Academic and Teaching Staff

Dr CHANG Kow Chuen Rocky

Associate Professor

BSc(Virginia Poly); MSc, MEng, PhD(Rensselaer); MIEEE; MACM


Network Measurement Systems, Internet Infrastructure Security and Privacy, Network Operations and Management


Dr Chang is currently serving as an Associate Professor at the Department of Computing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to returning to Hong Kong, he received his post-doctoral training at the Computer Science Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He received his PhD and MSc from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and undergraduate education from Virginia Tech and Vincennes University.

After graduation Dr Chang followed his passion on the pursuit of academic research and teaching. He has now accumulated over 20 years of teaching and research experience. His university teaching covers mainly Internet protocols, Internet security, data structures and algorithms, and programming. In 2001 he was awarded the First Runner-Up in the Faculty of Engineering's Best Teacher Award, in 2009 and 2012 the Faculty's Industrial and Engineering Services Grant Achievement Award, and in 2014 the Most Active New Consultant Merit Award. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Dr Chang is leading an Internet Infrastructure and Security Research Group, addressing network measurement, network security, and network operations and management problems. The Group has published their findings in top conferences, such as CoNEXT, USENIX Annual Tech Conf, IMC, NDSS, ACSAC, DSN, ESORICS, and NOMS. His recent research activities are generously supported by the Innovation Technology FundThe Joint Universities Computer CentreAreas of Excellence Scheme in Information Technologythe Research Grant Council of Hong KongCisco Inc., and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr Chang was the warden of the LiZhi Hall during 2008-2013 and had been responsible for the department's placement and WIE programs for a long time. He is currently the chairman of the Departmental Undergraduate Program Committee and in charge of the academic adivising. He is also organizing CSI! Inception and Hackathon to promote creativity and dare-to-think spirit among Freshmen and Sophomore.