TAN Tieniu, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was elected International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) at its Annual General Meeting held on September 15 in London, according to the Royal Academy of Engineering.
TAN Tieniu, Professor of computer vision and pattern recognition and Deputy Secretary-General of CAS was honored International Fellow of the RAEng, the highest honor for UK engineers and international engineering professors.
Dr. TAN, as well as other six newly elected International Fellows of this year, bring “an enormous breadth of expertise to the Academy”, and widen the collective scope and knowledge of the Academy, said Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President of the RAEng.
Born in 1964 in Hunan Province, TAN Tieniu is currently the director of the Center for Research on Intelligent Perception and Computing at the Institute of Automation, Director General of the CAS Bureau of International Cooperation, and a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the IAPR (the International Association of Pattern Recognition). TAN’s current research interests include biometrics, image and video understanding, and information forensics and security.
The Royal Academy of Engineering announced the election of 59 new Fellows on Tuesday, including UK's most accomplished engineers from academia and business, seven new International Fellows and one Honorary Fellow at the Annual General Meeting.
The newly elected Fellows are with diverse backgrounds, including leading engineering and manufacturing companies and world-leading academic institutions. Professor Dame Ann Dowling expects that they will make “significant contributions to the Academy’s activities in their time as Fellows”, and “create benefit for society through engineering”.
Founded in June 1976 as the Fellowship of Engineering, the Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK’s national academy of engineering. The Academy brings together engineers from across the engineering sectors for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering.
The Academy's Fellows represents the best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders in UK. About 50 Fellows are elected each year by peer review from nominations made by existing Fellows. International and Honorary Fellows are also elected and are distinguished by the postnominal FREng and HonFREng respectively.