Dr. Chiang Replaces Mitch Daniels as Purdue University President

Mitch Daniels and Mung Chiang, Courtesy Purdue University

WEST LAFAYETTE — On June 10th, 2022, in a unanimous decision, the Purdue Board of Trustees elected Dr. Mung Chiang as the next president of Purdue University. Yesterday, on Jan. 1, Chiang was officially sworn in as the university’s president.

Chiang, born in Tianjin China, earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and mathematics and an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

An avid inventor and businessman, Chiang holds 25 patents and has founded three companies. In 2014, these accomplishments earned him the New Jersey CEO of the Year.

From there, Chiang went on to become the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Engineering at Princeton University. While at Princeton, he was awarded the Alan T. Waterman Award, given to the nation’s top scientist under the age of 40 for his research in internet congestion, edge computing, and cloud optimization. His publications have been cited over 31,000 times, placing him in the top 2% of researchers worldwide.

After Princeton, Chiang become the John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Executive VP for Strategic Initiatives at Purdue University. During this time, Purdue’s engineering program has risen dramatically in the rankings and has secured record funding.

Chiang was officially sworn in as President on Jan 1. In an email addressed to all Purdue students and faculty, Chiang wrote,

“It is the highest and most humbling honor to serve as the president of Purdue University, the most remarkable land-grant institution in the land of the free.”

– Dr. Mung Chiang, Purdue University President


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