Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Howard Leung has over 15 years of experience working in the academics and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. His current research interests include 3D Human Motion Analysis and Retrieval, Intelligent Tools for Chinese Handwriting Education, and Web-Based Learning Technologies. He has received Best Paper Awards for his papers in a number of conferences including Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC 2007), 31st Computer Graphics International (CGI 2014), 36th Computer Graphics International (CGI 2019). With the collaboration of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he has developed a new assessment tool for the Hong Kong Examination Assessment Authority to determine the extra time allowance to be given in public examinations for candidates with physical disabilities.
Howard has assumed a number of administrative duties in his university. For the Department of Computer Science, he is the academic advisor for some Year 1 students as well as the student exchange coordinator serving outbound exchange students. For the College of Engineering, he is the Outreach and Student Affairs Coordinator responsible for scholarship and promotional activities. He has given numerous project demonstrations and hands-on activities to local secondary school students who visited City University of Hong Kong under various occasions. As a CityU-Learning taster course, Howard delivered an online lecture on 27 February 2020 to support secondary school students learning at home during the anti-epidemic period.
Howard received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Canada, in 1998, the M.Sc. degree and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999 and 2003 respectively. He served as the External Examiner for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Multimedia Technology and Innovation for Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong in 2014-2018 and the External Examiner for the Higher Diploma in Computing Studies for Caritas Institute of Higher Education in 2010-2019.