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Biography

Dr. Kevin Hung is the Head of Department of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science and Associate Professor at the School of Science & Technology, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (HKMU). He has been the principal investigator of school and government-funded projects on telehealth, mobile health, biosignal processing, exergaming system, sports science, and quantum AI. Before joining HKMU, Dr. Hung had been Assistant Project Manager at the Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Electronic Engineer at a medical device company. Dr. Hung received his B.Sc. from Queen’s University, and his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from CUHK. His research interests are biosignal processing, biosystem modelling, mobile health and wearable sensors. He is a founding officer of the IEEE-EMBS Hong Kong Chapter, and has been serving as the founding Counsellor of the IEEE HKMU Student Branch. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Electronics and Communications Section (ECS), IET Hong Kong and a Branch Committee of IET Hong Kong Branch. he is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE Hong Kong Section (2024).

Research interests

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mobile Health & Telehealth
  • Biosignal Processing & Biosystem Simulation
  • Engineering Education
  • Medical Device
  • Biomedical Informatics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) [Queen's University], MPhil [CUHK], PhD [CUHK], MIET, SMIEEE, MCIE

Appointments

Project Experience:

  • Co-I, HKMU R&D Fund, “An Investigation of Associations between Body-Worn Inertia Measurement Unit Sensors on Human Activities,” HK$200,000 (2024-2025)
  • PI, Development of Novel Quaternion Signal Processing and Feature Extraction Methods for the Monitoring and Early Detection of Mental Disorders in a Head-based Mobile Health System," HK$800,960 (2024-2025)
  • PI, HKMU R&D Fund, “Quantum Machine Learning for Electroencephalogram Classification,” HK$200,000 (2023-2025)
  • Co-I, HKMU R&D Fund, "Intelligent Data-driven Wrieless Networks," HK$1,480,566 (2023-2025)
  • Co-I, RGC FDS, “Development of Smart Analytic System with IoT Technology for Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff in Suburban Agricultural Area," HK$1,183,975 (2023-2025)
  • Co-I, HKMU R&D Fund, “Developing Real-time Intelligent Video Surveillance Systems: From Algoritm to Performance Optimization," HK$200,000 (2023-2025)
  • Co-PI, Donation to EdUHK / RMGS, "Evaluation of an Innovative Therapeutic Approach for Social Referencing Disorder in Children with ASD: The Rope Therapy," HK$300,000 (2023-2024)
  • Co-I, Donation to HKMU / RMGS, "Preventing Frailty in Elderly Home Residents by Using Gerontechnology," HK$1,500,000 (2023-2024)
  • PI, HKMU Research Matching Grant (centrol pot), "Extracting Causal Relationship Between Emotion and Cause from Documents," HK$948,896 (2022-2024)
  • Co-I, HKMU Research Matching Grant (centrol pot), "Interdisciplinary Research Development on Smart City," HK$5,326,800 (2022-2025)
  • Co-I, HKMU Research Impact Fund, "Smart City Data Collection and Generation for Open Data Repository," HK$938,501 (2022-2023)
  • PI, RGC FDS project, “Modelling of Pupillary Muscles' Range Nonlinearity Effects on Pupil-based Evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System,” HK$761,400 (2022-2023)
  • PI, OUHK Research Matching Grant (central pot), "Development of Renewable Energy-based Charging Stations for Powering Scientific Outposts and Data Collection Kiosks in Off-grid Villages," HKD157,200 (2021)
  • PI, OUHK R&D Fund, “Investigation of Pupillary Dynamics using a Head-Mounted System,” HK$80,000 (2019-2020)
  • PI, RGC FDS project, “Development of an Exergaming System with Haptic Feedback for the Investigation of Energy Expenditure and Muscle Activities during Sports Training,” HK$663,519 (2016-2018)
  • PI, OUHK School of Science & Technology Research Fund, “Feasibility Study of Using Wireless Tablet Computers for On-site Inspection and Certification of Commodities,” HK$13,266 (2012)
  • PI, OUHK R&D Fund, “Development of a Novel Biosensor-Integrated Shirt for Mobile Health,” HK$385,212 (2010-2012)
  • Electronic Engineer, PiKo Healthcare Products (HK) Ltd, R&D and IP management of new respiratory medical devices (2004 - 2007)
  • Assistant Project Manager, Joint Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering, CUHK; managed 2 ITF projects, collaborated with medical device companies, hospitals and elderly homes for medical product development (2002 - 2004)
  • Technical Consultant, Design and Deployment of an In-Bed Patient Monitoring System for Geriatric Wards, Shatin Hospital (1999 - 2000)

Paper Awards:

  • Best Paper Award: “Eye-based Mobile Health System: more than meets the eye,” IEEE International Workshop on System Biology & Biomedical Systems 2018, Hong Kong.
  • Best Paper Award: “Design and Development of a low-cost Intelligent Pillbox,” System Session, IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015, Shenzhen, China.
  • Beat Paper Award: “Pupillary Dynamic Monitoring for Mobile Health,” (Session: Health and Sustainable Technologies for Next Generation Home and Building Automation) at 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, 2013.
  • Outstanding Paper Award (2007): “Implementation of a WAP-based telemedicine system for patient-monitoring,” IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine for paper with the most citations in previous five years.

President’s Awards for Teaching Excellence (2015 & 2021): For recognition of academic staff of University who have demonstrated an outstanding level of teaching.

Memberships

  • Vice-Chair, IEEE Hong Kong Section (2024 - present)
  • Immeiaite Past Chair, Electronics & Communications Section (ECS), IET Hong Kong (2023 - Present)
  • Honorary Secretary, CIE Hong Kong (2019 - present)
  • Founding Secretary (2006), Chair (2010), Committee (present), IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) Hong Kong - Macau Joint Chapter
  • Counselor, IEEE OUHK Student Branch (2010 - present)

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

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