Albert C. S. Chung 鍾志成

  • Scholarship in 1998 at University of Oxford

Professor Albert Chung is the Chair in Artificial Intelligence at the Department of Computer Science, University of Exeter, UK, and Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Professor Chung received his BEngg degree (First-Class Honours) 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 HKUST in 1996, and received his M.Phil. 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 joined HKUST after obtaining his DPhil at Oxford in 2001. He was a visiting scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA (Sept 2001 – Feb 2002).

Professor Chung received 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 two Best Paper Awards with his former PhD students in MIAR’16 (Dr. Qiang Zhang) and DLMIA’15 (Dr. Siqi Bao). His work on image registration with his former PhD student (Dr. Tony Mok) was awarded first place in image registration challenges in 2020 and 2021 and the brain tumor sequence registration challenge in 2022. He received the Best Ten Lecturers Award at HKUST in 2010; Best Teaching Award for MSc Program in Information Technology in 2018; and Best Teaching Award for MSc Program in Big Data Technology in 2018.

He 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 and other regions.

He co-chaired and hosted the international conference on Information Processing in Medical Imaging in 2019 and served as the Chair of the IPMI conference board (2019-2021). He was the tutorial chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging in 2019. He is serving as one of the Editorial Board members for the Medical Image Analysis Journal and the Journal of Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics.

He was the director of the Computer Engineering Undergraduate Program, HKUST, 2010-2012 (Associate director, 2008-2010); a member of the Bioengineering Programme committee, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST, 2011 – 2021; Associate Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST, 2016 – 2019; Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies), School of Engineering, HKUST, Jan 2020 - Dec 2021.

Research Interests:

His research interests are at the intersections of medical image analysis, image processing, computer vision, and medical imaging. His research focus is to create and apply computational and engineering techniques in medical image analysis, particularly image segmentation and image registration, and the ultimate goal is to improve the quality of healthcare services.