PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Director of Center for Engineering Education Innovation
Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Senior Advisor to the Provost (Teaching Innovation and E-learning)
Departmental Research Area
Individual Research Interest
Computer vision and image processing; artificial intelligence; pattern recognition; image and video databases; distance learning.
Prof Pong received his PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1984. In 1991, he joined the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, where he is currently a Professor in Computer Science. He has served as Associate Dean of Engineering from 1999 to 2002 and Director of the Sino Software Research Institute at HKUST from 1995 to 2000. Before joining HKUST, he was an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Prof Pong was a recipient of the HKUST Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award in 2001.
Prof Pong's research interests include computer vision, pattern recognition, multimedia computer and IT in Education. Prof Pong is a recipient of the Annual Pattern Recognition Society Award in 1990. He has served as Program Co-Chair of the Web and Education track of the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference in 2001, the Third International Computer Science Conference in 1995 and the Third Asian Conference on Computer Vision in 1998.