Li-Chen Fu received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1981, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985 and 1987, respectively. Since 1987 till now, he has been on the faculty and currently is a professor of both Department of Electrical Engineering and Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering of National Taiwan University. He has also served as the Secretary General of National Taiwan University from 2005 to 2008, and in 2007 was awarded Lifetime Distinguished Professorship from his university and Irving T. Ho Chair Professorship from Irving T. Ho Foundation, respectively. His areas of research interest include Robotics, Smart Home, Visual Detection and Tracking, Control Theory & Applications, and Human Computer Interaction.
Dr. Fu has been extremely active and highly regarded in his technical field. He was appointed as AdCom member of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society before, and his most recent term is from 2004/1~2005/12. Besides that, he served as the Program Chair of 「2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)」as well as the Program Chair of 「2004 IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CCA)」, where both conferences have been highly regarded by the international community. In terms of the editorial work, he has served as Associate Editor of the prestigious control journal, called Automatica from 1996 to 1999. Starting from 1999, he started a new international control journal, called Asian Journal of Control, and became an Editor-in-Chief of the journal till now. Due to his profound academic reputation, he was appointed as Vice-President for Publication of Asian Control Association (ACA) since 2006, and has been elected as President of ACA since 2012.
Dr. Fu has received numerous recognitions for his outstanding performance in research and education during his about twenty year technical career. Domestically, he has received Outstanding Research Award during 1990-1993 and Distinguished Research Awards at the years of 1995, 1998, and 2000 from National Science Council, respectively, Outstanding Youth Medal in 1991, Outstanding Engineering Professor Award in 1995 from Chinese Institute of Engineers, Best Teaching Award in 1994 from Ministry of Education, Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1999, Outstanding Control Engineering Award from Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS) in 2000, Lee Kuo-Ding Medal from Chinese Institute of Information and Computing Machinery in 2000, Industry-Academia Collaboration Award from Ministry of Education in 2004, TECO Technology Award in 2005, and Distinguished Research Fellowship from National Science Council during 2001-2007, and University Level Industry Economic Contribution Award from Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2010, and Outstanding Research Award from Pan Wen Yuan Foundation, 2012. Internationally, he has been awarded IEEE Fellow since 2004, and has been elected to be a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Robotics and Automation Society during 2004-2005 and 2007.