It is with great sadness that UIC learned of the passing of Prof NING Bin, Academic at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and former President of Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) last Friday in Beijing.
Dr NING Bin was a professor and President of Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degree in Electronic and information Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University (Northern Jiaotong University), conducting research and teaching in Intelligent Control Systems for rail systems since 1982. His main research interests were in the areas of train operation control systems for high speed railways, urban rail transit systems, intelligent transport systems, fault-tolerant design and fault-diagnosis, and system safety and reliability for digital systems. As a team leader, he and his team had successfully developed CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) system for metro system, Universal Cab signalling and ATP (Automatic Train Protection) systems for Chinese railways and were awarded the national science and technology awards.
He was also Chairman of the Alliance of Universities for High-Speed Rail (AUHSR) nominated last year by UIC. In this capacity, he coordinated the meetings of this Alliance and joint global projects.
UIC extends its deepest sympathy and its most sincere condolences to his family.