Consultant, Former Director

Norden E.Huang 黃鍔



Dr. Norden Huang is the K.T.Lee Chair Professor of National Central University. He held a doctoral degree (1967) in Fluid Mechanics and Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University. In the past, he has been working on nonlinear random ocean waves. Recently, he has devoted all his time in data analysis, specifically in a new method, the Hilbert-Huang Transform, to process nonstationary and nonlinear time series. Over the last few years, he has applied this method to analyze data in the following areas: nonlinear ocean wave evolution data; earthquake signals and structure responses; bridge and structural health monitoring; biomedical signals such as blood pressure fluctuations; long term environmental data such as global temperature variations, Antarctic ice extents records, and solar irradiance variance; hydro-machinery design and machine vibration data. For this invention, he was awarded the 1998, 2003, 2004 NASA Special Space Act Awards. He was also the winner of the 1999 Federal Government Technical Leadership Award; the 2001 Federal Laboratory Development Award, 2006 Service to America Medal for Science and Environment, and, for his contribution in the filed of nonstationary and nonlinear data analysis, elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering, 2000.

Dr. Huang serves as an Associate editor for Journal of Physical Oceanography, and Journal of Geophysical Research. He has published extensively on subjects covering data analysis method and its applications to natural science, engineering, biomedical and financial problems.

Currently, he is a K.T.Lee Chair Professor and the Director of the Research Center for Adaptive Data Analysis at the National Central University.


1. TSMC Chair Professor, National Central University 2006-2009
2. Chinese Academy of Engineering. Foreign member, 2007
3. Service to America Medal, Science and Environment, 2006
4. NASA Medal for Exceptional Technology Achievement, 2005
5. 院士,中央研究院 (academician, Academia Sinica) , 2004
6. Presidential Rank Meritorious Award, 2004
7. Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2000
8. NASA Inventor of the Year, 2003
9. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, James Kerley Award, 2003
10.NASA Exceptional Space Act Award, 2003
11.NASA Exceptional Space Act Award, 2002
12.R&D 100 Award, 2001
13.Outstanding Alumnus, Civil Engineering Department, National Taiwan University, 2001.
14.Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Development Award, 2001
15.Federal Government Technology Leadership Award, 1999
16.NASA Exceptional Space Act Award, 1998
17.NASA Laboratory for Hydrospheric Process, Best Publication Award, 1997
18.NASA Medal for Meritorious Service, 1985
19.Whitehead Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, 1962 1967