On May 24, Carl K. Chang received the recognition as the 2014 Outstanding Alumnus at National Central University in Taiwan. Chang graduated from NCU with his BS degree in Mathematics in 1974. In a fully packed auditorium Chang delivered his acceptance speech where he gave special thanks to his parents who escorted him to NCU 44 years ago, and his wife Jean who sustained and supported Chang's long career in the academia. Chang is President Emeritus of IEEE Computer Society and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus for IEEE Computer, the flagship publication of IEEE Computer Society. He is a fellow of IEEE, a fellow of AAAS, and a member of the European Academy of Sciences. Among many other awards and recognitions, Chang is the 2012 recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Medal "for outstanding contributions and exemplary leadership and service to the IEEE Computer Society and the computing profession."
National Central University has its root in China, and has a strong heritage connection with Nanjing University in Mainland China. With its long history and refreshing spirit, NCU will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2015. NCU has grown both in size and reputation in the past five decades since it was restarted in Taiwan, and is among the top-ranked institutions world-wide.