- Scholarship in 1982 at Newcastle University
Nelson Yung received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He was lecturer at the same university from 1985 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993, he worked as senior research scientist at the Department of Defence, Australia. He joined the University of Hong Kong in late 1993 as Associate Professor. He leads a research team in digital image processing and Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is the founding Director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Transportation Systems Research at HKU, and also Deputy Director of HKU’s Institue of Transport Studies. Dr. Yung has co-authored a computer vision book, and has published over 100 journal and conference papers in the areas of digital image processing, parallel algorithms, visual traffic surveillance and autonomous vehicle navigation and learning algorithms. He serves as reviewer for the IEEE Transactions of SMC, CSVT, Signal Processing, IEE Pt. G, SPIE Optical Engineering, International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility, HKIE proceedings, Microprocessors and Microsystems, and Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal.
He was a Member of the Advisory Panel of the ITS Strategy Review, Transport Department, HKSAR, a Council Member of ITS-HK and Chair of Computer Division, International Institute for Critical Infrastructures. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer, Member of the HKIE, IEE and Senior member of the IEEE. His biography is published in Who’s Who in the World (Marquis, USA) since 1998. He was a Croucher Scholar and his team won the Silver Award from the Hong Kong Electronic Industry Association for Outstanding Innovation and Technology Product, 2000, for the MOVER (Mobile and Online Vending EnableR) solution. He is also Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board of mCommerce Online Ltd, a university spin-off company.