Honors and Awards



  1. Award of National Science Conference, for Significant Contribution to National Science and Technology of China, National Science Conference of China, 1978.                                                                                                                  –     One of the highest academic honors in China.


  1. Fulbright Award of 2016 – 2017,              by The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.                                            –     The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Boards (FFSB) is the presidentially appointed 12-member Board responsible for supervising the Fulbright Program worldwide and approving selection of all Fulbright recipient.

                               –     Fulbright-PolyU  Senior  Scholar  of  2016 – 2017


  1. National 2015 “Sweet 16” High Value Research Award to him and NCDOT for his NCDOT research project, titled “Improvements to NCDOT’s Wetland Prediction Model” (4-30-2012 ~ 8-15-2014).  That has been awarded as one of top Sweet 16 High Value Research projects  2015 across the Nation by AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) and Research Advisory Committee (RAC), 2015.                                                                                                                                                        –      Automation and new modeling and prediction methods with robustness, big data, and machine learning   [ 2015 “Sweet 16” High Value Research Award  https://coefs.charlotte.edu/swang/2015-sweet-16-high-value-research-award/  ]                                                                                –      [Research Makes the Difference 2015  p.2 (top-right corner-column)]


  1. Inventor for 10 patents – 5 US patents (2006, 2007, 2007, 2010, 2018) and 5 China patents (2006, 2009, 2009, 2011, 2012)


  1. NSF NEES Site Review Team Member, 2008 and 2011.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   .
  2. Nomination Award, for the Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award of 26th IEEE CCDC, 2014.                                –     Corresponding author. [providing topic, methods, framework, etc.


  1. Organizing Committee Member, 2011 SIAM-SEAS, 2011.


  1. His paper at JVC 2001 has been ranked among the 50 Most-Frequently Cited Articles at JVC as evaluated in 2009, 2008, and 2007.


  1. Review Team Member for the NSF CU NEES Site Review and Evaluation, 2008.


  1. Inventor for UNC Charlotte Invention, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2001.


  1. Best Presentation in Session Award, 2001 American Control Conference, June 2001.


  1. Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997.


  1. Outstanding Faculty Award, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU), 1997.


  1. Founder for a communication lab of $500K with Tellabs and H-P support at PVAMU, 1996-1997.


  1. Sigma Xi Research Excellence Award (University of Houston Chapter) 1994.


  1. Electrical Engineering Academic Competitive Scholarship, University of Houston, 1991-1992.


  1. Sino-British Friendship Scholarship Scheme (SBFSS): Scholar, British Council, U.K. 1989-1990.


  1. Diploma of Merit, Sichuan Significant Scientific Achievements, awarded by Sichuan Science Conference, China, 1978.


  1. Award of Science Conference of Ministry of Railways, for Significant Scientific Achievements and Contributions to China Railway, awarded by Science Conference of Ministry of Railways, China, 1978.


  1. Diploma of Merit, Ministry of Railways, China, 1978.


  1. Member of Sichuan Headquarter Office of Earthquake Prevention and Disaster Mitigation, 1976.