Academic Qualifications

  • B.E.(Hons),  Electrical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 1982.
  • Ph.D.,  Electrical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 1991.

Professional Membership

  • Fellow, The Insitution of Engineering and Technology (FIET)
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), U.K.
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (SMIEEE)
  • Fellow, The Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Australia

Work Experiences (Academic)

  • Feb. 2016 - present Professor, Department of Information Technology and Software Engineering, School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Jan. 2011 - Feb. 2016 Associate Professor, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Albany, New Zealand.
  • Jun. 2006 - Dec. 2010 Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Dec. 1999 - Jun 2006 Associate Professor, School of Computer Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Jan. 1996 - Jan 1998 Lecturer, Department of Computer Engineering, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Jan. 1995 - Dec 1995 Research Fellow, Australian Telecommunications Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Aug. 1990 - Dec. 1994 Lecturer, Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
  • Feb. 1985 - Dec. 1989 Tutor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.

Work Experiences (Industry)

  • Feb. 1998 - Nov. 1999 Independent Consultant. Areas of consultancy: technical training in digital signal processing, optimization and scheduling software development, project management, and embedded system development.
  • Mar. 1982 - June 1983 Product Engineer, National Semiconductor (HK) Limited, Hong Kong.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Best Lecturer in Engineering Award, Engineering Student Society, Edith Cowan University, 1998.
  • Exchange Studentship, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corporation, 1985.
  • Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship 1984.

Funded Research Projects

  • 2010 Filterbanks for Cognitive Radios (Massey University Research Fund, Amount: NZ$6580).
  • 2008-2011 Design Methodology for Reconfigurable Low Power Secure Software Defined Radio Handset (Academic Research Fund Tier 2. Amount: S$769,000).
  • 2008 Mass Spectrogram Peak Detection (Massey University Research Fund. Amount: NZ$6130).
  • 2005-2008 Low Power Reconfigurable Receiver Architectures for Migrating Software Defined Radio Technology from Basestation to Mobile Handsets (University Research Fund, NTU, Singapore. Amount: S$64,500).
  • 2004-2006 Robust Speech Codecs for Wireless Communication (Defense Science and Technology Agency, Singapore. Amount: S$42,000).
  • 2002-2005 Scheduling for High-mix Low-volume Flexible Manufacturing (CEI Contract Manufacturing Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Amount: S$28,000).
  • 2004-2005 Ubiquitous Mobile Asynchronous Systems Using Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology (A*STAR, Singapore. Amount: S$45,000).
  • 2001-2004 Embedded Biometric System for Security Access. (AcRF, Singapore. Amount: S$74,000).
  • 2002-2004 Power Efficient WB-AMR Codec for Mobile Phones (STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Amount: S$19,000).
  • 1996-1997 Advanced Modern Telecommunication Networks Design and Planning (Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. Amount: A$4500).
  • 1992-1994 An Integrated Expert System/Simulation Approach to Telecommunication Network Planning (Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong. Amount: HK$662,242).
  • 1992-1994 Analog VLSI Implementation of a Hopfield Neural Network for Adaptive Noise Cancellation (Earmarked Grant for Research, Hong Kong. Amount: HK$110,000).
  • 1991-1994 Intelligent Software Tools for Telecommunication Network Management (Research Grant Council, Hong Kong CUHK 71/91. Amount: HK$640,000).
  • 1990-1992 Speech Coding for Fast Packet Switching Networks (Ho Yin Research Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Amount: HK$47,000).
  • 1989-1990 Application of Artificial Neural Networks to Automatic Speech Recognition (Australian Research Council. Amount: A$28,000).