National Science Council presented an award of Third Class Science Medal to Dr. Lee for his outstanding achievements in computational geometry and its applications to very-large-scale-integration (VLSI) layout and computer graphics. His work on efficient algorithms software tools development has influenced both academic research and industrial teconologiies.
Academician Lee is a Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Information Science, Research Center for Information Technology Innovation and Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica and also a Distinguished Research Chair Professor of the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, and the Graduate Institute of Electronics Engineering, National Taiwan University. Dr. Lee was elected to Member of Academia Sinica in 2004, and Member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in 2008, and a recipient of the Humboldt Research Award in 2007. His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, computational geometry, VLSI layout, bioinformatics, web-based computing, software security and digital libraries.
Dr. Lee was Director for the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica from 1998 to 2008, and helped establish the Research Center for IT Innovation in 2008. Since his return to Taiwan in 1998, he has made contributions to promote free software and Creative Commons licensing for increasing sharing of software and internet resources, promote cross-disciplinary research in information science and technology and in social sciences and humanities by engaging in the National Digital Archives Program, establish Taiwan Information Security Center to promote research and education in information security in Taiwan, initiate an international collaboration project, known as iCAST (International Collaboration for Advancing Security Technology), and most recently enact the computer science curriculum for high schools for academic year 2010.
Academician Lee has provided leadership to help promote R&D in information science, cross-disciplinary research, and international collaboration, and has made contribution to cultivating young talents in computer science and engineering, and to building a solid foundation in computer science education.