Awards & Achievements

Conferment of Prof. David Zhang as Emeritus Professor (Intelligent Computing)

We are pleased to announce that Prof. David Zhang, Chair Professor of Intelligent Computing, was conferred as Emeritus Professor (Intelligent Computing) by the University Senate with effect from 31 March 2018 upon his retirement. Prof. Zhang has been contributing significantly to the University for about 19 years and has achieved notable international reputation and status.

Prof. Zhang is a world leading expert and a pioneer in the field of Biometrics, particularly in the areas of Palmprint Identification and Computerized Traditional Medicine (TCM). Throughout his career, Prof. Zhang has contributed to advancing the frontiers of the areas. He has received international recognition for his brilliant accomplishments and significant contributions in the field. His highly respected expertise has earned him honours in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and worldwide.

Prof. Zhang has secured a number of external grants with a total of over HK$24M from government, industry and other funding agencies, demonstrating impacts and academic merit in research work. Prof. Zhang is a widely cited author in biometrics and pattern recognition community with citations of over 45,000 and h-index of 96 in Google Scholar. He has been selected as a Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering for four consecutive years since 2014 by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters). He has authored/co-authored a large number of publications, including 30 books, 59 book chapters, over 400 journal papers and over 200 conference papers. He has been editor-in-chief, guest editor, associate editor and member of editorial board of the world’s top class journals as well as book series editor of International Book Series on Biometrics (since 2002), and keynote speaker of a number of international conferences.

Congratulations to Prof. David Zhang for being recognised by the University for his achievement and contribution.