Chinese professor becomes fellow at UK's top engineering academy
Updated 15:09, 01-Oct-2019

Chinese professor Wu Jianping has been elected as international fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), announced the academy on Monday.

RAE welcomed 54 new fellows from the UK and four from abroad, and Wu is the only Chinese among them.

Wu, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the Department of Computer Science and Technology of Tsinghua University, was elected for his "outstanding contributions in leading the development and deployment of the Internet in China and Asia Pacific that resulted in global impact, and in pioneering advances in internet architecture engineering and technology for the global internet," said the official website.

He has been engaged in the research of computer network technology for a long time, and is one of the pioneers and academic leaders in the field of China's internet engineering science and technology.

Wu was also awarded many other international prizes, including the 2010 Jonathan B. Postel Service Award. He is the first Chinese scientist to get this highest honor in the world's internet field.

Established 1976, RAE is regarded as UK's top academy in the field of engineering and consists of leading experts from different aspects of engineering science and technology. Being elected to the academy is regarded as the highest honor for British engineers.