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Dr. David C. Chang is a Professor Emeritus at New York University (NYU). He served as Chancellor for Global Programs and President Emeritus for eight years and as President for 11 years at the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY before the latter merged with NYU. Dr. Chang previously served as Dean of Engineering at Arizona State University and Chairman/Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the Founding Chairman & CEO of the Global Maximum Educational Opportunities, Inc., a venture aimed at recruiting American college students to study and/or intern abroad in China. Dr. Chang also served as a Special Advisor to the President & Chancellor of Nanjing University and as Founding Chairman and member of the International Advisory Board at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2009.
His other public service activities include being a Founding Member of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program’s National Advisory Board, a Trustee for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), and Chair of the NYC Panel for Educational Policies, the governing board for New York City’s public school system. Dr. Chang is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Board Officer of the Committee of 100. He was elected as Fellow and Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000. He was named an Honorary Professor and Presidential Advisor at several major universities in the Greater China region. Dr. Chang received his M.S. and Ph.D. from Harvard University and B.S. from the National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He also received an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2015.