Prof. KWONG Tak Wu Sam (鄺得互)

BSc SUNY Buffalo, MASc Waterloo, PhD Fernuniversitaet, Germany, FIEEE

Visiting address
CYC-4138
Phone: +852 34422909

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Biography

 

Contact Information

G7359 YEUNG
34427704
34420503
cssamk@cityu.edu.hk
 

Research Interests

  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Video Coding
  • Machine Learning
Sam Kwong received his B.Sc. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and Ph.D. from Fernuniversität Hagen, Germany. Before joining the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), he was a Diagnostic Engineer with Control Data Canada, where he was responsible for designing diagnostic software to detect the manufacturing faults of the VLSI chips in the Cyber 430 machine. He later joined Bell Northern Research as a Member of Scientific Staff working on the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) project.

Kwong is currently Chair Professor at the CityU Department of Computer Science, where he previously served as Department Head and Professor from 2012 to 2018. Prof Kwong joined CityU as a lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering in 1989. Prof. Kwong is currently the associate editor of leading IEEE transaction journals, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

Kwong is actively engaged in knowledge exchange between academia and industry. In 1996, he was responsible for designing the first handheld GSM mobile phone consultancy project at the City University of Hong Kong, one of the largest at the time. He has filed 13 US patents, of which 8 have been granted.

Kwong has a prolific research record. He has coauthored three research books, eight book chapters, and over 300 technical papers. His works have been cited over 19,000 times according to Google Scholar with an h-index of 59. He has been the distinguished lecturer of IEEE SMCS since 2018 and delivers two DL lectures yearly to promote IEEE SMC Society and cutting-edge cybernetics technology. He also frequently delivers keynote speeches in IEEE supported conferences. In 2014, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optimization techniques in cybernetics and video coding.

Kwong’s involvement in the multiple facets of IEEE throughout the years has been extensive and committed. With respect to IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS), he serves as Hong Kong SMCS Chapter Chairman, Board Member, Conference Coordinator, Membership Coordinator and Member of the Long Range Planning and Finance Committee, Vice President of Conferences and Meetings, Vice President of Cybernetics. He led the IEEE SMC Hong Kong Chapter to win the Best Chapter Award in 2011 and was awarded Outstanding Contribution Awards for his contributions to SMC 2015. In 2021, he is currently President-Elect of the IEEE SMC Society.

 


Kwong is currently Chair Professor at the CityU Department of Computer Science, where he previously served as Department Head and Professor from 2012 to 2018. Prof Kwong joined CityU as a lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering in 1989. Prof. Kwong is currently the associate editor of leading IEEE transaction journals, including IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics.

Kwong is actively engaged in knowledge exchange between academia and industry. In 1996, he was responsible for designing the first handheld GSM mobile phone consultancy project at the City University of Hong Kong, one of the largest at the time. He has filed 13 US patents, of which 8 have been granted.

Kwong has a prolific research record. He has coauthored three research books, eight book chapters, and over 300 technical papers. His works have been cited over 19,000 times according to Google Scholar with an h-index of 59. He has been the distinguished lecturer of IEEE SMCS since 2018 and delivers two DL lectures yearly to promote IEEE SMC Society and cutting-edge cybernetics technology. He also frequently delivers keynote speeches in IEEE supported conferences. In 2014, he was elevated to IEEE Fellow for his contributions to optimization techniques in cybernetics and video coding.

Kwong’s involvement in the multiple facets of IEEE throughout the years has been extensive and committed. With respect to IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (SMCS), he serves as Hong Kong SMCS Chapter Chairman, Board Member, Conference Coordinator, Membership Coordinator and Member of the Long Range Planning and Finance Committee, Vice President of Conferences and Meetings, Vice President of Cybernetics. He led the IEEE SMC Hong Kong Chapter to win the Best Chapter Award in 2011 and was awarded Outstanding Contribution Awards for his contributions to SMC 2015. In 2021, he is currently President-Elect of the IEEE SMC Society.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Evolutionary Algorithms
  • Video Coding
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Machine Learning

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