Prof. John C.S. Lui, Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elected fellow by two prestigious engineering organizations, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The ACM Fellows Program was established in 1993 with the aim of honouring ACM members who have outstanding technical and professional achievements in information technology. In 2009, 47 scholars were elected ACM fellows worldwide and Professor Lui is the only one from China. The honour recognizes his extraordinary contributions to stochastic analysis of parallel storage and communication systems. IEEE, the world's largest professional organization, has also elected Professor Lui as a 2010 fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to performance modelling and analysis of storage communication systems and peer-to-peer networks. IEEE has more than 375,000 members in over 160 countries worldwide, all playing a vital role in computer science, electronic engineering, telecommunications and engineering.

Prof. Lui said, "I am deeply humbled by the election of ACM and IEEE. In addition, it is a privilege that I can work in CUHK with many colleagues who are transformative figures in science and engineering."

Prof. Lui's research interests are communication networks, network/system security, network economics, large scale distributed systems, mathematical optimization and performance evaluation theory. He currently leads the "Advanced Networking and System Research Group" formed by research students and post-doctoral fellows to work on networking research problems.