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“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make a man more clever devil.” C.S. Lewis
Jimmy Lee graduated on the Dean's Honours List with an Honours BMath degree, majoring both in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, from the University of Waterloo, Canada, in 1987. He read his MMath degree in Computer Science in 1988 also from Waterloo. Jimmy then moved to the University of Victoria,
NEW! In Collaboration with Peter Stuckey of the University of Melbourne, Jimmy has produced two MOOCs on modeling of discrete optimization problems. The MOOCs are designed and developed with the Fable-based Learning pedagogy, and feature both a Chinese and English versions. Learners will walk through an interesting fantasy based on the famous novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (三國演義), with the teachers, while learning advanced computing technologies to solve difficult real-life problems. The MOOCs, available both in Mandarin and English, were launched on Coursera in January, 2017. You can take a look at the promotional videos (Mandarin and English) to find out more about the courses.
Jimmy is a Fellow of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He was a Convenor of the Standards Assurance Sub-Committee, Hong Kong ICT Awards during 2010-16, and is currently a member. He is also an appointed member on the Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education and the Steering Committee on Selection, Quality Assurance and Review for the e-Textbook Market Development Scheme, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government.
Besides being active in local community services, Jimmy is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (AAAI Press), and on the editorial boards of Artificial Intelligence Review (Springer), and Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (World Scientific). He was on the editorial board of the CONSTRAINTS journal (Springer) during 2009-14 and of the Journal of Discrete Algorithms (Elsevier) during 2005-14. He was a founding editor of Constraint Programming News with Eric Monfroy and Toby Walsh. Jimmy was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Constraint Programming during 2006-09, and served as the Secretary of the Association from 2006 to 2012. He is a Senior Program Committee member of IJCAI-ECAI 2018, and a Program Committee member of CP 2018 and AAAI 2018.
I know I am a “well-known” scientist, but didn’t expect to be inducted “involuntarily” to be a member of the EU Academy of Sciences even when I didn’t reply to the invitation. Ignoring it didn’t seem to work since I received a reminder! Not sure if I should add that to my CV.
Jimmy considers himself a fairly athletic person. Besides being a mediocre table-tennis and soccer player, Jimmy started long distance running in year 2000 as a hobby to torture his body and clean up his soul (if there is one). His immediate next goal is to finish a full marathon under 4 hours (achieved his personal best of 4 hours 4 minutes 33 seconds painfully at the 29eme Marathon International de Paris), although his running career is in semi-hibernation now. He also claimed the “Fastest Old Men” title (Staff Category) at the 2005 New Asia College Happy Run event (can you find me there?), dashing approximately 7.5K from the New Asia College to the Prince of Wales Hospital. Together with his good and long-time partner, Ronald Chung, Jimmy captured the 2nd Runners-Up in the Men's Double Table-Tennis Event of the 2005 Hong Kong Teacher Tennis and Table-Tennis Competition. Jimmy reached the peak of his totally-non-professional career by partnering with CC Ah Lung to claim the championship in the Men’s Double Event of the CUHK Staff Table-Tennis Tournament in 2011 and again in 2013. He also captured the 4th place in the 2013 Joint U Table Tennis Invitation Match, in which the CUHK team did very well. Look at the “angry” player in action at the 2011 Hong Kong Teacher Table-Tennis Competition, in which our CUHK team captured the team championship. On the social side, Jimmy enjoys alcohol sampling (see the pretending connoisseur in action) and random rumbling. Jimmy is fortunate to have many good friends and colleagues. Besides being good companions to Jimmy in many activities, they care also about his spiritual behavior and purity with K.H. Wong presenting him the nice t-shirt. His good colleague, K.H. Lee, gave him a bottle of ultimate sports drink for marathoners (a.k.a. Chinese vodka) to ease his training pain.
Jimmy and his wife (and another friend) had the pleasure of taking this photo with Prof. Charles Kao and Mrs. Kao, 2009 Nobel Laureate in Physics, on March 27, 2009 (half a year before the prize was announced), at the 20th Anniversary dinner of the Chinese University Women’s Organization (CUWO).
If you are bored, take a look at some of the quotes, jokes, and writings and proverbs
that Jimmy has collected over the years (some in Chinese). Please share this present
with all. Also, this Management Lesson would certainly benefit you for a lifetime. What is the truth in the corporate
world? It depends on the viewing angle. This amazing piece
relates coffee, coffee cups, and life (read it even if you don’t like
coffee). If you are male,
don’t miss this Cautionary Tale for Men (in Chinese) which teaches us all an important
lesson. Everyone has parents, and
everyone should read this (in Chinese). We don’t want to be the cause of a heart-attack (in Chinese), do we? You
may change your personal philosophy after seeing this Tibetian Monks’ sand art (in Chinese). Are you upset
today? If so, read this (in Chinese). The commencement address by Steve Jobs at the
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