Prof Joseph Kee Yin NG

Professor, Department of Computer Science
Hong Kong Baptist University

Co-Chairperson, Organising Committee of LBS Forum


Prof Joseph Ng received his BSc, MSc, and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986, 1988 and 1993 respectively. Prof Ng works for the Hong Kong Baptist University as Professor in the Department of Computer Science and is currently the Director of the Research Centre for Ubiquitous Computing. Prof Ng is a senior member of the IEEE, Member of ACM, HKCS, Founding & Exco-Member for the Internet Society Hong Kong and Past Chair for the IEEE, Hong Kong Section, Computer Chapter. Prof Ng served as the Region 10 Coordinator for the Chapter Activities Board & the Distinguished Visitors Program of the IEEE Computer Society. Prof Ng has been actively involved in organising international conferences and served the editorial boards of numerous international journals.


Prof On Ching YUE

Science Advisor, Innovation and Technology Commission
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region


Prof On Ching Yue is the Science Advisor in the HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission, providing assistance and advice to the Commissioner on technology development under the government's new strategic framework for innovation and technology.

Prof Yue was born in Macao, grew up in Hong Kong and immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1963. He joined the Radio Research Lab at Bell Labs in 1977 after receiving his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. After spending 26 years at Bell Labs, he became a visiting professor in the Information Engineering Department at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. In September 2005, Prof Yue took leave from CUHK and joined the Innovation and Technology Commission.

Before leaving Bell Labs, Dr Yue was a department director in the Advanced Technologies division. His department was responsible for developing new algorithms and protocols for improving and predicting the performance and reliability of wireless networks.

Prof Yue has over 20 journal publications and over 30 conference papers. Among his 18 patents, the one on mechanisms for guaranteeing Quality of Service (QoS) in Internet Protocol (IP) networks was named as one of 2003’s top five patented new technologies by MIT Technology Review in 2004. His research interests include wireless access networks (3G, wireless LANs and PANs), security (DDoS, priority access and sensor networks), and application QoS (VoIP, TCP, streaming video and games).


Prof Georg GARTNER

Research Group Cartography, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology

Past President, International Cartographic Association


Prof Georg Gartner is a full professor for Cartography at the Vienna University of Technology. He is responsible organiser of the International Symposia on Location Based Services and editor of the book series “Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography” by Springer and editor of the journal on LBS by Taylor & Francis. He serves as President of the International Cartographic Association.


Prof Tao GU

Associate Professor, Computer Science and Information Technology
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University


Prof Tao Gu is an Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Information Technology at RMIT University. He received his Bachelor degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and MSc from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and PhD in computer science from National University of Singapore. His current research interests include mobile and pervasive computing, wireless sensor networks, distributed network systems, sensor data analytics, cyber physical system, Internet of Things, and online social networks. His publications appear in top journals such as JSAC, TMC, TC, TPDS and TKDE, and top conferences such as INFOCOM, UbiComp, ICNP, PerCom, and ICDM. He serves as TPC members for many leading conferences and Journal editorial board members. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM.


Mr Paul NG

Assistant Director, Survey and Mapping
Lands Department


Mr Paul Ng is a land surveyor by profession. He is a Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He obtained a BSc degree in Surveying and Mapping Sciences from the University of East London and a MSc degree in Information Technology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 

Mr Ng has over 30 years of experience in land surveying and is currently the Assistant Director of the Survey and Mapping Office, Lands Department. He is responsible for administering Government policies on geodetic survey, cadastral survey, topographical survey, aerial survey and map production, through which an accurate positioning infrastructure, up-to-date topographic maps, cadastral survey records and 3D spatial data are maintained.



Associate Professor, Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Co-Chairperson, Organising Committee of LBS Forum


CH Cheng is an associate professor at Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After he graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), he furthered his education in the USA. He obtained his MSc in Computer Science, MBA and PhD from the University of Iowa. While he was a graduate student, he worked at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics as a programming analyst. He started his teaching career in the USA, but later he returned to Hong Kong and joined CUHK Faculty of Engineering. Prof Cheng conducts research in information systems, operations management, facility location and layout, logistics, risk management in healthcare, and applications of RFID systems.


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