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Dr. Hung King Fai Kevin 熊景輝博士
BSc (Hons) Queen's University, MPhil CUHK, PhD CUHK
Head of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science cum Associate Professor
School of Science and Technology


Dr. Kevin Hung is the Head of Department of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science cum Associate Professor at the School of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). He has been the principal investigator of school and government-funded projects on telehealth, mobile health, and exergaming system. Before joining HKMU, Dr. Hung had been Assistant Project Manager at the Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Electronic Engineer at a medical device company. Dr. Hung received his B.Sc. from Queen’s University, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from CUHK. His research interests are biosignal processing, biosystem modelling, mobile health and wearable sensors. He is a founding officer of the IEEE-EMBS Hong Kong Chapter, and has been serving as the founding Counsellor of the IEEE Student Branch of HKMU.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mobile Health & Telehealth
  • Biosignal Processing & Biosystem Simulation
  • Engineering Education
  • Medical Device
  • Biomedical Informatics

Academic & Professional Experience

Project Experience:
  • PI, HKMU Research Matching Grant (centrol pot), "Extracting Causal Relationship Between Emotion and Cause from Documents," HK$948,896 (2022-2024)
  • Co-I, HKMU Research Matching Grant (centrol pot), "Interdisciplinary Research Development on Smart City," HK$5,326,800 (2022-2025)
  • Co-I, HKMU Research Impact Fund, "Smart City Data Collection and Generation for Open Data Repository," HK$938,501 (2022-2023)
  • PI, RGC FDS project, “Modelling of Pupillary Muscles' Range Nonlinearity Effects on Pupil-based Evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System,” HK$761,400 (2022-2023)
  • PI, OUHK Research Matching Grant (central pot), "Development of Renewable Energy-based Charging Stations for Powering Scientific Outposts and Data Collection Kiosks in Off-grid Villages," HKD157,200 (2021)
  • PI, OUHK R&D Fund, “Investigation of Pupillary Dynamics using a Head-Mounted System,” HK$80,000 (2019-2020)
  • PI, RGC FDS project, “Development of an Exergaming System with Haptic Feedback for the Investigation of Energy Expenditure and Muscle Activities during Sports Training,” HK$663,519 (2016-2018)
  • PI, OUHK School of Science & Technology Research Fund, “Feasibility Study of Using Wireless Tablet Computers for On-site Inspection and Certification of Commodities,” HK$13,266 (2012)
  • PI, OUHK R&D Fund, “Development of a Novel Biosensor-Integrated Shirt for Mobile Health,” HK$385,212 (2010-2012)
  • Electronic Engineer, PiKo Healthcare Products (HK) Ltd, R&D and IP management of new respiratory medical devices (2004 - 2007)
  • Assistant Project Manager, Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, CUHK; managed 2 ITF projects, collaborated with medical device companies, hospitals and elderly homes for medical product development (2002 - 2004)
  • Technical Consultant, Design and Deployment of an In-Bed Patient Monitoring System for Geriatric Wards, Shatin Hospital (1999 - 2000)

Paper Awards:

  • Best Paper Award: “Eye-based Mobile Health System: more than meets the eye,” IEEE International Workshop on System Biology & Biomedical Systems 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Best Paper Award: “Design and Development of a low-cost Intelligent Pillbox,” System Session, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Beat Paper Award: “Pupillary Dynamic Monitoring for Mobile Health,” (Session: Health and Sustainable Technologies for Next Generation Home and Building Automation) at 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, 2013.
  • Outstanding Paper Award (2007): “Implementation of a WAP-based telemedicine system for patient-monitoring,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine for paper with the most citations in previous five years.

President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence (2015 & 2021): For recognition of academic staff of University who have demonstrated an outstanding level of teaching.

Selected Publications


  • K.Y. Angus Wong, K.F. Kevin Hung, K.L. Eddie Law, Eds., Smart Cities, Smart System and Smart Environment Awareness, Environmental Publication House Hong Kong. Hong Kong, 2017.

Book Chapters

  • C.C.Y. Poon and K. Hung, “Mobile Health (m-Health): Intelligent Closed-Loop Solutions for Personalised Healthcare,” in The Handbook of Electronic Medicine, Electronic Health, Telemedicine, Telehealth and Mobile Health, CRC Press, Dec 2015.
  • K. Hung, C.C. Lee, and S.-O. Choy, “Ubiquitous Health Monitoring: Integration of Wearable Sensors, Novel Sensing Techniques, and Body Sensor Networks,” in Mobile Health (mHealth): The Technology Road Map, Springer, Mar 2015.
  • K. Hung, S.D. Bao and Y.T. Zhang, “Mobile Health,” in Encyclopedia of Wireless & Mobile Communications, Taylor & Francis, 2008.
  • K. Hung and Y.T. Zhang, “Telemedicine,” in Wiley Encyclopaedia of Biomedical Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, 2006.
  • K. Hung and Y.T. Zhang, “Wireless Internet in Telemedicine,” in Wireless Internet Handbook: Technologies, Standards & Applications, CRC Press, 2003.

Journal Articles

  • R. Ho and K. Hung, "EEG Analysis and Classification based on Cardinal Spline Empirical Mode Decomposition and Synchrony Features," Medical & Biological Engineering and Computing, DOI: 10.1007/s11517-002-02615-y, Jun 2022.
  • J.O. Ajadi, A. Wong, T. Mahmood, K. Hung, “A New Multivariate CUSUM Chart for Monitoring of Covariance Matrix with Individual Observations Under Estimated Parameter,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 38, Iss. 2, pp. 834-847, Mar 2022.
  • K.-W. Tse and K. Hung, "Framework for User Behavioral Biometric Identification Using a Multimodal Scheme with Keystroke Trajectory Feature and Recurrent Neural Network on a Mobile Platform," IET Biometrics, DOI: 10.1049/bme2.12065, Jan 2022.
  • X. Li, K.-Y. Wong, K. Hung, Y. Wang, “Joint Optimization Scheme for Intelligent Reflecting Surface Aided Multi-Relay Networks,” IET Communications, DOI: 10.1049/cmu2.12299, Nov 2021.
  • K. Hung, H.-Y. Cheung, N. Wan, E. Lee, C.-N. Lai, K. Pan, R. Liang, C. Chu, S.-O. Choy, D. Ng, and D. Chow, “Design, Development, and Evaluation of Upper and Lower Limb Orthoses with Intelligent Control for Rehabilitation," IET Science, Measurement & Technology, Vol. 15, Iss. 9, pp. 738-748, Nov 2021.
  • J.O. Ajadi, K. Hung, M. Riaz, N.A. Ajadi, and T. Mahmood, “On the Multivariate Progressive Control Chart for Effective Monitoring of Covariance Matrix,” Quality and Reliability Engineering International, Vol. 37, Iss. 6, pp. 2724-2737, Oct 2021.
  • S. Zhang, Y. Cheng, D. Luo, J. He, K.-Y. Wong, and K. Hung, “Channel Attention Convolutional Neural Network for Chinese Baijiu Detection with E-Nose,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 21, Iss. 14, pp. 16170-16182, Jul 2021.
  • J. Guo, Y. Cheng, D. Luo, K.-Y. Wong, K. Hung, and X. Li, ”ODRP: A Deep Learning Framework for Odor Descriptor Rating Prediction Using Electronic Nose, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 21, Iss. 13, pp. 15012-15021, Jul 2021.
  • X. Li, D. Luo, Y. Cheng, K.-Y. Wong, and K. Hung, “Identifying the Primary Odor Perception Descriptors by using Multi-output Regression Models,” Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, Iss. 8, 3320, Apr 2021.
  • X. Li, D. Luo, Y. Cheng, K.-Y. Wong, and K. Hung, ”A Perception-driven Framework for Predicting Missing Odor Perceptual Ratings and an Exploration of Odor Perceptual Space,” IEEE Access, Vol. 8, Iss. 1, pp. 29595-29607, Feb 2020.
  • D. Wu, Y. Cheng, D. Luo, K.-Y. Wong, K. Hung, and Z. Yan, “POP-CNN: Predicting Odor Pleasantness with Convolutional Neural Network,” IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 19, Iss. 23, pp. 11337-11345, Dec 2019.
  • Y. Cheng, A. Wong, K. Hung, Z. Li, and W. Li, “Deep Nearest Class Mean Model for Incremental Odor Classification,” IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 68, Iss. 4, pp. 952-962, Apr 2019.
  • A. Wong, K.P. Pun, Y.T. Zhang and K. Hung, “A Near-infrared Heart Rate Measurement IC with Very Low Cutoff Frequency using Current Steering Technique,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits & Systems: Part-I, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 2642-2647, Dec 2005.
  • K. Hung and Y.T. Zhang, “Implementation of a WAP-based Telemedicine System for Patient-monitoring,” in IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 7, No.2, Jun 2003.
  • Y.T. Zhang, L. Li, K. Hung, and J. Woo, "Telemedicine and Cyberhospital for Health Care Delivery in the 21st Century," Journal of World Medical Instrumentation, 2000.

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Founding Secretary (2006), Chair (2010), Committee (present), IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) Hong Kong - Macau Joint Chapter
  • Chair, Electronics & Communications Section (ECS), IET Hong Kong
  • Honorary Secretary, CIE Hong Kong
  • Counselor, IEEE OUHK Student Branch

Modified Date: 28 Jun, 2022
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Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5