Shueng-Han Gary Chan

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Chair, Committee on Entrepreneurship Education Program, Center for Education Innovation
Associate Director, Multimedia Technology Research Center (MTrec)

Room 2539 (via Lift 25-26), Academic Building
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2358-6990
Fax: +852 2358-1477
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Chartered Fellow, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (FCILT)
Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service (for "outstanding contribution to the fight against COVID-19"), 23rd Honours List, Hong Kong, 2020
Board Director, Hong Kong Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Center (LSCM), Hong Kong
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, January 1999
PhD minor: Business Administration (Management of operations, information and technology)
MSE, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1994 (William and Leila Fellow, 1993-94)
BSE (Highest Honors), Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, June 1993 (Charles Ira Young Memorial Tablet and Medal, and the POEM Newport Award of Excellence)
Certificates in Engineering Physics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Engineering and Management Systems, Princeton University, June 1993

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Research Interests

AI and healthcare, data analytics and mining, smart sensing and IoT, cloud and fog/edge AI, indoor positioning and mobile computing, video/location/user analytics, IT entrepreneurship

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I conduct applied system research on multimedia and wireless networking using machine learning and data analytics techniques, addressing critical industry-driven and operational challenges to support cost-effective large-scale services.  In contrast to "theoretical" or fundamental research, my team has been working closely with companies to study and develop novel, distributed and deployment-ready systems which advance the field. We apply rigorous algorithmic and optimization techniques to relentlessly close practice-theory gaps so that our systems operate under the most general and realistic network environment. The systems we developed go beyond proof-of-concept prototypes, and can be fully integrated into industrial operations with unmatched performance in their running. I keep a strong team of researchers (postdocs, PhD and MPhil candidates) and regular engineering staff, whose work closely knit together so that our research results drive engineering excellence while deployment challenges drive our research agenda. Our work has been extensively supported by leading companies such as Boeing, China Mobile, Cisco, Google, HAECO, HP, Huawei, Modern Terminals Ltd. (HK), Mei Ah Entertainment, Microsoft, TCL, Tencent, etc.

Widely known for their practical nature, my systems have won awards and been of direct impact to industry. They have been demonstrated and deployed with remarkable success. The following lists some of my research projects which have been or are being transferred to companies with commercial users (mostly supported by industry-government collaboration program through Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) and LSCM Center):

  1. AI + Healthcare
  2. SmartAP: Ubiquitous people sensing and user analytics
  3. Wherami: Client-based indoor localization technology
  4. Lavinet: An advanced multi-hop wireless infrastructure for pervasive and high-throughput Wi-Fi access
  5. Streamphony: A novel cost-effective video streaming cloud over the global Internet

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