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Song Jian 宋健
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Song Jian, male, Han nationality, is a native of Rongcheng, Shandong Province. He graduated from Moscow Baoman High Institute of Technology in 1958, obtaining an engineering degree. Two years later, in 1960, he graduated from the Mechanics and Mathematics Department of Moscow University. The same year, Song graduated from Baoman Institute as a senior engineer and obtained an assistant doctoratedegree and then a science doctorate degree. He holds the title of cybernetist.

A former president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Song served as a researcher for the China Aviation Industry Corporation and director for the State Science and Technology Committee. He was also a member of the State Council. In 1960, he won acclaim for accomplishments in the aspect of optimized control theory. Later research focused on distribution parameter control theory.

In the 1970s, he revised and extended a book "Engineering Cybernetics" which was written by Qian Xuesen. His contributions to the book were recognized as advancing the development of control theory. In the next decade, he established a new discipline, called "Population Control Theory," which combined natural science with social science and led to controlling population problems in China and other developing countries. Song also contributed to the control system design of several models of missiles (including antiballistic missiles). He helped organize and lead the launch and positioning of communication satellites.

In the 1990s, he initiated the Xia-Shang-Zhou Generation Breaking Project. This project focused on research of ancient Chinese history.

Song was elected as an academician to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991.

Career Data

2000— (Foreign Academician, National Academy of Engineering, USA)
1999—???? Vice-Chairman, State Academic Degrees Committee
1998—2003 Vice-Chairman, 9th CPPCC, National Committee
1998—???? Member, State Steering Group of Science, Technology and Education
1998—???? President, Chinese Academy of Engineering
President, Sino-Japanese Friendship Association
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
Researcher, China Aviation Industry Corporation
1994— Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1991— Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Head, State Leading Group for Management of Intellectual Property Rights
Vice-Chairman, Three Gorges Project Construction Committee
Chairman, Environmental Protection Committee of the State Council
1987—1992 Member, 13th CPC, Central Committee
1987 (Awarded Albert Einstein Award from International Association for Mathematical)
1987 (National Award for Advancements in Science and Technology)
1986—???? Member, State Council
1984—???? Director, State Science and Technology Commission
Vice-Minister, Ministry of Aerospace Industry
Vice-Minister, Seventh Ministry of Machine-Building Industry
Chief Engineer, Seventh Ministry of Machine-Building Industry
Honorary President, Chinese Association of Environmental Protection
1982—1987 Alternate Member, 12th CPC, Central Committee
1982 (Awarded National Natural Sciences Award)
1981—1984 Director, Beijing Information Cybernetics Institute Beijing Municipality
1981—1984 Researcher, Beijing Information Cybernetics Institute Beijing Municipality
1965—???? Deputy Head, Seventh Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, Production Office
1965—???? Vice-President, Seventh Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, No.2 Institute
1965—???? Secretary, Seventh Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, No.26 Institute CPC, Party Committee
1965—???? Deputy Director, Seventh Ministry of Machine-Building Industry, No.26 Institute
1960—???? Deputy Chief, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mathematics, Cybernetics Research Office
1960 Graduate, Moscow University, Mechanics and Mathematics Department Russia, Moscow
1958 Graduate, Moscow Bauman State University of Technology Russia, Moscow
1947 Joined, CPC

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