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Professor Philips WANG Fu-lee 王富利教授
School of Science and Technology


Prof. Philips Fu Lee Wang obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering and Master of Philosophy in Computer Science and Information Systems from The University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration from Imperial College London, Master of Science in Mathematics (Financial Mathematics and Statistics) from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

Prof. Wang has emerged as a seasoned academic administrator with excellent track record and exposure in teaching, programme development and administration.  He started his academic career in City University of Hong Kong, and worked as Vice-President in the Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers during 2012-2018.  He is currently a Professor and the Dean of Science and Technology at Hong Kong Metropolitan University.  Apart from his academic experiences, he has widely engaged in research and extensively published in leading journals.  Prof. Wang has served as a principal investigator/project leader for more than thirty grants including six grants awarded by the Research Grants Council of HKSAR.  He has published over two hundred articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including Decision Support SystemsIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Intelligent SystemsIEEE MultimediaIEEE Transactions on Affective ComputingInformation & Management, Information Processing & ManagementInformation SciencesNeurocomputing, and Optics and Lasers in Engineering among others. He was also the Chair of ACM Hong Kong Chapter and IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • AI in Education
  • Blended Learning
  • Data Science
  • Learning Technology

Academic & Professional Experience

Selected Research Grants

  • PI, "Representation and Extraction of Quantitative Information for Large-scale Unstructured Healthcare Text Analysis", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E09/22, $826,950), 2022.
  • PI, "Interdisciplinary Research Development on Smart City",UGC RGMS (R6456, $5,326,800), 2022.
  • Co-I, "Smart City Data Collection and Generation for Open Data Repository", UGC RGMS (R7035, $938,501), 2022.
  • Co-I, "Multimodal Deep Learning for Rumor Detection on Social Media", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E17/21, $1,248,950), 2021.
  • PI, "Online Topic Modeling with Applications to Fine-grained Sentiment Analysis", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E01/19, $1,605,450), 2019.
  • Co-I, "Multimedia annotations for vocabulary acquisition: modes, modalities, application, effects and pedagogical implications", SCOLAR (EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/175/2, $774,430), 2018.
  • Co-I, "Impact of XBRL on market efficiency: Evidence from an emerging market", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/B02/17, $603,850), 2017.
  • PI, "Sentiment Analysis based on Multi-source Social Network Data", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/E03/16, $789,000), 2016.
  • Co-I & PI, "Structural Modeling, Characterization and Analysis of New Receptor-Ligand Systems: Applying Computational Methods in Molecular Binding Affinity Analysis", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/E04/16, $1,147,621), 2016.
  • PI, "Establishment of Research Office", RGC IDS (UGC/IDS11/14, $7,000,000), 2014.
  • PI, "Context-aware learner profiling for e-learning system: classization, groupization and personalization", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/E06/14, $1,124,125), 2014.
  • PI, "Detection of Cross-Lingual Plagiarism based on Latent Semantic Analysis", RGC GRF (121308, $274,432), 2008.
  • PI, "Multi-Objective Clustering for Multiple Document", CityU (7200078, $100,000), 2006.

Other Grants

  • PI, "Industrial Attachment Project for Science and Technology Students", QESS (IA02/QESS/2020, $9,304,000), 2020.
  • PI, "STEAM Centre with an Open Resources Environment", HKJC (2018/CP01, $37,730,000), 2018.
  • PI, "Whole College Approach Industrial Attachment Programme", QESS (IA01/QESS/2017, $1,297,900), 2017.
  • PI, "Development of industry-aligned programme to support internship", QESS (IA01/QESS/2016, $1,791,500), 2016.
  • Co-I,"“Establishment of Resource and Support Centre for Carers", HKJC (2006/0031, $99,240,000), 2016.
  • Co-I, "Joint-Institution Network for Student Success (JINESS)", QESS (T01/QESS/2016, $20,418,243), 2016.
  • PI, "An integrated approach for whole-person development", QESS (01/QESS/2015, $1,395,000), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Establishment of Healthcare Research Centre", RGC IDS (UGC/IDS11/15, $7,900,000), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Mobile learning: Innovative research topics and applications", RGC IIDS (UGC/IIDS16/H02/15, $443,587), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong’s Vocational Education and Training (VET)", QESS (T02/QESS/2015, $ 20,956,580), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Research Capability Enhancement Programme (1) for the Self-financing Degree Sector of Hong Kong", RGC IIDS (UGC/IIDS16/H01/14, $425,500), 2014.
  • PI, "Comprehensive Career Development Programme", QESS (01/QESS/2013, $1,849,080), 2013.
  • Co-I, "Collection Sharing and Information Discovery System with Enriched Digital Content", QESS (T01/QESS/2013, $50,772,660), 2013.
  • PI, "Placement Programme to Support Holistic Education", QEGS (01/QEGS/2011, $1,947,000), 2012.
  • PI, "Business Technology Centre: An Initiative to Enhance Education in Business and Information Technology", QEGS (QEGS 04/QEGS/09-10, $1,544,000), 2010.
  • Co-PI, "Social Communication Network and Multimedia Lab for Excellence in Teaching and Learning", QEGS (QEGS 01/QEGS/09-10, $1,888,000), 2010.
  • PI, "Pedagogy and Curriculum Design for Blended Teaching and Learning of Object-Oriented Programming", UGC TDG (CityU-6000144, $75,000), 2007.

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Member, Engineering Panel, Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, RGC
  • Chair, Advisory Board, MSc in Artificial Intelligence & Business Analytics, Faculty of Business, Lingnan University
  • Executive Committee, IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society
  • Executive Committee, Hong Kong Society for Multimedia and Image Computing
  • Chair, IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society, 2014-2015
  • Chair, ACM Hong Kong Chapter, 2010-2011

Further Information

Link to Google Scholar page

Modified Date: 02 Mar, 2024
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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 Code Title Credits
  COMP S321F Advanced Database and Data Warehousing 5
  COMP S333F Advanced Programming and AI Algorithms 5
  COMP S351F Software Project Management 5
  COMP S362F Concurrent and Network Programming 5
  COMP S363F Distributed Systems and Parallel Computing 5
  COMP S382F Data Mining and Analytics 5
  COMP S390F Creative Programming for Games 5
  COMP S492F Machine Learning 5
  ELEC S305F Computer Networking 5
  ELEC S348F IOT Security 5
  ELEC S371F Digital Forensics 5
  ELEC S431F Blockchain Technologies 5
  ELEC S425F Computer and Network Security 5
 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