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Tsinghua Vice President Meets with Turing Award Winner Robert Tarjan

April 15,2012

April 13, Tsinghua University Vice President Si Yuan met with Prof. Robert Tarjan, A.M. Turing Award Winner at Tsinghua Xuetang Building. IIIS Dean Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao and Deputy Dean Prof. Amy Yuexuan Wang also joined the meeting.


Vice President Yuan talks with Prof. Robert Tarjan

Vice President Yuan extended a warm welcome to Prof. Tarjan. He said that Prof. Tarjans invited talk and interaction with students at Tsinghua University has brought them confidence and more exposure into cutting-edge research problems.

Prof. Tarjan said that he has been impressed by Tsinghua students. He showed great interest in the students selection and cultivation of the Tsinghua Xuetang Talents Program. Vice President Yuan introduced the program in six disciplinary areas, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Life Science and Mechanics and its leading role in Tsinghuas undergraduate education programs.


Prof. Yao introduces the Special Pilot CS Class (Yao Class).

Prof. Yao introduced the Tsinghua Xuetang Special Pilot CS Class (Yao Class). He said the program has witnessed great achievement and 95% of the students pursue further studies upon graduation. They have better academic abilities than students from Princeton University.

Prof. Yao also shared his ideas with President Yuan and Prof. Tarjan on nurturing top talents and future cooperation.