Achievement Award - Professor Chih-Ming Ho
Dr. Chih-Ming Ho currently serves as UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor
for Research and holds the Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Chair Professor
in School of Engineering. He is the Director of Institute for Cell Mimetic
Space Exploration (CMISE). He graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department
of the National Taiwan University. After receiving his Ph.D. from The
Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ho started his career at the University of
Southern California and rose to the rank of Full Professor. In 1991, he
moved to the University of California, Los Angeles to lead the establishment
of the micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) field in UCLA and served as
the founding Director of the Center for Micro Systems. To this day, the UCLA
MEMS research has been recognized as one of the best in the world. He is an
internationally renowned scientist in micro/nano fluidics, bio-nano
technology and turbulence. In 1997, Dr. Ho was inducted as a member of the
National Academy of Engineering. In the next year, he was elected as an
Academician of Academia Sinica, which honors scholars of Chinese origin with
exceptional achievements in liberal arts and the sciences. He has published
220 papers and holds seven patents, and has presented over 70 keynote
talks in international conferences. He was elected Fellow of the American
Physical Society as well as American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics for his contributions in a wide spectrum of technical areas.
In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has made extensive
contributions to the professional societies around the world. He has chaired
the Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) in American Physical Society, which is
the leading platform in the United States for scientists interested in
fundamental fluid dynamics. He is on the advisory board for AIAA Journal. He
is a member of the IEEE/ASME JMEMS coordinating Committee. He was an
Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering and an Associate
Editor of the AIAA JournaJ. He also has served as a Guest Editor for Annual
Review of Fluid Dynamics.
On the international level, he has served on advisory panels to provide assistance to many countries and regions, France, China, Israel, Taiwan, and Japan, on the development of nano/micro technologies. Dr. Ho also has chaired or served on numerous organizing committees of international conferences on high technology topics.
Service Award - Professor Thomas W. Lin
Dr. Thomas W. Lin, Accounting Circle Professor of Accounting at the
USC Leventhal School of Accounting and the Marshall School of Business MBA
Pacific Rim Educatioll Program China Country Desk Officer, is an
internationally known scholar in cost management and greater China accounting.
He has published two co-authored textbooks: (1) Cost Management:
A Strategic Emphasis, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2nd ed., 2002, and
(2) Advanced Auditing: Fundamentals of EDP and Statistical Audit
Technology, Addison-Wesley, 1988. He received the Best Papers Award at
the 9th World Congress of Accounting Educators held in Hong Kong, November
2002 for his co-authored paper entitled Strategy, Choice of Performance
Measures, and Performance. He also received the Rintaro Aoki Outstanding
Papers Award at the Third Biennial International Accounting Research
Conference held in Kobe, Japan, October 2000 for his co-authored paper
entitled An Empirical Study of Management Accounting Practices in China.
He has published more than forty articles in academic journals such as the
Accounting Review, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Auditing:
A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting,
Journal of Information Systems, and International Journal of Management
Theory & Practice.
Dr. Lin is an active life member of CAFA, and has served as President,
President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Campus Liaison Officer, and on the
Board of CAFA Scholarship Foundation. He is the Founding President of the
Chinese Accounting Professors Association of North America and an International
Advisor of the Chinese Accounting Professors Association.
Dr. Lin has a B.A. degree in business administration from National Taiwan
University (1966), MBA degree from National Chengchi University in Taiwan
(1970), M.S. degree in accounting and information systems from UCLA (1991),
and Ph.D. degree in accounting from the Ohio State University. He has
experience as an internal auditor, a systems analyst, and a special assistant
to the Chairman of the Board Yong-Ching Wang at Formosa Plastics Group in
Taiwan, as well as an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick in Los Angeles. Dr. Lin
and his wife, Angela, reside in Rowland Heights, and have one son William
and one daughter Margaret. They are all Christians.