Hong Yan received his Ph.D. degree from Yale University. He was professor of imaging science at the University of Sydney and currently is Chair Professor of Computer Engineering at City University of Hong Kong and the Director of Center for Intelligent Multidimensional Data Analysis (CIMDA) Limited. He was elected an IAPR fellow for contributions to document image analysis and an IEEE fellow for contributions to image recognition techniques and applications. Professor Yan was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE SMC Society during 2000 to 2015. He received the 2016 Norbert Wiener Award from IEEE SMC Society for contributions to image and biomolecular pattern recognition techniques. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Professor Yan has over 600 journal and conference publications, and his research interests include:
- Bioinformatics: Genomic data analysis; Structural biology
- Image processing: Biomedical imaging; Document imaging
- Pattern recognition: Clustering and biclustering; Human face recognition and animation
- High performance computing: AI and multidimensional big data analysis; Parallel computing