Saturday, July 20, 2013

Document: Fu Ping's Resume at University of Illinois

Responding to an Freedom of Information Act request, University of Illinois has released a copy of resume Fu Ping submitted when she applied for a job at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications job in 1991.

This version of her resume predated the one that she submitted for her NSF grant application. The content is similar however. Besides missing some of the latter events, this version also claimed that she had a BA degree from Suzhou University, which has been proven to be false. She did not list her translated children's story book as publication in this one, but listed "Teaching Assistant" and "Research Assistant" at University of New Mexico and University of San Diego (should be UCSD instead, which she did attend) as past experiences.

While it is common for graduate students to work as TA and/or RA during their studies, Fu Ping was actually an undergraduate student in both UNM and UCSD. It would be highly unusual for her to have such work experiences in those schools.

UPDATE (7/30/2013): UNM has officially refuted Fu Ping's TA claim.
UPDATE (8/4/2012): UCSD could not confirm or deny Fu Ping's TA claim.


  1. Eddie - Good job!!!

  2. Eddie,

    Can you verify her work experience with UNM and UCSD?

  3. The University of California, San Diego, has refuted Ping Fu’s fabrications.

    Pursuant to California Public Records Act, the University of California at San Diego responded to my request for records of Ping Fu’s employment at UC San Diego.

    According to UCSD’s reply letter, signed by the Director of Policy & Records Administration, there are no records responsive to my request. Queries of the campus payroll system using the name “Ping Fu” did not produce any results.

    UCSD was informed of the TA and RA work experience claimed by Ping Fu in her 1991 resume. According to the resume submitted by Ping Fu to the University of Illinois, she was a Teaching Assistant at the University of San Diego (1987) and a Research Assistant at University of California, San Diego (1988). Such work experience was fabricated by Ping Fu in order to secure her employment at the UIUC’s National Center for Supercomputing Application.