The Future Science Prize is the first world-class, privately sponsored science prize in China.  Since 2016, a set of annual awards were bestowed in three categories: life science, physical science, mathematics and computer science, in recognition of high-impact scientific advances in the Greater China region. The Future Science Prize ceremony is held annually in Beijing, China to recognize the scientists who have contributed significantly to the scientific community as well as to all of humanity. The concurrently held science forum and symposium invites scientists from all over the world to share scientific development on the cutting-edge and to explore interdisciplinary and innovative academic insights; it is the only high-end, multi-disciplinary international scientific conference held in China.


Since 2019, the Future Forum introduces a Steering Committee, composed of well-known experts from home and abroad, to guide the topics of discussion during the conference; the Program Committee, a subcommittee of said committee, is responsible for setting the agenda and inviting domestic and foreign guests to ensure the high level and extensive global perspective of the conference. Gang Tian and Xiaoliang Sunney Xie of the Peking University serve as co-chairs of the Program Committee, jointly grandly launching the 2020 Future Science Prize Week.


We cordially invite nearly a hundred esteemed scientists, business leaders, and artists with outstanding influences and diverse perspectives to join us for an eventful week filled with cross-border dialogues. During the week, a number of public events will be held, including the Virus and Medicine Forum, the Education – Research – Innovation Forum, the Future Science Prize Ceremony, and lectures given by the prize winners. 


As the most influential science award in Greater China today, we first and foremost hope to use the Future Science Prize to celebrate the scientists, whose achievements in scientific fields demand more considerable attention from the public that has never felt more urgent to become more informed; and if we may, we wish to not only have an impact on the present but, more importantly, on the next generation whose future is now and whose world is a fast-changing place with so much at stake.



Future Science Prize Week 2020 

Agenda Overview

December 14th          Future Science Prize Week Opening Ceremony

December 14th          Future Science Prize Lecture in Life Science

December 15th          Future Science Prize Lecture in Physical Science

December 16th          Future Science Prize Lecture in Mathematics and Computer Science

December 17th          Virus and Medicine Forum 

December 18th          Discussion with Young Scientists: Social Responsibility of AI Technology

December 18th          Discussion with Young Scientists: Industry Digital Transformation

December 19th          Education - Research - Innovation Forum 

December 19th          Innovation Show of Young Scientists

December 20th          The Public Lectures of Future Science Prize/ Dialogue:

                    Future Science Prize Laureates with K12 Students  

December 20th          Future Science Prize Award Ceremony



Member, Steering Committee of the Future Science Prize Week
Jason Cong
Jason Cong
Chancellor's Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California; Academician, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

​Jason Cong received his B.S. degree in computer science from Peking University in 1985, his M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1990, respectively. Currently, he is a Chancellor’s Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California, Los Angeles, the Director of Center for Domain-Specific Computing, and the director of VLSI Architecture, Synthesis, and Technology (VAST) Laboratory. He served as the chair of the UCLA Computer Science Department from 2005 to 2008, and is currently serving as an Associate Vice Provost for Internationalization and the co-director of PKU/UCLA Joint Research Institute in Science and Engineering since 2009. He is also a distinguished visiting professor at Peking University and the director of PKU Center for Energy-Efficient Computing and Applications (CECA). Dr. Cong’s research interests include electronic design automation and energy-efficient computing. He was elected to an IEEE Fellow in 2000, and ACM Fellow in 2008.  He received the 2011 ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electric Design Automation “for pioneering work on technology mapping for FPGA that has made significant impact to the FPGA research community and industry”.  He received the 2010 IEEE Circuits and System (CAS) Society Technical Achievement Award and the 2016 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award.  He is the only one who received a Technical Achievement Award from both the IEEE CAS Society and the Computer Society. 

Chancellor's Professor at the Computer Science Department of University of California; Academician, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Hong DING
Hong DING
Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics

​Dr. Hong Ding is professor of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy od Sciences, managing director and chief scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Ding obtained his BS degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990 and his PhD degree in physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Argonne National Laboratory from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Department of Physics at Boston College as assistant professor in 1998, and became associate professor in 2003 and full professor in 2007. He joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has made important contributions to understanding of high temperature superconductors and topological materials by measuring their electronic structure using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. He has published more than 200 papers with a total citation number over 11000. Dr. Ding won Sloan Research Fellowship Award in 1999,  was elected as American Physical Society Fellow in 2011.

Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics
Jianhua LIN
Jianhua LIN
Former President of Peking University; Director of Peking University Research Center for Future Education Management and Professor of Chemistry

LIN Jianhua, former President of Peking University, is Director of Peking University Research Center for Future Education Management and Professor of Chemistry. 


Professor Lin served as President of Chongqing University from December 2010 to June 2013, President of Zhejiang University from 2013 to 2015, and President of Peking University from February 2015 to October 2018. Other leadership roles have included: Dean of the College of Chemistry, Executive Vice President and Provost at Peking University from 1998 to 2010. 


Born in October 1955 in Inner Mongolia, China, Professor Lin received his PhD in Chemistry from Peking University in 1986 and joined the University as an academic faculty in the same year. From 1988 to 1993, he conducted his post-doctoral research in the field of inorganic solid chemistry and material chemistry first at Max-Planck Institute of Solid State Research in Germany and then at the Department of Chemistry atIowa State University and Ames National Laboratory in the US. In 1993, Professor Lin returned to teach at Peking University as an Associate Professor and was promoted to full professorship in 1995. 


Professor Lin’s research interests cover a wide range of areas in solid chemistry, with more focus on new metal borates with novel structure type, and synthesis, structure and properties of transition metal oxides. He has published over 140 journal articles on the related subjects.


In addition to teaching and mentoring scores of students, Professor Lin won the 1st Prize for State-level Teaching Excellence in 2009.He was also awarded the 2nd Prize for Science and Technology Excellence by the Ministry of Education in 1995and a recipient ofNational Outstanding Youth Foundation in 1997. 


Former President of Peking University; Director of Peking University Research Center for Future Education Management and Professor of Chemistry
Gang TIAN
Gang TIAN
Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chairman,2018 Science Committee of the Future Science Prize


Dr. Gang Tian has made fundamental contributions to geometric analysis, complex geometry and symplectic geometry. Dr. Gang Tian solved completely the existence of K\”ahler-Einstein metrics on compact complex surfaces with positive first Chern class. He proved that the deformation of Calabi-Yau manifolds is unobstructed, known as the Bogomolov–Tian–Todorov theorem. Together with others, he established a mathematical theory for quantum cohomology and Gromov-Witten invariant. He was also one of pioneers in constructing virtual cycles. He introduced the K-stability which has been further developed and become a central topic in the theory of geometric stability. He initiated the Analytical Minimal Model program through Kahler-Ricci flow, referred as the Song-Tian program on birational geometry. In 2012, he gave a solution for the Yau-Tian-Donaldson's conjecture, a central conjecture in Kahler geometry. Dr. Gang Tian won Alan T. Waterman Award in 1994 and Veblen Prize in 1996. He spoke twice at the International Congress of Mathematics in 1990 and 2002. He was elected to the National Academy of China in 2001 and the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2004.                                                                                                        

Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences
Xiangping WU
Xiangping WU
Professor,National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS

WU Xiang-Ping is a professor of astrophysics at National Astronomical observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been engaged in doing research on cosmology, including the construction of 21CMA in the Tianshan Mountains of western China, the first low-frequency radio array dedicated to the detection of the epoch of reionization. He is currently leading the Chinese SKA science team towards transforming our understanding of the universe. Prof. Wu was selected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and has also served as the Dean of the School of Astronomy and Space Science in University of Chinses Academy of Sciences since 2017 and the member of Standing Committee, China Association for Science and Technology since 2016.

Professor,National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine

Prof. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie received his BSc in chemistry from Peking University in 1984 and PhD in physical chemistry from UC San Diego in 1990. He is a world renowned physical chemist and biophysicist, currently the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, the Director of Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC),and the Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG) at Peking University. Xie has made pioneering contributions to single molecular biophysical chemistry, label-free biomedical imaging, and single cellgenomics. His group’s single cell sequencing technology has been widely used inin vitrofertilization (IVF), and has allowed hundreds of newborns to avoid genetic disorders.He is a member of US National Academy of Science as well as a member of US National Academy of Medicine. He has garnered many international awards in chemistry, optics and biology, including the Albany Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research in 2015. 

Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine
Program Committee Co-Chairs of the Future Science Prize Week
Gang TIAN
Gang TIAN
Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chairman,2018 Science Committee of the Future Science Prize


Dr. Gang Tian has made fundamental contributions to geometric analysis, complex geometry and symplectic geometry. Dr. Gang Tian solved completely the existence of K\”ahler-Einstein metrics on compact complex surfaces with positive first Chern class. He proved that the deformation of Calabi-Yau manifolds is unobstructed, known as the Bogomolov–Tian–Todorov theorem. Together with others, he established a mathematical theory for quantum cohomology and Gromov-Witten invariant. He was also one of pioneers in constructing virtual cycles. He introduced the K-stability which has been further developed and become a central topic in the theory of geometric stability. He initiated the Analytical Minimal Model program through Kahler-Ricci flow, referred as the Song-Tian program on birational geometry. In 2012, he gave a solution for the Yau-Tian-Donaldson's conjecture, a central conjecture in Kahler geometry. Dr. Gang Tian won Alan T. Waterman Award in 1994 and Veblen Prize in 1996. He spoke twice at the International Congress of Mathematics in 1990 and 2002. He was elected to the National Academy of China in 2001 and the American Academy of Arts and Science in 2004.                                                                                                        

Director, Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research; Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Xiaoliang Sunney XIE
Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine

Prof. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie received his BSc in chemistry from Peking University in 1984 and PhD in physical chemistry from UC San Diego in 1990. He is a world renowned physical chemist and biophysicist, currently the Mallinckrodt Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, the Director of Biodynamic Optical Imaging Center (BIOPIC),and the Director of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics (ICG) at Peking University. Xie has made pioneering contributions to single molecular biophysical chemistry, label-free biomedical imaging, and single cellgenomics. His group’s single cell sequencing technology has been widely used inin vitrofertilization (IVF), and has allowed hundreds of newborns to avoid genetic disorders.He is a member of US National Academy of Science as well as a member of US National Academy of Medicine. He has garnered many international awards in chemistry, optics and biology, including the Albany Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research in 2015. 

Lee Shau-kee Professor, Peking University; Director, Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, Peking University; Director, BIOPIC, Peking University; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Member, U.S. National Academy of Medicine
Member, Program Committee of the Future Science Prize Week
Eric CHEN
Eric CHEN
Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund

Eric Chen, Ph. D., is a Managing Partner, Softbank Vision Fund, the world’s largest technology investment fund which has backers including Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, Apple, and Qualcomm. The Fund has sizable investments in companies such as WeWork, Apple and Qualcomm. He is the co-founder of BaseBit Technologies, a venture backed company focused on data science for healthcare, operating in the United States and China. 


Previously, Dr. Chen was a Managing Director at Silver Lake Partners since 2008. He was one of two partners who founded Silver Lake’s Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai offices, and its Asia investment and management teams. Silver Lake is the world’s largest private equity firm exclusively focused on investing in technology and technology-enabled industries, having led many large scale and influential investment cases such as Dell, Seagate, Skype, Avago, Alibaba, etc.


Prior to Silver Lake, Dr. Chen was a Senior Vice President and Executive Committee member of ASML, a global leader in semiconductor technology, headquartered in the Netherlands. Dr. Chen joined ASML following its acquisition of Brion Technologies in 2007, a high performance computing company he co-founded in 2002 and served as its CEO since inception. 


Dr. Chen ran Allyes Online Media, the largest Internet advertising technology company in China, headquartered in Shanghai, as its Chairman and CEO 2011-2012. 


Dr. Chen was formerly a Senior Vice President at J.P. Morgan, where he coordinated the global research and investment effort in the electronics sector.


Earlier in his career, Dr. Chen conducted theoretical physics research at Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire ("CERN") and engineering development at Motorola. 


Since 2004, Dr. Chen has been an independent board member of Varian Semiconductor (NASDAQ:VSEA) and member of its Audit and Compensation Committees, until the company’s acquisition by Applied Materials in 2012.


Dr. Chen currently serves as an independent member of the board of directors of Qihoo 360 (NYSE:QIHU), one of China’s largest Internet platform companies He is a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees and chairs its Special Committee.


Dr. Chen currently also serves as an independent member of the board of directors of Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT), the world’s prominent semiconductor technology company. 


Dr. Chen has previously served as board members of Allyes Online Media Holding, China’s leading Internet advertising technology company, headquartered in Shanghai, and Hillstone Networks, a privately held Internet security technology company in Silicon Valley.


Dr. Chen is a co-founder and the Chairman of Executive Council of Future Forum in 2018, a non-profit organization focused on promoting science and technology in China. 


Dr. Chen was born and raised in China and is bilingual in English and Chinese (Mandarin). He represented China in the International Physics Olympics in Germany, earning the Silver Medal. 

Dr. Chen studied Physics at Peking University and received his M.S. in Physics from University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.


Partner, SoftBank Vision Fund
Feng DENG
Feng DENG
Founder and Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital

Mr. Feng Deng founded Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) in 2005. He currently manages over US$ 4.5 billion with 5 US$ funds and 5 RMB funds. He has led and backed nearly 200 companies, focusing on 4 main sectors: TMT (technology, media and telecom), clean technology, healthcare and consumer. The portfolio companies that Feng invested and manages include APUS, ThunderSoft, Macrosan, Meituan, Baihe, LineKong, ChineseAll, GigaDevice, BGI, China Music, LianLian, Burning Rock Biotech, Hillstone Networks, Spreadtrum, CITIC Pharma, Aerohive Networks, etc.


Prior to NLVC, Feng was a co-founder of NetScreen Technologies, which went public on NASDAQ and was later acquired by Juniper Networks in 2004 for US$ 4.2 billion. Feng is recipient of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2002) and CRN Innovator of the Year (2003) awards. He has extensive technical and managerial experiences in computer, communication and data networking industries. 


Feng holds BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University, a MS degree in computer engineering from the University of Southern California, and a MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He also holds numerous patents of invention in computer system architecture and IC design.


Feng serves on the Board of Directors of Tsinghua University Foundation, the Director of Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University, the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Tsinghua University, the Chairman of Asia Advisory Board of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the Advisory Board member of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the member of Asia Council of Wharton School, the Director of Brookings Institution, the member of China Council of Harvard GSAS, the member of China Entrepreneur Club, and the member of Founding Council of Future Forum, etc. 


Founder and Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital
Hong DING
Hong DING
Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics

Chairman,2016 Science Committee of the Future Science Prize


Dr. Hong Ding is professor of Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy od Sciences, managing director and chief scientist of Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics. Dr. Ding obtained his BS degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990 and his PhD degree in physics from University of Illinois at Chicago in 1995. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Argonne National Laboratory from 1996 to 1998. He joined the Department of Physics at Boston College as assistant professor in 1998, and became associate professor in 2003 and full professor in 2007. He joined the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2008. Over the past 20 years, he has made important contributions to understanding of high temperature superconductors and topological materials by measuring their electronic structure using angle-resolved photoelectron spectroscopy. He has published more than 200 papers with a total citation number over 11000. Dr. Ding won Sloan Research Fellowship Award in 1999, was selected into the first Thousand Talented Plan in 2008, and was elected as American Physical Society Fellow in 2011.

Professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Chief Scientist, Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics
James DING
James DING
Managing Director, GSR Ventures
General Partner and Managing Director, GSR Venture, LLP

Mr. James Ding is a Managing Director at GSR Ventures, where he focuses on early-stage companies in the artificial intelligence, big data, IT-related health care, VR/AR and new media sectors. Prior to GSR Ventures, James co-founded AsiaInfo, which played an important role in the design and construction of China's Internet infrastructure. From May 1999 to April 1, 2003, he successfully guided the company to the first IPO on NASDAQ by a Chinese high-tech company. He currently serves as Director of the board of Asiainfo. Prior to that he has held various leadership positions in Asiainfo including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer and President. Mr. Ding is also an Independent Board Member of Baidu.com. He is a graduate of Peking University, and earned his MS degree in Information Science from University of California, Los Angeles.


Managing Director, GSR Ventures
Kai LI
Kai LI
Paul & Marcia Wythes Professor, Princeton University; Member, National Academy of Engineering; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering

​Kai Li is a Paul M. Wythes '55, P'86 and Marcia R. Wythes P'86 Professor at Princeton University, where he served on the faculty since 1986. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University, M.S. from Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.S. from Jilin University. His research areas include operating systems, parallel and distributed systems, storage systems, and analysis of big data.  He pioneered Distributed Shared Memory (DSM), allowing shared-memory programming on a cluster of computers, which won the ACM SIGOPS Hall of Fame Award in 2012. He proposed user-level DMA mechanism for efficient cluster communication, which went into the RDMA standard of Infiniband. He co-led (with Prof. Fei-Fei Li) the ImageNet project, which propelled deep learning to become the most active research area in machine learning. He co-founded Data Domain, Inc. and led the innovation of deduplication storage system product line to replace tape libraries at data centers.  The product line has taken over 60% of the market. The company went public in 2007 and later acquired by EMC. He was elected as an ACM fellow, an IEEE fellow and a member of National Academy of Engineering. 

Paul & Marcia Wythes Professor, Princeton University; Member, National Academy of Engineering; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Engineering
Jianhua LIN
Jianhua LIN
Former President of Peking University; Director of Peking University Research Center for Future Education Management and Professor of Chemistry

LIN Jianhua, former President of Peking University, is Director of Peking University Research Center for Future Education Management and Professor of Chemistry. 


Professor Lin served as President of Chongqing University from December 2010 to June 2013, President of Zhejiang University from 2013 to 2015, and President of Peking University from February 2015 to October 2018. Other leadership roles have included: Dean of the College of Chemistry, Executive Vice President and Provost at Peking University from 1998 to 2010. 


Born in October 1955 in Inner Mongolia, China, Professor Lin received his PhD in Chemistry from Peking University in 1986 and joined the University as an academic faculty in the same year. From 1988 to 1993, he conducted his post-doctoral research in the field of inorganic solid chemistry and material chemistry first at Max-Planck Institute of Solid State Research in Germany and then at the Department of Chemistry atIowa State University and Ames National Laboratory in the US. In 1993, Professor Lin returned to teach at Peking University as an Associate Professor and was promoted to full professorship in 1995. 


Professor Lin’s research interests cover a wide range of areas in solid chemistry, with more focus on new metal borates with novel structure type, and synthesis, structure and properties of transition metal oxides. He has published over 140 journal articles on the related subjects.


In addition to teaching and mentoring scores of students, Professor Lin won the 1st Prize for State-level Teaching Excellence in 2009.He was also awarded the 2nd Prize for Science and Technology Excellence by the Ministry of Education in 1995and a recipient ofNational Outstanding Youth Foundation in 1997. 


Former President of Peking University; Director of Peking University Research Center for Future Education Management and Professor of Chemistry
Xiaole Shirley LIU
Xiaole Shirley LIU
Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard University; Director of the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

​X Shirley Liu is Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at Harvard University and the Director of the Center of Functional Cancer Epigenetics at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on algorithm development and integrative modeling of high throughput genomic data to understand the specificity and function of regulator genes in tumor development, progression, drug response and resistance. She is especially interested in genomics and bioinformatics approaches in cancer epigenetics, cancer immunology, and CRISPR screens for translational cancer research. She is the PI of the Cancer Immune Data Common, a cancer moonshot project from National Cancer Institute with the goal of identifying biomarkers for optimizing cancer immunotherapy strategies. She has an H-index of 85 and has published over 60 papers in Nature, Science, or Cell series journals.  She is the recipient of the Sloan Research Fellowship, the Richard E. Weitzman Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation Investigator, and a Fellow of the International Society of Computational Biology. Since becoming a faculty in 2003, she has successfully mentored seventeen trainees to start tenure track faculty positions.

Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Harvard University; Director of the Center for Functional Cancer Epigenetics, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Xiaodong WANG
Xiaodong WANG
Director, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Chairman,2017 Science Committee of the Future Science Prize


Xiaodong Wang is currently the Director and Investigator of National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing. He received his B.S. degree from Beijing Normal University and his Ph.D. degree of Biochemistry from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. After his postdoctoral training at the Department of Molecular Genetics at the same school, he started his independent research career at Emory University in Atlanta. He returned to UT-Southwestern in 1996 as a faculty member at the Department of Biochemistry and held the position of George MacGregor Distinguished Professor until he returned to Beijing to take his current position in 2010. He was also an Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1997 to 2010. 


Xiaodong Wang’s research centers on the biochemical understanding of programmed cell death in mammalian cells.  Their laboratory is responsible for the discovery of the role of cytochrome c in apoptosis that established the signaling function of mitochondria. Their more recent work identified RIP3 kinase and its substrate MLKL as the core components of a pathway controlling and executing programmed necrosis. For his research achievements, Xiaodong Wang was elected to be a member of National Academy of Sciences, USA; Foreign-associate member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and European Molecular Biology Organization.

Director, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing; Member, U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xiangping WU
Xiangping WU
Professor, National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS

WU Xiang-Ping is a professor of astrophysics at National Astronomical observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been engaged in doing research on cosmology, including the construction of 21CMA in the Tianshan Mountains of western China, the first low-frequency radio array dedicated to the detection of the epoch of reionization. He is currently leading the Chinese SKA science team towards transforming our understanding of the universe. Prof. Wu was selected as the member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and has also served as the Dean of the School of Astronomy and Space Science in University of Chinses Academy of Sciences since 2017 and the member of Standing Committee, China Association for Science and Technology since 2016.

Professor, National Astronomical Observatories of China, CAS
Shou-Wu ZHANG
Shou-Wu ZHANG
Professor, Department of Mathematics,Princeton University; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences

Education 

B.S. Sun Yat-Sen University, 1983


M.S. Chinese Academy of Science, 1986 

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1991 (Advisor: Lucien Szpiro) 


Appointments 

Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 1991-1992 

Instructor, Princeton University, 1992-1994 

Assistant Professor, Princeton University 1994-1996

Associate Professor, Columbia University 1996-1998 

Professor, Columbia University 1998-2013 

Professor, Princeton university 2011– 


Editorship 

Algebra and Number Theory, 2013– 

Forum of Mathematics, 2015– 


Honors 

Sloan Research Fellowship, 1997


Morningside Gold Medal of Mathematics, 1998 

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 2009


Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2011 

Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2016


Simons Fellow in Mathematics, 2016  


Professor, Department of Mathematics,Princeton University; Member, U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences
Xiaodong ZHANG
Xiaodong ZHANG
Robert M. Critchfield Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Scholar,Ohio State University

Xiaodong ZHANG

Robert M. Critchfield Professor, the Ohio State University; Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers


Research in areas of data and storage management in computer and distributed systems; BS in Electrical Engineering from Beijing University of Technology, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Colorado at Boulder; Recipient of the 2010 Overseas Outstanding Contribution Award by China Computer Federation; Recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award in Engineering and Applied Sciences from University of Colorado at Boulder; Recipient of Lutron Foundation’s Education Leadership Award in 2018; Fellow of both ACM and IEEE. 


Robert M. Critchfield Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Scholar,Ohio State University