, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE), and of computer science at Rice University, has been elected a 2019 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The IEEE cited Zhong for “contributions to the development of energy-efficient driver circuits for organic light-emitting diodes.” The honor is conferred by the IEEE’s Board of Directors upon a researcher with “an extraordinary record of accomplishments.”
“Lin is truly an outstanding researcher and system builder. From his groundbreaking work in energy-efficient OLED systems to massive MIMO, no challenge is too ambitious for Lin to tackle. His recognition as an IEEE Fellow is well deserved,” said Edward Knightly, the Sheafor-Lindsay Professor and department chair of ECE.
Zhong joined the Rice faculty in 2005. He earned a B.S. and M.S. in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in 1998 and 2000, respectively, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2002 and 2005, respectively.
At Rice, he leads the Efficient Computing Group, founded to make computing, communication and interfacing more effective. In 2012 he received an NSF CAREER Award. Two years later he was presented with the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) SIGMOBILE Rockstar Award and, from Rice, the Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.