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Qian Hualin

Qian Hualin—One of the founders of China's Internet, former vice director of Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Research field: puter network and digital munication

In 1965, Qian Hualin graduated from the major of puter sciences, Department of Automation, University of Science and Technology of China. Since 1975, he has worked on puter network and digital munication. From 1980 through 1982, he was dedicated to network researches at Georgia Institute of Technology, the US. From 1983 to 1984, he was dedicated to joint research and development on network switch in Germany, and during the time he developed X.25 packet switching network together with German scientists. In 1986, he chaired the design of the general program on puter information system of the 11th Asian Games.

In October 1989, he chaired the NCFC project, a national key disciplinary development project supported by World Bank loans. Meanwhile, he worked as technological and administrative coordinator between China and the Internet, and organized the research and development of Chinese DNS. Since then, he has hosted CASNet, CSTNet and other large extensive projects of NCFC. For these achievements, he was honored as one of the founders of China’s Internet.

In 1997, he acted as a member of CNNIC Steering Committee, and in 2003, the board member of ICANN. In 2014, he was included into the “Internet Hall of Fame” of ISOC as an ‘Innovator”. In February 2015, he was nominated for the “2014 Annual Figure of China Internet”.

Currently, he works as a member of CNNIC Expert Advisory Committee, vice president of the Internet Society of China, chairman of APTLD, chairman of CDNC, etc. He has published more than 70 papers, instructed dozens of masters and doctors, and won CAS Scientific & Technological Progress Awards and National Scientific & Technological Progress Awards for ten times. He is entitled to special government allowance of the State Council.