NG, Michael Kwok-Po
B.Sc., M.Phil. (HKU), Ph.D. (CUHK)
Michael Ng is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Hong Kong Baptist University. 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), Associate Director of the Institute for Computational and Theoretical Studies (ICTS), Executive Director of the Institute for Computational Mathematics (ICM) at Hong Kong Baptist University, 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 also the Engineering Panel Member of the Hong Kong Research Grants Council starting from 2009. His research Google citations and ISI indices can be found in Google Scholar and Thomson Reuters.
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).
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 1997: his presentation slides with the title Numerical Linear Algebra, Data Mining and Image Processing and related papers:
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
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.
"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
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