Dr. Wei-Chi Yang, Professor of Mathematics at Radford University has been awarded the title “Professor honoris causa” by the rector of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague.
Professor Honoris Causa (prof.h.c.) is an honorary title awarding one's outstanding scientific career and dedication to teaching within the recipient's field of study as well as contributions to the development of the recipient's discipline through research, publications, conferences and journals.
In addition to his service in the Department of Math and Statistics at Radford University and the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Dr. Yang founded the Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ATCM) in 1995 and the Electronic Journal of Mathematics and Technology (eJMT) in 2007. Dr. Yang launched the printed version of eJMT, called the Research Journal of Mathematics and Technology (RJMT) in February of 2012.
Dr. Yang was nominated by the head of the Department of Systems Engineering at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Professor Tomas Subrt, who notified Dr. Yang of the nomination by stating “Based on your global scope and respecting your excellent scientific work and achievements, (I) would like to nominate you to be awarded with the title “Professor honoris causa” by the rector of the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague .”
The international reach of Dr. Yang's work is evident in his travel schedule which has in the last year alone included a talk `Discovering and Exploring Mathematics with Evolving Technological Tools' at the Institute of India, Bombay; the presentation`Higher Dimensional Mean Value Theorem and its Applications' at the Chinese Academy of Sciences delivered during a visit to Bejing Normal University; and the keynote address at the 17th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics in Bangkok, Thailand.