H.T. Kung

H.T. Kung

  • William H. Gates Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Profile

Professor Kung is interested in computer networks as well as their applications in electronic commerce. Prior to joining Harvard in 1992, he taught at Carnegie Mellon, and led research projects on the design and experiment of novel parallel computers and switch-based networks.

At Harvard, Professor Kung teaches and researches in computer networks. Since 1999, he has been co-chairing a new joint Ph.D. program with the Harvard Business School on information technology and management. The first student class for this Ph.D. program started in the fall of 2000.

To complement his academic activities, Professor Kung maintains a strong link with industry. He has served as a consultant and board member to numerous companies.

Professor Kung's professional honors include: Member of the National Academy of Engineering; Member of the Academia Sinica (in Taiwan); and recipient of the Inventor of the Year Award by the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association in 1991.

Contact Information

Office:225 Maxwell Dworkin Building
Email:htk@seas.harvard.edu
Office Phone:(617) 496-6211
Office Fax(617) 496-3012
Lab Location:205 Maxwell Dworkin
Lab Phone:(617) 496-4513
Assistant:Gioia Sweetland
Assistant Office:Maxwell Dworkin 343
Assistant Phone:617/495-2919

Primary Teaching Area

Positions & Employment

  • Prior to joining Harvard in 1992, Dr. Kung taught at Carnegie Mellon University for 19 years.
  • In 1999 he started a joint Ph.D. program with colleagues at the Harvard Business School on information, technology, and management, and co-chaired this Harvard program from 1999 to 2006.

Other Experience & Professional Membership

  • To complement his academic activities, Professor Kung maintains a strong link with industry.  He has served as a consultant and board member to numerous companies.

Honors

  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering
  • Member of the Academia Sinica (in Taiwan)
  • Guggenheim Fellowship
  • Shell Distinguished Chair ($750,000 contributed by Shell Oil Company)
  • Inventor of the Year Award by the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association, 1991