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Jimmy H. C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship

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Dr. Jimmy H. C. Lin

The Jimmy H. C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship will provide support for graduate scholarships in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) for students applying from the following universities:

Dr. Jimmy Lin attended school at Shanghai's Jiao Tong University, and this scholarship support will help encourage students from Dr. Lin's alma materto attend the University of Maryland.

Each of the award recipients will be identified by the Chair of the ECE Department with the help of an ad hoc committee selected by the Chair, which will include staff from the University of Maryland-China Research Park.

An award ceremony will be held each year for the recipients of these awards.

Recipients of the Jimmy H.C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship

2014
  • Shang Li
    Shang Li is a 2014 recipient of the Jimmy Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship. He hails from Chengde, China and is an alumnus of Jiatong University. Li joined the doctoral program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the fall of 2014 to study computer engineering.  In this first semester, Li is a teaching assistant for ENEE244, an undergraduate course about digital logic design. He is responsible for managing this 4 section class, designing all quiz questions and completing the grading. Shang Li also holds office hours regularly to answer students’ questions. Li also chose to join the Cybersecurity Club, a student run club about cybersecurity issues. Following graduation, Li plans to join industry efforts in the computer engineering sector. He enjoys making practical applications and hopes to work with tech companiesas in this endeavor; by maximizing his knowledge Li will also strive to make the world a better place. “Thank you Mrs. Lin for you generous contribution to this scholarship. I'm really grateful to receive this honorable award, without which I would never had the chance to get further education at the University of Maryland. Dr. Jimmy Lin is a great character. He made me proud to be a student of the University of Maryland and an alumnus of Jiaotong University. His wisdom and kindness will always be guiding me through my graduate study and the rest of my life.”

  • Chihuang Liu
    Chihuang Liu is a 2014 recipient of the Jimmy Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship. He hails from Shangqiu, Henan, China. Liu joined the doctoral program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the fall of 2014 where he will study computer engineering.  In this first semester, Chihuang Liu has been researching computer networking and is currently working to design reliable multicast network protocol in modern data center networks. He also serves as a teaching assistant for a Computer Organization course. “I greatly enjoy sharing my knowledge with the students,” Liu said. Following graduation, Liu hopes to work in industry researching new technologies to help people live a better life. “There is still much to be improved, and I want to use my knowledge and techniques I have learned to contribute to society and make a difference.” Liu is pleased to be a recipient of this scholarship. “I can put more of my efforts and energy into study and research, worrying less about expenses and tuition. Thank you to the Lin Foundation for this generous and selfless support, I appreciate this opportunity and will do well in my studies.”
     
  • Peng Zan
    Bio and photo forthcoming.

 

2013
  • Xuanyu Cao
    Bio and photo forthcoming.
  • Xintong Han
    Xintong Han is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2009 to 2013, he spent four wonderful years at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and earned a Bachelor's degree in Information Engineering. He is now working on research in the exciting area of computer vision with Professor Larry Davis.

  • Yu Jin
    Yu Jin earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic science and technology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2009 to 2013. Now he is a Ph.D student in computer engineering in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Maryland, College Park. His research interest is statistical machine learning, supervised by Professor Joseph JaJa.
  • Zhe Wu
    Zhe Wu received his B.S. in Control Science and Engineering Department from Zhejiang University in 2010. He received his M.S. degree from the Department of Automation at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013. In the fall of 2013, Wu began his Ph.D. candidacy in Electrial and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. His research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning.
  • Qifei Xu
    Xu graduated from Xian Jiaotong University in 2013 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. While there, he focused his studies in the area of power, and now has a solid background to analyze power electronics problems. Zu began a Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland In 2013, studying computer engineering with emphasis on embedded systems. In addition to academics, Xu also pursues interests in singing, playing the piano and dancing. "I really appreciate this scholarship and I am impressed by our Jiaotong University alumnus Professor Lin. I hope I can follow his steps to study hard and make more contributions," said Xu.
  • Yantao Zhang
    Yantao Zhang is from Shanghai, China. He finished his bachelor’s degree in information engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park.
  • Ziyun Zhu
    Ziyun Zhu is from Wuhan, China. He received his bachelor's degree in information engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2013. He is now pursuing his Ph.D. in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland.
2012
  • Wentao Luan
    Wentao LuanWentao was born in 1990 in Shandong Province in China. He spent his childhood in Taian, the city where Mountain Tai is located, then moved to Weifang with his family. At age 18, he was enrolled by Shanghai Jiaotong University due to his perfect performance in the college entrance exam. From the passion of real world application in Jiaotong University, he chose Electrical and Computer Engineering as his major. After four years study, he got a good math and programming background and was admitted successfully to the Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland. From there, he has started his new career in the area of networking research.
  • Ren Mao
    Ren Mao is a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. He graduated with his Masters degree in June 2012 and Bachelors degree in June 2010 from Shanghai Jiaotong University, China in electrical engineering. His research focus has been on multimedia application in communication systems and embedded systems design. During his master's study, he designed and implemented the Frame Rate Conversion System(FRC)  for HDTV which was accepted by National Engineering Research Center of Digital Television. He was awarded the Jimmy H.C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in recognition of his outstanding academic records from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor Jimmy Lin's alma mater. (Photo forthcoming.)
  • Wan-Chen Wu
    Bio and photo forthcoming.
  • Yangyi Yao
    Yangyi received his B.S. degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in July 2012. He is now pursuing his PhD degree at Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, while working with Professor Agis Iliadis in the Semiconductor Device Research Laboratory. His current research interests lie in surface acoustic wave devices and semiconductor sensors. He was awarded the Jimmy H. C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in recognition of his outstanding academic records from Xi’an Jiaotong University, an alma mater of Professor Jimmy Lin.
2011
  • Faheng Zang
    Faheng Zhang Faheng received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China in 2008 and 2011, respectively. His research focused on RF MEMS devices during his master's study in the 3D Non-silicon Micromachining Lab, Research Institute of Micro/Nano Science and Technology, SJTU. For another research project, he designed, conducted analysis, and simulation of a carbon nanotube (CNT) field emitter with focusing electrodes. He is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland. He was awarded the Jimmy H. C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in recognition of my outstanding academic records from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor Jimmy Lin's alma mater.
  • Xiangyang Liu
    Xiangyang LiuXiangyang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. In 2011, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in EEE at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he conducted research in the Biocomputing and Bioinformatics Laboratory. He expects to complete his Ph.D. studies at the University of Maryland in 2016. He was awarded the Jimmy H. C. Lin Graduate Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in recognition of his outstanding academic records from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Professor Jimmy Lin's alma mater.