Prof. KING Kuo Chin Irwin, have been elected Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the class of 2019, for his research contributions to “Theory and applications of machine learning in social computing”.

Prof. Irwin King Kuo Chin is currently Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering and Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at CUHK. He received his B.Sc. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He also worked at the AT&T Labs Research on Big Data and taught courses as a Visiting Professor at UC Berkley during his sabbatical.

Prof. King has been dedicated to research in machine learning, social computing, web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing. In these areas, he has contributed over 300 technical papers in top international journals, 30 book chapters and edited volumes, and served as an editorial member for a number of international journals. Prof. King also owns six international patents, including the VeriGuide System. It is plagiarism detection software which detects similar sentences and performs readability analysis of text-based documents in both English and in Chinese to promote academic integrity and honesty.

In recent years, he has actively promoted e-learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). With funding support from the University Grants Committee, he launched an eLearning platform KEEP (Knowledge & Education Exchange Platform), developed and initiated by CUHK with all partner institutions, as a project investigator. KEEP aims to offer a personalised educational portal for users to easily search, subscribe and access content related to education from the platform. It supports the development of innovative teaching and learning with cutting-edge technology and it uncovers the most relevant results from different education resources.

About IEEE

The IEEE is the world's largest professional organisation dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, with more than 430,000 members in over 160 countries. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and the total number of recipients each year does not exceed 0.1% of the total voting IEEE membership. It is recognised by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement. 296 members of IEEE were elevated to Fellow this year.