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Zhang Xinghua

Zhang Xinghua—Former director of the Computer Center of Peking University, professor-level senior engineer

Research field: computer network and information security

In 1963, Zhang Xinghua graduated from the Computing Technology Major, Wireless Electronics Department, Peking University. From 1963 through 1969, he worked in the same department. He has participated in the R&D of the 1 million times integrated circuit electronic computer “Computer 150” and 1.5 million times per second “Computer 6912”. From 1985 through 2001, he worked as the director of the Computer Center of Peking University.

From 1989 through 1993, he worked in the NCFC project as a member of the Expert Panel. From 1995 through 2002, he was a member of the Expert Committee of CERNET. In 1997, he was a member of the Steering Committee of CNNIC, and won the second prize of National Scientific & Technological Progress Awards. CERNET Demonstration Project won the first prize of the State Education Commission Scientific & Technological Progress Awards. In 2000, he won the first prize of “9th Five-Year Plan” Scientific & Technological Progress Awards.

He organized the planning, bidding, review, development management, test and acceptance check of many national special research projects on network and information security, led the establishment of national computer network emergency response system with CNCERT as the core, and guided the development and commercialization of many high-tech products including security server, security mirror system, digital rights management and enterprise information platform. At the meantime, he took more than 10 research tasks under 863 Program, 973 Program, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and National Key Technologies R&D Program of China during the 9th Five-Year Plan Period.

In addition, he published nearly 100 papers on domestic and foreign journals, academic meetings and professional media. His monographs included The Computer-aid Findings on Linguistics (Science Press, 1995) and E-Spear and E-Shield (Tsinghua University Press, 2002, editor-in-chief), a work disseminating cyber security knowledge.