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31.03.2022

Mei Lin Fung was named a Fellow of HPI

Mei Lin Fung was named a Fellow of HPI by HPI Director Professor Christoph Meinel during the first Potsdam clean-IT conference. The technology pioneer is chair and co-founder of the international network People-Centered Internet and is committed to more sustainable digitalization.

Mei Lin Fung
Mei Lin Fung was honored as an HPI Fellow. (Photo: HPI/K.Herschelmann)

Mei Lin Fung is chair and co-founder of People-Centered Internet, which she co-founded with the "Father of the Internet," Vint Cerf, in 2015. The international organization People-Centered Internet (PCI) is committed to putting people at the center of the Internet. It wants to give people worldwide access to the web and allow them to participate equally in the many opportunities offered by the Internet. "People must be at the heart of the Internet which can be an Internet of the People, by the People and for the People. I deeply believe that people can connect to thrive," Fung is convinced.  

Fung, a technology pioneer, is also committed to more sustainable digitization at the international level. She chairs the IEEE SSIT (Society on the Social Implications of Technology) technical committee on sustainability and serves on the executive committee of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee. At Oracle, she developed one of the first customer relationship management (CRM) systems. Together with HPI Director Professor Christoph Meinel, she is proposing Clean-IT measures to promote more sustainable digital technologies for the G-20 Summit.

Fung was named a Fellow of the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) at the first clean-IT conference by HPI Director Professor Christoph Meinel, who thanked her for her commitment and important support of the clean-IT initiative.

"Mei Lin Fung has supported the clean-IT initiative since its inception and, through her dissemination of the idea in global networks, has been instrumental in raising global awareness of the "sustainability by design" paradigm for energy-efficient IT systems and establishing HPI as a key advisor on sustainable digitization in the G7/20 process."

Prior to Fung, fourteen other prominent figures have already received this award, including former German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes and the two "fathers" of the Internet, Bob Kahn and Vinton Cerf, as well as the former Minister Presidents of Brandenburg, Manfred Stolpe and Matthias Platzeck.

Picture Gallery: Mei Li Fung named HPI-Fellow