Dr. KO King Tim (高敬添)

B.Eng(Hons)., Ph.D. Adel, SMIEEE


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Dr. Ko was born in Hong Kong, and attended Darwin High School followed by The University of Adelaide.  In 1978 he graduated with First Class Honours in Electrical Engineering (BEng(Hons)). He was awarded an Australian Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship in 1978 and completed his Ph.D. in communication engineering in 1982.  He became a Senior Engineer at Telecom Australia (now Telstra) Research Laboratories in Melbourne. In 1986, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering of the now City University of Hong Kong. 

He was the Programme Leader of the BSc(Hons) in Information Technology for five years and has been involved in various programme administration, planning and accreditation exercises. He has also participated in many of the academic activities of the University and served as an elected staff representative on the Faculty Board and the Senate.


Teaching Awards:

From 2005 to 2011, Dr Ko was selected by the graduating students of BEng(Hons) in Information Engineering as their Outstanding Teacher.  He has also received the Grand Teaching Award from the Department of Electronic Engineering in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 .

Research Interests/Areas

Performance Evaluation of Communication Networks, Multiservice Wireless Networks, Hierarchical Femto and Macrocell Network


Research Collaborations:

Sabbatical Leave to Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of The University of Adelaide January to March 2010.
Sabbatical Leave to The Networks Technology & Service Platforms Group of Technical University of Denmark (DTU), May to July 2010.
Study Leave to Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering of The Australian National University June to August 2008.
Study Leave to The University of Melbourne, July to August 2005 and July to August 2006.
Sabbatical Leave to The University of Melbourne, January to April 2004.
Sabbatical Leave to Technical University of Denmark (DTU), May to August 2004.

Professional Activities:

  1. ' Expert of International Standing' 2007 to 2011 by The College of Experts of The Australian Research Council.
  2. Member of Technical Program Committee: IEEE Globecom 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006; Australian Telecommun Networks & Application Conference -- ATNAC Melbourne 2006; IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Melbourne 2006; Int Teletraffic Congress, Ottawa 2007, Beijing 2005.
  3. Member of the Working Group on E-Commerce Environment and Technologies Exploitation for the Hong Kong SAR Government 2000 to 2003.
  4. Recent invited reviewer for IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics; IEEE Transaction on Networking; IEEE Communication Letters, IEEE Transactions on Communications.



Life's Extra Experience:

In 1997, Dr Ko was diagnosed to have nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a very common form of cancer for people in Hong Kong and Southern China.  


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