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Prof. Philips Fu Lee Wang obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering and Master of Philosophy in Computer Science and Information Systems from The University of Hong Kong, Master of Business Administration from Imperial College London, Master of Science in Mathematics (Financial Mathematics and Statistics) from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.  

Prof. Wang has emerged as a seasoned academic administrator with excellent track record and exposure in teaching, programme development and administration.  He started his academic career in City University of Hong Kong, and worked as Vice-President in the Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers during 2012-2018.  He is currently a Professor and the Dean of Science and Technology at Hong Kong Metropolitan University.  Apart from his academic experiences, he has widely engaged in research and extensively published in leading journals.  Prof. Wang has served as a principal investigator/project leader for more than thirty grants including six grants awarded by the Research Grants Council of HKSAR.  He has published over two hundred articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, including Decision Support SystemsIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Intelligent SystemsIEEE MultimediaIEEE Transactions on Affective ComputingInformation & Management, Information Processing & ManagementInformation SciencesNeurocomputing, and Optics and Lasers in Engineering among others. He was also the Chair of ACM Hong Kong Chapter and IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society.

Research interests

  • Applied Algorithm
  • Educational Technology
  • Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning


BEng MPhil [HKU], MBA [Imperial], MSc [HKUST], PhD [CUHK], FBCS, FCG, FCS, FCPA Australia, FHKIE, FIET


Research Grants

  • PI, "Representation and Extraction of Quantitative Information for Large-scale Unstructured Healthcare Text Analysis", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E09/22, $826,950), 2022.
  • PI, "Interdisciplinary Research Development on Smart City",UGC RGMS (R6456, $5,326,800), 2022.
  • Co-I, "Smart City Data Collection and Generation for Open Data Repository", UGC RGMS (R7035, $938,501), 2022.
  • Co-I, "Multimodal Deep Learning for Rumor Detection on Social Media", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E17/21, $1,248,950), 2021.
  • PI, "Online Topic Modeling with Applications to Fine-grained Sentiment Analysis", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS16/E01/19, $1,605,450), 2019.
  • Co-I, "Multimedia annotations for vocabulary acquisition: modes, modalities, application, effects and pedagogical implications", SCOLAR (EDB(LE)/P&R/EL/175/2, $774,430), 2018.
  • Co-I, "Impact of XBRL on market efficiency: Evidence from an emerging market", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/B02/17, $603,850), 2017.
  • PI, "Sentiment Analysis based on Multi-source Social Network Data", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/E03/16, $789,000), 2016.
  • Co-I & PI, "Structural Modeling, Characterization and Analysis of New Receptor-Ligand Systems: Applying Computational Methods in Molecular Binding Affinity Analysis", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/E04/16, $1,147,621), 2016.
  • PI, "Establishment of Research Office", RGC IDS (UGC/IDS11/14, $7,000,000), 2014.
  • PI, "Context-aware learner profiling for e-learning system: classization, groupization and personalization", RGC FDS (UGC/FDS11/E06/14, $1,124,125), 2014.
  • PI, "Detection of Cross-Lingual Plagiarism based on Latent Semantic Analysis", RGC GRF (121308, $274,432), 2008.
  • PI, "Multi-Objective Clustering for Multiple Document", CityU (7200078, $100,000), 2006.

Other Grants

  • PI, "Industrial Attachment Project for Science and Technology Students", QESS (IA02/QESS/2020, $9,304,000), 2020.
  • PI, "STEAM Centre with an Open Resources Environment", HKJC (2018/CP01, $37,730,000), 2018.
  • PI, "Whole College Approach Industrial Attachment Programme", QESS (IA01/QESS/2017, $1,297,900), 2017.
  • PI, "Development of industry-aligned programme to support internship", QESS (IA01/QESS/2016, $1,791,500), 2016.
  • Co-I,"“Establishment of Resource and Support Centre for Carers", HKJC (2006/0031, $99,240,000), 2016.
  • Co-I, "Joint-Institution Network for Student Success (JINESS)", QESS (T01/QESS/2016, $20,418,243), 2016.
  • PI, "An integrated approach for whole-person development", QESS (01/QESS/2015, $1,395,000), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Establishment of Healthcare Research Centre", RGC IDS (UGC/IDS11/15, $7,900,000), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Mobile learning: Innovative research topics and applications", RGC IIDS (UGC/IIDS16/H02/15, $443,587), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Development of Effective Pedagogical Practices and a Cross-institutional Online Sharing Platform for Hong Kong’s Vocational Education and Training (VET)", QESS (T02/QESS/2015, $ 20,956,580), 2015.
  • Co-I, "Research Capability Enhancement Programme (1) for the Self-financing Degree Sector of Hong Kong", RGC IIDS (UGC/IIDS16/H01/14, $425,500), 2014.
  • PI, "Comprehensive Career Development Programme", QESS (01/QESS/2013, $1,849,080), 2013.
  • Co-I, "Collection Sharing and Information Discovery System with Enriched Digital Content", QESS (T01/QESS/2013, $50,772,660), 2013.
  • PI, "Placement Programme to Support Holistic Education", QEGS (01/QEGS/2011, $1,947,000), 2012.
  • PI, "Business Technology Centre: An Initiative to Enhance Education in Business and Information Technology", QEGS (QEGS 04/QEGS/09-10, $1,544,000), 2010.
  • Co-PI, "Social Communication Network and Multimedia Lab for Excellence in Teaching and Learning", QEGS (QEGS 01/QEGS/09-10, $1,888,000), 2010.
  • PI, "Pedagogy and Curriculum Design for Blended Teaching and Learning of Object-Oriented Programming", UGC TDG (CityU-6000144, $75,000), 2007.


  • Member, Engineering Panel, Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, RGC
  • Chair, Advisory Board, MSc in Artificial Intelligence & Business Analytics, Faculty of Business, Lingnan University
  • Executive Committee, IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society
  • Executive Committee, Hong Kong Society for Multimedia and Image Computing
  • Chair, IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society, 2014-2015
  • Chair, ACM Hong Kong Chapter, 2010-2011

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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