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Dr. S.-H. Gary Chan

Dr. S.-H. Gary Chan is currently Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong. He is also Affiliate Professor of Innovation, Policy and Entrepreneurship Thrust in HKUST (GZ), and Board Director of Hong Kong Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Center (LSCM). He received MSE and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration from Stanford University (Stanford, CA). He obtained his B.S.E. degree (highest honor) in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University (Princeton, NJ), with certificates in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering Physics, and Engineering and Management Systems. His research interests include smart IoT and sensing systems, location AI and mobile computing, video/user/data analytics, cloud and edge AI, technology transfer and IT entrepreneurship.

Professor Chan has been an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, and a Vice-Chair of Peer-to-Peer Networking and Communications Technical Sub-Committee of IEEE Comsoc Emerging Technologies Committee. He has been Guest Editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE Communication Magazine, etc. He is a steering committee member and was the TPC chair of IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC), and has been area chair of the multimedia symposium of IEEE Globecom and IEEE ICC for many years.

Through technology transfer and entrepreneurship, Professor Chan has successfully transferred and deployed his research results in industry and co-founded several startups. Due to their innovations, commercial and societal impacts, his technologies have received numerous local and international awards. Notably, he received Hong Kong Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service for “outstanding contribution to the fight against COVID-19” in 2020. He is the recipient of Google Mobile 2014 Award and Silver Award of Boeing Research and Technology. He was a visiting professor or researcher in Microsoft Research, Princeton University, Stanford University, and University of California at Davis. At HKUST, he was Director of Entrepreneurship Center, Director of Sino Software Research Institute, Co-director of Risk Management and Business Intelligence program, and Director of Computer Engineering Program. He was a William and Leila Fellow at Stanford University, and the recipient of the Charles Ira Young Memorial Tablet and Medal and the POEM Newport Award of Excellence at Princeton University. He is Fellow of Sigma Xi (FSX) and Chartered Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT).

Dr. KK Lai

Dr. KK Lai has worked for over 7 years in the Innovation and Technology sector. He has more than 10 years of experience in research and development on computer vision, artificial intelligent and video streaming technologies. He is also an experienced software engineer especially in app development. Dr. KK Lai has extensive R&D and management experience and is endeavored to bring the startup ecosystem from the industry to the academic research projects. Dr. KK Lai joined the HKUST MTrec team in Mar 2015. He oversees the Wherami and Streamphony projects and manages the team.

Mr. Jerry LIN

Mr. Jerry LIN possesses over 7 years of work experience in the field of innovative technology, with a strong background in IoT, signal perception, and data processing and analysis. He joined HKUST CSE Smart IoT and Sensing Systems Group in 2016. He has extensive experience in team management and has successfully led teams in deploying relevant projects across various domains, including smart indoor positioning, asset tracking, and big data user behavior analysis, among others.