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Yi Pan


Dr. Yi Pan was born in Jiangsu, China. He entered Tsinghua University in March 1978 with the highest college entrance examination score among all 1977 high school graduates in Jiangsu Province. Dr. Pan is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Professor of the  Department of Computer Information Systems at Georgia State University. Dr. Pan received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in computer engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 1982 and 1984, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh, USA, in 1991.

Dr. Pan’s research interests include parallel and cloud computing, wireless networks, and bioinformatics. Dr. Pan has published more than 330 papers including over 150 SCI journal papers and 50 IEEE Transactions papers. In addition, he has edited/authored 39 books. He has received many awards from organizations such as IEEE, NSF, AFOSR, JSPS, IBM, ISIBM, IISF and Mellon Foundation. Dr. Pan has served as an editor-in-chief or editorial board member for 15 journals including 7 IEEE Transactions and a guest editor for 12 special issues for 10 journals including 2 IEEE Transactions. He has organized numerous international conferences and workshops and has delivered over 40 keynote speeches at international conferences around the world.

Dr. Pan is a “Great Master Face-to-Face” Series Speaker (2012), an IEEE Distinguished Speaker (2000-2002), a Yamacraw Distinguished Speaker (2002), a Shell Oil Colloquium Speaker (2002), and a senior member of IEEE. He is listed in Men of Achievement, Who’s Who in Midwest, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American EducationWho’s Who in Computational Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who of Asian Americans.