Dr. Lau received B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and electronic engineering from University of Portsmouth in 1985 and 1989, respectively.
He joined the Microwave Telecommunications and Signal Processing Research Unit of the University of Portsmouth in 1985 as a Research Assistant. His Ph.D. research topic was on the application of signal processing techniques to the modelling of microwave, line-of-sight, multipath communication channels. In 1990, he joined the City University of Hong Kong and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and Information Technology. He is the Programme Leader of the B.Eng. in Computer Engineering Programme. His current research interests are in the area of digital signal processing, digital audio engineering and speech signal processing. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Joint Chapter on CAS/COM for 1997 and 1998. He was the Registration Co-chairman of the 1997 International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS'97) and 2003 International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2003). He is the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section for 2005. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Award.
Digital Signal Processing, Digital Audio Engineering, Visual Speech Signal Processing