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Zhang Siying (Chinese: 张嗣瀛; 5 April 1925 – 4 October 2019) was a Chinese automatic control specialist, a professor and doctoral supervisor of Qingdao University, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Zhang Siying
Born(1925-04-05)5 April 1925
Zhangqiu County, Shandong, Republic of China
Died4 October 2019(2019-10-04) (aged 94)
Qingdao, Shandong, China
Alma materWuhan University
Moscow State University
Scientific career
FieldsAutomatic control
InstitutionsQingdao University
Zhang Siying
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


Zhang was born in Zhangqiu County, Shandong, on 5 April 1925. He elementary studied at Provincial No.1 Middle School in Ji'nan and secondary studied at Beijing Chongshi High School. In 1944, he was accepted to Wuhan University, where he graduated in August 1948.

After the establishment of the Communist State in October 1949, he taught at Northeastern University of Technology (now Northeastern University), where he successively served as professor, director of Engineering Mechanics Department, and head of Institute of Automation. Zhang joined the Communist Party of China in 1950. In September 1957, he pursued advanced studies in the Soviet Union, where he studied automatic control at Moscow State University. Zhang was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1997. In 1999 he founded the Institute of Complexity Science at Qingdao University and served as its head. In 2005 he established Complex Systems and Complexity Science with academician Dai Ruwei. In 2013, he won the Highest Prize of Science and Technology in Qingdao and donated all the prizes to set up a "Zhang Siying Outstanding Youth Paper Award" for postgraduates.[1] Zhang died of illness in Qingdao, Shandong, aged 94.[2][3][4]


  • 1 May Labor Medal


  1. ^ Zhao Lin (18 June 2014). "BIT student won 2014 Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award". Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  2. ^ Peng Qihang (彭启航) (5 October 2019). 中科院院士张嗣瀛去世享年95岁 曾解决“红箭-73”导弹关键问题. ifeng (in Chinese). Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  3. ^ 痛失张嗣瀛院士!. (in Chinese). 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ Ji Shi (嵇石) (5 October 2019). 94岁院士张嗣瀛离世,系自动控制专家!今年已痛失27位院士. Sohu (in Chinese). Retrieved 5 October 2019.