11 Facts About Andrew Yao


Andrew Chi-Chih Yao is a Chinese computer scientist and computational theorist.


Andrew Yao is currently a professor and the dean of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences at Tsinghua University.


Andrew Yao was a naturalized US citizen, and worked for many years in the US In 2015, together with Yang Chen-Ning, he renounced his US citizenship and became an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Andrew Yao was an assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, assistant professor at Stanford University, and professor at the University of California, Berkeley.


From 1986 to 2004, Andrew Yao was the William and Edna Macaleer Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University, where he continued to work on algorithms and complexity.


In 2004, Andrew Yao became a professor of the Center for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University and the director of the Institute for Theoretical Computer Science, Tsinghua University in Beijing.


Andrew Yao is the Distinguished Professor-at-Large in the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

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Andrew Yao received the Turing Award in 2000, one of the most prestigious awards in computer science, "in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the theory of computation, including the complexity-based theory of pseudorandom number generation, cryptography, and communication complexity".


In 2021, Andrew Yao received the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology.


Andrew Yao is a member of US National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, and an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Andrew Yao's wife, Frances Yao, is a theoretical computer scientist.