Interim Head of Department
Dr Daniel P. K. Lun
Digital signal processing, wavelets, multimedia technology
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6255 / +852 2766 6412
Personal Secretary: Ms Ann Wong (Tel: +852 2766 6262)
Daniel, P.K. Lun received his B.Sc.(Hons.) degree and PhD degree from the University of Essex, U.K. and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly called Hong Kong Polytechnic) in 1988 and 1991, respectively. His research interest includes wavelet theories and applications, signal and image enhancement, object tracking and 3D model reconstruction. He is a Chartered Engineer, a corporate member of IET, HKIE and a senior member of IEEE.
Prof. Philip C. H. Chan
FIEEE, Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Deputy President and Provost
Office: Offices of the President
Tel/Fax: +852 3400 3990 / +852 2356 2855
Personal Secretary: Miss Grace Tam (Tel: +852 3400 3991)
More information on Prof. Chan's Web page.
Prof. Wan-Chi Siu
Life-FIEEE, Chair Professor of Information Engineering
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6229 / +852 2362 8439
Professor Wan-Chi Siu (AP PolyU 1975, MPhil CUHK 1977, PhD Imperial College 1984) joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a lecturer in 1980. He has become Chair Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering since 1992, and he is also Director of the Centre for Signal Processing. He was Head (EIE) and subsequently Dean of Engineering Faculty between 1994 and 2002 of the same university. Professor Siu is an expert in Digital Signal Processing, specializing in fast algorithms, video coding, pattern recognition and surveillance. He has published 450 research papers, over 180 of which appeared in international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. His works on motion estimation, transcoding and DCT algorithms are well received by academic peers with high citations, and he has an overall h-index score of 35, with a citation record of 4500 (by Google Scholar). Furthermore, many of his research works have also been ported into industrial uses for hi-tech development.
Prof. Siu is an IEEE Fellow. He is also a Vice President, Chair of Conference Board and a core member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2012–2014). He is/was guest editor, associate editor and member of editorial boards of a number of journals, including IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, and Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, Video Technology. He is a very popular lecturing staff member within the University, while outside the University he has been a keynote speaker of over 12 international/national conferences in the recent 10 years. He received many awards, such as the Best Paper Award (1995), Distinguished Presenter Award (1997), IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000), Best Teacher Award (2003), Outstanding Award in Research (2003) and Honorable Mention Winner Award (2004). He is the organizer of many world-class international conferences, for example ISCAS’1997 (as Technical Program Co-Chair), ICASSP’2003 (as the General Chair) and ICIP’2010 (as the General Chair). He is the chairman of many assessment panels and committees for professional bodies. In particular, in 1993/94, he chaired the first Engineering and Information Technology Panel of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) to initiate some milestone basic measures on research quality and to assess the research quality of academia in universities, which gives a long-term impact to the development of quality research in Hong Kong.
Prof. Michael Geoffrey Somekh
FREng, FInstP, Chair Professor of Biophotonics
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6233 / +852 2362 8439
Mike Somekh took his first degree from Oxford University in Metallurgy and Materials Science. He then completed his PhD in Microwave Electronics from Department of Physics, University of Lancaster in 1981. He then returned to Oxford to work on contrast mechanisms in Acoustic Microscopy first as a research associate then as an EPSRC Research Fellow. He then joined University College London as lecturer and Director of the Wolfson Unit for micro-NDE. In 1989 he joined the University of Nottingham as Senior Lecturer and was promoted to Reader (1992) and Professor of Optical Engineering (1994). While at Nottingham he founded the Applied Optics Group, now one of the largest in the UK, and become director of the IBIOS the Institute of Biophysics Imaging and Optical Science.
His research interests are novel microscopy, imaging sensors and laser ultrasonics.
He recently joined PolyU as Chair Professor in Biophotonics and Head of EIE, where he is establishing a new activity in Bioimaging and Sensors to mesh with the existing strengths of the department.
Mike was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering (the UK engineering Academy) in 2012 in recognition of his interdisciplinary work. In addition to his post at PolyU he is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham where he maintains research interests within IBIOS.
Prof. C. K. Michael Tse
FIEEE, Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6246 / +852 2362 8439
Prof. Michael Tse graduated from Melbourne University, Australia, with BEng (First Class Hons) and PhD, in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He is presently Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research areas include power electronics, energy systems, networks and nonlinear systems. More details of his recent work can be found in cktse.eie.polyu.edu.hk.
Prof. P. K. Alex Wai
FIEEE, Chair Professor of Optical Communications and Vice President (Research Development)
Office: Offices of the President
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6231 / +852 2303 1590
Personal Secretary: Ms Christina Leung (Tel: +852 2766 5223)
Ir Professor Ping-kong Alexander Wai is Vice President (Research Development) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Having received a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physics with first-class honours from The University of Hong Kong in 1981, Professor Wai then went to the United States to begin his graduate study in physics and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, in 1988. His thesis research was on the nonlinear propagation of optical signals in optical fibers. After graduation, he joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in McLean, Virginia, United States where he worked as a Research Scientist on the Tethered Satellite System (TSS) mission — a joint U.S.-Italy Space Shuttle project to study the release and retrieval of a satellite tethered to the Space Shuttle with a 20-kilometer long cable. There were two TSS missions: TSS-1 was flown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis in August 1992, and TSS-1R was released in February 1996 from the Space Shuttle Columbia. Professor Wai studied the electromagnetic interaction of the tethered satellite with ambient space plasma.
In 1990, Professor Wai left SAIC and returned to the University of Maryland as a Research Associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering. There, he resumed his research on fiber optic communication focusing on transoceanic transmission, studying the impact of fiber nonlinearity on light propagation. He made important contributions to the study of interaction of polarisation mode dispersion and nonlinearity on high-speed optical fiber communication systems. He also studied photonics devices such as lasers and photonic switches.
In 1996, Professor Wai returned to Hong Kong to join the Department of Electronic Engineering of PolyU as an Assistant Professor. Together with PolyU colleagues, he established the Photonics Research Center and state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure for research in optical fiber communications, fiber-optics sensors and gallium nitride technology. The Center now boosts a specialty fiber tower that can pull novel photonic crystal fibers for research in cutting edge fiber technology. In Hong Kong, Professor Wai began his research on future optical network technology including all-optical packet-switching. He designed and demonstrated routing of optical information with all-optical processing of the packet header information. He has received seven U.S. patents on his inventions in optical packet-switching and other technologies. To recognise his contribution in optical communication and optical networks, Professor Wai was elected to the rank of Fellow by the Optical Society of America in 2009. In January and December 2012, Professor Wai elevated to IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences respectively. With the approval of the State Ministry of Science and Technology, Professor Wai has been selected for the "National Science and Technology Programmes Expert Database" since February 2012.
Professor Wai is an active contributor to the technical field. He has over 160 refereed international journal publications. He has participated in the organisation of many international conferences in photonics and optical communications such as the Conference of Laser and Electro-Optics and the Optical Fiber Communication Conference. Professor Wai is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology.
In 2002, Professor Wai became Professor and Head of Department of the Electronic and Information Engineering. In 2005 he was promoted to Chair Professor of Optical Communications and Dean of Faculty of Engineering. In 2008, he also served as Associate Vice President.
Prof. Charles Surya
Clarea Au Endowed Professorship in Energy, Microelectronics, Optoelectronics
Tel: +852 2766 6220 / +852 2362 8439
Professor Surya received his PhD in electrical engineering in 1987 from the University of Rochester, New York. From 1987 to 1994 he was with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University, Boston. He joined The Electronic and Information Engineering Department of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1994. Since 2002 he served as a full professor and the associate head of the department.
Professor Surya is the leader of the Thin Film Optoelectronics Research Group. Since joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he has established a state-of-the-art Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and a Metalorganic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOCVD) facility for the growth of GaN based devices. Professor Surya has published widely in the field of semiconductor optoelectronic and electronic devices and has established himself as an international authority in the field of low-frequency excess noise in semiconductor devices. In 1997, Prof. Surya was invited to become a member of the International Advisory Committee for the International Conference on Noise in Physical Systems and 1/f fluctuations (ICNF) in recognition of my contribution in the field. Between 2000 and 2002 Prof. Surya served in the editorial board of Fluctuations and Noise Letters. His present research effort includes:
Development and commercialization of GaN-based UV detectors;
Development of GaN-based high electron mobility transistors; and
Development of GaN-based nanodot light emitters.
Prof. Kenneth K. M. Lam
Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Image and video processing, pattern recognition, human face recognition
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6207 / +852 2362 8439
Prof. Kin-Man Lam
Prof. Kin-Man Lam received his Associateship in Electronic Engineering with distinction from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly called the Hong Kong Polytechnic) in 1986, his M.Sc. degree in communication engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, England, in 1987, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1996. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering and an Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Prof. Lam is also the current VP – Member Relations and Development of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), and the Director – Student Services of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Prof. Lam also serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, APSIPA Trans. on Signal and Information Processing, Digital Signal Processing, and EURASIP International Journal on Image and Video Processing, as well as an Editor of HKIE Trans. He will be a General Co-Chair of the APSIPA ASC (Annual Summit and Conference) 2015 and of the ICME (International Conference on Multimedia and Expo) 2017, both to be held in Hong Kong. His current research interests include human face analysis, image and video processing, and computer vision.
Prof. Francis C. M. Lau
Associate Head, Communication systems
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6206 / +852 2362 8439
Francis C. M. Lau received the BEng (Hons) degree in electrical and electronic engineering and the PhD degree from King’s College London, University of London, UK, in 1989 and 1993, respectively. He is also a Fellow of IET and a Senior Member of IEEE. He is the co-author of two research monographs and a co-holder of three US patents and one pending US patent. He has published over 250 papers. His main research interests include channel coding, cooperative networks, wireless sensor networks, chaos-based digital communications, applications of complex-network theories, and wireless communications. He served as an associate editor for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS II in 2004-2005 and IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS I in 2006-2007. He has been a guest associate editor of INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL AND BIFURCATION AND CHAOS since 2010 and an associate editor of IEEE CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS MAGAZINE since 2012.
Prof. Chao Lu
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6281 / +852 2362 8439
Prof. Chao LU obtained his BEng in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1985. He received his MSc and PhD degree from University of Manchester, UK in 1987 and 1990 respectively. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University(NTU), Singapore in 1991 as a Lecturer and has served there as Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor until 2006. From June 2002 to December 2005, he was seconded to the Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, as Program Director and Department Manager leading a research group in the area of optical communication and fibre devices. Since April 2006, he has been with the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Professor. He serves as a Visiting Professor to the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University(NTU) from Dec 2013 to Dec 2014. Over the years, he has published more than 220 papers in major international journals such as Optics Express, Optics Letters, IEEE Photonic Technology Letters and IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. He has presented many papers and has given a number of invited talks in major international conferences. He has been organizer or technical program committee member of many international conferences. His research interests are in the area of optical communication systems and networks, fibre devices for optical communication and sensor systems. In addition to academic research work, he has had many industrial collaborative research projects and has a number of awarded patents. He serves as an associate editor for Optics Express and Chinese Optics Letters.
Dr Yui-Lam Chan
Multimedia signal processing
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6213 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Yui-Lam Chan received the BEng with a First Class Honours degree and the Ph.D degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1993 and 1997, respectively. During his studies, he was the recipients of more than 10 famous prizes, scholarships and fellowships for his outstanding academic achievement, such as being the Champion in Varsity Competition in Electronic Design, the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship, and the Croucher Foundation Scholarships. Dr Chan joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997, and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering. He has achieved an impressive record of having 5 successive UGC Competitive bids starting from 2003. He received both of the Faculty Merit Award in Teaching (Team) and the Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Award in 2005. Dr Chan is also actively involved in professional activities. In particular, he serves as a reviewer, an Area Chair and a Session Chairman for many international journals/conferences. He was the Registration Chair of the 2004 International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video and Speech Processing (ISIMP’ 2004) held in Hong Kong between October 20 and 22, 2004. Besides, he was the Secretary of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP’2010), which is the IEEE sponsored flagship conference in the image processing area. He has published over 80 research papers in various international journals and conferences. Many of which appears in the world’s top-level international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. One of his papers “New Adaptive Pixel Decimation for Block Motion Vector Estimation” has been ranked as the most cited paper in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology since 1990. His research and technical interests include multimedia technologies, signal processing, image and video compression, video streaming, video transcoding, video conferencing, digital TV/HDTV, 3DTV/3DV, multi-view video coding, future video coding standards, error-resilient coding, and digital VCR.
Dr Chris Y. H. Chan
Multimedia signal processing
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6264 / +852 2362 8439
Yuk-Hee Chan received his BSc degree with honors in electronics from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1987, and his PhD degree in signal processing from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1992. Between 1987 and 1989, he worked as an R&D engineer at Elec & Eltek Group, Hong Kong. He joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1992 and is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic & Information Engineering. Dr. Chan has published over 135 research papers in various international journals and conferences. His research interests include image and video compression, image restoration, and fast computational algorithms in DSP. Dr. Chan is a member of IEEE. He obtained the Sir Edward Youde Memorial fellowship in 1991 and 1992. Dr. Chan is now the Chair-elect of IEEE Hong Kong Section and the Treasurer of Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA) Headquarters.
Dr Zheru Chi
Pattern recognition and image processing
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6219 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Zheru Chi received his B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from Zhejiang University in 1982 and 1985 respectively, and his PhD degree from the University of Sydney in March 1994, all in electrical engineering. Between 1985 and 1989, he was on the Faculty of the Department of Scientific Instruments at Zhejiang University. He worked as a Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow in the Laboratory for Imaging Science and Engineering at the University of Sydney from April 1993 to January 1995. Since February 1995, he has been with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering. Since 1997, he has served on the organization or program committees for a number of international conferences. He was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems between 2008 and 2010, and is currently an editor for International Journal of Information Acquisition. His research interests include pattern recognition, image processing and computational intelligence techniques. Dr Chi has authored/co-authored one book and 11 book chapters, and published more than 200 technical papers.
Dr Y. M. Lai
Electronic circuit design, power electronics
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6254 / +852 2362 8439
Dr. Y.M. Lai received the B.E. degree from the University of Western Australia, the M.Sc. degree from the University of Sydney, and the PhD degree from Brunel University, in 1983, 1986 and 1997 respectively. From 1983 to 1986 he worked for National Semiconductor (HK) Ltd. as a Product Engineer. Since 1988, he has been a member of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at this University. His research interests include switching mode power supply design, power supply and driving technology for LED lightings, power management and inverter design for fuel cell - grid system, and other power electronics applications.
Dr Bonnie N. F. Law
Multimedia signal processing
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 4746 / +852 2362 8439
Ngai-Fong Law received the BEng degree with first class Honours from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1993 and a PhD degree from the University of Tasmania, Australia, in 1997, both in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. She is currently an associate professor in Electronic and Information Engineering Department, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Her research interests include signal and image processing, wavelet transform, image enhancement and compression. Dr. Law has published about 70 research papers, 36 of which appeared in archival international journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition. Recently she has also extended her study into a new area on bioinformatics, working on gene expression and DNA sequence analysis. Novel results for gene expression data analysis and efficient biclustering algorithms have been achieved and published in recent issues of international journals with good attention from peers, such as a recent paper in 2008 has been classified as a ‘highly access’ article in BMC Bioinformatics journal which has an impact factor of 3.49.
Dr Frank H. F. Leung
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6224 / +852 2362 8439
Ir Dr Frank H.F. Leung received his BEng degree and the PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1988 and 1992 respectively. He is presently Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is active in the research of Computational Intelligence, Intelligent Control, Home Automation and Robots. More details of his work can be found in http://www.eie.polyu.edu.hk/~frank.
Dr Gang Li
Thin film opto-electronics, Organic electronics
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 7723 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Li Gang obtained his BS degree in Space Physics from Wuhan University (1994), MS in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Iowa State University, U.S.A. (2003). His postdoctoral research in University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) from 2004 to 2007 was on polymer solar cells and LEDs. From 2007 to 2011, he oversaw the printable polymer solar cell R&D in Los Angeles based Solarmer Energy Inc. Dr Li has a good mix of academic and industrial experience. He was a Research Associate Professor in UCLA before he joins PolyU in August 2016.
Dr Li’s research interests are organic semiconductor, and organo-metal halide hybrid perovskite based thin-film optoelectronic devices. He is a highly cited researcher in Materials Science (Thomson Reuter, 2014 & 2015).
Dr Kwok-Tung Lo
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6256 / +852 2362 8439
Kwok-Tung Lo was born and raised in Hong Kong. He obtained his MPhil and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989 and 1992 respectively. Since 1992, he has been with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is now an Associate Professor at the department of Electronic and Information Engineering. Dr. Lo is very active in research and has published over 160 papers in various international journals and conference proceedings. In 2007, one of his papers on digital video processing won the Most Cited Paper Award for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. Recently, his other paper on analysis of multimedia encryption scheme was awarded the First Prize of the Natural Science Paper Award by the Xiang Tan City, Hunan Province, P.R. China in 2012. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of Multimedia Tools and Applications, Recent Patents on Signal Processing and The Scientific Word Journal. His current research interests include multimedia signal processing, digital watermarking, multimedia encryption, image and video coding, P2P networking and video streaming, multimedia communications and Internet applications.
Dr Man-Wai Mak
Speech processing and bioinformatics
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6257 / +852 2362 8439
Man-Wai Mak received a BEng(Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering from Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1989 and a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Northumbria at Newcastle (now Northumbria University) in 1993. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1993, and presently is an Associate Professor. Dr. Mak has taught courses in speech processing, neural computation, software engineering, objected-oriented design and programming, and distributed systems and cloud computing. He has authored more than 140 technical articles in speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics, and served as a guest editor of international journals. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Advances in Artificial Neural Systems, and Conference Papers in Biology. Dr. Mak is also a co-author of the postgraduate textbook “Biometric Authentication: A Machine Learning Approach, Prentice Hall, 2005.” He has received two Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Awards. He is also experience in software design and implementation, and he has provided consultancy services to companies in Hong Kong. Since 1995, Dr Mak has been an Executive Committee member of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter in 2003-2005. He also served as a member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee in 2005-2007 and a member of Technical Committee Member, IEEE Computation Intelligence Society, Intelligent Systems Applications in 2008. Dr. Mak has served as a Program Committee member of a number of international conferences, including MLSP'06–2010, BIBE'07, PCM'07 (Track Co-Chair), ICMLC'20007–2011, APSIPA'09–2011, ISCSLP'08-12, etc. Dr Mak's research interests include speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics.
Dr Kainam Thomas Wong
Communications, signal processing
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 3542 / +852 2362 8439
Kainam Thomas Wong earned the B.S.E. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Ph.D. in electrical & computer engineering from Purdue University (USA) in 1996.
K. T. Wong was on the Senior Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (USA) from 1996 to 1998. Thereafter, he had been a regular member of the faculty at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Waterloo (Canada), before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an Associate Professor.
K. T. Wong was/is on the editorial boards of
* Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing,
* IEEE Signal Processing Letters,
* IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
* IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing,
* IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology,
* IET Microwaves, Antennas & Navigation,
* IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation,
* Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
* Physical Communication.
He is an elected member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s technical committee on “sensor and multichannel processing”.
He was conferred the Premier’s Research Excellence Award by the Canadian province of Ontario in 2003.
K. T. Wong’s research interest includes sensor-array signal processing and signal processing for communications and wireless sensing.
Dr Siu-Chung Wong
Power electronics and nonlinear systems
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6234 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Siu-chung Wong received the B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Hong Kong in 1986, the M.Phil. degree in electronics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1989. With the support of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1993 to 1997, he received the Ph.D. degree at The University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1997. Dr. Wong joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1988 as an Assistant Lecturer. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he conducts research in power electronics. Dr. Wong is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the Electrical College, The Institution of Engineers, Australia. He is an editor of the Energy and Power Engineering journal and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electrical and Control Engineering.
In 2012, Dr Wong was appointed as a Chutian Scholar Chair Professor by the Hubei Provincial Department of Education, China, and the appointment was hosted by Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. In 2013, Dr Wong was appointed as Guest Professor by the School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. He was a visiting scholar at the Center for Power Electronics Systems, Virginia Tech, VA, USA in November 2008, Aero-Power Sci-tech Center, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China in January 2009, and School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing, China in March 2012.
Dr Changyuan Yu
Photonic systems and optical communications
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6258 / +852 2362 8439
Dr. Changyuan YU received his B.S. in Applied Physics and B. Economics in Management from Tsinghua University, China in 1997, M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami, USA in 1999, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, USA in 2005. And he was a visiting researcher at NEC Labs America in Princeton, USA in 2005. He then joined Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 12/2005 and served as the founding leader of Photonic System Research Group in NUS till 12/2015. He was also a joint senior scientist with A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in this period. As the PI/co-PI, he secured over 4 million US dollars grants, and supervised 8 postdocs and 16 PhD students in Singapore. In 12/2015, he joined Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University as an associate professor.
His research focuses on photonic devices, subsystems, and optical fiber communication and sensor systems. Till 12/2015, Dr. Yu has authored/co-authored 1 US patent, 6 book chapters and over 260 journal and conference papers (46 invited, including OFC2012 in USA). He has served in technical program committee (TPC) or organizing committee for 50+ international conferences (including TPC member of OFC2014-2016, general chair of SPPCom2015, and TPC chair of SPPCom2014 in USA). His group won 6 best paper awards in conferences, and also the championship in biomedical area in the 3rd China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (out of 10,000+ competitors) in 2014.
Dr Martin H. L. Chow
Power electronics and RF systems
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6236 / +852 2362 8439
Martin H.L. Chow received his Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1978, his B.Sc.(Eng.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1980, his M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK, in 1984 and his Ph.D., in the area of power-factor-corrected switching regulators, from this department in 1999. In the course of his career, he has worked in the area of RF circuit design with Philips, Hong Kong and in the area of switch-mode power supplies design with Thomson, Singapore. His M.Sc. dissertation is about direct-conversion receiver. In 1985, he started his teaching career at Hong Kong Polytechnic and is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic & Information Engineering. His current research interest is in the area of high performance power-factor-corrected switching regulators.
Dr Wen Chen
Optical imaging, information optics, optoelectronic system, information security
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6646 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Chen Wen received his B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from Chongqing University, China, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Subsequently, he received Ph.D. degree in National University of Singapore, Singapore, in 2010. Dr Chen has conducted extensive research as Research Associate (2010) and Research Fellow (2011-2015) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. He was a visiting scholar in Rowland Institute, Harvard University, U.S.A. from March 2013 to June 2013.
Dr Chen has published more than 60 international journal and conference papers, and some publications have been highlighted or reported, such as AIP press release. Dr Chen fulfills many professional services, and is an active reviewer for many important journals in his research field. He actively attends academic activities, and was awarded to attend Global Young Scientists Summit @one-north2014.
Dr Chen's current research interests focus on information security, applied cryptography algorithms, optical encryption and authentication, designs of optoelectronic systems, quantitative phase retrieval, numerical reconstruction, digital holography, computer-generated hologram, fringe projection, optical imaging, microscopy, non-destructive evaluation/test, signal/image processing and compressive sensing.
Dr Haibo Hu
Data privacy and security, mobile and spatiotemporal databases, ubiquitous computing, internet of things
Tel/Fax: +852 3400 3557 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Hu Haibo received his PhD degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2005, and held several different research / academic jobs in HKUST and HKBU since then. His research interests include information security and privacy, wireless data management, and location-based services. He has published over 50 research papers in refereed journals, international conferences, and book chapters. As Principal Investigator, he has received over HK$4 million external research grants. He served on organizing and programme committees for many international conferences, and is the recipient of a number of awards, including ACM Best PhD Paper Award, Microsoft Imagine Cup, and GS1 Internet of Things Award.
Dr Wah-Ching Lee
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6237 / +852 2362 8439
Wah Ching Lee received his B.Sc.(Hons) degree from the department of Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, M. Phil. degree from the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong and PhD degree from City University, Hong Kong. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1987 and is now an Assistant Professor. As a result of request from industries, Dr. Lee’s current research interests include front-end radio frequency circuit design and signal processing.
Dr. Lee actively involves in professional activities. In particular, he serves as a reviewer and Session Chairman for many international conferences. He is a committee member of “Radio Spectrum and Technical Standard Advisory Committee member” (SSAC), OFCA, Hong Kong Government, a committee member of Electronics and Communications Section, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET-HK) and the past-Chairman of China Institution of Engineers (CIE) Hong Kong. He was awarded the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers (IERE) Paper Contest Second Prize in 1986 and the merit paper award of ICCE-C 2014. Dr. Lee is a Chartered Engineer of IET.
Dr Chi-Kin Leung
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6260 / +852 2362 8439
Dr C.K. Leung received his BSc(Eng), MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Hong Kong. His research interest is in application of entropy methods to image segmentation. He has taught subjects in areas of communication and computer security, and electronic music. He is a programme leader and has supported lots of with student extra-curricular activities and community services. Dr. Leung was the recipient of Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching in 2005/06. He has won several teaching development grants to develop Learning and Teaching projects in areas of employers survey, community service, and final-year project assessment.
Dr Ka-Hong Loo
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 4744 / +852 2362 8439
Dr K.H. Loo received the B.Eng. (Hons.) in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Sheffield, U.K., in 1999 and 2002, respectively. From 2002 to 2004, he was the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ehime University, Japan. He later joined a local lighting company in Hong Kong as an electronic engineer and later as an engineering manager. In 2006, he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and he is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering. His areas of research interest include power electronics and renewable energy systems. He has co-authored one US patent and two pending China patents on LED driving technology, and 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. He serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, reviewer for various international journals and conferences, and committee member for a number of international conferences.
Dr Wai-Yip Tam
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6265 / +852 2362 8439
Wai-yip Tam was born in Hong Kong in 1965. He received BSc (Hons) degree in electronic engineering from the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong in 1988. In 1990 and 1994, he respectively received M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in electronic engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since 1990, Dr. Tam has been at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is an assistant professor in Electronic and Information Engineering. His current research interests include small antennas, numerical modeling of electromagnetic and acoustic waves.
Research Assistant Professors
Dr Ben C. T. Cheng
Wireless sensor networks
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6216 / +852 2362 8439
Chi-Tsun (Ben), Cheng received the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, in 2009. He was a recipient of the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowship in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Calgary, Canada. He was involved in a GEOIDE project, which is supported by the Government of Canada through the Networks of Centers of Excellence Programs. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is the chair of the International Workshop on Smart Sensor Networks since 2012. His research interests include wireless sensor networks, bio-inspired computing, and meta-heuristic algorithms.
Dr Ivan W. H. Ho
Tel/Fax: +852 3400 3541 / +852 2362 8439
Ivan Wang-Hei Ho received the BEng and MPhil degrees in information engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the PhD degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Imperial College London, United Kingdom. He was on the Mobile Environmental Sensing System Across a Grid Environment (MESSAGE) project funded by EPSRC and the Department for Transport, UK, and the International Technology Alliance (ITA) project funded by the US Army Research Laboratory and UK Ministry of Defence during his PhD studies. In 2007, Ivan spent a summer with the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, New York. After his PhD graduation, he was with the System Engineering Initiative at Imperial College London as a postdoctoral research associate. In September 2010, he cofounded P2 Mobile Technologies Limited at Hong Kong Science Park and served as the chief R&D engineer. The MeshRanger series wireless mesh embedded system primarily designed by him won the Silver Award in Best Ubiquitous Networking in Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012. His research interests are in wireless communications and networking, specifically in vehicular ad hoc networks, intelligent transportation systems, and wireless mesh networks.
Visiting Chair Professor
Prof. Curtis R. Menyuk
FIEEE, Chair Professor of Optics and Photonics
Prof. Curtis Menyuk, currently Professor of Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore Country, USA, is a well established scholar in photonics and optical communications as evidenced by his publication record of over 200 papers and more than 2,000 citations. Prof. Menyuk received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in 1976 from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. degree in 1981 from U.C.L.A. in the areas of theoretical plasma physics and nonlinear dynamics. Specializing in the theory and simulation of optical and photonic systems, Prof. Menyuk's research focuses cover optical fiber communications and switching, solid state device simulations, and nonlinear optics. His current research interests are in short-pulse lasers and time and frequency transfer networks. Prof. Menyuk is a member of the American Physical Society, the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and a fellow of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. In 1996, Prof. Menyuk became a fellow of the Optical Society of American and in 1998 he became a Fellow of the IEEE.
Emeritus Professors and Other Honorary Appointments
Prof. David Dagan Feng
Honorary Professor (Former Chair Professor of Information Engineering)
More details on Prof. Feng's Web page.
Prof. Yim-Shu Lee
Honorary Fellow (Former Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering)
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6235 / +852 2362 8439
Professor Yim-Shu Lee (Y.S. Lee) received his MSc degree from the University of Southampton (UK) and PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1974 and 1988, respectively. He joined this University (formerly Hong Kong Technical College) in 1969 and is presently an Honorary Fellow (Electronic Engineering) of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering.
Prior to joining the University, he worked with Rediffussion, Cable & Wireless, and General Post Office. His research interests are mainly in power electronics and computer-aided design of analogue circuits. He has published more than 170 technical papers on the design of electronic circuits and is the author of the book Computer-aided Analysis and Design of Switch-Mode Power Supplies (New York: Marcel Dekker 1993). Between 1998 and 2001, he served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.
Professor Lee is a Fellow of both the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.
Prof. Joshua S. L. Wong
Emeritus Professor (Former VP of PolyU)
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 5213 / +852 2362 8439
Prof. Chung-Ho Woo
Emeritus Professor (Former Chair Professor of Solid-State Electronics)
Professor Woo graduated from The University of Hong Kong in Applied Math, got his PhD in Solid-State Physics from Univ. of Waterloo, and was awarded the higher doctorate degree of D.Sc. from HKU in the field of materials science and engineering. Prof. Woo joined Atomic Energy of Canada after his PhD, where he has served for over twenty years, and became one of the highest ranking scientists among a staff of 4,000. While with AECL, Prof. Woo was also Adjunct Professor of Solid-State Physics for eighteen years with the University of Manitoba. He joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1996, where he has served as Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and is currently Chair Professor of Solid-State Electronics. Concurrently, he has also been Adjunct Professors of Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and currently Sun Yat-Sen University.
Professor Woo was one of the pioneers of multi-scale materials modelling. He has published 150+ extensively cited, high impact, journal papers, covering many areas of solid-state-theory, including many aspects of thin films, electronics and kinetics of defects in solids, particle-solid interaction, nano-materials and nano-plasticity. Since joining PolyU in 1996, he has won a total of close to 10 million dollars of competitive external research funding, and has been the PI of 11 CERG projects, and a RGC central allocation group-research project. His excellent achievement won him the PolyU President's Award in 2004.
Professor Woo has served on the Expert Committees for US DOE in 1993, the UGC Research Activity Evaluation Panel in 1999, and the Engineering Panel of RGC since 2001. He has also been appointed to the HKSAR Education Commission Working Group on Development of Post-secondary Education. He was twice elected Chairman of the Nuclear Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Professor Woo plays an active role in the international research community, and routinely serves on organizing committees and gives keynote talks at international conferences.
Prof. Anthony Chan
FIEEE, Huawei Technologies, USA
Dr Chan is currently Senior Researcher at Huawei Technologies, a global organization and a leader in innovative telecommunications products and technology providing next generation networks for 36 of the world¡¦s top 50 operators. Dr Chan obtained his PhD from University of Maryland in 1981 and became an IEEE Fellow in 2008. He is also an Honorary Professor with the University of Hong Kong. Dr Chan is currently leading the core network mobility research at Huawei for 4G Wireless and beyond. He represents Huawei to contribute to telecommunication standards in IEEE 802.21 and in IETF. During 2004-2007, he was full professor at University of Cape Town where he had turned the telecommunication program there into the strongest in Africa.
Prof. Joe Chan
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, Hong Kong
Dr Joe Chan is currently Director, Information Security of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and Head of ASTRI Security Laboratory. Before joining ASTRI, Dr Chan received venture fund from Kuan Capital and established i-Patrol Technology LLC and served as Director of Technology to lead its research and development of various advanced information security technologies. In 2005, Dr Chan co-founded Impact Computer Ltd. and was Director and Technology Leader of the company responsible for the advancement of technological development, establishment of new business function and training of engineers. Dr Chan obtained his PhD degree from the City University London in 2012. He was a graduate of the BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Information Engineering degree programme of the Department in 2002. Dr Chan has been granted 4 patents.
Prof. Leo Lorenz
FIEEE, Infineon Technologies, Munich, Germany / Shanghai
Dr Lorenz is currently the Senior Principal of Infineon Technologies, one of the world's largest power semiconductor manufacturers, now based in Munich and Shanghai. He graduated from Technical University of Berlin, Germany, in 1976 and obtained the PhD degree from University of Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany, in 1984 and became an IEEE Fellow in 2007. Dr Lorenz is also an Academician of the German Academy of Science. Dr Lorenz has set up and is heading the Technology Competence Center for all Industry & Automotive Components of Infineon at Shanghai, and has been conducting collaborative research with universities. He has an impressive professional career in power electronics related developments.
Prof. Chai-Wah Wu
FIEEE, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA
Dr Wu is currently the Manager of the Distributed Digital Media Infrastructure Department at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, New York, USA. He obtained the PhD degree from UC Berkeley in 1995 and became an IEEE Fellow in 2001. Dr Wu has been conducting application-oriented research at IBM. He holds 51 US patents and has an active research profile. He also won several awards from IBM.
Ir Prof. Louis Lock
Electrical engineering, project management, quality management and business administration
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6214 / +852 2362 8439
Ir Prof. Louis Lock, is a holder of DBA Doctor of Business Administration and his area of specialism is "Quality Management & Confucian Thoughts". He is a PolyU graduate of Associateship in Electrical Engineering in 1980.
Ir Prof. Lock has worked for the Hong Kong Electric Company Limited (Lamma Power Station) since September 1978 to May 2014 from Graduate Trainee, Assistant Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Senior Electrical Engineer to Site Manager. During his service at the Hong Kong Electric Company Limited, he has led a team of professional staff for erecting/testing/commissioning of a power station of capacity 3800 MW in a professional manner. Ir Prof. Lock has extensive professional experience not only in the area of electrical engineering but also from his deep involvement in professional activities and societies over the past years. He has served the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers as Council Member till June 2015 and was also the Past Chair of Environmental Division, Control, Automation and Instrumentation Division and Safety Specialist Committee, and the Chair of Control, Automation and Instrumentation Discipline Advisory Panel and Vice President in 1998-1999.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr Lawrence C. C. Cheung
Internet technologies, computers
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6131 / +852 2362 8439
Lawrence Chi-Chung Cheung received his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1998. From 1999 to 2003, He was at the City University of Hong Kong. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Cheung is a senior member of IEEE. His research interests include power saving for wired networks, wireless TCP, neural networks and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). His complete publications can be found in http://www.eie.polyu.edu.hk/~encccl.
Dr Pauli Po Yan Lai
Computers and IT
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6217 / +852 2362 8439
Dr Pauli P.Y. Lai received the B.Eng.(Hons.) degree in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and both of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from The University of Hong Kong. She joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2007. Prior to joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, she had served as Software Engineer in a listed I.T. company in Hong Kong and Lecturer in a non-profit-making self-finance institution in Hong Kong. In 2011, she was awarded both the Champion of the Postgraduate Section and the Overall Champion at the Young Members Exhibition and Conference (YMEC) 2011 organized by the Institution of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong (IET(HK)). In the same year, she was also awarded the Best Presentation Award (Web Intelligence and Social Computing) at the 6th Beijing-Hong Kong International Doctoral Forum 2011 organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University. Her research interests include Web content adaptation, Web accessibility and information retrieval from the Web.
Ms Doris Lin
Computers and IT
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6251 / +852 2362 8439
I am Doris Lin, I would like to share a little about myself then, and you will know more about me. I love working with young people and will continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives. Before joining PolyU, I worked in Hong Kong Institute of vocational education and my teaching areas focused on computer and IT. I am now a doctoral degree student and I also completed two master degrees from The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University respectively. I got the professional certification of E-Business Specialist and I am a member of Hong Kong Computer Society. I am excited to be given the opportunity to share in your learning and lastly, I want you to be successful!
Mr Shu-Yuen Lam
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6239 / +852 2362 8439
Lam Shu Yuen obtained his BSc(Hons) in Applied Physics from Hong Kong Baptist University and MSc in Electronics Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Lam started his career in Electronics in Astec Components Limited as a switched-mode power supply design engineer in 1992 and joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2006.
Mr Ivan Lau
Computers and IT
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 6250 / +852 2362 8439
Ivan Lau received his BSc in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin – Stout, USA and Master Degree in Advanced Computer Science from the University of Manchester, UK. He worked as a Web Specialist at the University Publications (Wisconsin - Stout) and an Instructional Assistant at the HKUST prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently a Tutor at the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering. His teaching areas include computer programming, microcontrollers and embedded systems, and mobile app development.
Mr Richard C. Y. Pang
Computers and IT
Tel/Fax: +852 2766 4745 / +852 2362 8439
Mr Richard Pang received his BSc (Computer Science) and MSc (Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineering) from University of Hertfordshire, UK and London South Bank University, UK. Mr. Pang initially worked as a software consultant and developer developing Octopus Parking Meter system and also in-house systems for construction company and album manufacturer.
Before joining EIE in 2006, Mr. Pang was an assistant technical officer and a teaching associate in the Department of Computing, PolyU and the Institute of Vocational Education, responsible for teaching computing subjects.
His interests include system and mobile application development, networking and information systems audit and control.