Shu Lin, DEng

Shu Lin

Title: Electrical Engineering Educator
Location: Davis, California, United States

Shu Lin, DEng, Electrical Engineering Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in engineering education.

Inspired by his mentor, Paul E. Pfeifer, Dr. Lin chose to pursue engineering and education shortly after immigrating to the United States in 1961 from Taipei, Taiwan. With a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, he proceeded to attend Rice University to earn a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Dr. Lin completed his studies in 1964 and remained at the school to further his education with a DEng in electrical engineering,

With a career spanning over 50 years, Dr. Lin has become a greatly respected individual in his field. He has a true passion for education, which became the foundation behind his many professional decisions. For 34 years, he taught at the University of California Davis, which he considers to be one of his greatest career achievements. Furthermore, he has been a professor at the University of Hawaii since 1987. Outside of his primary roles, Dr. Lin has published several books of his coding theory, some of which were used in professional memory systems, which was a rewarding result of his work. He is the co-author of “Error Control Coding: Fundamentals and Applications” with Daniel J. Costello from 1983, which discusses coding theory, and its application to reliable communication and storage systems. Their publication debuted a second edition in 2004, which has been cited extensively and utilized across the globe. It is available on As a result of his contributions to the industry, he was elected to be a lifetime fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and he is additionally a member of the Information Theory Society.

In light of his accomplishments, Dr. Lin has earned numerous accolades. These honors include, but are not limited to, the Distinguished Merit Award from the State of Hawaii and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize. More recently, in 2019, Dr. Lin became a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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