Associate Head & Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Departmental Research Area
Vision & Graphics, Artificial Intelligence
Individual Research Interest
Medical image analysis, medical imaging, image processing, computer vision, image segmentation, image filtering, image registration, texture analysis, segmentation of blood vessels, time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography, phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography, endovascular treatment planning systems, statistical signal modeling, Markov random fields.
Prof Chung received his BEng degree (First-Class Honors) in Computer Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1995. He was an exchange student at the University of British Columbia, Canada from 1992-93 with the Cathay Pacific Visiting Student Award. He joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1996, and received his MPhil degree in Computer Science in 1998. He then joined the Medical Vision Laboratory, Robotics Research Group at the University of Oxford, UK as a doctoral research student in 1998, and graduated in 2001 with DPhil degree in Engineering Science. Prof Chung was a Croucher scholar (1998 – 2001) with the Croucher Foundation Scholarship. He was a visiting scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (Sept 2001 – Feb 2002).
Prof Chung was honored to receive the British Machine Vision Association Sullivan Thesis Award for the best doctoral thesis submitted to a United Kingdom university in the field of computer vision or natural vision in 2002; and the Top Ten Lecturers Award at HKUST in 2010.
Prof Chung founded the Lo Kwee-Seong Medical Image Analysis Laboratory in 2005 with a generous donation from the K.S. Lo foundation, Hong Kong. The laboratory focuses on interdisciplinary research aiming at creating and applying engineering techniques in the area of medical image analysis, with an ultimate goal to improving the quality of healthcare in Hong Kong, China and other regions.