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Prof. Jiannong Cao is elected as Member of Academia Europaea

We are proud to announce that Prof. Jiannong Cao, Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Professor in Data Science and Chair Professor of Distributed and Mobile Computing, has been elected as a Member of Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe) under the Informatics Section.

Founded in 1988, Academia Europaea is a European, non-governmental association acting as an Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences with about 4,000 members and amongst them, 72 are Nobel Laureates. The members are eminent scientists and scholars from all academic disciplines who collectively aim at promoting learning, education and research. Membership is by invitation only and the primary criterion is “sustained academic excellence in the candidate’s field”. In July 2020, the Academy announced that 361 international scholars have been invited to accept membership of the Academia Europaea, following a rigorous peer review process.

Prof. Cao has joined COMP since 1997. His research interests include Parallel and Distributed Computing, Wireless Networking and Mobile Computing, Big Data and Machine Learning, and Cloud and Edge Computing. In addition to publishing over 700 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings, Prof. Cao has directed and participated in over 90 research and development projects and, as a principal investigator, obtained over HK$60 million grants from national and local funding agencies as well as key technology companies. For his exceptional research efforts, Prof. Cao has also been named Fellow of IEEE, Distinguished Member of ACM and Senior Member of CCF.

The honour from Academia Europaea further reflects Prof. Cao’s outstanding accomplishments and contributions in the field of computer science for the advancement of public benefit.