On the 2 of June 2022 at the General Meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences Professor Jinde Cao, the Dean of the School of Mathematics, were elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) is a state academy that aims to ensure the continuity and coordination of basic research in the natural, technical, medical, agricultural, social, and human sciences. It was founded in 1724, when Peter the Great on the advice of Gottfried Leibniz invited prominent foreign scientists -- including Leonhard Euler, Nicholas and Daniel Bernoulli, Christian Golbach, Jean Delisle, Georg Krafft and others -- in a quest to improve visibility of Russian science. Many of the foreign academicians, including Daniel Bernoulli and Euler, became world-famous while working for the Russian Empire.
Between 1925 and 1991 the Academy bore the name that incorporated the name of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. It was reconstituted as the Russian Academy of Sciences on November 21, 1991 by a decree of the President of the Russian Federation that also confirmed its status as the highest scientific institution in Russia.
The RAS has always cherished ties with foreign scientists, as evidenced by the fact that foreign honorary members have been selected on a regular basis since its establishment. According to its Charter, “only the most prominent foreign scientists recognized by the international scientific community can be elected foreign members of the RAS”.
Jinde Cao is an Endowed Chair Professor, the Dean of the School of Mathematics, the Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Key Laboratory of Networked Collective Intelligence of China and the Director of the Research Center for Complex Systems and Network Sciences at Southeast University. Prof. Cao was a recipient of the National Innovation Award of China, Gold medal of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Obada Prize and the Highly Cited Researcher Award in Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He is elected as a Fellow of IEEE, a member of the Academy of Europe, a foreign member of Russian Academy of Engineering, a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, a foreign fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, a fellow of African Academy of Sciences, a foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, and an IASCYS academician.