2003 CAFA Awards

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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.

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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.

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