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The Hong Kong Univers$y ofhScience and Technology
todayannounces the appointment of Prof Chung-Chun YANG ( $$ & .~&&#$‘), a Research Mathematician at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), as Professor of Mathematics.
A pioneer in the study of the factorisation theory of meromorphic functions, Prof Yang
has worked in areas of value-distribution theory of meromorphic functions and their
applications, pattern recognition and image processing, as well as data compression techniques for large pictorial database management. He has published over 100 journal articles and book
chapters, authored and edited sixteen monographs including two volumes introducing Chinese
mathematicians’ works, and has served as a reviewer for several journals. Three of his books
were published by American Mathematical Society (AMS) in its Contemporary Mathematics
Series. He has been an invited speaker at several international conferences and has given lectures in various scientific and mathematical meetings. A member of the AMS Committee on Translation from Chinese, Prof Yang has served as an Organiser for two of AMS special sessions.
Prof Yang earned his BS in Mathematics from the National Taiwan University and his MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He spent a year teaching and conducting Postdoctoral Research at Michigan State University before joining NRL in 1970. He received
NRL Annual Research Publication Award in 1972 and the Special Achievement Award in 1987.
During 1983 to 1984 he was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology. _
Born in Wuxi, Jiangsu, Prof Yang is married ‘with three children.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 2 April 1990
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