Kuo is President and University Distinguished Professor at City
University of Hong Kong. He is a Member of US National Academy of
Engineering and Academia Sinica in Taiwan, and a Foreign Member of Chinese
Academy of Engineering and Russian Academy of Engineering.
Before joining CityU, Professor Kuo
was on the senior management team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
Department of Energy and Dean of Engineering at the University of Tennessee.
Previously at Texas A&M University, he was the holder of Wisenbaker Chair of
Engineering in Innovation. He also served as the Head of the Department of
Industrial Engineering, managing both the Industrial and Biomedical Engineering
programmes. The US National Research Council Research Doctoral Programs and US
News & World Report both rated the department under his leadership among the
best in the US. He has previously held appointments at Bell Laboratories and
Iowa State University.
Professor Kuo is renowned for his
work in design for reliability of electronics systems and nuclear energy. He is
a pioneer in reliability modeling of electronics at the infant mortality stage
and several of his publications have become classics in systems reliability.
Specifically, his research has been adopted for defining and setting up various
industrial and military standards. Anyone who uses such complex electronic
products will notice Professor Kuo's footprint.
For his research achievements he
has been awarded the IEEE Reliability Society Lifetime Achievement Award and
many other international honours. He is also known for promoting higher
education with an emphasis on relevance to societal needs and problem-oriented
Professor Kuo is the author and
co-author of eight books on reliability, education and nuclear safety and over
200 high impact papers. He received his PhD degree in engineering in 1980 from
Kansas State University, and BS degree in nuclear engineering in 1972 from
National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He has been granted Dr. Phil. Honoris
Causa in 2012 from the State Department of China, through Beijing Institute of
His first popular science book
Critical Reflections on Nuclear and Renewable Energy has created an impact
since its publication in 2013 by Commonwealth Publishing Group in Taiwan. The
book has been translated into English, Japanese, French and Russian and
published in Massachusetts, Tokyo, Paris, and Moscow, respectively. It has also
been published in Hong Kong and Beijing in both traditional and simplified
Chinese under different titles. Negotiations for the publication of the book in
other languages are under way. His new book on higher education, The Soulware
within Higher Education, was simultaneously published in Hong Kong, Taipei
and Beijing in 2016 by three different publishing houses,
which is a rare phenomenon. Its Japanese edition is published by Josai
University Educational Corporation University Press.
Professor Kuo is the
Chairman of the Gnedenko e-Forum based in Moscow, Russia.
郭教授目前擔任位於俄羅斯首都莫斯科的 Gnedenko e-Forum 的主席。