Ir. Prof. NG Kee Yin Joseph


B.Sc.(86), M.Sc.(88), Ph.D.(93),
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position:
Full Professor, Engineer Professor
Director, Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing (RCUC)
Programme Director, B.Sc.(Hons) in Business Computing and Data Analytics
Programme Coordinator / Director, B.Sc.(Hons) in Computer Science - 2007-2015 / 2015-2017
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University

Office:Room DLB629, David Lam Building
Telephone: +852 3411-7864
Facsimile: +852 3411-7892
ICQ:113034029
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/joseph.ng
Email: jng@comp.hkbu.edu.hk
Personal Webpage: http://josephng.hk

Mailing Address:
Ir. Prof. Joseph Kee-Yin Ng
Room DLB629, David Lam Building
Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Current Teaching Courses:
COMP 1007 - Introduction to Python and its Applications

Previous Teaching Courses:
COMP 1110 - Computer Literacy
COMP 1180 - Structured Programming
COMP 2320 - Operating Systems
COMP 2321 - Operating Systems and Networking I
COMP 2330 - Data Communications and Networking
COMP 2650 - Network Administration and Programming
COMP 3050 - Distributed Computing Systems
COMP 3320 - Distributed Systems
COMP 3430 - Information Technology Professional Practices
COMP 3630 - The Internet
COMP 3670 - Mobile Computing
COMP 3830 - Health Information Technology
COMP 7090 - Ubiquitous Computing
COMP 7830 - Health Informatics
COMP 4898 - Final Year Project (1st Semester)
COMP 4899 - Final Year Project (2nd Semester)

Research Interests

Real-Time & Embedded Systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Wireless Communications, Multimedia Communications, Ubiquitous / Pervasive Computing, Location-aware Computing, Mobile and Ubiquitous Healthcare, Health Informatics, Parallel and Distributed Computing.


Professional Experience

Visiting Scholar, University of California at Berkeley, EECS Dept., 1/18 – 7/18 & 1/14 – 7/14.
Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Computer Science Dept., 9/05 – present.
Associate professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Computer Science Dept., 3/99 – 9/05.
Assistant professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, Computer Science Dept., 9/95 – 3/99.
University lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist University, Computing Studies Dept., 11/94 – 9/95.
University lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist College, Computing Studies Dept., 1/93 – 11/94.
Teaching assistant, University of Illinois, Dept of C.S., 8/91 – 12/92.
Teaching assistant, University of Illinois, Dept of E.E., 1/90 – 5/90.
Research assistant, University of Illinois, U.S. Army CERL, 6/88 – 5/91.
Research assistant, University of Illinois, Dept of C.S., 6/86 – 5/88.
Research programmer, University of Illinois, 8/85 – 5/86.


Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Eng., Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, May 1993.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Eng., M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, January 1988.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Liberal Arts and Science, B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, May 1986.


Awards


Professional Membership

2018-present    Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)
2017-present    Fellow, Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
2017-present    Member of the task force on Disaster Resilient Smart World (DiRSW) of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Smart World Technical Committee (CIS SWTC)
2016-present    HKBU Student Branch Advisor, IEEE Hong Kong Section.
2012-2014       Vice-Chair of the Internet Society (ISOC) – Hong Kong Chapter
2006-present    Life-Time and Full Member of Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS)
2005-present    Founding Members of the Internet Society (ISOC)-Hong Kong Chapter
2005-2012       Treasurer of the Internet Society (ISOC)-Hong Kong Chapter
2003-2009       Region 10 Coordinator for the Chapter Activities Board of the IEEE Computer Society
2003-2009       Coordinator of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program Asia/Pacific
2002-present    Past Chairman of the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter.
2000-present    Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
2000-2005       Executive Council Member of the IEEE, Hong Kong Section.
2000-2001       Chairman of the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter.
1998-1999       Vice-Chairman of the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter.
1997-present    Member of the IEEE Communication Society.
1997-present    Member of ACM.
1997-1999       Member of EUROMICRO.
1997-2000       Member of the Hong Kong Institution of Science.
1997-2000       Member of the Information Technology Joint Council (ITJC)
1995-1998       General Secretary of the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter
1993-present    Executive Council Member of the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter
1991-present    Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
1991-present    Member of the IEEE Computer Society


Editorial Board Membership


Steering / Advisory Committee


Other Membership


Invited Talks


TV Interviews/Special Programmes


Funded Research (Total Amount awarded: $25,384,413)

RGC Central Allocation - $3,600,000 Innovation and Technology Fund - $16,002,500 RGC Earmarked Research Grant - $1,924,303 Swedish Research Council – Swedish Research Links Project Research Grant SRL-Asia - $750,000 Hong Kong/German Joint Research Scheme - $30,000 HKBU/PCCW Joint Investigation HKBU Strategic Development Fund – $1,348,500 Internal Grant FRG & TDG - $1,729,110

Consultancy (Total Amount: $3,300,350)

2016            Joseph K. Ng, "Smart AP: Wi-Fi Positioning and Optimization for a Smart City", a $7M ITF Project led by Prof. Gary Chan of HKUST, of which $850K was transferred to HKBU for an integrated positioning method for providing location-based services at some of the Shopping Malls. A SDK was developed such that 3rd party developers can make use of our API to integrate our positioning technology into their mobile applications. Pilot Site: Link (領展) Shopping Malls, Test Sites: HKBU, and HKUST
2009            Joseph K. Ng, “Geocaching Competition”, a location-aware treasure hunting competition utilizing GPS, UMTS, Wi-Fi and PAN positioning technologies. For the second time in a row, RCUC is the technical sponsor of the event. This is one of the events in the 2009 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – Hong Kong (16th May 2009) co-organized by Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), and the Hong Kong Federations of Youth Groups (HKFYG).
2009            Joseph K. Ng, “Geocaching Competition at the Summer Camp at HKBU (June 2009)”, a location-aware treasure hunting competition utilizing PAN positioning technologies. This is a consultancy project sponsored by the Science Faculty of HKBU.
2008            Joseph K. Ng, “The Hong Kong Olympic Piazza - Wi-Fi Interactive Treasure Hunt 2008” was sponsored by OGCIO & HKTB for the Hong Kong Olympic Event at TST, Hong Kong, August 2008. This $330K+ consultancy project utilized the Wi-Fi Positioning technology invented and developed by our Research Centre (RCUC) - $330,000 + $60,000
2008            Joseph K. Ng, “Mobile Personal Response System (mPRS)”, a personal response system that makes use of users’ mobile phone to do opinion poll in classrooms. This project had finished its test trial with 30 chemistry teachers at the Education Bureau Kowloon Tong Education Services Centre by the end of Nov 2007 and planned to have another set of test trial to be conducted at HKBU in the 1st semester of 2008-2009. This project is originated from the HKBU Teaching Development Grant “Do Not Turn off Your Mobile Phones in My Lectures – A Mobile Phone Based Response System” proposed by Prof. Albert Lee (HKBU, CHEM) and Prof. Joseph Ng (HKBU, COMP).
2008            Joseph K. Ng, “Geocaching Competition”, a location-aware treasure hunting competition utilizing GPS, UMTS, Wi-Fi and PAN positioning technologies. This is one of the events in the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day – Hong Kong co-organized by CAHK, and the Office of Sin Chung Kai - Legco Member (ITFC) of the HKSAR Government. RCUC is one of the co-organizers and provides the platform and technical solutions for the treasure hunting game.
2008            Joseph K. Ng, “The Hong Kong & Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture Exhibition” - A one-month Exhibition at the Hong Kong Central Police Station. We provided an information dispatch system that utilizes the Bluetooth push technology. Through the users’ Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, a short textual description and a set of photos will be pushed to the user whenever a user comes near to an exhibit.
2007            Joseph K. Ng, “Mobile Learning Campus”, Ma On Shan Tsung Tsin Secondary School, Hong Kong - $20,000
2005            Joseph K. Ng, “Location-aware PDA Guided Tour”, HKIVE-Chai Wan, Hong Kong. - $151,210
2003            Joseph K. Ng, "MPEG-4 Video Processing Project", Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao. - $19,400
1999-2000 Joseph K. Ng, and Chin Shih Huang, "A Review on the Y2K Compliance Process for Belton Industrial (International) Limited", Belton Industrial (International) Limited. - $50,000
1995-1997 Joseph K. Y. Ng, Chung-nin Ho, and K. Ng, A Computerized Chinese Input System for Photo-Typesetting. (Cathay Photo Typesetting Company) - $20,000
1995-1997 Joseph K. Y. Ng, Michael C. F. Tong, and Terence Wong, The Design and Implementation of Multimedia Patient Record in a Ear Clinic. (Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales hospital, Hong Kong)
1993---1994    Y.C. Wu, Y.K. Chan, Winson Kwok, Ernest Lam, Joseph Ng, K.F. Suen, The CHIPS project. (Baptist Hospital, Hong Kong) - $1,799,740


Patents


Publications ( 181 technical articles published)

Accepted for publication
Refereed Journals
Refereed Book & Book Chapters
Refereed Conference Papers
Thesis and Technical Reports
Professional Services

Professional Activities
2019-2020  Member of the Project Steering Committee (SC), Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited (LSCM)
2018-2021  Panel Member, Technology Review Panel, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI), Information and Communication Technology R&D Centre
2017-2018  Assessor for the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme (HKSES), Education Bureau.
2016-2022  External Examiner, BA (Hons) in Applied and Human-Centered Computing (BA-AHCC), The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSU) – the former Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) – 16-19, 19-22.
2016-2020  Member of the Admission Panel of the Technology Business Incubation Programmes of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP).
2014-2015  Programme Consultant, BA (Hons) in Creative Computing (BA-CC later on becomes BA-AHCC), Hang Seng Management College (HSMC).
2013-2016  External Examiner, Information System-related Courses (BIS: B318, B318C, B321, B322, and B425), Open University of Hong Kong.
2013-2014  External Examiner, Computer Networks (ELEC S332F), Open University of Hong Kong.
2012-2018  Advisor, Member of the Advisory Committee for School of Computing and Information Sciences, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE). 12-14, 14-16, 16-18.
2012-2017  External Examiner, MSc in Geomatics (Geo-Information Systems) and BSc (Hons) in Geomatics with specialism in Geo-Information, Faculty of Construction & Environment, The Hong Kong Polytechic University (PolyU). 12-14, 15-17
2012-2017  Panel Member, RGC Engineering Panel
2014-2017  Panel Member, RGC Faculty Development Scheme Panel
2011            Panel Member, IEEE Senior Member Review Panel.
2010            Member of Review Panel for the M.Sc. Programme in Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
2010            Panel Member in the Programme Validation of BBA (Hons.) for the Caritas Francis Hsu College (CFHC), validation through HKCAAVQ, 6-8 December 2010.
2009-2014  Director (Elected), Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC)
2009-2014  Director (Elected), Hong Kong Domain Name Registration Company Limited (HKDNR)
2009-2016  External Examiner, Computer-related Courses in Higher Diploma and Diploma for Business Programmes of the Community College (CCLU & LIFE) at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
2008-2021  Sector/Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Acdemic & Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). 08-11, 12-14, 15-17, 18-21.
2008-2013  External Examiner, Network Programming and Design (CT212 & CT212F), Open University of Hong Kong.
2007-2013  External Examiner, BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and Technology and Associate of Science, UIC, Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University, ZhuHai, China.
2002-2019  University Honorary Scholar, School of Continuing Education (SCE), Hong Kong Baptist University. 02-07, 07-09, 09-11, 11-13, 13-15, 15-17, 17-19.
2007-2013  Assessor, Hong Kong ICT Awards: Best Business Award organized by Hong Kong Computer Society (HKCS) supported by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), HK SAR Government.
2006-2020  Panel Member, Expert Review Panel, Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre Limited (LSCM) – the former Hong Kong R&D Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management Enabling Technologies – 06-08; 08-10; 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18*, 19-20;
2006            Moderator, Technological Development Panel, The Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2006 (HKICC 2006), HKCEC, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, Sept. 13-14 2006.
2006-2008 Panel Member, The Discipline Review of Information Technology for Vocational Training Council (VTC), conducted by Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation (HKCAA). Feb 27-28 2006, 2nd review at 2008.
2005            Assessor, The 1st "Hong Kong Wireless Technology Excellence Awards" 2005 - organized by Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA).
2005            Assessor, The 2005 Hong Kong Awards for Industry: Technological Achievement, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Productivity Council -- funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR.
2004            Assessor, IT Excellence Awards 2004 -- organized by Hong Kong Computer Society.
2002            Assessor, IT Excellence Awards 2002 -- organized by Hong Kong Computer Society.
2002            Assessor, The 2002 Hong Kong Awards for Industry: Technological Achievement, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Productivity Council -- funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR.
2002            External validation panelist, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, "Validation of Associate Degree in Computer Science", degree awarded by Chu Hai College.
2001            Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation.
2001            External validation panelist, Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, "Validation of the Bachelor of Information Technology", Media Education Info-Tech Co., Ltd (MEIT), degree awarded by the Southern Cross University, Australia. 
2001            Assessor, The 2001 Hong Kong Awards for Industry: Technological Achievement, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation and Hong Kong Productivity Council -- funded by the Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR.
2001            Honorary IT Adviser for Non-government Organizations in Welfare Sector, Social Welfare Department, HKSAR.
2000            External validation panelist, "Multimedia and Multilingual Computing", Dept. of Computing and Dept. of Elect. & Info. Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2000            External assessor for recruiting, Dept. of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong.
2000            Organizing committee member, Forum on Computer Related Crime.
2000            Organizing committee member, Smart HKID Forum. Organized by 12 HK IT Societies.
2000            Steering committee member, Hong Kong Software Industry Survey 2000, Hong Kong Productivity Council.
2000-2003 External examiner, Centre for Continuing and Community Education, Open University of Hong Kong.
1997-2000 External examiner, School of Business and Administration, Open University of Hong Kong (the former Open Learning Institute of Hong Kong).
1996            Member of the Judging Committee, CTRON Kernel Interface, Micro-C Subset Contest 1996, Orgainzied by TRON Association, CTRON Technical Committee Kernel Working Group, Japan.
1995            Member of the Judging Committee, IEEE Student Software Project Competition 1995.
1993-1997 Honorary Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University.

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