Professor John Hopcroft, 1986 Turing Award winner, has been working at SJTU since 2011. Over the last five years, he has dedicated tremendous amount of efforts and made great contributions to the development of computer science research and the undergraduate teaching quality in SJTU. In 2016, he was awarded the "Chinese Government Friendship Award", which is the highest recognition to a foreign expert who has made outstanding contributions to China's economic and social progress.
Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU), as one of the higher education institutions which enjoy a long history and a world-renowned reputation in China, is a key university directly under the administration of the Ministry of Education(MOE) of the People's Republic of China and co-constructed by MOE and Shanghai Municipal Government. Through 121 years' unremitting efforts, SJTU has became a comprehensive, research-oriented, and internationalized top university in China.