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Dr Tam, Vincent Wai Leuk 譚偉略

Title:
Honorary Associate Professor
Principal Lecturer

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Dr Tam, Vincent Wai Leuk 譚偉略

Title:
Honorary Associate Professor
Principal Lecturer

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Also Cited As:
Tam, V
Vincent Tam

Biography

Before joining the University of Hong Kong, Vincent was an academic fellow in the School of Computing, the National University of Singapore from 1998 until 2001. During this period, Vincent was the winner of the Innovative Teaching Award – 2000 among 80+ teaching staff in the School of Computing. In 2010-11, Vincent was awarded with the Best Teacher Award in the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Tam has over 70 internationally refereed publications, including 5 book chapters, 10+ journal papers and 50+ conference papers. His main research interests include information visualization, mobile computing and wireless sensors, in which he established collaboration with famous institutions in Australia, England, Japan and the U.S.A. Besides, Dr. Tam is interested to apply the latest wireless or interactive technologies for developing useful educational software and their sound applications in e-learning. Furthermore, he is active in serving international conferences and reviewing for reputable journals. Vincent served as the Publication Chair of ICTAI’05, the Co-organizer of a Special Session in CCNC 2008, the Guest Editor of a Special Issue in the IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter and also the PC members of the IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI’00 – ’07, except ’02), the Asia Pacific Symposium on Information Visualization (APVIS 2006 & 2007), the International Conference on ICT in Teaching and Learning (ICT 2006 – 2009), the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2007,  the IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC 2007 – 2010), and the IEEE International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT 2007 – 2009). Vincent is the Principal Investigators (PIs) or Co-Investigators of various university-funded or externally awarded research projects, including a research project entitled “An Innovative and Pen-Based COMPAD Platform to Enhance Education and Research in Computer Systems” awarded by the Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) under the Mobile Computing in Education Theme 2008. In recognition of his experience in managing e-learning related projects, the EDB invited him to serve as the (part-time) Project Manager of an EMB project for developing E-Learning Training Package to support all AS-level Computer Applications and AL-level Computer Studies teachers in Hong Kong in 2006, and later as the (part-time) Deputy Project Director of another EDB-funded project for developing learning and teaching packages to support the ICT Elective of the New Senior Secondary (NSS) curriculum. In 2008, Vincent and his team won the Bronze Award of the ICT 2008 Awards – Best Lifestyle supported by the HKSAR Government. Vincent is a Senior Member of the IEEE (SMIEEE) – Hong Kong Section. Moreover, he is listed in the Marquis’s 9th Edition of “Who’s Who in Science & Engineering” (September 2006), and also invited to be listed in “Who’s Who in Asia” (Premier Edition, December 2006). For detail, check Dr. Tam’s personal webpage at: http://www.eee.hku.hk/~vtam

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2014-07-01Outstanding Performance Award (2014): The 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2014)
Research Achievement
1996-07-01Fellowship for Logic Summer School: Automated Reasoning Project (ARP) Group, Australian National University
Research Achievement
2000-09-01Innovative Teaching Award (2000): School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Teaching Accomplishment
2007-10-01TD-SCDMA Application Award: Hong Kong Wireless Development Centre
Research Achievement
Wang, Y
Wong, WY
2009-02-01Bronze Award of the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008: Best Lifestyle Award (Social Life and Community): Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council (HKITJC) and supported by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government.
Research Achievement
2011-05-01Faculty Best Teacher Award: Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Teaching Accomplishment
1995-04-01Special Scholarship from the Key Center for Knowledge-Based Systems: CITRI, University of Melbourne
Research Achievement
2008-05-01Microsoft Research Asia Award on Mobile Computing in Education: Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA)
Research Achievement
Wong, CK
2014-04-01Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (Team Award) 2013: Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Teaching Accomplishment
FUNG, ST
2012-07-01Best Full Paper Award (2012): The 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2012)
Research Achievement
2007-06-01TD-SCDMA Application Award: Hong Kong Cyberport TD-SCDMA Service Development Center, HKWDC
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
1/2012 - NOWFaculty MemberThe IEEE Eta Kappa Nu – Lambda Iota Chapter
9/2012 - NOWAdvisory Board MemberInternational Association for Smart Learning Environments
8/2013 - NOWExecutive Board Member (as the New Initiative Chair)The IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT)
5/2010 - NOWSenior MemberInternational Association of Computer Science and Information Technology (IACSIT)
04/2001 - 12/2006MemberThe Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
1/2007 - NOWSenior MemberThe Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
1/2014 - NOWChairmanThe IEEE (HK) Computational Intelligence Chapter
9/2014 - NOWExecutive Board MemberThe IEEE (HK) Computer Chapter
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