Dr. Hao Ling is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and holds the L. B. (Preach) Meaders Professorship in Engineering.
He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, and joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. Dr. Ling's principal area of research is in computational electromagnetics.
He is a co-developer of the shooting and bouncing ray code Xpatch, which has been distributed to over 450 governmental and industrial organizations in the United States, and is currently the core technology in several DoD target identification programs.
Dr. Ling is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1987, the NASA Certificate of Appreciation in 1991, as well as several teaching awards from the University of Texas. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.