Ying-Cheng Lai#

Ying-Cheng Lai
Membership Number:5271
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2014 - present ISS Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
  • 2001 - present Professor of Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University
  • 2004 - present Affiliated Professor of Physics, Arizona State University
  • 2009 - 2017 Sixth Century Chair in Electrical Engineering, The University of Aberdeen, UK
  • 2001 - 2004 Professor of Mathematics, Arizona State University
  • 1999 - 2001 Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (50%) and of Mathematics (50%), Arizona State University
  • 1998 - 1999 Associate Professor of Physics (75%) and of Mathematics (25%), University of Kansas
  • 1994 - 1998 Assistant Professor of Physics (75%) and of Mathematics (25%), University of Kansas
  • 1992 - 1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • 1992 - 1994 Research Associate (part-time), Institute for Plasma Research, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1987 - 1992 Research Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, College Park
  • 1981 - 1986 Research Assistant, Laboratory of Modern Optics, Department of Optical Engineering, Zhejiang University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Physics of 2D Dirac materials
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Systems and synthetic biology
  • Machine learning
  • Signal processing
  • Complex networks
  • Quantum chaos
  • Mathematical biology

Honours and Awards
  • 2018 Corresponding Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Foreign Member of the National Academy of Science and Letters of Scotland)
  • 2016 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow (formerly known as NSSEFF - National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow, 15 selected nationwide in all areas of science and engineering), sponsored by the Basic Research Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research
  • 2008 Outstanding Referee Award, the American Physical Society
  • 2003 NSF ITR Award
  • 1999 Fellow of the American Physical Society (Citation For his many contributions to the fundamentals of nonlinear dynamics and chaos)
  • 1998 Undergraduate Teaching Award, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kansas
  • 1997 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) - Received a Presidential recognition in the White House on November 3,1997. Citation: For outstanding research innovation in theoretical studies of the effect of chaos in laser propagation)
  • 1997 NSF Faculty Career Award (one of the eleven selected by the Division of Physics)
  • 1991Institute for Plasma Research Fellowship, University of Maryland College Park
  • 1988 Ralph D. Myers Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, University of Maryland College Park

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