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.