Prof. NG, Joseph Kee Yin
Prof. NG, Joseph Kee Yin

BSc, MSc, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science


Prof. Joseph Kee-Yin NG received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Ng joined Hong Kong Baptist University in 1993, and is a full professor and the Director of the Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing in the Department of Computer Science. He is also the programme director of the Computer Science degree programme and introduced Health Information Technology and Health Informatics into the undergraduate and the graduate programmes in HKBU. Prof. Ng’s current research interests include Real-Time & Embedded Systems, Cyber Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Wireless Communications, and Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing, Location-aware Computing, Mobile & Ubiquitous Healthcare. Prof. Ng has obtained 2 Patents and published over 160 technical papers in journals, and conferences. Prof. Ng also served as Steering Chairs, Program Chairs, and General Chairs for numerous International Conferences as well as Associate Editors and members of the editorial board of International Journals.
Prof. Ng had also served as the Region 10 Coordinator for the Chapter Activities Board of the IEEE Computer Society, and was the Coordinator of the IEEE Computer Society Distinguished Visitors Program (Asia/Pacific). He is a senior member of the IEEE and has been a member of the IEEE Computer Society since 1991. Prof. Ng has been an Exco-member, General Secretary, Vice-Chair, Chair and now a past Chair and Exco-member for the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter. Prof. Ng received numerous Awards and Certificate of Appreciation from IEEE, IEEE Region 10, IEEE Computer Society, and from IEEE Hong Kong Section, for his Leadership and Services to the ICT Industry. He is also a member of the IEEE Communication Society, ACM, Hong Kong Computer Society, and the Founding Member and Exco-Member, Treasurer & Vice-Chair for the Internet Society (ISOC)-Hong Kong Chapter. Prof. Ng had also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) and within his term has won The Directors of the Year 2012 Award organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).

Research Interests

  • Real-Time and Embedded Systems
  • Cyber Physical Systems & IoT
  • Wireless Communications
  • Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing
  • Mobile and Location-aware Computing
  • Ubiquitous Healthcare

Selected Publications

  • Kam-yiu Lam, Nelson Wai-Hung Tsang, Song Han, Wenlong Zhang, Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Ajit Nath, "Activity Tracking and Monitoring of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease", Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTAP), January 2017, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 489–521.
  • Kai Liu, Joseph K. Y. Ng, Victor C. S. Lee, Sang H. Son, and Ivan Stojmenovic, "Cooperative Data Scheduling in Hybrid Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks: VANET as a Software Defined Network", IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1759-1773, June 2016.
  • Kai Liu, Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Junhua Wang, Victor C. S. Lee, Weiwei Wu, Sang Hyuk Son, "Network-Coding-Assisted Data Dissemination via Cooperative Vehicle-to-Vehicle/-Infrastructure Communications", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1509-1520, June 2016.
  • C. Zhu, Kam-Yiu Lam, Y. Chang, and Joseph Ng, "Linked Block-based Multiversion B-Tree index for PCM-based embedded databases", Journal of Systems Architecture, vol. 61, no. 9, pp. 383-397, Oct. 2015.
  • Kam-Yiu Lam, Jiantao Wang, Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Song Han, L. Zheng, Calvin Kam, C.J. Zhu, "SmartMood: Toward Pervasive Mood Tracking and Analysis for Manic Episode Detection", IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 45(1), February 2015, pp 126-131.
  • Kam-Yiu Lam, Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Jiantao Wang, Calvin Ho Chuen Kam, and Nelson Wai-Hung Tsang, “A Pervasive Promotion Model for Personalized Promotion Systems on Using WLAN Localization and NFC Techniques,” Mobile Information Systems, vol. 2015, pp 626070-626082, Article ID 626070, 13 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/626070
  • Kai Liu, Victor C. S. Lee, Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Jun Chen, and Sang Hyuk Son, "Temporal Data Dissemination in Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems", IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 2419-2431, December 2014.
  • Kai Liu, Victor C.S. Lee, Joseph K.Y. Ng, Sang H. Son and Edwin H.-M. Sha, “Scheduling Temporal Data with Dynamic Snapshot Consistency Requirement in Vehicular Cyber-Physical Systems,” ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems. 13(5s), Article 163, Sept. 2014.
  • Joseph Kee-Yin Ng, Kam-Yiu Lam, Quan Jia Cheng, Kevin Chin Yiu Shum, "An Effective Signal Strength Based Wireless Location Estimation System for Tracking Indoor Mobile Users", Journal of Computer and System Sciences - Special Issue on Intelligent and Innovative Information Systems, Volume 79, Issue 7, November 2013, Pages 1005-1016. Elsevier 2013. (IF: 1.091; IF-5Yr: 1.267)
  • Albert Lee, Joseph Ng, Eva Wong, Alfred Tan, April Lau, and Stephen Lai, “Lecture Rule No. 1: Cell phones ON, please! A Low-Cost Personal Response System for Learning and Teaching”, The Journal of Chemical Education, 90(3), pp 388-389, February 26, 2013.