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Wong Kam Fai
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K.F. Wong obtained his PhD from Edinburgh University, Scotland, in 1987. After his PhD, he has performed research in Heriot-Watt University (Scotland), UniSys (Scotland) and European Computer-Industry-Research Centre (ECRC) (Germany). At present he is the Associate Dean (External Affairs) of the Faculty of Engineering, a professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and the director of the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CINTEC), of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

His research interest centers on Internet programming and applications, Chinese computing and parallel database and information retrieval.

He has published over 150 technical papers in these areas in various international journals and conferences and books. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Chinese Language Computer Society (CLCS), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society (IEEE-CS) AND Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) (UK).

He is the founding Editor-In-Chief of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Transactions on Asian Language Processing (TALIP) and a member of the editorial board of the Journal on Distributed and Parallel Databases, International Journal on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages and International Journal on Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing.

He is the panel chair of VLDB2002, PC co-chair of IRAL03, ICCPOL01, ICCPOL99 and IJCNLP05; General Chair of AIRS04 and IRAL00; and also PC members of many international conferences, e.g. some recent ones are: SIGMOD04 and DASFAA04.

He is the Founding Chairman of the Bridging Digital Divide in China (HK) Charity Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong I.T. Joint Council (2002-04), Council Member of Hong Kong Mainland Software Industry Cooperation Association (HMSICA) and ex-chairman of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Hong Kong Chapter (94/95). Furthermore, he serves in the ICT Committee, HK Scout Association, ACT Advisory Board, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and 11.5 Economic Summit and Working Party on Innovation, Technology and Information Services, HKSAR.

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