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Professor Cheung, David Wai Lok 張偉犖

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Professor Cheung, David Wai Lok 張偉犖

Title:
Professor

Also Cited As:
Cheung, D
Cheung, David
Cheung, DW

Biography

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 DBLPGoogle 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.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Wong, DCK
2004-08-01Certificate of Merit, 6th IT Excellence Awards, Hong Kong Computer Society.: Hong Kong Computer Society
Research Achievement
Wong, DCK
2005-07-01Grand Award, Linux Business Award: Hong Kong Linux Business Award Organization Committee
Research Achievement
2012-08-01Fellow: Hong Kong Institute of Engineering
Others
2012-06-01PAKDD Most Influential Paper Award: Pacific Asia Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference
Research Achievement
2013-07-01Medal of Honor: Chief Executive of HKSAR Government
Others
1998-04-01HKU Outstanding Researcher Award (1998): The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2012-12-01Distinguished Fellow: Hong Kong Computer Society
Others
2011-06-01HKU Knowledge Exchange Award: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Wong, DCK
2004-12-01Certificate of Merit, Research and Development, Asia-Pacific ITC Award: Asia-Pacific ITC Award Committee
Research Achievement
2009-05-01Distinguished Contribution Award: Pacific-Asia Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Conference
Research Achievement
2009-11-01Recognition of Service Award: Association for Computing Machinery
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2008-2010FellowHong Kong Computer Society
2003-2008memberHong Kong Computer Society
2012 -FellowThe Hong Kong Institute of Engineering
2000-2010memberACM
10/2011-8/2012Asia Pacific Track Co-ChairThe 18th ACM SIGKDD Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2012)
04/2006 - 04/2007Conference Co-ChairEleventh Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’07)
12/2005 - 12/2006Program Committee Vice ChairThe 2006 IEEE Int’l Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2006)
05/2011Conference General Co-ChairThe 15th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (2011)
6/2011 - 10/2012Program Co-ChairThe 31th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER 2012)
2000-2010Senior memberIEEE
12/2002 - 12/2003Program Committee ChairmanInternational Computer Conference, Hong Kong, (HKICC 2003
2014-2015General Conference Co-ChairsThe 19th Pacific Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
04/2004 - 05/2005Program Committee Area Chair10th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA'2005)
2009Conference General Co-ChairThe 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (2009)
12/2010Distinguish FellowHong Kong Computer Society
03/2006ChairForum on Electronic Transaction Development
04/2004 - 05/2005Program Committee Co-ChairNinth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’05)
04/2000 - 04/2001Program Committee ChairmanFifth Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD’01)
04/2004 -Steering Committee ChairmanPacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
06/2004ChairForum on eBusiness Interoperability & Standardization
Media Contact Directory
Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Information standardization信息標準化
E-logistics電子物流
E-commerce電子商貿
Data security數據安全
Data mining數字挖掘
Database數字庫
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
English, Cantonese英語、粵語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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