April 30, 2009
The ECE Department and the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Colleges of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan to develop a dual Ph.D. program.
The program will include collaborative research projects by faculty members at Carnegie Mellon and National Chiao Tung University. Faculty members from both institutions are expected to jointly supervise graduate students who will spend about half their time at Carnegie Mellon and half their time at National Chiao Tung University. The students are ultimately expected to receive Ph.D. degrees from both institutions. The first class of students entering this program are expected to begin their studies in the Fall of 2010.
A number of faculty members and students from NCTU were present at the signing ceremony which was hosted by the president of NCTU, Chung-Yu (Peter) Wu. The agreement was signed by ECE Department Head Ed Schlesinger representing Carnegie Mellon, and Professor Han-Ping D. Shieh, Dean of ECE at NCTU, and Professor Jason Yi-Bing Lin, Dean of CS at NCTU.