Human-Computer Intelligent Interaction Co-chair Thomas Huang has been named by Academia Sinica as an Academician for 2008.
Academia Sinica is a world-renowned research institution founded in China in 1928 and based in Taiwan that seeks to promote and perform scholarly research in the sciences and humanities. Huang was honored along with seven others in the Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Academia Sinica has a total of 250 Academicians and almost 1,000 principle investigators working at its 24 research institutes and seven research centers.
Huang is a member of the Image Formation and Processing group at Beckman and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois. He has won numerous awards and honors, including the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Award and the Okawa Prize.