Benjamin W. WahProvost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Professor Benjamin Wah is the Provost and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Professor Wah is the Franklin W. Woeltge Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has served as the President of IEEE Computer Society.
Professor Wah has received numerous international honours and awards for his distinguished academic and professional achievements. Among these are the Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science of the University of California, Berkeley, the W. Wallace McDowell Award, the Tsutomu Kanai Award and the Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award of the IEEE Computer Society. Professor Wah has been appointed as the Chairman of the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong since 2013.
In 2015, he was appointed as ex-officio member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government in the capacity as the Chairman of the Research Grants Council. He is currently member of various UGC Sub-Committees, including Strategy Sub-Committee and Research Group. He also serves on the Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council as well as the Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation of the HKSAR Government.