Tan Tieniu

Professor TAN Tieniu is the Chair of Nanjing University CPC Council. Prior to this position, he served as Deputy Director (Vice Minister) of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Deputy Secretary-General of CAS, Director-General of the CAS Institute of Automation (CASIA) and Director of the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition of CASIA.

He obtained his BSc degree in 1984 from Xi’an Jiaotong University and his MSc and PhD degree from Imperial College London in 1986 and 1989 respectively. After graduation from Imperial College, he joined the University of Reading, UK, where he worked until he returned to China to join CASIA in 1998.

Professor Tan’s research interests include image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition and other related topics in artificial intelligence. He has authored or co-authored (co-edited) more than 10 monographs or books, and has published more than 600 research papers in mainstream refereed journals and conferences. He holds more than 100 granted patents. He has received many awards for his scientific achievements, including several national scientific and technological awards, as well as the King-Sun Fu Prize, which is the most prestigious award from the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement of science in developing countries, an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng) in the U.K., and a Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. He is also a Fellow of IEEE and IAPR.