1939 年生，浙江镇海人，中科院计算所研究员。1961 年毕业于南京工学院（现东南大学）, 首创在汉字输入中应用联想功能，中科院计算所公司（联想前身）和联想集团首任总工程师，主持开发了联想式汉字系统、联想系列微型机，分别于1988 和1992 年获得国家科技进步一等奖，联想集团即以联想式汉字系统起家并由此而得名。此后，一直致力于发展自主可控的信息核心技术和产业，1994年被遴选为首批中国工程院院士，2011年和2015年分别获得中国中文信息学会和中国计算机学会终身成就奖。
Mr. Guangnan Ni graduated from Southeast University in 1961. Since then he has been working in the Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He invented the LianXiang method for augmenting the input of Chinese. From 1984 to 1995 he acted as the CTO of ICTC, i.e. The Company of ICT which was renamed as Legend in 1989 and Lenovo recently. He led the development of Legend Chinese System and Legend Series PC, which were the key products of the company and won the first-class prize of the State Award for Scientific and Technological Achievement in 1988 and 1992 respectively. For years he devoted himself to the development of the homegrown core technology as well as the IT industry of China. In 1994 he was elected as the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. He was rewarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Chinese Information Processing Society of China (CIPS) and China Computer Federation (CCF) in 2011 and 2015 respectively.