Wang Tianran was born in March 1943, and graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1967. He conducted research on artificial intelligence and robotics as a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University of the United States during 1982 to 1985. Currently, Wang services as professor at Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also director of the National Engineering Research Center on Robotics in China, and the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Wang devotes his efforts to research and application of robotics and large-scale industrial automation system. Due to his contribution to the field, he has won China’s National Scientific and Technological Progress Prizes, Technological Progress Prize of CAS, Technological Sciences Prize of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, and Liaoning Provincial Science and Technology Award.