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Retired Research Fellow |   Lih, Ko-Wei


Contact Information
  • Email : makwlih$\color{red}{@}$
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  • M.A. and Ph.D. Duke University (1973, 1976)
  • B.S. National Taiwan University (1970)
  Research Interests
  • Combinatorics

Work Experience
  • Member Committee on Mathematical Projects, NSC, Taiwan 2014 -
  • 召集人 國科會科學教育處數學教育學門 2011/4 2014/3
  • 副理事長 中華民國數學會 2006/1 - 2008/12
  • 主任 國科會數學研究推動中心 1994/7 - 1996-6
  • 總辦事處處長 Academia Sinica, R.O.C. 1994/1 - 1996/11
  • 代理所長 Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, R.O.C. 1987/1 -1987/8
  • 合聘研究員 資訊科學研究所 1985-1993
  • 副所長 Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, R.O.C. 1984
  • Research Fellow Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, R.O.C. 1982
  • Associate Research Fellow Institute of Mathematics,Academia Sinica, R.O.C. 1976
  • 所長 Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica, R.O.C. - 1993/7
  • 委員 行政院教育改革審議委員會

Research Descriptions

Ko-Wei Lih received his B.S. from the Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University in 1970. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Duke University, U.S.A. in 1973 and 1976, respectively. He joined the Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica as an Associate Research Fellow in 1976. He was promoted to Research Fellow in 1981 and held a joint position in the Institute of Information Science from 1985 to 1993. He was appointed the Deputy Director of the Institute of Mathematics in 1984. He became the Acting Director in January, 1987 and the Director in August, 1987. His two three-year terms were complete in July 1993. In January, 1994, he was appointed the Director General of the Central Office of Administration of Academia Sinica by President Y. T. Lee. He resigned from that post in November, 1996.

Dr. Lih taught on various occasions at Tamkang University, National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, National Central University, National Chung-Cheng University, National Taiwan University, and National Yang Ming University. He was a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He also served in the National Science Council from 1981 to 1982 and from 1983 to 1988 as a coordinator for mathematical projects. From July, 1994 to June, 1996, he was the Chairman of the Mathematics Research Promotion Center which is supported by the National Science Council. He has been appointed the Vice President of the Mathematical Society of R. O. C. since 2006. He received an outstanding research award from the National Science Council in 1986. In 2004, he received a Special Contribution Award by the Mathematical Society of R. O. C.

Dr. Lih's major research interest is in combinatorial mathematics. He has publications in the history of Chinese mathematics. He was the Chairman of the Committee for the History of Science, Academia Sinica from 1987 to 1990. Now he is a member of the International Commission on the History of Mathematics. Dr. Lih is very fond of reading works both in literature and philosophy. He published articles in these areas, too. He was the Executive Secretary of the Committee for Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Academia Sinica from 1978 to 1995 and Chairman from 1995 to 2007.

Selected Publications ↓