Asian American Scholar Forum Trailblazers
Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) lifts up trailblazers in our membership community. This includes prominent scholars who are members of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, along with past and current university presidents, provosts, deans and associate deans, past and current department chairs, and center, institute and program directors.
Charles C. Fitzmorris Professor of Computer Science at Princeton University
Department Chair and K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy, a Professor of Chemistry and a Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University. Members of National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences
M.C. Frank Chang
Distinguished Professor and Wintek Chair in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. Former president of Members of National Academy of Engineering and Academia Sinica
Eugene Higgins Professor of Computer Science, Princeton University. Members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and European Academy of Sciences.
Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering; Director, Xilinx Center of Excellence Chief Scientist, C3SR Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Members of National Academy, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Academia Sinica
Daniel Kahneman Collegiate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University
Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University
Jennifer (Yingying) Chen
Professor and Chair of Department Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University.
Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University
Orkand Corporation Professor of Management Science, and Professor of Operations Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park
Anne Anlin Cheng
Professor of English and affiliated faculty in the Program of American Studies, the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Committee on Film Studies, Princeton University.
Janet Davison Rowley Distinguished Service Professor in Cancer Research Director, Cancer Metabolomics Research Center
Joseph C. Elgin Professor of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Princeton University. Member of National Academy of Engineering
Volgenau Chair for Engineering Excellence, Director of Center for Customizable Domain-Specific Computing, Director of VLSI Architecture, Synthesis, and Technology (VAST) Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles. Member of National Academy of Engineering.
Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, of Photon Science, Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor, by courtesy, of Chemistry, Stanford University. Member of National Academy of Sciences.
Weldon G. Brown Professor of Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chemistry Department
Professor Emerita of Mathematics, Professor Emerita of Computer Science Engineering, University of California, San Diego. Members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Academia Sinica.
Xiang-dong Edward Guo
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University.
John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the University of Chicago.
Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University. Members of National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Academia Sinica.
Herbert Rabin Distinguished Professor; Director, Center for Materials Innovation, University of Maryland.
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of UMass Dartmouth.
Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Faculty Director of Action Learning, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Barbara Crittenden Professor in Cancer Research; Vice Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology; Director, Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Ginger (Zhe) Jin
Professor of Economics, and ADVANCE Professor of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park
Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Human Genetics Chair, Department of Human Genetics Director, Emory Stephen T. Warren National Fragile X Research Center Department of Human Genetics Emory University School of Medicine
Robert Porter Patterson Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Director of the Program in Sustainable Energy, Princeton University.
Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University.
Distinguished University Professor of Computer Science and Associate Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Member of National Academy of Engineering.
Hai “Helen” Li, Ph.D
Department Chair and Clare Boothe Luce Professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Duke University.
Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Paul M. Wythes and Marcia R. Wythes Professor in Computer Science, Princeton University. Member of National Academy of Engineering.
Keystone Professor, Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Sustainable Materials and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park.
Donald Biggar Willett Professor in Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology, Professor of Genetics, of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and of Dermatology, Founding Director of Yale Stem Cell Center, Yale University. Members of National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University.
Barry Mersky and Capital One Endowed Professor, Distinguished University Professor, Former Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe Chair, University of Maryland.
Professor and Former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, Coordinating Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, and Professor of the Department of Statistics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, and Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT.
Andrea J. Liu
Hepburn Professor of Physics, Director of the Center for Soft and Living Matter. Members of National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Washington Research Foundation Innovation Chair in Clean Energy, Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Campbell Chair Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Washington, Director of the Innovation Center for the Battery500 Consortium.
Jun S. Liu
Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Harvard University.
Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago. Chair of ACM Special Interest Group in Operating Systems.
Ann and Bill Swindells Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor, By Courtesy, of Neurobiology, Stanford University. Members of National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Peter X. Ma
Richard H Kingery Endowed Collegiate Professor of Dentistry, Professor of Dentistry, Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan.
Dr. Shin-Shem Steven Pei
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston.
Professor of Physics, Stanford University.
Professor of the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Professor, By Courtesy, of the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Stevens Institute of Technology.
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California at San Diego.
Zhiyong Jason Ren
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Princeton University.
H. Sebastian Seung
Evnin Professor in Neuroscience. Professor of Computer Science and Neuroscience, Princeton University.
W.M. Keck Professor of Energy, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Principal Investigator of the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Member of National Academy of Engineering.
Professor and Chair, IEEE Fellow Department of Computer and Information Sciences University of Delaware.
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University.
Jaswinder P. Singh
Professor of Computer Science, Technology and Societal Change and co-director of Center for the Decentralization of Power through Blockchain Technology, Princeton University
Gurindar S. Sohi
John P. Morgridge Professor, E. David Cronon Professor of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Members of National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Perelman Professor of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy, Charles Walgreen Jr. Professor of Pharmacy, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Michigan.
Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials, Harvard University. Members of National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering.
Principal Research Physicist at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Former Chief Scientist and Head of Theory Department, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab.
Professor of Huffington Center on Aging, Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics, Co-Director of the Genetics and Genomics Graduate Program, Robert C. Fyfe Endowed Chair on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Member of National Academy of Sciences.
Inaugural Sanford C. and Karen P. Loewentheil Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Donald and Elizabeth Cooke Professor of Cancer Research, School of Medicine, professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Professor of Cell Biology, Duke University, Member of the Duke Cancer Institute.
Global Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Physics, Co-Director of the Swartz Center for Theoretical Neuroscience, New York University.
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Member of National Academy of Sciences.
Professor, Endowed Department Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology Carver College of Medicine The University of Iowa
Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland. President-Elect, IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Laura H. Carnell Professor of Physics and former Chair of Physics Department, Temple University.
Jeff (Zhihong) Xia
Arthur and Gladys Pancoe Professor of Mathematics, Northwestern University.
Chandler Weaver Professor, Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lehigh University. Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering.
Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Sociology and PIIRS, Princeton University. Members of National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Professor, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University.
Kyocera Professor in Material Science and Engineering and Vice Dean of the College of Engineering, University of Washington.
Regents Professor, Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. Members of National Academy of Engineering and Academia Sinica.
Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Area Chair, Professor of Psychology, Professor of Statistics (by courtesy), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Professor of Mathematics, Princeton University. Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Robert M. Critchfield Professor in Engineering, Computer Science Department, Ohio State University.
Founder Professor of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Qualcomm Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of California San Diego.