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Volunteerism” is the theme for my services in professional society. As a 24-year member and volunteer in Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) in general and in IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) in particular, I find my participation to be professionally and personally rewarding. I believe that volunteerism is a core value of IEEE, and my approach is to help other members and myself as the volunteers in IEEE CIS. The service paths I have being doing including membership (advocating new and high level membership services), Publications (editorial board services), Technical Activities (technical committees services and cross-region cooperation), Conferences (organizing services), and Operation (creating and promoting volunteer opportunities).

I was elected as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy systems (ERA Tier A*, Top 1% in engineering fields) from 2011. The submission of TFS has increased tremendously from 377 (in 2010) to 781 (in 2013). In addition, the Impact Factor (IF) has increased from 2.695 (in 2010) to 8.746 (in 2014). The IF of TFS in 2014 ranked number 1 out of 123 publications in the CS/AI Categories, ranked number 1 out of 146 publications among all IEEE Publications, and ranked number 1 out of 249 publications in the EEE Categories.

 

 

Membership in Academic, Professional and Scholarly Societies:

(International)

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (2005-)

Fellow, International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) (2013-)

Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (2011-2016)

Founding Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering,

                         American Scientific Publishers (2012-)

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems II (2006-07)

Chairman, IEEE Taipei Section (2009-2010) (received the IEEE Member and
              Geographic Activities Board Outstanding Large Section Award
)

President, Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) (2004-2005)

General Chair, 2011 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2011), Taipei, Taiwan, 2011.

Panel Sessions Chair, 2014 IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI 2014), Beijing, China, 2014.

Program co-chairs, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE 2015), Istanbul, Turkey, 2015.

Panel Sessions chair, 2016 The IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (IEEE WCCI 2016),Vancouver, Canada, 2016

Invited Session Chair, 2012 IEEE World Congress on Computational
              Intelligence (IEEE-WCCI 2012), Brisbane, Australia, 2012.

General Chair, The 8th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2011), Kaohsiung,
              Taiwan, 2011.

Board of Governor (BoG), IEEE Taipei Section (2007-2008)

Board of Governor (BoG), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (2008-2010)

Board of Governor (BoG), Publication Division, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2005-2008)

Board of Governor (BoG), IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2003-2005)

AdCom Member, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (representing IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and IEEE Circuits and Systems Society) (2005-2006, 2010)

Executive Board Member, IEEE Taipei Chapter (2007-2008)

Chairman, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Taipei Chapter (2005)

Member, IEEE Gustav R. Kirchhoff Award Committee (2004-2006)

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (2002-2010)

Associate Editor, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, Cybernetics, Part B

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Part I and II

Section Editor, GERONTOLOGY

Associate Editor, Journal of Automatica

Associate Editor, International Journal of Speech Technology

Associate Editor, Asia Journal of Control

Associate Editor, Journal of Information Science and Engineering

Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

Member, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

Member, IEEE Computer Society

Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Member, IEEE System, Man, and Cybernetics Society

Member, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society

Chair,   Technical Committee on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE CIS Society

Chair,   Technical Committee on Neural Systems and Applications, IEEE CAS Society

Chair,    Technical Committee on Nanoelectronics and Giga-scale Systems, IEEE CAS Society

Chair,    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) Taipei Section (2009-2010)

Subcommittee Chair, Technical Committee on Life-Science Systems and Applications, IEEE CAS Society

Member, Technical Committee on Cellular Neural Networks and Array Computing, IEEE CAS Society

Member, Technical Committee on Multimedia Systems and Applications, IEEE CAS Society

Member, Technical Committee on VLSI Systems and Applications, IEEE CAS Society

Council Member, International Fuzzy System Association (IFSA) (since 2000)

Board of Governor (BoG), Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) (since 2000)

Vice Chairman, IEEE Robotics and Automation Taipei Chapter (1997 - 1999)

Chairman, IEEE Robotics and Automation Taipei Chapter (2000 - 2001)

Member, The Honor Society of Eta Kappa Nu

Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Member, The Honor Society of Tau Beta Pi

 

(Taiwan)

Lifetime Chair Professor, NCTU University (2010- now)

Board of Directors, MediaTek (Chip Design) Company (2007-2013)

Board of Directors, YuLon Motor Company (2008-now)

Board of Directors, SpringSoft Education Foundation (2007-now)

Supervisor, Chinese Automation Association (1998 - now)

Supervisor, Taiwan Systems Association (2005 - now)

Deputy Chairman, Chinese Fuzzy System Association (CFSA) (1994 - 2001

Chairman, Chinese Fuzzy System Association (CFSA) (2002 - 2005)

Associate Editor, Journal of Chinese Engineering Society

Associate Editor, Journal of Chinese Fuzzy System Association (CFSA)

Member, Chinese Engineering Society

Member, Chinese Electrical Engineering Society

Member, The Honor Society of Tau Beta Pi

Chair Professor , NCTU University (2004-2007, 2007-2010)

 

 

[Significance Description 1] IEEE Fellow

 

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership.

 

Establishment of the IEEE Fellow Grade

The grade of Fellow first appeared in the AIEE constitution of 1912. In that year, the AIEE revised its membership structure and established the grade of Fellow for those engineers who had demonstrated outstanding proficiency and had achieved distinction in their profession. Potential Fellows had to be at least thirty-two years of age, with a minimum of ten years experience. When the IRE established its Fellow grade in 1914, the requirements were clearly modeled on those of the AIEE.

 

Early years of the IEEE Fellow grade

For the first several years after the establishment of the Fellow grade, both the AIEE and the IRE allowed Members to make direct application for transfer to Fellow. In both cases, applications had to be accompanied by references from five existing Fellows, and required the approval of the Board of Directors. In 1939, the IRE modified its procedure to make admission or transfer to the Fellow grade possible only by direct invitation of the Board of Directors, a policy it maintained until the merger in 1963. In 1938, the AIEE modified its constitution to provide that "Applications to the grade of Fellow shall result only from a proposal of five Members or Fellows." In 1951, the AIEE prohibited applications for Fellow grade altogether, and adopted a policy of direct invitation similar to that of the IRE. As noted above, numerous electrical engineers were members of both the AIEE and the IRE, and many of them became Fellows of both organizations. When the two institutes merged in 1963, all AIEE and IRE Fellows automatically became Fellows of the IEEE. In 1942, the IRE had begun to issue citations to new Fellows, briefly describing their accomplishments.

 

IEEE Fellow Grade Today

As it stands today, the IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the Board of Directors upon a person with an extraordinary record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting Institute membership. Each new Fellow receives a beautifully matted and framed certificate with the name of the Fellow and a brief citation describing the accomplishment, a congratulatory letter from the incoming IEEE president and a gold sterling silver Fellow lapel pin with antique finish.

 

 

 

[Significance Description 2] Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems (2011-2016)

 

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy systems (TFS) was founded by Prof. James C. Bezdek at 1993. During past 20 years, 3 Editor-in-Chiefs (EiC) took charge of the running of this publication. They are Prof. James C. Bezdek, Univ. of West Florida (1993~1998); Prof. James M Keller, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia (1999~2004), and Prof. Nikhil R. Pal, Indian Statistical Institute (2005~2010). The journal is published bimonthly. 100 papers (1000 pages) in average are published annually. It is quite competitive to be selected and published in this publication. 

 

Among various journals in the fuzzy area, TFS is an eminent journal with excellent performance in terms of Impact factors and H5 index. In 2010, the impact factor was 2.695, which made TFS at the placing of 15 among all IEEE publications. As for the H5 index, TFS is ranked as 44, which is the highest ranking among other fuzzy-related publications. The newest report in June 28th, 2012, showed that in 2011, the impact factor of TFS increases to 4.26, which makes TFS rank 5th out of 111 journals in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence categories, and rank 8th out of 244 journals in Electrical Engineering category. This is the historic high impact factor number of TFS and all journals of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

 

Not only the performance is impressive, but the processing time of submission is efficient as well. The processing time span of first and final decisions of papers is controlled within 2.5 months and 5 months for that we believe it is quite crucial for the authors to get a prompt feedback of their work.

 

As the current EiC of TFS, I have encouraged the Associate editors (AEs) to keep a strict standard on reviewing papers. Meanwhile, a convenient mechanism of decision making in the system is designed to facilitate the AEs recommendation. In this way, not only authors could receive promptly but quality feedback, but the processing time could be reduced to a more competitive time span. Moreover, in this year, the rejection rate of the submission has been further enhanced from 70 % to 80%. However, though with this comparatively high rejection rate, the submissions to our journal still burst to a notable peak over the years. It is estimated that 628 papers will be sent to review this year. During the period of Jan-1 to May-31, 138 papers was submitted to TFS last year whereas the number of submission of this year is 256. It is a 85% growth in this year.

 

Also, a new webpage which includes more detailed and useful information is established for the authors’ use. Working hard with my colleagues, I found it is quite helpful to have frequent communications between me and the AEs. It makes the publication running smoothly. Therefore, the webpage is established for the purpose of both enhancing the popularity of TFS and creating more interactions with our readers and authors. Serving as the EiC of TFS, I found the work is quite challenging, but rewarding.

[Significance Description 3] Chairman, IEEE Taipei Section (2009-2010)

 

IEEE Taipei section was established in 1974. It is an active section with fruitful accomplishments. 18 prominent researchers served as the chair for the Taipei Section during the past decades. It was my pleasure to be nominated as the 19th chair and served from 2009 to 2010. The mission of IEEE Taipei Section includes organizing professional and educational activities, promoting student activities and developing membership recruitment.

 

As an interface for local researchers and students to get connection with the IEEE, the Taipei section is doing its duty properly to help members getting involved in the global academic activities and gaining abundant research resources. Members had excellent performance in academic as well as in industrial territory. Until now, about 80 members have been honored as the IEEE fellows. Also, many of them are Distinguished lecturers, Associate editors or the Editors in Chief of international academic journals and Chairman of global academic conferences. Many significant contributions were made to enhance research performances in Taiwan.

 

During 2009-2010, Taipei section has vigorous developments in terms of various aspects. 2 chapters (Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society; Council on Electronic Design Automation) were established. 2 new student branches and 3 new student branch chapters were constructed. They are NTHU student branch, PE student branch chapter and EDS student branch chapter (at National Tsing Hua University); NCHU student branch and SMC student branch chapter (at Nation Chung Hsing University); EDS student branch (at National Chiao Tung University). Workshops and meetings were arranged frequently to deliver valuable experiences in doing research. Website was redesigned to further provide useful information and applicable functions to the users. E-letters began to be published bimonthly to circulate updated information and activities among the organization and the sub-organizations.

 

With frequent interactions between our members, the Taipei section had productive performance during these two years. It was honored as 2008 R10 Outstanding Large Sections by IEEE MGA. The number of our member increased sharply during this period of time. Totally, 4001 members registered in 2010. It is a 1000 members growing if compared with the number of menbers registered in 2008. Meanwhile, the number reached to its peak in history.