Prof. HON Yiu Chung Benny (韓耀宗)

PhD – University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA

Visiting address
YEUNG-Y6526
Phone: +852 34428675

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Biography

Prof. Benny Y. C. Hon's major research interests include meshless computation using radial basis functions for solving various types of partial differential equations and numerical methods for solving inverse problems based on fundamental solutions and reproducing kernels. He is particularly keen in promoting the meshless radial basis functions method for solving real physical problems such as simulations of tides and waves; multiphasic fluid flows; micro-electro-mechanical systems; inverse heat conduction; and image reconstruction.

He is now serving as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering (IPSE) and member on the editorial board for seven international journals including the Journals of Advances in Computational Mathematics and Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements with recent emphasis on meshless and mesh reduction methods. He has also co-edited several special issues on meshless computations and inverse problems for the Journals of Computers and Mathematics with Applications and Advances in Computational Mathematics.

Recently his research involves the identification and nurturing of mathematically gifted children. He is now serving as adviser/mentor for the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education; Hong Kong Association for Parents of Gifted Children; and the HKSAR Education Bureau-Gifted Section.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Kernel-Based Approximation
  • Meshless Computation
  • Inverse Problems
  • Integrable Systems
  • Gifted Education

Services in CityU

Research Students

  1. Dr. Xian-zhong MAO, PhD, graduated in 1999.
  2. Dr. Anita Sze-mui WONG, PhD, graduated in 2000.
  3. Ms. Bei LIANG, MPhil, graduated in 2001.
  4. Dr. Xu ZHOU, PhD, graduated in 2002.
  5. Dr. Ting WEI, PhD, graduated in 2005. (Thesis Excellence Award)
  6. Mr. Zong-hang YANG, MPhil, graduated in September 2008.
  7. Dr. Ming LI, PhD, graduated in 2010.
  8. Dr. Yanjun ZHENG, PhD, graduated in 2012 (Thesis Excellence Award in Zhengzhou University).
  9. Dr. Douglas NG, PhD, registered in September 2010.
  10. Dr. Dongfang YUN, PhD, graduated in 2015.
  11. Ms. Yan Li, PhD, registered in May 2015.

Services outside CityU

Honorary Appointment

  • Visiting Professor at the Taiyuan University of Technology under the Shanxi Hundred Talents Programme (2012-now)
  • Member on Advisory Committee on the Gifted Education Section of the Education Bureau, HKSAR (2006-now)
  • Adviser for the Hong Kong Association for Parents of Gifted Children (2011-now)
  • Honourable Mentor for the Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education (2011-now)
  • Member on Public Affairs Forum, HKSAR (2005-now)
  • Member on the Adjudicating Committee of Yau's High School Applied Math Competition 2011
  • Organiser and Panel Member for the Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM) HongKong-Macau District (2011-2013)
  • Honourable Advisor for the Secondary School Mathematics & Science Competition (2005-now)
  • Visiting Professor at The University of Tokyo (2007)

Activities

Participating in or organising a conference / an event

  • Chief Organiser on the Fifth International Conference on Inverse Problems, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, December 13-17, 2010.
  • Chief Organiser for the First Workshop on Industrial Applications held at the City University of Hong Kong, July 8-12, 2002.
  • Chief Organiser for the First International Conference on Inverse Problems, City University of Hong Kong, January 9-12, 2002.

Editor or Editorial Membership

Editorship

  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering (IPSE)
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Applicable Analysis

Member on the Editorial Board

  • Journal of Advances in Computational Mathematics
  • International Journal of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • International Journal of Computational Methods
  • International Journal of Applied Science and Computations
  • Building Research Journal
  • International Journal of Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (2004-2007)

Guest Editor

  • Guest Editor for a special issue on recent advances in problems involving stability and singularity for the Journal of Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, 2015-16.
  • Co-editor for a special issue on inverse problems for the Journal of Applicable Analysis, Vol. 91, No. 4, pp. 615-616, 2012.
  • Co-editor with Professors Jin Cheng and Masahiro Yamamoto for a special issue on inverse problems for the Journal of Advances in Computational Mathematics, 2009-2010.
  • Co-editor with Professors Alex Cheng, Kassab A., and Pan E for a special issue on Nano-computation for the Journal of Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2007 and 2008.
  • Co-editor with Professor Zongmin Wu for a special issue on Recent Theoretical and Practical Developments in Meshless Methods for the Journal of Advances in Computational Mathematics, 2005.
  • Co-editor with Dr. Edward Kansa for a special issue on Radial Basis Functions for the Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, 2002.