Dr. Yuen received his B.Sc. degree in Electronic Engineering with first class honours in 1989 from City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1993 from The University of Hong Kong. He joined the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University in 1993 as an assistant professor and currently is a professor and head of the Department.
Dr. Yuen was a recipient of the University Fellowship to visit The University of Sydney in 1996. He was associated with the Laboratory of Imaging Science and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering. In 1998, Dr. Yuen spent a 6-month sabbatical leave in The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), University of Maryland at college park. He was associated with the Computer Vision Laboratory, CFAR. From June 2005 to January 2006, he was a visiting professor in GRAVIR laboratory (GRAphics, VIsion and Robotics) of INRIA Rhone Alpes, France. He was associated with PRIMA Group. Dr. Yuen has been actively involved in many international conferences as an organizing committee and/or technical program committee member. He was the track co-chair of International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2006 and is the program co-chair for the IEEE Fifth International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications And Systems (BTAS), September 2012. He is also an editorial board member of Pattern Recognition. Dr. Yuen's current research interests include human face recognition, biometric template protection and video surveillance.