Richard Hau Yue SO 蘇孝宇
Richard Hau Yue SO 蘇孝宇 

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Richard Hau Yue
SO
蘇孝宇
Highest Degree Acquired (e.g. PhD in Engineering Science)
PhD in Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Southampton

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Visual and auditory perception
Bioinspired signal processing

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Biography

Prof Richard So is an entrepreneur on disruptive advanced audio and vision products. He has founded two HKUST start-up companies – both located at HKSTP. He is the holder and inventor of numerous patents. Under his leadership, his products have won over 10 awards including the Greatest Potential Award in the 4th International Cultural Tourism Creative Product Design Competition 2020, No.1 winner in China’s round of Pitch@Palace 2019 competition, winner of HKTDC Start-up Express 2019, No.1 winner in Global Ningbo Healthcare Competition 2018, 3rd Prize in Nanshan Innovation Competition 2018, 2nd Prize in Shenzhen Luohu District Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2018, 3rd Prize in 2017 China Chengdu Overseas Talent Information Technology Innovation Contest, 1st Prize in Qianhai Shenzhen Hong Kong Youth Entrepreneurship Start-Up Competition 2016, 1st Prize and Excellence Award in the Cross-Straits, HK and Macao Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 and Silver Award in the Sixth HK Federation of Innovative Technologies and Manufacturing Industries Competition 2016. He is both a researcher and practitioner in disruptive product design.  

Prof Richard So received his BSc degree (1987) in Electronic Engineering and PhD degree (1995) in Engineering and Applied Sciences from University of Southampton, England. From 1987 to 1995, he worked as a research assistant and then research fellow at the Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. During this period, he studied, modeled, and compensated the effects of time lags on head-coupled virtual reality systems for the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. In addition, he co-authored a commercial data acquisition and analysis software (HVLab).

Prof So joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics at HKUST in September 1995 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor and later Professor. He is currently the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) of the School of Engineering. His recent research includes tele-presence and teleconferencing with virtual reality displays; motion sickness in virtual environment; acoustic localization; and bio-inspired AI-enabled decision analytics. Besides fundamental research, Prof So has also been actively involving in various consulting and industry-funded projects. He is a Member of the Founding Council and the first elected Treasurer of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, a Professional Registered Member of the Ergonomics Society (UK), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Senior Member), and Institute of Industrial Engineers. Prof So won the first Best Ergonomics Practitioner Award from the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society and received the honor title of the Fellow of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society in 2009, the Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK) in 2011, and the Fellow of International Ergonomics Association in 2014. Prof So is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Displays, Editor of Ergonomics, and Scientific Editor of Applied Ergonomics. He serves on the drafting committee of ISO International Workshop Agreement IWA3 on Image Safety and Commission Internationale de L'eclairage (CIE) Technical Committee TC1-67 and expert panel for ISO working group on dynamic image safety. In 2007, he founded and chaired the First International Symposium on Visually Induced Motion Sickness, Fatigue, and Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures (VIMS2007). Prof So is the recipient of the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award and numerous entrepreneur awards.

Research Interests

Research Interests
Visual and auditory perception
Bioinspired signal processing

Biography

Biography

Prof Richard So is an entrepreneur on disruptive advanced audio and vision products. He has founded two HKUST start-up companies – both located at HKSTP. He is the holder and inventor of numerous patents. Under his leadership, his products have won over 10 awards including the Greatest Potential Award in the 4th International Cultural Tourism Creative Product Design Competition 2020, No.1 winner in China’s round of Pitch@Palace 2019 competition, winner of HKTDC Start-up Express 2019, No.1 winner in Global Ningbo Healthcare Competition 2018, 3rd Prize in Nanshan Innovation Competition 2018, 2nd Prize in Shenzhen Luohu District Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2018, 3rd Prize in 2017 China Chengdu Overseas Talent Information Technology Innovation Contest, 1st Prize in Qianhai Shenzhen Hong Kong Youth Entrepreneurship Start-Up Competition 2016, 1st Prize and Excellence Award in the Cross-Straits, HK and Macao Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 and Silver Award in the Sixth HK Federation of Innovative Technologies and Manufacturing Industries Competition 2016. He is both a researcher and practitioner in disruptive product design.  

Prof Richard So received his BSc degree (1987) in Electronic Engineering and PhD degree (1995) in Engineering and Applied Sciences from University of Southampton, England. From 1987 to 1995, he worked as a research assistant and then research fellow at the Human Factors Research Unit, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. During this period, he studied, modeled, and compensated the effects of time lags on head-coupled virtual reality systems for the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. In addition, he co-authored a commercial data acquisition and analysis software (HVLab).

Prof So joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics at HKUST in September 1995 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor and later Professor. He is currently the Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) of the School of Engineering. His recent research includes tele-presence and teleconferencing with virtual reality displays; motion sickness in virtual environment; acoustic localization; and bio-inspired AI-enabled decision analytics. Besides fundamental research, Prof So has also been actively involving in various consulting and industry-funded projects. He is a Member of the Founding Council and the first elected Treasurer of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, a Professional Registered Member of the Ergonomics Society (UK), the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Senior Member), and Institute of Industrial Engineers. Prof So won the first Best Ergonomics Practitioner Award from the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society and received the honor title of the Fellow of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society in 2009, the Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (UK) in 2011, and the Fellow of International Ergonomics Association in 2014. Prof So is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Displays, Editor of Ergonomics, and Scientific Editor of Applied Ergonomics. He serves on the drafting committee of ISO International Workshop Agreement IWA3 on Image Safety and Commission Internationale de L'eclairage (CIE) Technical Committee TC1-67 and expert panel for ISO working group on dynamic image safety. In 2007, he founded and chaired the First International Symposium on Visually Induced Motion Sickness, Fatigue, and Photosensitive Epileptic Seizures (VIMS2007). Prof So is the recipient of the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award and numerous entrepreneur awards.