He Jifeng

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He Jifeng : biography

August 1943 –

He Jifeng ( born August 1943 in Shanghai) is a Chinese computer scientist.

He Jifeng graduated from the mathematics department of Fudan University in 1965. From 1965 to 1985, he was a instructor at East China Normal University. During 1980–81, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University and the University of San Francisco in California, USA.

From 1984 to 1998, He Jifeng was a Senior Research Fellow at the Programming Research Group in the Oxford University Computing Laboratory. He worked extensively on formal aspects of computing science. In particular, he worked with Prof. Sir Tony Hoare, latterly on Unifying Theories of Programming, resulting in a book of that name.

Since 1986, He Jifeng has been Professor of Computer Science at East China Normal University in Shanghai., East China Normal University, China. In 1996, he also became Professor of Computer Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

In 1998, he became a Senior Research Fellow at the International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST), United Nations University, based in Macau. He moved back to Shanghai in 2005.

He Jifeng’s research interests include sound methods for the specification of computer systems, communications, application and standards, and techniques for designing and implementing those specifications in software and/or hardware with high reliability.

He has been elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


He Jifeng has written a number of computer science books, including:, Amazon.com.

  • He Jifeng, Provably Correct Systems: Modelling of Communication Languages and Design of Optimized Compilers. McGraw-Hill International Series in Software, 1995. ISBN 978-0-07-709052-4.
  • C.A.R. Hoare and He Jifeng, Unified Theories of Programming. Prentice Hall International Series in Computer Science, 1998. ISBN 978-0-13-458761-5.
  • Zhiming Liu and He Jifeng, Mathematical Frameworks for Component Software: Models for Analysis and Synthesis. World Scientific Publishing Company, Series on Component-Based Software Development, 2007. ISBN 978-981-270-017-9.