Visiting Scholar  |  Ho, Jan-Ming  
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Jan-Ming Ho received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Northwestern University in 1989. He received his M.S. at Institute of Electronics of National Chiao Tung University in 1980 and his B.S. in electrical engineering from National Cheng Kung University in 1978. Dr. Ho joined the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica as an Associate Research Fellow in 1989, and was promoted to Research Fellow in 1994. In 2000-2003, he served as Deputy Director of the institute. In 2004-2006, he had served as Deputy Director of IIS, Academia Sinica in 2000-2003, and as Director General of the Division of Planning and Evaluation, Nationa Science Council. During his term as Deputy Director of IIS, he was in charge of planning and operation of National Digital Archive Program, organized Summer Institute on Bioinformatics in 2001. He also founded the Open Source Foundry and organized a series of events on promoting open source. He co-founded Foresight Taiwan and Germination Initiative and Functional Units with Dr. Eugene Wong in 2007-2012. He has served as reviewer and think tank member of the Germination Initiative ever since. He had also served as advisor of Ministry of Education and its Division of IT education in 2012-2016.

He visited IBM’s T. J. Watson Research Center in summer 1987 and summer 1988, the Leonardo Fibonacci Institute for the Foundations of Computer Science, Italy, in summer 1992, and the Dagstuhl Seminar on Applied Combinatorial Methods in VLSI/CAD, Germany, in 1993.

Dr. Ho’s research interests cover the integration of theory and applications, including combinatorial optimization, information retrieval and extraction, multimedia network protocols, bioinformatics, and digital library and archive technologies. Dr. Ho also published results in the field of VLSI/CAD physical design.

He is member of IEEE, ACM,  Institute of Information and Computing Machinery (IICM), Computer Society of ROC (CSROC), Smart Living Space Association (SmartLISA), Taiwan IC Design Association (TICD), Taiwan Association on Financial Technology (TACC), Taiwan Financial Technology Association (Fintech). He is on the board of directors of IICM, CSROC, SmartLISA 和 Fintech. He has also served as board member of several NPOs including Frontier Foundation, Taiwan, Y.T. Lee Foundation Science Education for All, WuSanLien Foundation on Taiwanese History. He had served as President of IICM in 2007-2009 and President of Software Liberty Association Taiwan (SLAT) in 2004-2008.