Andrew Yao

1946 - Today

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Andrew Chi-Chih Yao (Chinese: 姚期智; pinyin: Yáo Qīzhì; born December 24, 1946) is a Chinese computer scientist and computational theorist. He is currently a professor and the dean of Institute for Interdisciplinary Information Sciences (IIIS) at Tsinghua University. Yao used the minimax theorem to prove what is now known as Yao's Principle. Yao was a naturalized U.S. citizen, and worked for many years in the U.S. In 2015, together with Yang Chen-Ning, he renounced his U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrew Yao has received more than 269,341 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Andrew Yao is the 401st most popular physician (up from 440th in 2019), the 723rd most popular biography from China (up from 738th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Chinese Physician.

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Among physicians, Andrew Yao ranks 401 out of 726Before him are Gregg L. Semenza, Wilhelm Griesinger, Theodor Meynert, Philip Showalter Hench, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, and Charles Estienne. After him are Ron Wyatt, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Rufus of Ephesus, Paul Julius Möbius, Marcus Elieser Bloch, and William Stewart Halsted.

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Among people born in 1946, Andrew Yao ranks 285Before him are Alexander Kaidanovsky, Renzo Zorzi, Cheng Pei-pei, Zhang Gaoli, Juan José Omella, and Rabah Saâdane. After him are Nataša Kandić, Jeffrey Jones, Robert Fisk, Jürgen Croy, Blake Clark, and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam.

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In China

Among people born in China, Andrew Yao ranks 723 out of 1,610Before him are Huang Gongwang (1269), François Cheng (1929), Feng Youlan (1895), Zhang Qun (1889), Cheng Pei-pei (1946), and Zhang Gaoli (1946). After him are Faye Wong (1969), Nicholas Poppe (1897), Shi Lang (1621), Yang Liwei (1965), Thonmi Sambhota (618), and Ann Hui (1947).


Among physicians born in China, Andrew Yao ranks 7Before him are Li Ching-Yuen (1677), Hua Tuo (200), Zhang Zhongjing (150), Li Shizhen (1517), Sun Simiao (581), and Bian Que (-401). After him are Zhong Nanshan (1936), and Liang Wudong (1959).