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  • Professor Benjamin W. Wah

    Provost
    Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

    Education & CUHK Employment

    • Education
    • BS 1974, Columbia University, USA
    • MS 1975, Columbia University, USA
    • MS 1976, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    • PhD 1979, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    • CUHK Employment
    • 2010-present
    • Provost
    • 2010-present
    • Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    • 1999-2003
    • Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
    • 1998-99
    • Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    Professor Benjamin W. Wah

    Research Interest

    • Nonlinear programming, with applications in financial engineering; Multimedia signal processing, voice-over-IP, and computer networks; Artificial Intelligence, planning and scheduling, and satisfiability

    Honours & Awards

    • Distinguished Alumni Award in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley
    • IEEE Computer Society Tsutomu Kanai Award
    • IEEE Computer Society W. Wallace McDowell Award
    • IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Distinguished Service Award
    • Pan Wen Yuan Foundation Outstanding Research Award
    • Web Intelligence Consortium Outstanding Contribution Award
    • IEEE Third Millennium Medal
    • Fellowships
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

    Other Professional Activities

    • Editor-in-Chief of Wiley's Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
    • President-Elect and President of IEEE Computer Society, 2000-01
    • Member of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2005-09 and 2011-12
    • Chairman of Engineering Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 2006-09
    • Chairman of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Present
    • Ex-officio member of Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology of Hong Kong, Present
    • Advisory Member of Expert Task Force of Big Data of the China Computer Federation, Present
    • Member of Coursera Regional University Advisory Board (Australasian Region), Present
    • Member of Communications Group of the University Grants Council of Hong Kong, Present
    • Member of Research Assessment Group of the University Grants Council of Hong Kong, Present
    • Member of Research Group of the University Grants Council of Hong Kong, Present
    • Member of Strategy Sub-Committee of the University Grants Council of Hong Kong, Present
    • Member of Task Force for the Organisation of Discussion Forums under the University Grants Council of Hong Kong, Present
    • Member of Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Present