Dr. Vincent Ng is the Associate Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Prior to joining the Polytechnic in 1994, Dr. Vincent Ng worked for many years in a cancer research hospital in Canada. During that time, he had been involved in the IT strategic development of his working units and the hospital as well. Besides teaching and research, Dr. Ng is active in external activities, consultancy work and professional services since he returned to Hong Kong. He collaborates with different NGOs to help them in IT training, system development, web site designs and constructions, and advisory services. In addition to NGOs, he has been working with many government departments in the HKSAR, such as the Social Welfare Department, the Immigration Department, the Employment and Manpower Bureau, and the Civil Service Training and Development Institute. For the past few years, Dr. Ng was a board member of the Public Examination Board of the HKEAA and also involved in the curriculum development of the information technology subject for the senior secondary schools in EDB. His research interests include social media analysis, data mining and health informatics.

 

 

Awards:

 

l   MoE-IBM University Collaborative Program, Excellent Faculty Award (2013)

l   Recipient of Performance Reward Scheme, HK PolyU (2012)

l   The President’s Award for Outstanding Performance /Achievement (Individual Service), HK PolyU (2011)

l   Individual Service Award, Faculty of Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2010.

l   Silver Award, Multimedia Resources Package for New Senior Secondary ICT Curriculum, HK ICT Awards 2008: Best Professional Development Award (2008)

l   The President’s Award for Outstanding Performance /Achievement (Team Service), HK PolyU (2008)

l   Outstanding Team Service Award, Faculty of Engineering, HK PolyU (2008)

l   Certificate of Merit for "outstanding project awards granted by The Quality Education Fund (QEF) Steering Committee" (2008)

l   Team Teaching Award, Faculty of Engineering, HK PolyU (2007)

l   Highest Growth Award in Consultancy, PTeC, HK PolyU (2004)

l   Member, Multi-departmental Participation Award in Consultancy, PTeC, HK PolyU (2003)

l   Member, Most Valued Project Award in Consultancy, PTeC, HK PolyU (2003)

l   Member, Most Valued Project Award in Consultancy, PTeC, HK PolyU (2001)

l   Best Consultancy Award, Department of Computing, HK PolyU (2000)

l   The President’s Award for Outstanding  Performance /Achievement (Teaching), HK PolyU (1999)

l   Teacher Award, Faculty of Engineering, HK PolyU (1999)

l   Best Teacher Award, Department of Computing, HK PolyU (1999)

 

 

 

 

Teaching/Learning Projects

 

·         Fostering Student Learning Engagement in Interactive Classes with Peer Grading, eLearning and Blended Learning Development Fund, PolyU, 2014-2015.

·         Pilot project for conducting institutional and programme learning outcome assessment with an electronic system, OBE Funded, PolyU, 2011-2012.

·         Enriching Student Collaboration and Technical Communication Development with Service Science, TDG funded, 2010-2011.

·         Core SL HK PolyU Second Life, eLDSS funded, 2008 – 2010.

·         The Innovation Odyssey - EC, Quality Education Fund funded, 2008 - 2010.

·         Student Volunteering Program for the Promotion of the Basic Law, HKSAR Basic Law Promotion Committee funded, 2006.

·         The Innovation Odyssey, Quality Education Fund funded, 2004 – 2006.

·         Robotic ELearning Platform for Computing, eLDSS funded, 2008 - 2010.

·         GeLVE: Game-based eLaerning in a Virtual Enterprise, eLDSS funded, 2007 - 2010.

·         Business Plus: Integrating Business Skills through Multi-module Projects, PolyU funded, 2007.

·         Confidence Development through Collaborative Learning – Pre-WIE Development Program, 2006, PolyU funded.

·         OPD – HCI/Database System Development, HK PolyU funded 2003-2004.

·         eTML: A Markup Language for Student Evaluations, HK PolyU funded, 1998.

·         A participant system to support group projects in learning advanced computing concepts, Learning and Teaching Development, funded by PolyU, 2000.

·         Web-based Tutoring Agents in Learning Computer Programming, Learning and Teaching Development, funded by PolyU, 2000.

·         Students, Mentors and Teachers: Network-based Collaborative Learning, Action Learning Project, funded by ALP, HK UGC Grant, 1997.

·         Metrics to Evaluate Educational Hypermedia Designs, funded by PolyU, HK, 1995.

 

Research Projects

 

·         sPADAP – Smart Parents Against Drug Abuse Platform, Beat Drugs Fund (6/2014 – 5/2016,   HKD 544,065)

·         Gen You-Net, Governing Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund Association, 2011-2013.

·         S.T.E.P, Stopping Tobacco Educational Program (........), HEALTH CARE AND PROMOTION FUND COMMITTEE, 2010 – 2011.

·         SunShine Pioneer (.... - .........), Governing Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund Association, 2009-2011.

·         DART, Governing Committee of the Beat Drugs Fund Association, 2007 -2009.

·         Record Linkage of Distributed Updatable XML Objects, PolyU Funded, 2009.

·         Deputy Project Coordinator, Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Hong Kong Air Freight Forwarding Industry Using RFID and Software Agent Technologies, ITF funded, 2008-2010.

·         Pattern Discoveries of Cancer Gene Expression Data from Heterogeneous Sources, PolyU Funded, 2007.

·         Web Deliverables with Adaptive Link Guidance, PolyU Funded, 2004.

·         Web deliverables with adaptive link guidance, HK PolyU funded 2004 – 2005.

·         Semantic Chunking in Wireless Environment, RGC funded 2001-2005.

·         Semantic Chunking in Wireless Environment, RGC funded, 2001.

·         Data Mining in Clinical Databases, HK Research Grant Council (RGC) funded, 1997.

·         Concurrent Access to Rectangular Data, RGC funded, 1995

·         Metrics to Evaluate Educational Hypermedia Designs, funded by PolyU, HK, 1995.

·         Students, Mentors and Teachers: Network-based Collaborative Learning, Action Learning Project, funded by ALP, HK UGC Grant, 1997.

·         Mining on Compressed Data, HK PolyU funded, 1997.

·         Automatic Linking of WWW Documents in a Wireless environment, HK PolyU funded, 2000.

·         Database Partitioning by Genetic and Association Algorithms, HK PolyU funded, 2000.

·         Collaborative Crime Analysis on Multimedia Data in a Mobile Environment, RGC Funded, 2005, Co-investigator.

·         Competency Mining for Human Resource Management - Application in Police Force, PolyU Funded, 2008, Co-investigator.

·         Development of a Prototype for a New Tactile Programming Language, PolyU Funded, 2008, Co-investigator.

·         Collaborative Crime Analysis on Multimedia Data in a Mobile Environment, RGC Funded, 2005, Co-investigator.

 

Journal and Book Chapter Publications

 

1.      Sun, Beiming, NG, VINCENT. "Identifying Influential Users by Their Postings in Social Networks", In Atzmueller, M., Chin, A., Helic, D., Hotho, A, Ed., Ubiquitous Social Media Analysis, Vol. 8329, Springer, New York, pp.128-151 (2013) ISBN 978-3-642-45392-2.

2.      LI, HO Leung, NG, VINCENT.”Discovering associations between news and contents in social network sites with the D-Miner service framework", Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp.1651-1659 (Nov 2013) ISSN 1084-8045."

3.      NARASIMHAIAH GORLA, NG VINCENT, LAW D.M. "Improving database performance with a mixed fragmentation design". JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp.559-576 (22 December 2012)

4.      NG VINCENT, LAU CHLOE, SHUM PEARL.  "Multi-disciplinary Learning through a Database Development Project". ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF E-LEARNING, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp.417-427 (2012)

5.      NGAI, GRACE, CHAN, STEPHEN C.F., LEONG, HONG VA, NG , VINCENT T.Y. “Designing i*CATch: A multipurpose, education-friendly construction kit for physical and wearable computing". ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE), Vol. 13, No. 2, pp.1-30 (2012)

6.      NG, VINCENT, TANG, ZOE  "Acquiring Software Project Specifications in a Virtual World". The Electronic Journal of e-Learning, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp.120-131 (2012)

7.      C. Zheng, V. Ng, L. Zhang, C. Shiu and H. Wang, “Tumor Classification Based on Non-negative Matrix Factorization using Gene Expression Data”, IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 86-93, June 2011.

8.      C.H. Zheng, Lei Zhang, Vincent To-Yee Ng, Chi Keung Shiu and Deshuang Huang, “Molecular Pattern Discovery Based on Penalized Matrix Decomposition”, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1592-1603, November/December 2011.

9.      C.H. Zheng, Lei Zhang, To-Yee Ng, and Chi Keung Shiu, “Metasample Based Sparse Representation for Tumor Classification,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, vol. 8, issue 5, pp. 1273 – 1282, Sept.-Oct. 2011.

10.  K. L. Ng and T. Y. Ng (2008). RRSi: Indexing XML Data for Proximity Twig Queries. Volume 17, Issue 2, pp. 1930-216, November 2008.

11.  K. L. Ng and T. Y. Ng (2007). A Local Edit-Distance Based Similarity Measure for XML Document Structures, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp.42-52 , 2007.

12.  NG, TO-YEE VINCENT, YIM, WAI TAK, CHAN, STEPHEN CHI-FAI. The Effectiveness of Positive Data Sharing in Controlling the Growth of Indebtedness in Hong Kong Credit Card Industry, In Gaaham J Williams, Simeon J. Simoff, ed., Data Mining - Theory, Methodology, Techniques, and Applications, Vol. 3755, Springer, UK, LNCS, pp.319-329 (2006) ISBN 3-540-32547-6

13.  NG, VINCENT, CHAN, BORIS. Quality Assignments for WSDL-Based Services". In Shen, W; Chao, K-M; Lin, Z; Barthes, J-PA; James, A, ed., Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design II, Vol. 3865, Springer, UK, LNCS, pp.163-173 (2006) ISBN 3-540-32969-2

14.  Vincent T. Y. Ng, Benny Y. M. Fung , Tim Lee, “Determining the Asymmetry of Skin Lesion with Fuzzy Borders”, the Journal of Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 35, pp.103-120 (2005).

15.  FUNG, YM, NG, V, "Heterogeneous Gene Data for Classifying Tumors". In John Wang, ed., Encyclopedia of Data Warehousing and Mining, Vol. 1, Idea Group Publishing, USA, pp.550-554 (2005)

16.  Lau Hoi Kit, Vincent TY Ng, “INode*: An Effective Approach for Storing XML using Relational Database", Special Issue on INTERNET AND DATABASE, International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp.338-352, 2004.

17.  Benny Y M Fung, Vincent T. Y. Ng, “Classification of Heterogeneous Gene Expression Data”, SIGKDD Explorations Special Issue on Microarray, 5(2), pp. 50-59, 2003.

18.  LAU, HOI KIT, NG, VINCENT , "Inode: An Enumeration Scheme for Efficient Storage of XML Data". In Alvin TS Chan, Stephen CF Chan, Hong Va Leong, Vincent TY Ng, ed., Cooperative Internet Computing, Kluwer Academic Publishers, USA, pp.165-185 (2003)

19.  VINCENT NG, KWAN HO MOK, "An Intelligent Agent for Web Advertisements", Special Issue on "Mining the Web" in International Journal of Foundation of Computer Science, Vol. 13, Number 4, 2002, pp. 531-554.

20.  NG, VINCENT, CHEUNG, DAVID, LO, CHARLES. "Efficient Mining of Association Rules under Inequality Constraints in Distributed Databases". In Hillol Kargupta and Philip Chan, eds., Advances in Distributed and Parallel Knowledge Discovery, AAAI, USA, pp.211-230 (2000)

21.  V NG, STEPHEN CHAN, NG CHAK MAN, FERGUS TANG. “Touring Hong Kong via the WWW", Computer Networks and ISDN, Vol. 30, pp. 1991-2001, 1998.

22.  DW CHEUNG, V NG and BW TAM. “Incremental Updates of Discovered Multi-Level Association Rules", International Journal of Artificial Intelligence Tools, World Scientific, Vol. 6, No. 2, 1997, pp. 273-290.

23.  T LEE, V NG, R GALLAGHER, A COLDMAN, D McLEAN. “DullRazor: A Software Approach to Hair Removal from images", the Journal of Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 6, pp. 533-543, Nov 1997.

24.  D CHEUNG, VNG, A FU and Y FU. “Efficient Mining of Association Rules in Distributed Databases", TKDE, Vol. 8, No. 6, Dec 1996, pp. 911-922.

25.  Coldman AJ, Goldie JH, Ng V. “The effect of cellular differentiation on the development of permanent drug resistance”, Mathematical Biosciences,1985;74:177-198.

26.  Goldie JH, Coldman AJ, Ng V, Hopkins HA, Looney WB.”A Mathematical and Computer-Based Model of Alternating Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy in Experimental Neoplasms.”, In Treatment Modalities in Lung Cancer, ed Arriagada R.  S Karger, Basel, 1988;41:11-20.

27.  Band PR, Spinelli JJ, Ng VTY, Moody J, Gallagher RP. “Mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of commercial airline pilots”, Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 1990;61(4):299-302.

28.  Hislop TG, Ng V, McBride ML, Coldman AJ, Worth AJ. “Incidence and risk factors for second breast primaries in women with lobular breast carcinoma”, Breast Disease:  An International J,1990;3:95-105.

29.  Hoskins PJ, Ng V, Spinelli JJ, Klimo P and Connors JM. “Prognostic Variables in Patients with Diffuse Large-Cell Lymphoma Treated with MACOP-B”, J Clin Oncol 1991;9:220-226.

30.  Spinelli JJ, Band PR, Gallagher RP, Threlfall WJ, Ng V. Cancer Mapping in British Columbia.   In: Hayes MV, Foster LT, Foster HD, eds.  Community, Environment and Health: Geographic Prospectives. University of Victoria: Western Geographical Series, 1992:Vol 27.

31.  Band PR, Spinelli JJ, Gallagher RP, Threlfall WJ, Ng VTY, McBride ML, Hislop TG, Coldman AJ. Atlas of Cancer Mortality in British Columbia 1956-1983. Statistics Canada, catalogue #82-565, 1989.