2 Master of Philosophy Guidebook for MPhil Studies 30 Good Shepherd Street, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon Enquiries: Website:
3 About this Guidebook This Guidebook for MPhil Studies is prepared to provide prospective applicants, students and supervisors with relevant information on the Master of Philosophy programme offered by the University. The section on Admissions provides information on entry requirements of the programme and other admissionsrelated information. The Areas of Research Interest section contains information on the areas of research interests of our academic staff. The Appendices set out important references, such as regulations for the programme, administrative procedures and the like, for students, supervisors and administrative staff. Other Prospectuses In addition to the Master of Philosophy programme, the University also offers full-time degree programmes and other postgraduate, degree or sub-degree programmes through distance learning. Details of these programmes can be obtained from the Admissions Office, Registry. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the text in this Guidebook at the time of issue, the University cannot be bound by its contents where they vary from the Ordinance and the Statutes and Regulations. The contents of the Guidebook are also subject to amendment according to changes in University policy. THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG, 2014
4 CONTENTS 2 Our Mission 4 Admissions 5 Entry requirements 5 Application periods 5 Application fee 5 Application procedures 6 Application acknowledgement 6 Assessment of application 6 Notification of results 6 Special conditions 6 Commencement of study 6 Fees 7 Students with disabilities or special educational needs 7 Personal data (privacy) statement 8 Areas of Research Interest 9 School of Arts and Social Sciences 13 Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration 17 School of Education and Languages 20 School of Science and Technology 28 Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education 30 Appendices 31 Appendix 1 Regulations for the degree of Master of Philosophy 33 Appendix 2 Administrative procedures for the degree of Master of Philosophy 42 Appendix 3 Guidelines for the format of theses 46 Appendix 4 Guidelines for the appointment of research degree supervisors 47 Appendix 5 Research degree supervision: a code of practice 50 Appendix 6 Terms of reference of the Research Degrees Committee 52 Appendix 7 Instructions on completing the application form
6 Mission The mission of The Open University of Hong Kong is to make higher education available to adults, principally through a system of open access and distance education. Key values In providing higher education, the University, as a self-financing, non-profitmaking organization: believes that higher education should be available to all those aspiring to it, regardless of previous qualification, gender, or race; recognizes the importance of sustainable and affordable high-quality programmes and courses across disciplines and at a variety of levels to meet the needs of lifelong learners; commits itself to excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and public service; values the appropriate use of information and communication technologies to support learning. Vision The Open University of Hong Kong strives to be a leader among universities providing learning opportunities by open and distance education, and to excel as a provider of higher education in general.
8 Entry requirements To be eligible for admission to the degree of Master of Philosophy, an applicant shall possess: a first or second upper class honours degree from a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the Research Degrees Committee (RDC); or any other equivalent qualifications, or provide evidence of academic and professional attainments acceptable for this purpose to the RDC. evidence of proficiency in English (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS). An applicant shall satisfy the RDC that he/she has sufficient command of the language (normally Chinese or English) in which the course of study and research is to be undertaken and in which the thesis is to be presented. At the time of admission, the RDC shall stipulate whether the thesis is to be presented in Chinese or English. No applicant who is already a candidate for a degree at this or another institution may be admitted to the programme, unless the express permission of the RDC is obtained. Application periods Application for admission to the Master of Philosophy degree may be made throughout the year. Applicants will be considered in batches four times a year, in February, May, August and November. Application fee Admissions 5 All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable application fee. The application fee should be paid by personal cheque or cashier order made payable to The Open University of Hong Kong. Cash is not accepted. Application procedures Each applicant can only submit one complete set of application papers as follows: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) Application form (Form RAPPL) to be completed and signed by the applicant. Instructions on completing the application form are available in Appendix 7. Hong Kong Identity Card/Passport (if you do not have a HKID card) for verification in person during our office hours, or a photocopy of your HKID/Passport with the word copy written across the face if you apply by mail. HK$200 application fee in cheque or cashier order Completed Research Degree Proposals (Form RPROP) Reference Forms (2 sets) (Form RREF) to be completed and submitted directly to the Admissions Office of the Registry, OUHK, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon by the referees Supporting documents originals of official transcripts and copies of certificates
9 The completed application forms should be submitted by mail or in person to the following address: Admissions Office, Registry The Open University of Hong Kong A0511, 30 Good Shepherd Street Ho Man Tin Kowloon Application acknowledgement An application acknowledgement which consists of an application number will be sent to applicants by mail within 2 weeks of the submission of the application. Applicants are advised to quote their application number in subsequent correspondence with OUHK. Applicants who do not receive an application acknowledgment letter or the returned incomplete form within 4 weeks of the submission of their application should contact the Admissions Office without further delay by telephone: , by facsimile: or by ouhk.edu.hk. Guidebook for MPhil Studies 6 Assessment of application Applications will be assessed individually. Applicants may be required to attend interviews and/or tests as part of the selection process. Notification of results Notification of the results of the applications will normally be sent to successful applicants well before the commencement of the programme. If an offer of a place is made, applicants must decide to accept or to decline the offer by a specified date. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified in writing. Special conditions The RDC may approve or prescribe special conditions for any applicant, including undertaking a preliminary course of study and/or performing satisfactorily in an examination, oral or written, either before the date of commencement of, or during the period of, the programme of study and research. Commencement of study The RDC shall determine the date of commencement of study, which shall normally be on the first day of a calendar month after the date of approval of the application by the RDC and after payment of all fees due. Fees Tuition Fee per annum: $38,990 (The fee is revised to $46,120 from 1 October 2014 onwards) Continuation Fee: $19,495 per semester or part thereof (Applicable after the first two years) (The fee is revised to $23,060 from 1 October 2014 onwards and is applicable from Year 4 onwards) All fees paid will not be refunded.
10 Students with an OUHK Master card can apply for the Interest-free Tuition Loan offered by the Wing Lung Bank (Enquiries: ). Students may also apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) offered by the Government through the Student Financial Assistance Agency (SFAA) to cover the tuition fee. (SFAA enquiries: (during office hour); (24-hour hotline); or website: Students with disabilities or special educational needs The University provides services to students with disabilities or special educational needs. The services include loan of equipment, arrangements of wheelchair accessible tutorial centre, car parking spaces, provision of course materials in CD format and special examination arrangements, subject to the approval at the University s discretion. Special equipments acquired using donations from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, The S K Yee Medical Foundation and The Sir Robert Ho Tung Charitable Fund are available for loan. These equipments may be helpful in assisting students to complete their study and assignments. Students have to apply for the services via Student Affairs Office before the stipulated deadline and should indicate the type of disabilities or special educational needs in the application/registration form to facilitate the University to provide the appropriate services for them. The University will try to provide the required services according to circumstances; however, it may not always be possible to do so if there are insufficient resources or other constraints. If the applicants do not indicate their disabilities or special educational needs in applications, they might not be able to complete the course due to the compulsory requirements of the programme/course. Admissions 7 Personal data (privacy) statement You must provide the University with the personal data required by the application form so that the University may consider your application for admission. If you do not provide the data requested, the University may not be able to process your application. The University will keep such data confidential but may need to transfer it to third parties assisting the University in carrying out the admission exercise. In the event that your application is successful, the personal data will be transferred to your student file established by the University and may also be transferred to third parties for the purposes of student and University administration. You have the right to ascertain whether the University holds personal data on you, to obtain a copy of such personal data and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Data access requests should be made by using the Data Access Request Form (OPS003 9/2010 Revised), as specified by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data and addressed to the Data Protection Officer, The Open University of Hong Kong, Room A1021, 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon.
12 School of Arts and Social Sciences (A&SS) Research Areas Chinese History/Literature Communication and Mass Communication Comparative Literature Cultural Studies Digital Culture Drama/Theatre Studies Economics English Studies Linguistics/Applied Lignuistics Political Science Psychology Public Administration Sociology Translation (Chinese and English) Contact Person Staff Member CHAN Kar Yue, Kelly BA (Hons), MA (CityU of HK); PhD (Edinburgh) Prof. TAM Kwok-kan Tel: Research Interests Literary translation Classical Chinese literature and translation Women s studies (Tang and Song Dynasties) Chinese culture and translation studies Areas of Research Interest 9 CHAN Kit Yee BA (Hons), MPhil, PhD (CUHK) CHEUK Wai Hing BSc (Texas A&M); MSc (Texas A&I); PhD (Georgia) CHIU Yu Lok BA (Hons), MPhil (CUHK); DLitt (Kyoto) Modern Chinese literature Hong Kong fiction Literary theory Stress and coping Causes, correlates and consequences of rejection stress Close friendships Social comparison processes Chinese medieval history Japanese cultures Chinese pre-modern history Sino-Japanese relations Hong Kong history
13 CHOR Oi Wan, Winnie BA (Hons), MPhil (HKU); PhD (Sydney) KWONG Che Leung, Charles BA, MSSc (HKU); PhD (Monash) Semantics and pragmatics Cognitive linguistics Historical linguistics Functional approaches to comparative grammar The theory of grammaticalization China s political economy Chinese rural economy China s banking sector Economics of institution Guidebook for MPhil Studies 10 LAM Sui Kwong, Sunny BSoSc (Hons) (HKBU); MA (Kingston); MPhil (HKU); PhD (CUHK) LAU Wing Kam, Raymond BSocSc (Hons), MBA, PhD (HKU) Mobile communication Information and communication technology Visual culture and communication Social media and digital communication Advertising and consumption behavior Creative economy and cultural industries Digital media and aesthetics Film and television production analysis Critical theory and cultural studies Globalization and comparative studies Organization and systems theory Tourism sociology Social theory Media sociology Chinese society Police studies LI Han Hong, John BA (NKU); MA (SYSU); MPhil (GDUFS); PhD (CityU of HK) LI Sum Hung, Eden BSocSc (Hons) (CUHK); PCED (HKU); MA, PG (TESOL) (Canberra); MA, PhD (Macquarie) LIE Kin Pou, Leo BCogSc (Hons) (HKU); MHCI (Carnegie Mellon); PhD (HKU) Corpus Linguistics and Computational Linguistics Lexicology and Lexicography (Computer-assisted) Language Teaching and Learning Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistics Sociolinguistics Stylistics and Discourse Analysis Corpus and Translation Functional grammar (and translation) Discourse analysis Pedagogical grammar Language comparison (and translation) Languages across the curriculum Sociolinguistics Visual attention Visual memory Human-computer interaction
14 LIU Ching Mui, Garland MA, PhD (Aberdeen) LUI Luen Tim, Percy BSocSc (Hons) (CUHK); MPA, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic) NG Chi Man, Michael BBA (Hons) (HKUST); MEcon, MStat (HKU); PhD (Leicester) Deviance Gender issues Sex work and ICTs Comparative civil service systems Public policy analysis Ethics in public administration Public administration theory Bureaucratic behaviour and responsibility Hong Kong politics and government Labour economics Labour migration Labor assimilation Applied econometrics PAK Sim, Tess BA (Hons) (CUHK); MPhil, PhD (HKU) POON Wai Yee, Emily MA (CityU of HK); PhD (HKU); LLB (Northumbria University) Social psychology Organizational psychology Translation studies Interpretation Legal translation Areas of Research Interest 11 SO Wai Chor BA (Hons), MPhil (HKU); PhD (ANU) TAM Kwok-kan BA (Hons) (CUHK); AM, PhD (Illinois) TSO Wing Bo, Anna BA (Hons), MA, MA, PGDE (HKU); MEd (OUHK); PhD (Birmingham) Modern and contemporary Chinese history China Studies History of the Nationalist Party and the Chinese Communist Party Ibsen studies Gao Xingjian studies East-West comparative literature World Englishes English studies Globalization studies Modern Chinese literature Drama/Theatre studies Film studies Gender studies Literary/Cultural theory Children s literature Gender studies Translation studies Language arts
15 WONG Chi Hung BA (Hons), PhD (HKU) Yu Lai Hang, James BA (Rutgers), MA, PhD (Duquesne) Modern and contemporary Chinese literature Literary criticism Du Fu studies Clinical psychology Psychodynamic theories Personality Guidebook for MPhil Studies 12
16 Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration (B&A) Research Areas Contact Person Accounting Banking and Finance Business Information Systems Chinese Business Law International Business Management Marketing Dr Leung Chi Chung, Nigel Tel: Staff Member Research Interests AU Kai Ming, Alan MBA (Massey University); MMS, PhD (University of Waikato) CHAN Kin Yee, Kinnie BEd (Hons), MA (CUHK); PhD (James Cook University) Technology transfer Business ethics Marketing communications Strategic marketing English writing assessment Second language acquisition English teaching strategies Many-facets Rasch measurement Areas of Research Interest 13 CHAN Shiu Fai MBA (CNAA); PhD (Bradford) CHAN Yi Li, Bobbie BSc (Bath); MBA (CityU of HK); DBA (South Australia) CHAO Chee Kwong, Kenneth BSocSc (Hons) (HKU); MBA (AIOU); MSc, EdD (Leicester) CHEN Tao, Toro BBA (Hons); MPhi (SYSU); PhD (CityU of HK) Consumer trust Direct marketing emarketing Media effectiveness Leadership Chinese management Chinese culture Personality Labour administration Labour dispute resolution mechanism Labour relations in the civil service of HKSAR Labour relations in Hong Kong s SMEs Market microstructure Corporate finance Corporate governance Behavioral finance
17 CHEUNG Lai Wan, Lenis BPhil (Birmingham); MEd (Bristol); MSc (Dublin); PhD (Nottingham) CHOI Ping Man, Samuel BCompSc (Hons), MSc (Manitoba); PhD (HKUST) CHOW Lynne BA (NTU); MBA (CUHK); PhD (HKPolyU) Cross-cultural management Chinese culture and management Supervisor and supervisee relationship Postcolonial studies E-commerce Intelligent agents Artificial intelligence Education technologies Financial reporting Sustainability reporting China accounting Transfer pricing Guidebook for MPhil Studies 14 CHUNG Siu Leung BSc (HKU); MS, PhD (Illinois) HO Wai Ming, Agol BSc (HKU); MSc, MPhil (HKUST); PhD (Shanghai University of Fin & Econ) Computer security monitoring Security in electronic commerce Economic modelling for software maintenance Application of information technology in distance education Bank efficiency Banking regulation Loan pricing Currency board system KAN Chi Nam, Andy BBA (Hons), PhD (HKBU) KO Chi Keung, Anthony BSocSc (CUHK); MBA, PhD (HKU) LAM Sze Sing, Franklin BA (CityU of HK); MPhil, PhD (CUHK) LAW Kuok Kei, Eddie BBA (UMAC); MPhil, PhD (CityU of HK) Financial derivatives Portfolio management Asset pricing Emerging financial market Strategic management Chinese business and management Family business Industry evolution Fuzzy scheduling e-business systems development Soft computing Decision support systems Knowledge transfer Knowledge appropriation Human resource management in knowledge-based organizations Innovation management
18 LAU Suk Yin, Rebecca BBA (Hons), MPhil (CUHK); PhD (Virginia Tech) LEE Nga Wan, Carrie BA (Hons), PhD (CityU of HK) LEUNG Chi Chung, Nigel BA (Ji Nan University); MSc, PhD (Wales Aberstwyth) Social exchange Organizational justice Organizational conflict Human resource management Strategic management Organizational behavior Human resources management General management Integrated software engineering environments Computer aided software engineering tools Decision support systems Object-oriented system analysis and design LEUNG Tak Yan BComm (Hons) (Melbourne University); MPhil (HKBU); PhD (HKPolyU) LI Man Lai, Mandy BBA (Hawaii); MBA (San Diego State); DBA (Murdoch) Insider trading Corporate finance Corporate governance Compensation Financial reporting Security valuation Management accounting Executive compensation Areas of Research Interest 15 LIU Ya Ju, Candy LLB (Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan); LLM (Notre Dame, USA); PhD (Manchester Metropolitan, UK) MAK Han Chee, Alex BSc (Hons) (Goldsmiths, London); MSc (LSE, London), MSc (London); PhD (Leeds) POON Shuk Ching, Teresa BSocSc (HKU); MA (Warwick); PhD (Sydney) SHUM Wai Cheong, Ryan BBA (Hons), PhD (HKBU) Intellectual property law Free trade and globalization Comparative law methodology Business law Industrial relations Human resource management Pay and working hours Work-life balance Human resource management Employment relations Firm networks and industrial development Technological upgrading Asset pricing models Investment analysis and portfolio management Market efficiency Emerging stock markets
19 SIAW Siw Chu, Irene BSc (Manitoba); MSc (Sheffield Hallam); MPA (Southern Queensland); DBA (South Australia) SIE Kam Yung, Agnes BA (Toronto); MBA (CUHK); DBA (HKPolyU) TIAN Vane Ing BBA, MPhil, PhD (CUHK) Organizational behaviour E-commerce Accounting education General management Industrial marketing Product counterfeiting Parallel import (gray market) Market entry strategy Chinese wisdom in strategic marketing Corporate social responsibility Consumer behaviour Counterfeit consumption Guidebook for MPhil Studies 16 WONG Ho Yan, Karen MA (Exeter); PhD (HKBU) WOO Ka Shing MBA (Stirling); PhD (Nottingham) Index funds Market structure Behavioural finance REITs Customer satisfaction Service quality Cause-related marketing Customer voluntary performance YEUNG Chi Hei, Matthew BSc (Hons), MSc (Hertfordshire); PhD (Nottingham) YEUNG Ping Kwong BSocSc (Hons) (CUHK); MSocSc (Birmingham); PhD (CUHK) YUEN Lai Mei, Susana PgD, MSc (Surrey); MBA (OCU); PhD (Bond) ZHANG Xiao Yang PhD in Law (Strathclyde) Customer satisfaction Foreign direct investment Corporate social responsibility Marketing research Strategies in interfirm competition Competitive dynamics Interlocking directorates Entrepreneurship Management accounting Sustainability reporting Performance management Family business Business law Company law Tax law Arbitration law
20 School of Education and Languages (E&L) Research Areas Contact Person Adult and Distance Education Curriculum Studies, Learning and Assessment Drama Education Economics of Education Educational Psychology Educational Finance and Planning Language Education Language Studies Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership and Management Teacher Education Dr Cheung Kwok Wah Tel: Staff Member CHAN Chi Wai BSocSc (Hons), PgDipEd, MEd, MA, EdD (CUHK) Research Interests Educational leadership and management Economics of education Educational finance and planning Areas of Research Interest 17 CHEN Siu Ling, Eve BSocSc (Hons) (CUHK); PCEd (HKU); Mphil (CUHK); PhD (HKU) CHEUNG Kwok Wah BEd, MA, PhD (Lon) CHOW Mei Yung, Vanliza BPhil, MA, PhD (Birmingham UK) CHU Yuk Wo, Edward BA (CityU); PCEd, MA (HKU); EdD (Durham) Gender-role socialization in young children Peer influences on social behavior in young children Internet behavior and internet addiction in children and adolescents Sociology of education Education policy Education in China Cognitive linguistics Genre analysis Metaphor studies Medium of instruction Language across the curriculum Task-based language teaching
21 LAI YEUNG Wai Ching, Susanna BA (Hons) (St Mary s University); PCEd, AdvDipEd, MEd, PhD (HKU) LAO Kam Ling, Polly BEd (Hons), MEd (Liverpool University); PhD (East China Normal University) Guidance and counselling Educational psychology Gifted education Early childhood education Children with special educational needs Stress and well-being Mathematics education Curriculum and learning Teacher education Guidebook for MPhil Studies MA Hin Tse BA (CUHK); CertEd, MPhil (HKU); MA (Chu Hai College); DLitt (Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies); PhD (Beijing Normal University) MAK Wing Wah, Pauline BA (Sheffield); PGDE, MA, EdD (CUHK) Chinese linguistics Chinese language education Chinese language and culture Putonghua education Second language writing Language assessment Second language teacher education 18 MOK Sui Sang CertTeach (Grantham College, HK); BA (CUHK); MA (Indiana University); PhD (University of California) English language education Academic writing Discourse analysis Syntax and semantics SHU Chi Yee, Jack BA, PGDE, MPhil (HKBU); MA, PhD (Warwick) STOREY, Peter Roland George BA (Hons), PGDE (Wales); MA, PhD (Reading) TANG Ko Wai, William BSocSc (HKU); PGDE (HKIEd); MA, EdD (CUHK) Drama education Applied theatre Drama teacher education Drama in English language education Language testing Language programme evaluation English language teaching Information literacy Applications of information technology in education Curriculum design
22 TANG Kwong Wai, Thomas BSc (Hons), AdvDipEd (London); DipEd (CUHK); MEd (HKU); PhD (HKU) YANG Ruowei MA (Liaoning); MEd (OUHK); PhD (Peking); EdD (Leicester) Cognitive psychology of learning Teachers thinking Phenomenography Adult and distance education Curriculum studies and assessment Early childhood education Chinese language education Chinese linguistics Language and culture Pragmatics Areas of Research Interest 19
23 School of Science & Technology (S&T) Research Areas Contact Person Applied Computer Science and Technology Chemistry Computing in Distance Education Environmental Science, Biology and Ecology Mathematics & Statistics Nursing and Health Studies Testing and Certification Ir Dr YAU Yiu Hung Tel: Staff Member Research Interests Guidebook for MPhil Studies 20 AU Tat Sheung, Oliver BA (Hons) (York); MSc (Toronto); PhD (Loughborough) CHAN Chin Wing BSc, MPhil (CUHK); PgC THE (HKPolyU); PhD (HKU) Requirements specification Formal methods Test-driven development (TDD) Programming methodology Solid phase extraction Crystal engineering with polypyridine ligands Novel polymeric nitrogen chelates Catalysis using metal complexes CHEUNG King Chau, Simon BSc (Hons) (HKU); MStat (ANU) CHOY Sheung On, Steven BEng (Hons), PhD (HKPolyU) CHU Chun Fai, Carlin B.Engg (1st class honor) (CUHK); MPhil (CUHK); PhD (CUHK) CHU Hon Wai, Wilson BS (Boston); MSE (Elec. Eng.), MSE (Math. Sc.) (Johns Hopkins University); PhD (HKUST) Random networks Statistical learning Bayesian nonparametric Random processes Digital image processing Internet computing Computer and network security Mobile applications Intraday volatility models Time series analysis High frequency financial models Optimization High speed networking IP networks Video transmission Green Internet
24 HAN Jie, Crystal BSc; MSc (XMU); PhD (CUHK) Structural chemistry of inclusion compounds Anion recognition based on hydrogen-bonding Self-assembled nanomaterials Application of GC/MS for liquid/gas analysis Chemosensor and biosensor for environmental pollutants HO Kin Chung, BBSBSc (CUHK); MSc (Salford); MEd (OUHK); PhD (HKU); MIBiol; CBiol; MCIWEM; FHKAAST HUNG King Fai, Kevin BSc (Queen s University); MPhil, PhD (CUHK); MIEEE, MIET, MCIE Red tide and eutrophication Marine and river water quality monitoring Marine ecology Watercourse maintenance and management Environment policy Environmental law Effluents control and treatment Floating refuse Environmental management systems Sustainable development Industrialisation of micro-algae Algal biofuel Telemedicine Mobile health Biosignal processing Medical and healthcare devices Pupillary dynamics Eye-tracking Engineering education Areas of Research Interest 21 KWOK Chi Kong, Paul BSc (Essex); PhD (Cambridge); FIEE; CEng; FHKIE LAU Hing Keung, George BEng (Hons) (University of Northumbria); MPhil (HKPolyU); PhD (HKU); MIEEE, MIET LEE Chi Chung, Tony BEng (Hons); PhD (HKPolyU); MIEEE, MIET, MCIE LEE Kai Wing, Kelvin BSc, DipEd (CUHK); MPhil, PhD (HKUST) Applied optics: LED surface texturing Pattern recognition: bank cheque processing; dental image enhancement High-speed wireless networks Mobile communications Multipath fading compensation Testing and certification Product safety Electrical and Electronic Testing Optical Networks Optical Packet Switching Optical Signal Processing Mathematical modelling of networks Internet Realtime communications
25 LEE Wang Fat, Fred BSc (Hons), PhD (HKPolyU) LI Tak Sing BScEng (HKU); MSc, PhD (Belfast) LO Chui Man BSc, PhD (CUHK) Food and environmental testing technology Toxicology and microbiology Producing mechanism and detection of marine toxins (e.g PSP, DSP etc.) Proteomic and genomic study of aquatic microorganisms (e.g microalgae) Biofuel and wastewater treatment Mesh generation Computational geometry Finite element analysis Organogelators Synthesis of dendritic compounds Catalysis of organic reactions Guidebook for MPhil Studies 22 LUI Kwok Fai, Andrew BSc (Sydney); PhD (Australian National University) MAK Shu Lun BEng (Hons) (CityU); MSc (CityU); MEC (OUHK); CEng; FInstMC; MIET; MIMechE; RPE; MHKIE; MIEEE; MASQ, FHKAAST; FTP Intelligent systems for education Social computing Gesture-based computer interaction Physical & mechanical testing Product safety Quality engineering and management Human Factors Engineering NG Kei Shing, Douglas BSc (1st class Hons); MPhil; PhD (HKPolyU); FRSS; CMath; MIMA; CSci; MIEEE; CEng; MBCS; MInstP NG Sin Chun, Vanessa BSc (Hons), PhD (CityU of HK); CEng; MIEE; SMIEEE SO Wing Cheung, Raymond BA (UNCC); MIS (University of Melbourne); PhD (University of Melbourne) SZE Tung Po, Eric BSc, PhD (CUHK); MRSC; MBTS Non-linear partial differential equations Mathematical modelling Computer-aided diagnosis for cerebrovascular diseases Neural networks Evolutionary computation Digital signal processing Web-based learning Intelligent software agent Agent-oriented software engineering Cognitive architecture Chemical testing of contaminants and toxins in water and other environmental samples Authentication of Chinese materia medica Mass spectrometry of biomolecules Detection and characterization of toxic substances
26 TANG Wai Fan, Fanny BSc (Hons) (CityU of HK); MSc(Eng) (HKU) TONG Kwong Bun, Bruce BEng (Hons); MPhil (CUHK) WAN Chi Kong, Allen BSc (University of British Columbia); MPhil (HKPolyU); RSO; RSA; CMIOSH Material science and failure analysis Reliability testing and engineering Laboratory quality management system assessment Industrial management Artificial intelligence Computational intelligence Data structures and algorithms Machine learning GPU computing Occupational safety and health Building information modeling Life cycle assessment Environmental impact assessment Green buildings Environmental labeling WONG Kin Yeung, Angus BSc (Hons), PhD (CityU of HK) WONG Sze Mui, Anita BSc (1st Class Hons), MSc (London); PhD (CityU of HK) Internet systems Network infrastructure security Mobile computing Network science Online social network analysis Scientific computational modelling for the prediction of hydrodynamics behaviour and transport of pollutants processes in coastal environments Meshless methods for problems with partial differential equations Operational research in optimization problems Areas of Research Interest 23 XU Jingliang, Steven BSc, MSc (JNU GZ) PhD (CityU HK) YAU Yiu Hung BEng (South Bank); MEngSt (Queensland); MSc (Griffith); PhD (Queensland); FHKIE; RPE; CEng; EurIng Fish physiology Environmental toxicology Aquatic ecology Algal physiology Algal biofuel Water and wastewater treatment Biomass energy Cleaner production Waste treatment & recovery Energy and carbon management Environmental and chemical engineering