Director and Assistant Professor, NIE Social Media Lab
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BEng in Computer Engineering and MPhil in Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology (HKUST); 2009, PhD (Hons) in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada. Master's thesis on Internet-based video broadcasting generated US and Chinese patents, licensed to a multimedia communications start-up, SinoCDN (Hong Kong); 2000-03, Chief Technology Officer, SinoCDN. Former Research Fellow, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge Univ. Currently, Assistant Professor, Dept of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST, and Founding Director, HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab. Recipient of multiple national awards in 2009: NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship Award; NSERC Innovation Challenge Award; Canada-UK Millennium Research Award. 2001, named one of "Ten Outstanding Young Persons" by the Innovation and Technology Association and the Information Technology Department, HKSAR. Recipient of two Hong Kong Industry Awards for patented technology.