On April 4th, Carl. K Chang accepted an honorary professorship extended by Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), one of the top national public research universities in China. Vice President of HUST, Dr. Mingqing Luo, conferred the certificate in person to Dr. Chang. The ceremony was held in the Distinguished Guest Room of Building 1 on HUST campus. Dr. Luo warmly welcomed Dr. Chang's visit. He introduced the major advances that HUST has made in scientific research and talents cultivating. He was confident that Dr. Chang's participation will help elevate HUST's further development. "Thousand Young Talents" awardee, Dr. Tian Xia, a professor of electronic processing and information engineering at HUST and a former ISU student, introduced Dr. Chang's scientific achievements in the field of computer science and software engineering.
Within a short stay at HUST, Dr. Chang gave two well received presentations. In the first talk entitled "In-Situ Software Engineering," he analyzed and predicted future trend in research and development of software engineering for the next 10 to 20 years alongside the rapid development of Human Computer Interaction and Neurosciences in the "Age of Context." In the second talk on "Breaking the Glass Ceiling," Dr. Chang shared his extensive experience in professional services and leadership for over 30 years in the IEEE Computer Society from the perspective as an Asian American.
A globally renowned Chinese American computer scientist and educator, Dr. Carl Chang is a fellow of IEEE, fellow of AAAS, and a member of European Academy of Sciences. He served as 2004 President of IEEE Computer Society and Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious journals IEEE Software and IEEE Computer. He is also the Director of Software Engineering Lab at Iowa State University, the birth place of the first electronic digital computer.