25 Nov 2017
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Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Fuzzy Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering.
Prof. Chan obtained his B.Math. (Hons.) in Computer Science and Statistics in 1984 and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. in Systems Design Engineering in 1985 and 1989 respectively from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Soon after graduation, he joined the IBM Canada Laboratory in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as a software analyst and was involved in the development of multimedia and software engineering tools. He joined the Ryerson University as an Associate Professor in 1993 and in 1994, he returned to Hong Kong to join The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Computing. Chan’s research interests are in Big Data Analytics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Evolutionary Computation, Fuzzy Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering. He has published 250 research papers in these areas in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He has also served been serving actively as organizer and Program Committee member of numerous conferences in his research areas. Chan’s research has been supported by the Research Grants Council and the Innovation and Technology Commission and the industry. He has been active in “knowledge transfer” through his published work and through consulting and contract research.