Professor Cheung Yiu-ming of the Department of Computer Science of HKBU was recently named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition of his tremendous contributions to cluster analysis and visual computing. The group elevated to Fellow status for 2018 numbers 300 worldwide, with just seven of them coming from Hong Kong.
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognised by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement.
Professor Cheung’s research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, image and video processing, and optimisation. His work has a variety of applications in data analytics and identity authentication in security-access control systems, among other areas. He is the Founding Chairman of Hong Kong Chapter of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and Vice Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII). Professor Cheung has over 200 articles published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and at conferences.
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