Shueng-Han Gary Chan

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

Office:
Room 3543 (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
Email: gchan@cse.ust.hk
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PhD, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, January 1999
PhD minor: Business Administration (Management of operations, information and technology)
MSE, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, June 1994
BSE (Highest Honors), Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, June 1993
Certificates in Engineering Physics, Applied and Computational Mathematics, and Engineering and Management Systems, Princeton University, June 1993
 

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Research Interests

Smart sensing and IoT, cloud and fog/edge streaming, indoor positioning and mobile computing, data and user analytics, IT entrepreneurship

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I conduct applied system research on multimedia and wireless networking, 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 are not simply proof-of-concept prototypes, but 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 projects have won several 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. CommonSense: Ubiquitous people sensing and user analytics
  2. Lavinet: An advanced multi-hop wireless infrastructure for pervasive and high-throughput Wi-Fi access
  3. Streamphony: A novel cost-effective video streaming cloud over the global Internet
  4. Wherami: Client-based indoor localization technology

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