Yiu Ming CHEUNG, Prof

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1. Developing Machine Learning Methods for Industrial Big Data Analysis and Traceability of Product Quality Abnormality;

2. Unsupervised Multi-source Domain Adaptation Approach to Deep Classification under a Complex Environment: A Challenging Problem?

3. On Detecting Cross-modal Emotional Inconsistency for Early Screening of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


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Yiu-ming Cheung is currently a Chair Professor (Artificial Intelligence) of the Department of Computer Science, Associate Dean of Graduate School, Dean of Institute for Research and Continuing Education (IRACE), and Associate Director of Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies in Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He received PhD degree from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000, and then joined the Department of Computer Science at HKBU in 2001. He is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, IET Fellow, and British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow. He was ranked the World’s Top 1% Most-cited Scientists in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing by Stanford University in 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively. He was elected as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2020, and named a Chair Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for the dedication and exceptional achievements in his academic career. Also, he is the Editor-in-Chief (2023 -) of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence.

His research interests include machine learning and visual computing, as well as their applications in data science, pattern recognition, multi-objective optimization, and information security. He has published over 250 articles in the high-quality conferences and journals, including TPAMI, TNNLS, TIFS, TIP, TMM, TKDE, TCYB, CVPR, IJCAI, AAAI, and so on. His three co-authored papers have been selected as ESI Highly Cited Papers (i.e. listed in Top 1% globally in the corresponding discipline). Moreover, he has been granted one Chinese patent and two US patents. Subsequently, the underlying technique of his eye-gaze tracking patent has been successfully applied to develop the first mobile app for fatigue driving detection. It turns out that, selected from 1000 new inventions and products of 700+ competition teams from 40 countries, he was awarded two most prestigious prizes: (1) the Gold Medal with Distinction (i.e. the highest grade in Gold Medals) and (2) Swiss Automobile Club Prize, in the 45th International Exhibition of Invention, Geneva, Switzerland, on March 29-April 2, 2017, in recognition of his innovative work. Also, he was the Gold Award Winner of Hong Kong Innovative Invention Award in the Seventh Hong Kong Innovative Technologies Achievement Award 2017. In addition, he won the Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury (i.e. the highest grade in Gold Medals) and the Award of Excellence from Romania, respectively, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2018 with his invention “Lip-password: Double Security System for Identity Authentication”. He was the recipient of: (1) Best Research Award of Department of Computer Science at HKBU in 2011 and 2021, respectively, (2) Best in Theoretical Paper Award in WI-IAT’2020, (3) Best Paper Awards in SEAL’2017, ISICA’2017, ICNC-FSKD’2014, and IEEE IWDVT’2005, respectively, (4)  Best Student Paper Award in ISMIS’2018, (5) 2017 IETI Annual Scientific Award, and (6) 2017-2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

He is the Founding Chairman of IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter and the Chair of Technical Community on Intelligent Informatics (TCII) of IEEE Computer Society. He has served in various capacities (e.g., Organizing Committee Chair, Program Committee Chair, Program Committee Area Chair, and Financial Chair) at several top-tier international conferences, including IJCAI’2021, ICPR’2020, ICDM’2017 & 2018, WCCI’2016, WI-IAT’2012, ICDM’2006 & WI-IAT’2006, to name a few. He is an Associate Editor of several prestigious journals, including IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2014-2020), Pattern Recognition, Pattern Recognition Letters, Knowledge and Information Systems (KAIS), and Neurocomputing, as well as the Guest Editor in several international journals. Currently, he is an Engineering Panel member of Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, a member of assessment panel of Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) under the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), and a Fellow Committee member of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

Research Interests

Machine Learning and Visual Computing, as well as their applications in Data Science, Pattern Recognition, Multi-objective Optimization, and Information Security.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer and Information Technology, PhD, Computer Science and Engineering

1 Jan 19988 Sept 2000

Award Date: 8 Sept 2000


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science


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