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researcher , electrical engineering educator

Thomas Shi-Tao Huang, Chinese electrical engineering educator, researcher. Recipient A. V. Humboldt United States Senior Scientist award Alexander V. Humboldt Foundation, 1976-1977; Honda Lifetime Achievement award, 2000, Okawa prize for information and telecommunications, 2005; Guggenheim fellow, 1971-1972; fellow Japan Association for Promotion of Science, 1986.


Huang, Thomas Shi-Tao was born on June 26, 1936 in Shanghai, China. Came to the United States, 1958. Son of Chien Liang and Allen (Chien) Huang.


Bachelor of Science, National Taiwan U., Taipei, 1956;Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960;Doctor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963.


Assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1963-1967;associate professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1967-1973;professor, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1973-1980;professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1980;William L. Everitt Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1996. Visiting professor Swiss Institute Technology, Zurich, U. Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany, U. Quebec, Canada, others. Consultant International Business Machines Corporation, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell laboratories, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory, Kodak, others.


  • Other Work

    • Author 6 books. Editor 15 books. Contributor more than 500 articles to technical journals.


Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Signal Processing Society Technology Achievement award 1987, Society award 1991, Third Millennium medal 2000, Jack S. Kilby medal 2001), Optical Society of America, International Association for Pattern Recognition ( King-Sun Fu Prize, 2002), International Optical Engineering Society (Electronic Imaging Scientist of Year award 2006). Member National Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy Engineering (foreign), Chinese Academy of Sciences (foreign), Academy Sinica Taiwan(Republic of China).


Married Margaret Y. Nee, April 4, 1959. Children: Caroline B., Marjorie A., Thomas T., Gregory T.

Chien Liang Huang

Allen (Chien) Huang

Margaret Y. Nee

Caroline B. Huang

Marjorie A. Huang

Thomas T. Huang

Gregory T. Huang