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John Hopcroft Appointed as SJTU Chair Professor

July 13, 2017      Author: Sun Yintong

On the afternoon of July 5, John Hopcroft, winner of Turing Award, academician of American Academy of Sciences and Engineering, and Professor of Cornell University Department of Computer Science was engaged SJTU Chair Professor.

On behalf of SJTU, Xu Xuemin first expressed the thankfulness of Professor Hopcroft for his outstanding contribution. With his help, research and teaching level of SJTU Computer Science gradually step into the world first-class ranks. He was awarded the "Chinese Government Friendship Award" in 2016 due to his enthusiasm and outstanding contribution to Chinese higher education.

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Lin Zhongqin presented John Hopcroft the letter of appointment and the school badge. Lin Zhongqin hoped that under Professor John Hopcroft's leadership, the Computer Science Center could developed into a world-renowned computer research center and enhance SJTU's international influence and popularity.

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Translated by Wang Ying      Reviewed by Wang Bingyu

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