Professor Cheung, David Wai Lok 張偉犖
Professor David Wai-lok Cheung is a Professor of the Department of Computer Science. He is also Director of the Center for E-commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID). Professor Cheung graduated with a BSc in Mathematics at Chinese University of Hong Kong, and received MSc and PhD in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University in Canada in 1985 and 1988, respectively. Since joining HKU in 1994, he has been an active researcher in database, data mining and e-commerce technologies. His recent research covers secure computation of encrypted database; data interoperability theory; query on community network.
He has published in many leading venues including SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDE and KDD conferences. He was the recipient of the HKU Outstanding Researcher Award in 1999, the Distinguished Contribution Award on the 2009 Pacific-AsiaKnowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference. Other contributions to the academia include providing leadership in various prominent conferences - he was the program chairman of the 2001 and 2005 Pacific-Asia Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conferences (PAKDD); the conference chairman of the 2007 PAKDD Conference; the Conference Co-Chair of the 2009 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM); the program vice-chair of ICDM 2006; and the program chair of HKICC 2003. He has also served as program committee members for numerous other international conferences. Some of Professor Cheung's representative publications can be found on DBLP, Google Scholar and CiteSeer.
In applied research, under his directorship, CECID has received many prestigious grants from the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of Hong Kong SAR Government, in a total amout of HK$60M, from 2001-2009. Together with his team, Prof. Cheung has developed an open-source ebXML gateway used by developers from more than 80+ countries. This open-source product received prominent awards in the Hong Kong Computer Societys (HKCS) 2004 IT Excellence Awards competition; the 2004 Asia-Pacific ICT Awards competition, and the 2005 Linux Business Awards competition.
Professor Cheung has provided consultancy services to many companies. In 2003, the Information and Technology Services Department (now Office of the Government Chief Information Officer) commissioned CECID to develop the XML Schema Design and Management Guide, which is now followed by all bureaux and departments in their joined-up service projects.
In public service, Prof. Cheung is currently a member of the RGC Engineering Panel as well as a board member of the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Scheme. He is also the Certification Board Chairman of the Hong Kong IT Professional Certification. He held part-time memberships at the Central Policy Unit and was a member of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2004-08-01||Certificate of Merit, 6th IT Excellence Awards, Hong Kong Computer Society.: Hong Kong Computer Society||Research Achievement|
|2005-07-01||Grand Award, Linux Business Award: Hong Kong Linux Business Award Organization Committee||Research Achievement|
|2012-08-01||Fellow: Hong Kong Institute of Engineering||Others|
|2012-06-01||PAKDD Most Influential Paper Award: Pacific Asia Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference||Research Achievement|
|2013-07-01||Medal of Honor: Chief Executive of HKSAR Government||Others|
|1998-04-01||HKU Outstanding Researcher Award (1998): The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2012-12-01||Distinguished Fellow: Hong Kong Computer Society||Others|
|2011-06-01||HKU Knowledge Exchange Award: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2004-12-01||Certificate of Merit, Research and Development, Asia-Pacific ITC Award: Asia-Pacific ITC Award Committee||Research Achievement|
|2009-05-01||Distinguished Contribution Award: Pacific-Asia Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference||Research Achievement|
|2009-11-01||Recognition of Service Award: Association for Computing Machinery||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2008-2010||Fellow||Hong Kong Computer Society|
|2003-2008||member||Hong Kong Computer Society|
|2012 -||Fellow||The Hong Kong Institute of Engineering|
|10/2011-8/2012||Asia Pacific Track Co-Chair||The 18th ACM SIGKDD Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2012)|
|04/2006 - 04/2007||Conference Co-Chair||Eleventh Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’07)|
|12/2005 - 12/2006||Program Committee Vice Chair||The 2006 IEEE Int’l Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2006)|
|05/2011||Conference General Co-Chair||The 15th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2011)|
|6/2011 - 10/2012||Program Co-Chair||The 31th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2012)|
|12/2002 - 12/2003||Program Committee Chairman||International Computer Conference, Hong Kong, (HKICC 2003|
|2014-2015||General Conference Co-Chairs||The 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining|
|04/2004 - 05/2005||Program Committee Area Chair||10th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA'2005)|
|2009||Conference General Co-Chair||The 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (2009)|
|12/2010||Distinguish Fellow||Hong Kong Computer Society|
|03/2006||Chair||Forum on Electronic Transaction Development|
|04/2004 - 05/2005||Program Committee Co-Chair||Ninth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’05)|
|04/2000 - 04/2001||Program Committee Chairman||Fifth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’01)|
|04/2004 -||Steering Committee Chairman||Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining|
|06/2004||Chair||Forum on eBusiness Interoperability & Standardization|
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