Wei-Pang Yang

Honorary Professor, Dept. of Information Management, NDHU
Email: wpyang@gmail.com

Research Interests

Database Management System: Theory and Application, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Digital Museum (數位典藏)

Education

美國哈佛大學資訊科學博士後研究 (Postdoc., Computer Science, Harvard University, MA., U.S.A., 1985-1986.).

國立交通大學資訊工程博士 (Ph. D., Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1984.)

國立交通大學資訊工程碩士 (M. S., Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1979.)

國立台灣師範大學數學學士 (B. S., Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, 1974.)

Work Experience

國立東華大學 副校長 (Professor and Vice President of National Dong Hwa University, 2012.2.1 – 2015.07.31)

國立東華大學 教務長 (Professor and Dean of Academic Affairs of National Dong Hwa University, 2007 – 2012)

國立東華大學管理學院 院長 (Professor and Dean: College of Management, National Dong Hwa University, 2005 – 2007)

國立東華大學資訊管理系 教授兼系主任 (Professor and Chair: Department of Information Management, National Dong Hwa University, 2004 – 2005)

[1979-2004 交大25年後 借調花蓮 國立東華大學 2006夏辭交大 續留 東華大學]

交大資訊科學系所 教授 (Professor: Department of Computer and Information Science, National Chiao Tung University, 1988 – 2006.)

交大圖書館 館長 (Director: University Library, National Chiao Tung University, 1998-2004.)

Vice Director: Microelectronics and Information Systems Research Center, National Chiao Tung University, 1994- 1996

交大資訊科學系 主任兼所長 (Head and Professor: Department of Computer and Information Science, National Chiao Tung University, 1988-1989, 1990-1992.)

交大計算機中心 主任 (Director: Computer Center, National Chiao Tung University, 1986-1987.)

交大資訊工程系所 副教授 (Associate Professor: Department of Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, 1984-1988.)

交大資訊工程系 講師 (Lecturer: Department of Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, 1979-1984.)

美國華盛頓大學 訪問學者 (Visiting Scholar: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, WA., U.S.A., 1996-1997.)

Visiting Scientist: IBM Almaden Research Center, San, Jose, CA., U.S.A., 1989-1990.

Visiting Scholar: Computer Science in the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, MA., U.S.A., 1985-1986.

國泰人壽 電腦中心程式設計師, 1976-1977.

省立花蓮中學 數學教師, 1974-1975.

Biography

    Wei-Pang Yang was born on May 17, 1950 in Hualien, TAIWAN. He received the B.S. degree in mathematics from National Taiwan Normal University in 1974, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the National Chiao Tung University in 1979 and 1984, respectively, both in computer engineering.

   Since August 1979, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. In the academic year 1985-1986, he was awarded the National Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and was a visiting scholar at Harvard University. From 1986 to 1987. He was the Director of the Computer Center of National Chiao Tung University. In August 1988, he joined the Department of Computer and Information Science at NationalChiao Tung University, and acted as the Head of the Department for one year. Then he went to IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California for another one year as visiting scientist. From 1990 to 1992, he was the Head of the Department of Computer and Information Science again. He was the visiting scholar of the University of Washington in Seattle for one year in 1996-97. He was the Director of University Library from 1988-2004.

    Back to home town Hualien. Since 2004 he has transferred to National Dong HwaUniversity at Hualien (the most beautiful county in Taiwan and Wei-Pang was born here). He acted as the Head of the Department of Information Management from 2004 to 2005, the Dean of College of Management from 2005 to 2007, and the Dean of Academic Affairs of NDHU from 2007 to 2012. Now he is the Vice President of NDHU. His research interests include database theory and application, information retrieval, data miming, digital library, and digital museum.

    Dr. Yang is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. He was the winner of the 1988, and 1992 AceR Long Term Award for Outstanding M.S. Thesis Supervision, 1993 AceRLong Term Award for Outstanding Ph. D. Dissertation Supervision, and the winner of 1990 Outstanding Paper Award of the Computer Society of the Republic of China. He also obtained the Outstanding Research Award of National Science Council of Taiwan. And he was the winner of the Outstanding Project Award, National Chiao Tung University, 2004. And he also obtained the Outstanding Research Award of National Dong HwaUniversity, 2010-2012.