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Professor Ni-bin Chang has been named a 2017 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was selected for his development of computational techniques for the analysis of environmental sustainability. He has made seminal advancements through various environmental sensing, monitoring and modeling techniques for a green, smart and healthy living environment.

The rank of Fellow is awarded to IEEE members with an outstanding record of accomplishments in of the organization’s field of interests. The total number of Fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. 

Chang is a professor in the UCF Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering. He conducts highly interdisciplinary research on sustainable urban metabolism and earth system processes in the nexus of water availability and quality, air quality, waste flows, urban growth, and ecosystem health and safety under climate change and globalization impact. His work is also closely tied to industry and government, and he holds nine patents for environmentally sustainable technologies. 

His research efforts to promote sustainable infrastructure management, risk control, and green city planning and design at different scales have been recognized both nationally and internationally. Some of his work was incorporated in the report of the World Conservation Monitoring Centre and the European Commission’s environmental news service for policy makers.

He actively serves on the IEEE Systems Council and is an associate editor for the IEEE Systems Journal, supporting the newly developed environmental engineering initiative for the publication. He has also served as the general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control.

Chang received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan, and his graduate degrees in environmental systems engineering from Cornell University. Since 1987, he has received over 30 awards, including the Fulbright Scholar Award from the Department of State and German-American Fulbright Council in 2012, the Bridging the Gaps Award from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in 2012, the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2014, and the IEEE Meritorious Services Award from the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society in 2014.