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Jianping Wu Selected as the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame Inductee

On September 18th, the Internet Society announced the names of 14 individuals who have been selected for induction into the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame. Jianping Wu, professor and chairman of the Department of Computer Science at Tsinghua University, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, was selected as the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame Global Connectors, and is the only Chinese person on the name list.

Dr. Jianping Wu has played a pioneering role in advancing Internet technology, deployment, and education in China and Asia Pacific, and has helped strengthen the region’s relationship with and position in the global Internet community.

Since 1994 he has led the design, development and evolution of CERNET, the first Internet backbone in China, helping it become the largest national academic network. He has also been a leader in the promotion and deployment of IPv6 in China, proposed the China Next Generation Internet Project—designed to facilitate the development of China’s next-generation Internet backbone—and led the development of CNGI-CERNET2, China’s first large-scale IPv6 Internet backbone and one of the largest native IPv6 networks in the world.

He has consistently encouraged the participation of Chinese scientists in global Internet development efforts and has played an important role in developing advanced networks in Asia Pacific and Trans-Eurasia.

Representing 10 countries, the 14 individuals who comprise the 2017 inductee class are computer scientists, academics, inventors and authors who have advanced the Internet with key technical contributions, fostered its global reach and increased the general public’s understanding of how it works and in turn accelerating global accessibility and usage among us all.

The Internet Hall of Fame is a recognition program and virtual museum that celebrates the living history of the Internet and the individuals whose extraordinary contributions have made the Internet, its worldwide availability and use, and its transformative nature possible. The Internet Hall of Fame was launched by the Internet Society in 2012. The Internet Hall of Fame considers nominee candidates in three categories: Pioneers, Innovators, and Global Connectors. 

refer to:http://news.tsinghua.edu.cn/publish/thunewsen/9671/2017/20170920161805981751108/20170920161805981751108_.html