Dr Henry C. B. Chan

BA (Cambridge); MA (Cambridge); PhD (British Columbia )

Associate Professor
Department of Computing
The
Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Phone:

+852 2766 7269

Fax:

+852 2774 0842

Email:

cshchan@comp.polyu.edu.hk

Brief Biography

Dr Henry C. B. Chan received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Cambridge, England, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. At Cambridge, he received the Christina Barnard Prize (Girton College) in recognition of his academic achievement. At UBC, he received the NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, the UBC Graduate Fellowship, and the British Columbia Telephone Company Graduate Scholarship.

From October 1988 to October 1993, he worked with Hong Kong Telecommunications Limited, primarily on the development of networking services in Hong Kong. Between October 1997 and August 1998, he worked with BC TEL Advanced Communications on the development of high-speed networking technologies and ATM-based services. In August 1998, he joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he is now an associate professor in the Department of Computing. His research interests include networking/communications, cloud computing, Internet technologies, and electronic commerce. He has conducted various research projects. For example, he is/was the project co-ordinator for the ITF projects entitled "Cloud-to-Cloud Data Communications and Management" (over $2 million) and "Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Hong Kong Air Freight Forwarding Industry Using RFID and Software Agent Technologies" (over $4 million). He has co-authored a textbook on e-commerce (published by John Wiley and Sons (England)) and research papers in various journals. He was the Chair (2012) of the IEEE Hong Kong Section and the Chair (2008-2009) of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society Chapter. He was the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) 2012.

Dr Chan was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Computer Society Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award ("for outstanding contributions to computing education through teaching, mentoring students and service to the education community"). At PolyU, he has received four President's Awards and five Faculty Awards. Under his leadership, his R&D team won a silver medal in the 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva with a software tool called Flexible RFID Encoder and Decoder (FRED) in 2010. Under his supervision/guidance, his students or former students have received many awards.

 

Selected Awards/Honors

  • 2015/2016 President's Award for Excellent Performance/Achievement (Teaching)

  • 2015 IEEE Computer Society Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award ("for outstanding contributions to computing education through teaching, mentoring students and service to the education community")

  • 2010/2011 President's Award for Excellent Performance/Achievement (Teaching)

  • 2010/2011 Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement (Teaching)

  • Silver Medal, 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (2010)

  • 2009/2010 Faculty Merit Award (Teaching)

  • 2008/2009 President's Award for Excellent Performance/Achievement (Services)

  • 2008/2009 Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement (Services)

  • Best Paper Award (Wireless Track) for BROADNETS 2008

  • 2007/2008 President's Award for Excellent Performance/Achievement (Services - Team Award) (Team Member)

  • 2007/2008 Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement (Services - Team Award) (Team Member)

  • 2003/2004 Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement (Teaching)

  • 1999 Departmental Best Researcher Award

 

Selected Student Awards

  • Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2011

  • Ten Outstanding Young Persons 2010

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup 2017 Hong Kong Final - Champion and Most Innovative Award

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 Hong Kong Final - Championship in the "Innovation" category

  • Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016 Hong Kong Final - Championship in the "World Citizenship" category

  • 2015 IEEE Region 10 SAC Undergraduate and Postgraduate Paper Contest (UG Category) - 1st prize

  • Gold Award of the 2015 Pan Pearl River Delta Universities Information Technology Project Competition

  • Most Innovative Award of the 2015 Pan Pearl River Delta Universities Information Technology Project Competition

  • Best Student Paper Award of the 2015 IAENG International Conference on Communication Systems and Applications

  • World Summit Youth Award (Fight Poverty, Hunger & Disease) 2014

  • Best Student Paper Award in the 2014 IAENG International Conference on Computer Science

  • Champion in the Crossover 2014 Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition (Hong Kong SAR Region)

  • Gold Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2013 (Most Innovative EPC/RFID Application)

  • Gold Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2012 (Most Innovative EPC/RFID Application)

  • Gold Award in 2011 Amway Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Grand Competition

  • Champion in the 2011 Amway Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition (HKSAR Region)

  • Hong Kong ICT Awards 2009: Best Innovation & Research (College & Undergraduates) Gold Award

  • Gold Award in 2009 Amway Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Grand Competition

  • Gold Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2009 (Undergraduate Stream)

  • Silver Award of the 2014 Pan Pearl River Delta Universities Information Technology Project Competition

  • Silver Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2012 (Most Innovative EPC/RFID Application)

  • Silver Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2011 (Most Innovative EPC/RFID Application)

  • Silver Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2010 (Best EPC/RFID Concept)

  • Third Prize in the IEEE Hong Kong Section Student (UG) Paper Contest 2014

  • Second Runner-up in the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter Final Year Project Competitions 2013-2014

  • Bronze Award in the Hong Kong RFID Awards U-21 RFID Awards 2013 (Most Innovative EPC/RFID Application)

  • Second runner up in 2013 Crossover Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities/Institution IT Project Competition

  • Third Prize in the IEEE Hong Kong Section Student (UG) Paper Contest 2011

  • Hong Kong ICT Awards 2011: Best Innovation & Research (College & Undergraduates) Bronze Award

  • Bronze Award in 2011 Amway Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Grand Competition

  • Third Runner-up in the 2011 Amway Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition (HKSAR Region)

  • Certificate of Merit (Student) for the 2012 IAENG International Conference on Computer Science

  • Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012: Best Innovation and Research (College & Undergraduates) Special Mention Commercial Value

 

 

Selected Publications
  • H. Chan, R. Lee, T. Dillon and E. Chang, E-Commerce: Fundamentals and Applications, John Wiley & Sons ( England ), 2001/2004 (reprinted)/2005 (reprinted) (Textbook with 479 pages).
  • H. Chan,“Consumer-oriented electronic commerce”, Internet Encyclopedia, vol. 1, John Wiley & Sons, (USA), pp. 284-293, 2004.

  • S. Yang, H.C.B. Chan, P.P. Lam and P.H.J. Chong, "MeshFS: A distributed file system for cloud-based wireless mesh network", Journal of Systems and Software, vol. 131, pp. 201-217, Sep. 2017.
     
  • H.C.B. Chan, "Internet of education resources using a chemistry-inspired framework", IEEE Computer, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 54-60, May 2017.
     
  • M. Zhao, P.H.J. Chong and H.C.B. Chan, "An energy-efficient and cluster-parent based RPL with power-level refinement for low-power and lossy networks", Computer Communications, vol. 104, pp. 17-33, May 2017.
     
  • W. Cai, H.C.B. Chan, X. Wang and V.C.M. Leung, “Cognitive resource optimization for decomposed cloud gaming platform”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 2038-2051, Dec. 2015.
     
  • W. Cai, Z. Hong, X. Wang, H.C.B. Chan, V.C.M. Leung, “Quality of experience optimization for cloud gaming system with ad-hoc cloudlet assistance”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 2092-2104, Dec. 2015.
     
  • X. Hu, T. H. S. Chu, V.C.M. Leung, E.C.H. Ngai, P. Kruchtenand and H.C.B. Chan, “A survey on mobile social networks: applications, platforms, system architectures, and future research directions”, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 1557-1581, August 2015.
     
  • Yi Wang, Zili Shao, Henry C.B. Chan, Duo Liu, Yong Guan, “Memory-aware task scheduling with communication overhead minimization for streaming applications on bus-based multiprocessor system-on-chips“, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1797-1807, Jul. 2014.
     
  • W. Zhu, J. Cao, H.C.B. Chan, X. Liu and V. Raychoudhury, “Mobile RFID with a high identification rate”, IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 63, no. 7, pp. 1778-1792, Jul. 2014.
  • H.K.H. Chow, W.S.H. Siu, C.K. Chan and H.C.B. Chan, “An argumentation-oriented multi-agent system for automating the freight planning process”, Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 3858-3871, Aug. 2013.
     
  • H. Chen, H.C.B. Chan, V.C.M. Leung and C.K. Chan “QoS-based cross-layer scheduling for wireless multimedia transmissions”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 61, no. 11, pp. 4526 - 4538, Nov. 2013.
  • X. Hu, T.H.S. Chu, H.C.B. Chan and V.C.M. Leung, “Vita: A crowdsensing-oriented mobile cyber-physical system”, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 148-165, Jun. 2013.
  • C.K. Chan, H.K.H. Chow, S.K.P. So and H.C.B. Chan, Agent-based flight planning system for enhancing the competitiveness of the air cargo industry”, Expert Systems with Applications, vol. 39, no. 13, pp, 11325-11334, 2012.
     
  • H. Chen, H.C.B. Chan and V.C.M. Leung,“Cross-layer optimization for multimedia transport over multicode CDMA networks transport over multicode CDMA networks”, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 810-820, June 2011.
       
  • H. Chen, H.C.B. Chan, V.C.M. Leung and J. Zhang, “Cross-layer enhanced uplink packet scheduling for multimedia traffic over MC-CDMA networks”, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 986-992, Feb. 2010.
  • H. Chen, P. P. Y. Lam, H.C.B. Chan, T. S. Dillon, J. Cao and R. S. T. Lee, Business-to-Consumer Mobile Agent-based Internet Commerce System (MAGICS)",IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 1174-1189, Nov. 2007.
  • H. Chen, F. Yu, H.C.B. Chan and V.C.M. Leung, “A novel multiple access scheme over multi-packet reception channels for wireless multimedia networks”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1501-1511, Apr. 2007.
  • J. Cao, X. Feng, J. Lu, H. Chan and S. Das, “Reliable message delivery for mobile agents: push or pull?”, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, vol. 34, no. 5, pp. 577-587, Sept. 2004.
  • H.C.B. Chan, J. Zhang and H. Chen, “ A dynamic reservation protocol for LEO mobile satellite systems”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 559-573, Apr., 2004
  • J. F. Frigon, V.C.M. Leung and H.C.B. Chan,Dynamic reservation TDMA protocol for wireless ATM networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 370-383, Feb. 2001.
  • H.C.B. Chan , H. M. Alnuweiri and V.C.M. Leung, A framework for optimizing the cost and performance of next-generation IP routers, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1013-1029, Jun. 1999.
  • H.C.B. Chan and V.C.M. Leung,Reservation arbitrated access for statistical multiplexing voice traffic over dual-bus metropolitan area networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 42-50, Jan. 1999.