President of NUPT
Professor Yang Zhen, male, Han nationality, is currently President of NUPT. He is supervisor of doctoral degree candidates，deputy of the Tenth and the Eleventh National People's Congress, Vice President of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party.
President Yang was born in Wujin of Jiangsu Province in 1961. He graduated from Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications and got bachelor degree in 1983 and master degree in 1988 respectively. In 1999, he graduated as a Ph. D from Shanghai Jiaotong University. He made further study in Bremen University in the Federal Republic of Germany from 1992 to 1993, and University of Maryland in the United States in 2003. In April 2000, he became Vice Dean of Information and Engineering Department in Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. In December 2001, he was appointed Vice President of Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications. In June 2006, he began to serve as President of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
At present, he serves as an Vice Chairman of China Institute of Communications and Director of the Academic Committee at China Institute of Communications. He is also Chairman of Jiangsu Provincial Institute of Communications, Executive Director of National Electronics Education Committee, Vice President of APCC Steering Committee, deputy director of Editorial Board of "Journal of China University of Posts and Telecommunications(in English)" and "Data Acquisition and Processing", member of the editorial board of "ZTE's Technology" and "Jiangsu Communication Technology", Chairman of "The Expert Committee of Teaching Materials for the Undergraduates Majoring in Electronic Information " in Xi'an University of Electronic Science and Technology, member of the Academic Degree Council of Jiangsu Province , expert of the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, Chairman of the Steering Committee of “Education for Software Talents in Colleges and Universities of Jiangsu” and the director of Key Laboratory of "Speech and Intelligent Signal Processing" of MII (Ministry of Information Industry) .
President Yang has been engaged in teaching and research of signal and information processing, as well as of the theory and technology of communications. He used to be in charge of National Supporting Plan, National "863" Project, Natural Science Foundation of China and 20 other provincial and ministerial research projects. He published more than 170 articles both at home and abroad on academic journals or conference papers. In 1996, he was awarded as "The Backbone of Excellent Young Teacher" of higher institutions in Jiangsu Province, “The Outstanding Educator” of Jiangsu Province in 2001, "Model Member of the Institute" by Chinese Institute of Electronics Education in 2006, “Outstanding Contribution Awards to the Young and Middle-aged Experts of Jiangsu Province” in 2008. In 1998 and 2001, he was selected into "333 Project" of Jiangsu Province and “New Century Academic Leader Candidates” of "Qinglan Project” of higher institutions in Jiangsu Province respectively. He won the top award of College Teaching of Jiangsu Province, the honor of “National Bilingual Model Class”, the first prize of “Outstanding Curriculum” of colleges and universities in Jiangsu Province, “Multimedia Courseware Award” by Ministry of Education, the award for the excellent academic paper by Teaching and Research Board of Chinese Higher Education, the honor of “Advanced Individual” by Chinese Communication Committee, the award for Outstanding Academic Paper of Natural Science in Nanjing.