Professor John Hopcroft is Elected as Foreign Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences


On November 28th, 2017, The Chinese Academy of Sciences announced 61 academicians and 16 foreign academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences of the year of 2017.


John Hopcroft, the Visiting Chair Professor at Peking University and Director of the Center on Frontiers of Computing Studies, was elected as foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his great contribution to the science and technology industry in China and his academic status in the international arena.


John E. Hopcroft (1939.10.07 - ), is the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics in Computer Science at Cornell University, recipient of 1986 ACM A.M. Turing Award, Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), United States. Professor Hopcroft's research focused on theoretical computer science, especially in the field of algorithms, automata theory, and graph algorithms. His works include The Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithm; Data Structures and Algorithms; Introduction to Automata Theory, Languages, and Computation, etc.


Jianhua Lin issuing the Appointment Letter to Professor Hopcroft