NG, Michael Kwok-Po

 Chair Professor in Mathematics

 B.Sc., M.Phil. (HKU), Ph.D. (CUHK) 


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Michael Ng is the Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics, and Chair Professor (Affiliate) of Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong Baptist University. The Chair Professor Inaugural lecture (and the slides) was at 15 March, 2016. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1990 and M.Phil. degree in 1992 at the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. degree in 1995 at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a Research Fellow of Computer Sciences Laboratory at Australian National University (1995-1997), and an Assistant/Associate Professor (1997-2005) of the University of Hong Kong before joining Hong Kong Baptist University.

Michael is the Programme Director of the MSc Programme on Operational Research and Business Statistics and Director of the Centre for Mathematical Imaging and Vision (CMIV). He has been Associate Director of the Institute for Computational and Theoretical Studies (ICTS), and Executive Director of the Institute for Computational Mathematics (ICM) at Hong Kong Baptist University. Now he is an Adjunct Professor of Harbin Institute of Technology and of South China Normal University, an Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong (2005-2014), an Adjunct Research Fellow of the E-Business Technology Institute (2000-2011), He was the Public Relations Secretary (1998-2000, 2002-2006) and the Publications Secretary (2000-2002) of the Hong Kong Mathematical Society, and the Secretary of the East Asia SIAM Section (2005-2008). He is the Council Member (since 2008) of Hong Kong Institute of Science, and the Board Member (2007-2011) of China Society for Computational Mathematics. He is the Committee Member (since 2010) of System Biology Group in China Operational Research Society. He is an IEEE Senior Member. He is also the Engineering Panel Member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council in the GRF Panel (2009-2015) and in Joint Research Schemes Panel (2016-). His research Google citations and ISI indices can be found in Google Scholar, Thomson Reuters, and Scopus.

At 2014, Michael obtained Hong Kong Baptist University President's Awards for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work and here is the related HKBU news . Michael won the Honourable Mention of Householder Award IX , in 1996 at Switzerland, an excellent young researcher's presentation at Nanjing International Conference on Optimization and Numerical Algebra, 1999, and the Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the University of Hong Kong , 2001. Michael and his collaborators (Tony Hu, F. Wu and B. Sokhansan) won the outstanding research paper on Artificial Intelligence "Mining and Dynamic Simulation of Sub-Networks from Large Biomolecular Networks" in the 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing. He is the first one in the Mathematics Departments of Hong Kong to be the Principal Investigator of an Innovation and Technology Funding Project (Tier 2) at 2003, and to be the Director of Croucher Foundation Advanced Study Institute at 2008. In 2010 and 2011, he obtains support from the Innovation and Technology Funding to work with Ma Belle Jewellery Company for a research project Sales Knowledge Acquisition and Customer Behavior Analysis Platform For Jewelry Retail Industry (about 1.3M) and to work a research project Heterogeneous Information Fusion Toolkit for Customer Behavior Acquisition and Modeling in Middle to High End Retail Industry (about 1M). Related information has been used in the video of the Faculty of Science. He also receives a US patent for a new and useful invention: Method and Device for Use in Converting a Colour Image into a Grayscale Image (US 8,355,566). His research in image stitching has been posted in SIAM Nuggets (October 2013): Seamless photography: using mathematical models for image stitching.

Michael was the plenary speaker of SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra, 2009. He is the first Chinese to be plenary speaker of SIAM LA since 1985 (the second SIAM LA85): his presentation slides with the title Numerical Linear Algebra, Data Mining and Image Processing and related papers:

  • M. Ng, G. Qiu and A. Yip, Numerical Methods for Interactive Multiple Class Image Segmentation Problems , International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, 20 (2010), pp. 191-201.
  • X. Kong, M. Ng and Z. Zhou, Transductive Multi-Label Learning via Alpha Matting , IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 25 (2013), pp. 704-719.
  • L. Zhang, L. Liao and M. Ng, Fast Algorithms for the Generalized Foley-Sammon Discriminant Analysis , SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, 31 (2010), pp. 1584-1605.

    Michael gave several invited talks and speeches: at UIC for search engine , at People.CN for RMB .

    Michael supervised more than 20 graduate students. His master student, Eric Fung, won the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award in 2004 at the University of Hong Kong. His Phd student, Huang Yumei, won the second prize of the Third EASIAM Student Paper Competition, 2007, and the Winner of the Best Student Paper Award of the International Conference on Applied Mathematics: Modeling, Analysis and Computation, 2008.

    As an applied mathematician, Michael's main research areas include Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Operations Research and Scientific Computing. Michael has published and edited 5 books, published more than 200 journal papers. He has reviewed papers for more than 50 international journals. He currently serves on the editorial boards of

  • [2006-] Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, Elsevier (Principal Editor)
  • [2004-] Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Wiley-Blackwell
  • [2014-] Network Modeling Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Springer
  • [2015-] East Asian Journal on Applied Mathematics
  • [2006-] International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics, InderScience
  • [2008-] International Journal of Granular Computing, Rough Sets, and Intelligent Systems, InderScience
  • [2004-] Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing, Springer
  • [2004-] International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, InderScience
  • [2003-] Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications, Global Science
  • [2009-] Fuzzy Information and Engineering, Springer
  • [2008-] Advances in Numerical Analysis, Hindawi Publishing Co.
  • [2007-] Applied Mathematical Sciences, Hikari Ltd.
  • [2008-2014] The Open Applied Mathematics Journal, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd.
  • [2005-2010] SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, SIAM
  • [2008-2010] Australian Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, Austral Internet Publishing

    and was guest editors of several special issues of the international journals (Journal of Computational Mathematics, International Journal of Applied Mathematics, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Methods and Applications). He is the Program Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics & Biomedicine (BIBM) 2010, was the Tutorical Co-Chair of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) 2009.

    Michael also provided consultancy services to local community: CLP Power, PCCW, HK Government Environmental Protection Department, M-finance and ExchangeRepublic.com, and LOGISTICS, HK Productivity Council Publications.


    HKBU Science Open Day (3 July 2015) Talk: Small World by Microscopy


    "The bringing together of theory and practice leads to the most favourable results; not only does practice benefit, but the sciences themselves develop under the influence of practice, which reveals new subjects of investigation and new aspects of familiar subjects." P.L. Chebyshev


    Research

  • Data Mining and Tensors
  • Publications
  • Codes/Programs in Imaging Sciences
  • Codes/Programs in Medical Sciences
  • My Team (Graduate Students and Post-docs)

  • Research Centres

    Institute for Computational Mathematics (ICM)

    Faculty Stragetic Research Area: Centre for Mathematical Imaging and Vision (CMIV)

    Hong Kong Virtual Institute for Imaging Sciences and Applications VIISA

    CMIV Lectures Series: Optimization for Image Restoration by Mila Nikolova Lecture 1 Slides , Lecture 2 Slides , Lecture 3 Slides , Lecture 4 Slides , Lecture 5 Slides , Lecture 6 Slides , Lecture 7 Slides , Lecture 8 Slides

    Superresolution in Video


    Conferences/Workshops Organized in Hong Kong

    SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra (ALA18) , May 4-8, 2014, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    CMIV Workshop on Optimization , April 18, 2016, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    CMIV Workshop on Scientific Computing , August 20, 2015, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    ICTS Data Assimilation Program organized by CMIV
  • 9 April 2015 Speaker: Dr. Chian-Yi Liu
  • 20 April 2015 Speaker: Prof. Takemasa Miyoshi
  • 28-29 April 2015 Speaker: Prof. Tomoyuki Higuchi
  • 6 May 2015 Speaker: Dr. Martin Weissmann
  • 29 June 2015 Speaker: Prof. Roland Potthast

    Joint Fudan-HKBU Workshop on Data Science , May 11-13, 2015, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    CMIV Workshop on Imaging Sciences , August 25, 2014, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    SIAM Conference on Imaging Science (IS14) , May 12-14, 2014, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

    The Workshop on Structured Tensors , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 17, 2014

    International Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications (in honor of the 75th birthday of Prof. Robert Plemmons) , November 17-18, 2013

    CMIV Workshop on Computational Methods and Image Processing , Hong Kong Baptist University, August 20, 2013

    CMIV Workshop on Matrix Analysis and Applications , Hong Kong Baptist University, July 8, 2013

    CMIV Workshop on Numerical Linear Algebra 2013 , Hong Kong Baptist University, March 11, 2013

    International Conference on Imaging Science 2012 (in honor of Professor Stanley Osher at his 70th birthday) , Hong Kong December 12-14, 2012

    CMIV Workshop on Image Processing , Hong Kong Baptist University, 20 August, 2012

    Workshop on Matrix Computations in Memory of Professor Gene Golub , Hong Kong Baptist University, 29 February, 2012

    CMIV Workshop on Optimization and its Applications , Hong Kong Baptist University, 9 January, 2012

    The International Conference on Scientific Computing , In honor of Prof. Tony F. Chan at his 60th birthday for his contributions in Scientific Computing, CUHK, January 4-7, 2012

    CMIV Workshop on Bioinformatics , Hong Kong Baptist University, 13 December, 2011

    The Fourth International Conference on Scientific Computing and PDEs , Hong Kong Baptist University, December 5-9, 2011

    Summer Workshop on Imaging Sciences: Part I, 26 July 2011 and Part II, 29 August 2011 , Hong Kong Baptist University

    Workshop on Imaging Sciences, 30 April 2011, Hong Kong Baptist University

    The Third Workshop on Numerical Algebra and High Performance Computation, 26-27 March 2011, CUHK, Hong Kong

    IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics & Biomedicine (BIBM), 18-21 December 2010, Hong Kong

    Joint China and Russia Conference on Computational Mathematics , 1-3 November 2010, Hong Kong Baptist University

    Workshop on Computational Imaging Sciences, 12 August 2010 Hong Kong Baptist University

    The 3rd International Conference on Structured Matrices and Tensors , Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, January 19-22, 2010

    Hong Kong Virtual Institute for Imaging Sciences and Applications (VIISA) Symposium, 9 November 2009, Hong Kong Baptist University

    Workshop on Mathematical and Computational Imaging, 10 July 2009 and 17 September 2009 Hong Kong Baptist University

    International Conference On Preconditioning Techniques For Scientific And Industrial Applications, August 24-26, 2009, Hong Kong Baptist University

    ASI Symposium on Bioinformatics and Data Mining, Hong Kong Baptist University, 26-27 February 2009

    The Third International Conference on Scientific Computing and PDEs , Hong Kong Baptist University, December 8-12, 2008

    Workshop on Tensor: Theory, Algorithms and Applications, Hong Kong Baptist University, 22 July 2008

    Croucher Advanced Study Institute - Mathematical & Algorithmic Challenges for Modelling & Analysing Modern Data Sets , Hong Kong Baptist University, 21-25 April 2008

    Gene Around the World , Hong Kong Baptist University, 29 February 2008

    Workshop on Solution Methods for Saddle Point Systems , Hong Kong Baptist University, 31 October 2007

    RGC Postgraduate Students Conference on Computer Imaging & Vision , Hong Kong Baptist University, June 12 - 15, 2007

    Joint France/Hong Kong Image Processing Workshop , Hong Kong Baptist University, 2 February, 2007

  • Workshop on Linear Algebra with Applications , Hong Kong Baptist University, 10 November, 2006

    The 2nd International Conference on Structured Matrices , Hong Kong Baptist University, June 8-11, 2006

    NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) : U.S. - Hong Kong REU in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing with Applications in Applied Science and Engineering, 2006, 2007 and 2008

    The Second International Conference on Scientific Computing and PDEs , Hong Kong Baptist University, December 12-16, 2005

    International Conference on Superresolution Imaging , 29-31 August 2005, University of Hong Kong

    Workshop on Data Mining and Modeling , 27-28 June 2002, University of Hong Kong

    International Conference on Structured Matrices , 29 May - 1 June, 2002, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Hong Kong

    Workshop on Operations Research Group , 2 March 2002, University of Hong Kong

    Workshop on Matrix Computations , 24 May 2001, University of Hong Kong (photo)

    The 5th Pacific-Asia Knowledge Discovery in Database Conference (PAKDD-01) , 16-18 April, 2001, Hong Kong

    Workshop on Computational Methods for ODEs , 16 January 2001, University of Hong Kong

    Workshop on Mathematics in Image Processing , 14-16 December 2000, University of Hong Kong (photo)


    Taught Postgraduate Master Programmes

    Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (Hong Kong Baptist University) and Master of Science in Financial Markets (University of Kent), Kent Business School, Univesity of Kent, UK and Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University

    Master of Science in Operational Research and Business Statistics, Kent Business School, University of Kent, UK and Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University


    Teaching

  • (BSc 05-06,06-07) Computational Mathematics
  • (BSc 05-06,08-09,09-10,10-11,15-16) Special Topics: Numerical Linear Algebra
  • (Bsc 11-12,13-14,14-15) Matrix Theory
  • (Bsc 11-12,12-13,13-14,14-15) Mathematical Modeling
  • (BSc 05-06,06-07) Operational Research I
  • (BSc 06-07) Recreational Mathematics
  • (MSc 07-08) Operational Research I
  • (MSc 07-08) Operational Research II
  • (MSc 07-08) Computational Finance
  • (MSc 07-08) Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • (MSc 08-09, 09-10) Quantitative Models for Marketing
  • (MSc 09-10) Applied Time Series
  • (MSc 09-10) Applied Multivariate Analysis

  • Useful Links

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  • AMS
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  • IEEE
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  • DBLP
  • HKBU Webmail
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  • Address: Department of Mathematics, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
    Office: Fong Shu Chuen Building FSC 1212
    Phone: (852) 3411 7317
    Fax: (852) 3411 5811
    Email: mng [at] math [dot] hkbu [dot] edu [dot] hk

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