National Cheng Kung University
Dr. Feng-Tyan LIN currently has many titles, including the president of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning, a distinguished researcher of NCKU R&D Foundation, and distinguished research professor of Department of Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan. His research interest includes Geographic Information Systems, smart cities, land use change, climate change adaptation, and disaster management. He obtained his bachelor degree in engineering (urban planning) at NCKU in 1977. He obtained his master and Ph.D. degrees in computer science at Northwestern University, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. He has published more than one hundred journal and conference papers, and consulted by the national and various local governments in Taiwan. He has served as the director of the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University (NTU, 1999-2005); the chairperson of the Campus Planning Committee, NTU (1998 and 2006-2009); the president of Chinese Geographical Information Society (2001-2004); the coordinator of the group of maps and architectures, Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program (2002-2012); the Dean of the College of Planning and Design, NCKU (2009-2015); a vice president of Asia University, Taiwan (2015-2016); a superintendent of the Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning; and a committee member of Regional Planning, Ministry of Interior, Taiwan.