Asia University conferred an honorary doctorate to Dr. Lisa Su, Chair and CEO of AMD.---
President Tsai said, “looking forward to a successful partnership with AMD that will advance AI, chip design, and high-speed computing in healthcare, the metaverse, PQC, SDGs, and other applications.”
President Jeffrey J. P. Tsai (left) conferred an honorary doctorate to Dr. Lisa Su (right), Chair and CEO of AMD.
Dr. Lisa Su, Chair and CEO of AMD, was conferred an honorary doctorate by Asia University, Taiwan. A delegation from Asia University led by President Jeffrey J. P. Tsai visited Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) during the Lunar New Year, where they met with Dr. Lisa Su to present her with the honorary doctorate.
“I am honored to receive an honorary doctorate from Asia University. Technology plays an increasingly critical role in improving our daily lives and the students at Asia University will help make up our next generation of innovators and problem solvers,” said Dr. Lisa Su, Chair and CEO, AMD.
Dr. Su, who was born in Tainan, Taiwan before emigrating to the United States as a child, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering. While at IBM, she pioneered the use of copper interconnects in semiconductor chips that have since become the industry standard. In 2021, she was recognized by the IEEE with the Robert N. Noyce Medal, regarded as the Nobel Prize in the semiconductor industry.
A photo of President Tsai (left) and Dr. Lisa Su (right).
It is an honor for Asia University to recognize Dr. Su's outstanding contributions to semiconductor research and development, as well as her exemplary leadership. In light of her extensive experience in the industry, she was appointed by President Biden to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Furthermore, she was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Science. She has also been awarded 2022 Fortune Most Powerful Women, 2022 International Peace Honors Honoree, 2021 Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women and many others. It is evident from her numerous awards that she has made a positive impact on technology research and has been a visionary leader and role model for women scientists throughout her career.
President Tsai (left) was guided for a site visit at AMD.
President Tsai said that in 2022, the "Top 2% Top Scientists in the World" was selected by Stanford University from 8 million scientists, and 18 people from Asia University were honored. Indian Professor Brij B. Gupta of the Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering was even selected on 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list in Computer Science as one of the world’s top 0.1% scientists and is the only scholar in the field of computer science in Taiwan and India. The outstanding faculty shows that Asia University is actively recruiting internationally renowned scholars. In celebration of the coming 22nd anniversary of the university in March, it is great news and an honor to confer Dr. Su an honorary doctorate of Asia University!