Our Hardworking Team


Principal Investigator

Prof Gary Chan is currently a Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and is an adjunct researcher in the wireless and networking group at the Microsoft Research, Asia. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, The University of California, Davis, USA, from 1998 to 1999. He was a William and Leila fellow at Stanford University, where he did his PhD in Electrical Engineering and a minor in business administration (with a concentration in management of operations, information and technology). His PhD thesis, supervised by Professor Fouad Tobagi, was on the provisioning of scalable distributed video services.


Prof Gary Chan got his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and did his undergraduate research on high-speed networks with Professor Hisashi Kobayashi. In 1992-93, he was also a research intern with Dr. Richard Linke at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, working on optical lasers and interconnects. At Princeton, he was the recipient of Charles Ira Young Memorial Tablet and Medal, awarded "to the student who excels in research in EE." He also received the POEM Newport Award of Excellence, awarded "to a senior who has demonstrated high scholastic achievement and also shown high potential for leadership in the field of photonics, electro-optics or optoelectronic materials." He won the Sigma Xi book award in 1993. He is a member of honors societies Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa, and a senior member of IEEE since 2003.


Engineering Manager

Dr Zheng Yi has worked for over 15 years in the IT fields in J.P.Morgan, UFJ Bank and Citigroup. She has designed and developed various trading systems, asset management systems, and risk management systems in the financial industry. She left the financial industry in 2007 and took up a teaching job in a non-profit making tertiary institute in Hong Kong, teaching IT courses for degree and associate degree students. Dr Zheng Yi has extensive system development and management experiences and is endeavored to bring the best practices from the industry to the academic research projects.


Dr Zheng Yi receives her PhD in Computer Science in 1994 from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. She had BSc. in Computer Science from Nanjing University, China and had her post graduate studies in the Chinese Academy of Science, China.


Dr Zheng Yi joined the HKUST MTrec team in Jan 2011. She oversees the Lavinet project and manages the team.


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