Mao-Chao Lin (林茂昭) was born in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, on December 24, 1954.
He received the Bachelor and Master degree, both in electrical engineering, from National Taiwan University in 1977 and 1979, respectively. He also received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Hawaii in 1986.
From 1979 to 1982, he was an assistant scientist of Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology at Lung-Tan, Taiwan. He is currently a Professor in Department of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University. His research interests is in the area of coding theory and Digital communications.
He has served as Chair of IEEE Information Theory society Taipei chapter in 1994 and 1995. He has served as Chair of IEEE Communications society Taipei chapter in 2004 and 2005. He has served as one of the three TPC Cochiars of ISITA2010/ISSSTA2010 (2010 International Symposium on Information Theory and Its Applications/2010 International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques and Applications) at Taichung, Oct. 17-20, 2010.