Prof. Yao, David D. has been elected to National Academy of Engineering.
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members, announced NAE President C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,263 and the number of foreign members to 221.
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature," and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
Prof. Yao is elected to National Academy of Engineering for his understanding of stochastic systems and their applications in engineering and service operations. The formal announcement can be found in https://www.nae.edu/MembersSection/Directory20412/130203.aspx.