software reliability and overload control, realized the industrialization of the system and this system has been widely used in China’s telecommunication networks. The above work has won the National Science and Technology Progress Award for 3 times.

Currently he is engaged in the research of network intelligence and network service. He is the Dean of the Institute of Network Technology, BUPT, and Editor-in-chief of China Communications, a joint CIC-IEEE Publication.

Zhou Jiongpan      Academician

Professor Zhou Jiongpan (1921-2011), academician of China Academy of Engineering, founder of information theory, pioneer of both communication theory and communication network theory in China. He was born in Zhejiang Province in 1921. In 1939, he was enrolled in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University for his Bachelor degree and the Department of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA, in 1946 for his Master degree. He was conferred the Master degree with straight A.


He held the positions of the Chief Engineer and Director of Xin-an Electronic Motor Factory successively in Shanghai and in Tianjin. And then he served as Professor of Pei-yang University, Tianjin University, and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) where he was appointed as the Vice Dean of the Department of Radio Engineering. He became the PhD supervisor since 1982 and was the Chair of BUPT Academic Committee for the third and fourth terms. He was elected the member of the Second to the Sixth Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Beijing Committee, member of Academic Assessment Expert Group for Information and Electronics Discipline under the Degree Committee of State Council, and member of the First to the Third Academic Assessment Expert Group under the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He also served as member of the Governing Board of China Institute of Electronics, Executive Committee member of China Institute of Communication, Editor in Chief for the Journal of Communication and senior member of IEEE.


He was the leader of the group that successfully designed and set up the first black-white TV broadcast station in China and received the high appreciations from ZHU De, Chairman of National People’s Congress of China. He took the lead in a great number of research projects, at both national and provincial levels, with great success. The accomplishments included the award of 1978 National Science Congress, the award of 1978 Beijing Science and Technology Congress, the first grade prizes of science and technology awarded by the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in 1989 and 1991, the first grade prize of major scientific findings achieved during the period of the “Seventh Five-Year Plan” awarded by the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. His book entitled “Theoretical Foundation of Information Theory” received the outstanding award of the excellent text book for higher education from both Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and Ministry of Education. Another of his books entitled “Theoretical Foundation of Communication Network” was awarded the first grade prize of science and technology by former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Based on his prominent contributions he was highly honored with the glorious titles such as the Advanced Worker in imparting knowledge and educating people in higher education sector of Beijing, National Model Worker, and he was also the recipient of the Medal of National Awards for Achievements in Higher Education of China.

Fang Binxing    Academician

Professor Fang Binxing is academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Former President of Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, principal representative of the 11th National People's Congress, the expert of information network and information security. He was born in 1960, graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology with doctor degree in 1989. He used to work at the National University of Defense Technology as a Post Doctor. He once was appointed as the Director and Chief Engineer of National Computer Network and Information Security Management Center, the Coordination Office Director of National Computer Network Emergency Response Technical Team/Coordination Center of China, Chairman of the  Science and Technology Committee of the National Computer Network and Information Security Management Center, senior Engineer with professor title and PhD Supervisor. His main research area covers network security, information content security, parallel processing, and internet technology and so on. He is the first inventor who proposed the conception to build China National Network and Information Security Infrastructure and designed the practical corresponding system. Therefore he has successively won a  first prize and two second prizes of State Scientific and Technological Progress Award. In the area of information security theory,  he gave a unified formalization definition of the information security concept which involves physical security, operation security (network security), data security (narrow definition of information security) and content security. At the same time he is conducting research on the computability of the information security attribute.

Xu Daxiong           Academician

Professor XU Daxiong (1928-2016) is a foreign academician of National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic, and a famous scientist in information optics. He was born in Jiangsu province in 1928, and graduated from the Department of Physics, Tsinghua University in 1951. From 1951 to 1956, he was with Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications as a teacher and the director of physical discipline. Since 1956, he has been with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunication, working as the dean and the assistant president successively. Now he is the professor and PhD supervisor of Institute of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, BUPT, and Honorary President of Century College, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CCBUPT), and Director of Academic Committee, CCBUPT.


Professor XU has long been engaged in the research and development of the laser holography and technology of optical information processing. He has won many achievements, especially in accomplishing more than 20 research projects supported by the State government and Ministries. He published over 80 academic papers, and gave keynote speeches and invited talks at more than 20 international conferences. His excellent work in research has won him 9 science and technology awards granted by the state government and ministries. He has done pioneering work in the development of the optical information science and its applications in the national economy in China. He proposed and developed varieties of high diffraction efficiency and high resolution holographic recording media and new devices. He did the same work in proposing various technologies on two-dimensional optical transformation and multiple-scale optical transformation; in developing the holography technology by using the stripe of carrier waves, and in presenting varieties of new photonic devices and binary optical perfect-shuffle interconnection network. He is the fellow of the China Institute of Communications, senior member of the Chinese Optical Society, honorary president of Beijing Optical Society, the consultant of State Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision, the chief expert consultant of Chinese Association of Anti-Counterfeiting Technology, and the Chinese consultant of the International Association of Holographic Manufacturing.

Norman Beaulieu    Academician

Professor Norman Beaulieu is an academician of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and a world-famous researcher in wireless communication theory. He is a Fellow of the preeminent Royal Society of Canada, and furthermore, is a Medal Awardee of the Royal Society. Dr. Beaulieu joined Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications BUPT as a Specially Recruited Thousand Talent Plan Foreign Expert Research Professor. His research interests are focused on wireless communications and applied mathematics.


Prof. Beaulieu is an IEEE Fellow, Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology IET. He is a winner of the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship. Prof. Beaulieu holds many international and national awards and medals, including the Médaille K.Y. Lo Medal of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC) “For significant engineering contributions at the international level”, the Thomas W. Eadie Medal of the Royal Society of Canada “In recognition of major contributions to Engineering or Applied Science”, the IEEE Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award “For outstanding contributions to the analysis, design, and modeling of wireless communication systems”, the IEEE Canada Reginald Aubrey Fessenden Silver Medal “For outstanding contributions in wireless communications theory”, the Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research (presented by the Canadian Society for Information Theory and Queen's University), the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Radio Communications Committee (RCC) Technical Recognition Award “for contributions to radio communications research and practice”, the IEEE Communications Society Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) Technical Committee Technical (Inaugural) Recognition Award “for outstanding contributions to the technological advancement of signal processing for communications”, and the IEEE Communication Society Communication Theory Technical Committee Technical (CTTC) Achievement Award “for fundamental work on the analysis of fading channels and diversity systems.” He is the only person in the world to hold both the IEEE Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award, named for the inventor of frequency modulation FM, and the IEEE Reginald Aubrey Fessenden Medal, named for the inventor of amplitude modulation AM. Dr. Beaulieu is a Thomson-Reuters Scientific’s ISIHighlyCited.com researcher.  

Zheng Houzhi    Academician

Professor Zheng Houzhi is academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the expert in physics. He was born in 1942, graduated from Tsinghua University in 1965. He is the director and researcher of the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences and chief scientist of National “973 project”. He has achieved several pioneering results in the study of semiconductor low dimensional physics. He has announced the size effect of the Quantum Hall effect, distribution characters of Hall electric potential, put forward and studied the split grate method to realize one dimensional electron gas and their characteristic. He has scored a lot of valuable achievements in magnetic resistance caused by multi-hole reaction, various resonance tunnel phenomenon, magnetic resistance phenomenon and diffusion coefficient of quantum Hall region, the measurement of Lando state density and spectrum of low dimensional excitons. Currently he serves as the Dean of School of Sciences, BUPT.

Li Deyi    Academician

Professor Li Deyi is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an expert in automatic command and artificial intelligence. He was born in 1944, and graduated from Nanjing Engineering College in 1967. He received his Doctoral Degree from Hayley Watt University in Edinburgh UK in 1983. He is now the Director of the Department of Information Sciences of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Vice-President of the Chinese Institute of Electronics and Vice-President of the Chinese Association of Artificial Intelligence. He put forward a new theory on graphic pairs of control-flow and data-flow, which won the Premium Award by the IEE Headquarters, London in 1984 and 1985, respectively. He is the first person in China owning the IFAC’99 world congress outstanding paper for his qualitative reasoning in 1999. He proposed the cognitive physics, used for data mining and knowledge discovery, etc. He has published over 130 papers, 5 Chinese version books and 2 English version books. He won one second prize, and two third prizes of the Award for the National Scientific and Technological Progress. He also obtained two national patents for invention. He is now the Dean of BUPT Computer School.

Wang Tianran    Academician

Professor Wang Tianran is academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and  the expert in automation control and robotics. He was born in 1943 and graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1967. He was once Director of Shenyang Institute of Automation in Chinese Academy of Sciences. As one of the academic leader in the field of robotics and automotive engineering, he has long been dedicated to the research and application of robotics and large industrial automation system. He has made great contribution to many technical aspects such as the architecture of intelligent robot, the industrial robot control system and the large automation system, etc. He has won two second prizes of  State Scientific and Technological Progress Award. Besides, he won both the outstanding winner and the first prize of Scientific and Technological Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is Director and researcher of the Academic Committee of Shenyang Institute of Automation in Chinese Academy of Sciences,  PhD supervisor, Director of the Robotics State Engineering Research Center, and Chairman of Liaoning Sciences Association. He is now the Dean of  the Schoolof Automation of BUPT.

Liu Yunjie    Academician

Professor Liu Yunjie is an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and an expert of communication and information system. He was born in 1943, and graduated from Peking University with bachelor degree in 1968. He was the former director of the Institute of Data Communications of the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), former deputy director of Telecommunications Bureau and held the concurrent post as the former director of Data Communications Bureau of MPT, former president of Postal Science and Planning Research Institute, chief engineer and vice president of China Unicom. He has taken leading positions in a number of national key projects of scientific research in data communications and made a number of important achievements. He took a leading role in the design, construction and operation of the national public data network, computer Internet and high-speed broadband, which have been an important basis for the construction of information society in China. He also played the leading role in the design, construction and operation of China Unicom (A unified network platform for multiple services), bringing an end to such problems as uncontrollable and unmanageable IP services and unguaranteeable quality of service, as well as the problems in incorporating on the same network platform multiple telecom services including telecom, Internet and video, providing a feasible solution for integration of three networks. It has been a successful practice implemented on a large-scale in the evolution to the next generation network (NGN) and generated remarkable social and economic benefits. He had received one first prize of the the National Scientific and Technological Progress award, and two prizes of the Science and Technology Progress award at Ministerial level. He had obtained two national invention patents. He is now the Director of Science and Technology Committee of China Unicom and the Dean of School of Information and Communication Engineering.

Xue Qikun    Academician

Professor Xue Qikun is academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the expert of material physics. He was born in 1963, graduated from Shandong University in 1984, and obtained his Master degree and Doctor degree from the Institute of Physics of CAS in 1990 and 1994. He is researcher at the Institute of Physics of CAS and professor at Tsinghua University. He has long been engaged in the studies of manufacture of ultra-thin film, its characterization and physical performance. He launched the researches on growth kinetics of the second generation of semiconductor thin film GaAs of InAs / GaAs quantum wells (points), wide band gap semiconductors GaN and ZnO thin film, developed and improved the basic law of the group III-V compound semiconductor surface reconstruction; presided over research on the quantum size effect of a metallic ultra-thin film on a Si substrate of a semiconductor, quantitatively established intrinsic link between the quantum effect and material properties of the metal thin film system, found the quantum oscillation phenomenon of the coefficient of film thermal expansion, the work function, the superconducting transition temperature, undertook studies on self-organized growth of ordered nanostructures, invented several atomic-scale precise-controlled growth technology to solve the problem of the structure of the hetero-epitaxial nanometer order growth, and developed several sets of low-temperature growth and atomic scale in situ detection device. He is the current Dean of the School of Electronic Engineering in BUPT.


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