Dr. Simon Cheung King-Sing graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a BSc and a PhD, both in Computer Science. He continued his study but in Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong where he obtained a MPA with Distinction, and received Executive Education from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Oxford's Said Business School. A Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist and Chartered IT Professional, Dr. Cheung was admitted as a Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society.
Dr. Cheung has been the Director of Information Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong since joining in 2010. He was the Director of IT Services, SPACE, the University of Hong Kong, and the Associate Head of Registry and IT Services, SCE, the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prior to these, he worked at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Council of Social Services. Working in the IT profession for 30 years, mostly with university IT services, Dr. Cheung has successfully led a number of large-scale university IT projects, including enterprise system projects, business process reengineering projects, technology infrastructure projects, and e-learning projects. He was also engaged in teaching and course development with the Open University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung's research interests are mainly in two distinct areas, namely, software and system engineering (component-based system design, use-case driven system design, Petri nets, and formal methods), and technology for teaching and learning (blended learning, mobile learning, open education resources, e-learning systems and platforms). He has served as a guest editor or editorial board member of international journals, and a keynote speaker, technical chair or programme chair of international conferences. His publications include 1 research monograph, 16 edited books, 10 edited journal issues, 120 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.
Awards received by Dr. Cheung include the Outstanding Research Publication Award from the Open University of Hong Kong in 2016, the 1st Class Achievement in Computer Science and IT Prize from the Shenzhen Science and Technology Association in 2016, the 1st Class Outstanding Chief Information Officer from the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council in 2015, an Honouree for IT Excellence, CIO Award from the CIO Asia in 2015, and a number of awards (best paper award, excellent paper award, and best presentation award) from relevant international conferences and symposiums. Dr. Cheung is listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
Modified Date: Jan 04, 2018