Dr. Lee received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1971, and the M.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and 1978 respectively.For a full resume (professionally), see Resume.
Dr. Lee has been with the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, where he is a Distinguished Research Fellow since July 1, 1998, and Director until September 15, 2008. Prior to joining the Institute, he was a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University, where he has worked since 1978. He is also a Distinguished Research Chair Professor of Computer Science in the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, and the Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, National Taiwan University, Honorary Chair Professor of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Computer Science Chair Professor of National Chung Hsing University, and of National Chiao-Tung University. He has a joint appointment with the Genomics Research Center and the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica. He is currently the Executive Director of the Taiwan Information Security Center (TWISC), Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, and also the Deputy Program Director of the Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program, sponsored by the National Science Council, Taiwan.
He spent one year (August 1989 - August 1990) working as Program Director for Computer & Computation Theory Program, Division of Computer & Computation Research of the National Science Foundation. He was a Distinguished Visiting Researcher, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences of Japan, in July 1991.
His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, computational geometry, VLSI layout, web-based computing, algorithm visualization, software security, bio-informatics, and digital libraries. Professional Activities
He has published over 150 technical articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings, and he also holds three U.S. patents, and one Taiwan patent.
He is Editor of Algorithmica,
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage
International J. of Information and Computer Security
LNCS Transactions on Computational Science,
Chief Editor of Int'l Journal of Computational Geometry & Applications
Series Editor of Lecture Notes Series on Computing for World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore.
In Taiwan, he has been involved with several key projects, including open source software policy, Computer Science curriculum development for high schools, information security, Taiwan cultural portal project in collaboration with the culture.mondo project (of Canada et al.), and the international collaboration project for advancing security technology (iCAST) with UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University.
He is Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of ACM and Past President of IICM.
He is Recipient of 2001 Outstanding Research Award from the Pan Wen-Yuan Foundation for contributions to computational geometry and its applications to VLSI ciruit layout, routing, and manufacturing.
Recipient of 2001 Information Science Honorary Medal from the Institute of Information and Computing Machinery, Taiwan, for his life-time contribution to information science and
Recipient of 2007 Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation, Germany, for his lifetime academic achievements.
He is elected Member of Academia Sinica, 2004(English, Chinese), and Member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), 2008.
Patents and Copyright
Copyright: GeoSheet: A Distributed Visualization Tool for Geometric Algorithms, Registration number: TXu 695-628, U. S. Copyright Office, July 24, 1995.
Patent: Method and System for Determining Critical Area for Circuit Layouts Using Voronoi Diagrams (with E. Papadopoulou), U.S. Patent No. 6178539, January 2001.
Patent: Nonlinear Muscle-Like Controller (with Chi-haur Wu), U.S. Patent No. 6,243,624 B1, June 2001.
Patent: An Intelligent System for Regulating the Speed of an Electrical Motorcycle (with Chi-haur Wu), U.S. Patent No. 6,324,464 B1, Nov. 2001.
Patent: An Intelligent System for Regulating the Speed of an Electric Vehicle, (with C. H. Wu) R.O.C Patent No. 089105820, June 2002