Dr Lau, Henry Ying Kei 劉應機
Henry specializes in intelligent automation, advanced material handling, computer-based modeling and simulation. His research interest includes artificial intelligence, in particular, artificial immune systems (AIS), automated material handling, virtual reality, system analysis and design. In addition, Henry is also interested in the design and evaluation of automated material handling systems such as automated warehouses using computer simulation, Virtual Reality solutions including the imseCAVE that is developed with researchers at the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
Prior to joining The University of Hong Kong in 1997, Henry has been working in industry as a Senior System Engineer at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the AEA Technology plc. specializing in tele-robotics systems and advanced automation systems for the nuclear industry. While working in UK, Henry was a Visiting College Lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford University teaching Engineering Science students.
Henry is also the Warden of University Hall, The University of Hong Kong
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2007-01-01||Best paper award: 'Fatigue modeling for combined high frequency manual material handling tasks', 36th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering||Research Achievement|
|2006-07-01||Best Project Award: Occupational Safety & Health Council Best Project Award 2005 – 2006, 'A generic fatigue model for frequently performed, highly repetitive combined material handling'||Research Achievement|
|2003-12-01||University Teaching Fellow: The University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2013-03-01||Recognition of Scientific Research: HKIE Paper Award Competition, Engineer our Future with Innovation and Excellence utilizing Control, Automation and Instrumentation Technology, March 2013, “OCR system for detecting incoming tractors identity at container cranes” by Chau W. H. D., Chau, W. C. J. and Lau, Y. K. H.||Research Achievement|
|2015-04-01||Hong Kong ICT Awards 2015: Silver Awards for the Best Digital Entertainment Award (Interaction Design): HKSAR Government||Research Achievement|
|2010-12-01||Best paper award: Artificial immunity based cooperative sustainment framework for multi-agent systems, in Proceedings of the Thirtieth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI-2010), 14 – 16 December, Cambridge, England,||Research Achievement|
|2016-07-01||Faculty KE Awards 2016, HKU on “An immersive and interactive virtual reality system – the imseCAVE”: The University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2018-04-01||Brandon Hall Excellence Awards 2018, Gold Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology, “The Detective Boulevard”: Application of 3D and Virtual Reality Technology in Detective Training (with HK Police): Brandon Hall Group||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|2008 - 2009||Member||Institution of Industrial Engineers|
|2012 - present||Member||The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers|
|06/1998 - present||Corporate member||Institute of Electrical Engineers|
|2011 - present||Fellow||British Computer Society|
|09/1997 - 2007||Professional member||Association for Computing Machinery|
|09/1997 - present||Member||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
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