Dr. Pong received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1984. In 1991, he joined the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, where he is currently a Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, and a Senior Advisor to the Executive Vice-President and Provost (Teaching Innovation and E-learning). He has served as Associate Dean of Engineering from 1999 to 2002, as Director of the Sino Software Research Institute at HKUST from 1995 to 2000, and as Director of the Mainland Students and Programs Office from 2003 to 2006. From 2002 to 2010, he was the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs of the University. He served as Academic Research Advisor for the University Grants Committee from 2010 to 2012. Before joining HKUST, he was an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Dr. Pong is a recipient of the HKUST Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award in 2001.
Dr. Pong's research interests include Multimedia Computing, E-learning, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, and Pattern Recognition. Dr. Pong is a recipient of the Annual Pattern Recognition Society Award in 1990. He has served as Program Co-Chair of the Web and Education track of the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference in 2001, the Third International Computer Science Conference in 1995 and the Third Asian Conference on Computer Vision in 1998.
Multimedia Computing, E-learning, Computer Vision and Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition.
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