Prof. HO Wing Cheong Daniel (何永昌)

PhD – University of Salford, UK, FIEEE

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34428652

Author IDs

Willing to take PhD students: yes

Research Interests/Areas

  • Control Theory
  • Estimation and filtering theory
  • Complex dynamical distributed networks
  • Multi-agent networks
  • Nonlinear singular systems
  • Stochastic systems


Prof. Daniel W. C. Ho received a first-class honors in BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, in 1980, 1982, and 1986 respectively. From 1985 to 1988, he was a Research Fellow in the Industrial Control Unit at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. He joined the City University of Hong Kong (formerly City Polytechnic of Hong Kong) in 1989. He is a Chair Professor of Applied Mathematics and Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) of the College of Science.

Prof. Ho has been a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) since 2017 and is also a Chang Jiang Chair Professor, awarded by the Ministry of Education, China, in 2012. He has been named a Highly Cited Researcher since 2014 for nine consecutive years and is a recipient of the Top 2% of most highly cited scientists in 2020-2022.

Prof. Ho is a Subject Editor of the Journal of Franklin Institute, Section Editor of Franklin Open, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning SystemsAsian Journal of Control, Action Editor of Neural Networks, Editor of Cogent Engineering and a member of Editorial board of IET Control Theory & ApplicationsSystems Science and Control Engineering. His current research interests include control theory, estimation, and filtering theory, complex distributed networks, multi-agent networks, nonlinear singular systems, and stochastic systems.



  • Recipient of "The Best Paper Award" from The 8th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2011), May 2011
  • Paper Title: "Two-targets tracking problems in sensor networks with partial information transmission"
  • Guest Professor of East China University of Science and Technology (2011-2014), Shanghai, China
  • Chang Jiang Chair Professor, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China. (2012-2015)
  • awarded by the Ministry of Education, China (教育部, 长江讲座教授)
  • Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering (2014 - 2021) published by Clarivate Analytics (Thomson Reuters) 
  • (For more information, click Highly Cited Researchers)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE) (Jan. 2017) for recognizing his contributions to stability and control for stochastic systems.
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2020) (More information)
  • Recipient of Top 2% of the World's most highly cited scientists (2020, 2021).


Organising a conference / an event


The 19th Chinese Control Conference

Proceedings Editor


International Workshop on Control, Optimization, Signal Processing and Computer Communications   



The World Congress on Computational Intelligence, IEEE

Registration Chair


The Asian Control Conference

Local Arrangement Chair


Asian Control Conference

Awards Chair


Chinese Control Conference (CCC 2014)

Regional Chair


IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2015)

Registration Chair


International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS2018)

General Co-Chairs


IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications CCTA2019

Finance Chair


SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications(CT19)

Organizing Committee

Program Committee members for Major Conferences

2006-Control and Decision Conference (IEEE CDC)Associate Editor
2006- America Control Conference (IEEE ACC) Associate Editor
2011-Chinese Control Conference (CCC) Associate Editor
2011-Chinese Control Decision Conference (CCDC) Associate Editor