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Academic honored by U.K. organization for contributions to computing

Academic honored by U.K. organization for contributions to computing

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) In recognition of his contributions to a higher quality of life, Taiwanese computer science professor Hsiung Pao-ann has been awarded the title of fellow by the U.K.'s Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET). National Chung Cheng University (CCU) announced the development on its website Wednesday, where it praised Hsiung's achievements during his 12 years teaching at the school. CCU cited Hsiung's application of his research in actual real-life products as the reason he was honored by the IET. "Back when computers were still uncommon, I was amazed by e-mail. That got me thinking that it would be great if I too could develop software that makes people's lives more convenient," the school quoted Hsiung as saying. Some of his research credits include a radio-frequency identification (RFID)-based system for locks at special education schools and a system for measuring body temperature for physically or mentally challenged students, the school wrote. Another system that the professor has worked on can be used to check the accuracy and safety of embedded software in electronic appliances, like washing machines and microwaves, or in medical facilities and transportation infrastructure, according to CCU. Hsiung's current project is developing and testing software for smart electric grids and traffic signals, which he says aim to boost energy efficiency by adjusting consumption in urban areas. Founded in 1971, the IET has over 150,000 members around the world. It is the largest engineering society in Europe in terms of scale and the number of engineering fields it covers, according to CCU. (By Chiang Chun-liang and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-05-10 01:58 GMT+08:00