Prof Siu Wing Cheng Named 2017 ACM Distinguished Member
Prof Siu Wing Cheng, Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies) and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, was named a 2017 Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “scientific contributions to computing”. He is one of the 43 Distinguished Members worldwide who are honored this year for their outstanding contributions in the computing and information technology fields.
Prof Cheng’s research interests include algorithms, data structures, and computational geometry. He has more than 120 academic publications, including books, book chapters, conference papers and articles. He currently serves as an editorial board member of Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications and Journal of Computational Geometry. He was as the Program Co-chair of the 30th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry in 2014 and the 24th International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation in 2013.
Prof Cheng received his PhD in Computer Science from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He joined HKUST in 1992 as Assistant Professor and had served as the Acting Head (2013-14) and Associate Head (2007-11) of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. He became the Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies) since January 2016.
The 2017 ACM Distinguished Members work at leading universities, corporations and research institutions around the world, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. They have made contributions in a wide range of technical areas including computational geometry, computer security, computer science education, data structures, healthcare technologies, human-computer interaction, and robotics, to name a few.
The ACM Distinguished Member program, initiated in 2006, recognizes those members with at least 15 years of professional experience who have made significant accomplishments or achieved a significant impact on the computing field. Around 560 Distinguished Members have been named so far.
Founded in 1947, ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. It has more than 100,000 members worldwide, with half of them residing outside the United States.