at University of Georgia
Ka-Wai Kwok received the B.Eng and M.Phil degrees from Automation and
The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2011, he
completed the PhD training in
The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery,
London, where he continued research on surgical robotics as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Kwok is the recipient of the
Croucher Foundation Fellowship 2013, which supported his postdoctoral research jointly hosted by
The University of Georgia,
and Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Harvard Medical School. His research interests focus on:
- Human-robot control interface
- Image-guided and robot-assisted surgery
- Intra-operative medical imaging processing
- High-performance parallel computing
His multidisciplinary research, thus far, yields >44 articles
co-authored with >21 clinicians and >45 engineering scientists.
His work yields serveral awards from
, and IEEE
. Apart from academic research, Dr. Kwok is also keen on teaching and
sharing study experiences with students. He obtained two
Excellent Tutor Awards sequentially whilst pursuing his postgraduate study.
In 2013, Dr. Kwok has also
been appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of
at The University of Hong Kong
. His research focuses on
image-guided robotic surgeries and their associated master-slave control
interfaces. He developed a human-robot cooperative control framework,
Dynamic Active Constraints,
particularly used for master-slave-controlled robotic tasks that are
operated in dynamically unstructured environment.
Dr. Kwok's major research objective is to bridge the technical gap
between medical imaging and surgical robotic control. He currently engages
in advancing catheter navigation system, as well as fast imaging registration techniques for cardiovascular electrophysiology therapy, which is a minimally invasive treatment to cardiac arrhythmia.