C.L. Liu

Professor, National Tsing Hua University | Taiwan

C.L. Liu was one of the earliest developers of Computer Aided Instruction (more popularly known now as Distance Learning). In fact, his paper, “Study in Machine Aided Learning,” was his master’s thesis at MIT in 1960. He earned his doctorate in science there just two years later, and joined Project MAC (one of the birthplaces of the ARPAnet) at MIT in 1963.

He also did seminal research in the area of Real Time Systems and Electronic Design Automation. Dr. Liu was on the faculty of MIT and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and served as President of the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan from 1998 to 2002. Currently he is the William M.W. Mong Honorary Chair Professor of National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.

He serves on the boards of a number of high-tech companies, universities, and charitable foundations and also hosts a weekly radio show.

Besides his technical publications, Dr. Liu has published eight books on science, technology, and the humanities for a general readership.