Dr. Chun-Cheng Lin was born in Kaohsiung City (the largest harbor city in Taiwan) on March 21, 1978, and grew up there until 1996. He received the B.S. degree in Mathematics, M.B.A. degree in Business Administration, and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan, in 2000, 2007, and 2009, respectively. He has been a Distinguished Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management (since 2020) and served as an Associate Dean of College of Management (since 2017) at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU) (formerly, National Chiao Tung University, NCTU), which he initially joined in 2011. He has also been an adjunct Chair Professor of Business Administration at Asia University since 2020. He was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Taipei (2010-2011) and National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (2009-2010).
He received the 2019 Outstanding Research Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology (科技部傑出研究獎), only given to the top 76 researchers across various disciplines in Taiwan; the 2020 K. T. Li Breakthrough Award (李國鼎穿石獎) for his achievement in computer science in Taiwan; the 2021 Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award (傑出電機工程教授獎) from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineers, Taiwan; and the 2022 Indutrial Engineering Medal (工業工程獎章). He also received Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award, Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award, Outstanding Youth Award from Computer Society of ROC, Outstanding Youth Award from Taiwan Association of Systems Science and Engineering, and Mr. Lu Feng-Zhang Memorial Award from Chinese Management Association, for interdisciplinary achievements during his early research career. In addition, he received four NCTU Excellent Teaching Awards, and two Research Projects for Excellent Young Scholars and Excellent Research Project Poster Award from Ministry of Science and Technology. He served on organizing committees of many international conferences. His main research interests include metaheuristic algorithms, machine learning, wireless networks, Internet of things, information visualization, as well as computational management science. He is an IEEE senior member, and served as the treasurer of IEEE Taipei Section (2017-2019).