Prof Pan Hui Elected 2018 IEEE Fellow

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Contributing to Social-Based Opportunistic Networks

Prof Pan Hui Elected 2018 IEEE Fellow

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Prof Pan Hui, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the Class of 2018 for his contributions to social-based opportunistic networks. This will bring the total number of IEEE Fellows at the School of Engineering to 40.

Prof Hui co-founded the field of opportunistic networking by conducting large number of empirical mobility measurements, bridging the mobile networks and social networks researchers, and putting theory into practice. It has become an active research field in the mobile computing and networking community and one of the main targeted research topics by top networking conferences such as IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking. His contributions in the field are seminal and he was elected as an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2016 for contributions to mobility modelling and routing in opportunistic networking. IEEE Fellow and ACM Distinguished Scientist are prestigious honors in the field and Prof Hui is the first assistant professor in the world who received both.

Prof Hui has over 10 years of industry related experiences and he has dedicated in turning his research to practice and hence creates real impact to the society. He was a Senior Research Scientist and then a Distinguished Scientist in Telekom Innovation Laboratories (T-Labs), the research and innovation arm of global telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom (DT), in Germany from 2008 to 2015. He also worked at Intel Research Cambridge and Thomson Research Paris from 2004 to 2006.

He has published more than 200 research papers and with over 13,000 citations. He has 29 granted and filed European and US patents in the areas of augmented reality, mobile computing, and data science. He is an associate editor for the leading journals IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing and IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.

Prof Hui received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and both his Bachelor and MPhil degrees from the University of Hong Kong. He is the Director of the HKUST-DT System and Media Lab, which was set up at HKUST in 2013 with grant support from DT. He is also the Nokia Chair Professor in Data Science and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

The IEEE grade of Fellow is conferred upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The number of recipients each year does not exceed 0.1% of the total voting IEEE membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement. IEEE members total over 423,000 worldwide, encompassing more than 160 countries.