Polylogo.gif (2320 bytes)Prof. Kenneth K. M. Lam

Department of Electronic and Information Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professor & Associate Dean, Faculty of Engineering

  • Teaching Areas: Signal processing, mulitmedia technology, pattern recognition
  • Research Interests: Human face analysis and recognition, image processing, and video analysis
  • Address: Room DE503c, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  • Telephone: +852 2766 6207
  • Facsimile: +852 2362 8439
  • E-mail address: enkmlam@polyu.edu.hk


Brief Technical Profile:

Prof. Kin-Man Lam received his Associateship in Electronic Engineering with distinction from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly called Hong Kong Polytechnic) in 1986. He won the S.L. Poa Education Foundation Scholarship for overseas studies and was awarded an M.Sc. degree in communication engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, England, in 1987. In August 1993, he undertook a Ph.D. degree program in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia, and won an Australia Postgraduate Award for his studies. He completed his Ph.D. studies in August 1996, and was awarded the IBM Australia Research Student Project Prize.


From 1990 to 1993, Prof. Lam was a lecturer at the Department of Electronic Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University again as an Assistant Professor in October 1996. He became an Associate Professor in 1999, and has been a Professor since 2010. He was actively involved in professional activities. He has been a member of the organizing committee or program committee of many international conferences. In particular, he was the Secretary of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'03), the Technical Chair of the 2004 International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video and Speech Processing (ISIMP 2004), a Technical Co-Chair of the 2005 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS 2005), a secretary of the 2010 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2010), a Technical Co-Chair of 2010 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia (PCM 2010), and a General Co-Chair of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications, & Computing (ICSPCC 2012) and the APSIPA Annual and Summit 2015, which were held in Hong Kong in August 2012 and December 2015, respectively. He was also a General Co-Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, held in Hong Kong. Prof. Lam was the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Chapter of Signal Processing between 2006 and 2008. In addition, he was a Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Biometric Signal Processing, EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing. He received an Honorable Mention of the Annual Pattern Recognition Society Award for an outstanding contribution to the Pattern Recognition Journal in 2004. In 2008, he also received the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Neural Networks and Signal Processing.


Prof. Lam was the Director-Student Services and the Director-Membership Services of the IEEE Signal Processing Society between 2012 and 2014, and between 2015 and 2017, respectively. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Image Processing between 2009 and 2014, and an Area Editor of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine between 2015 and 2017. Currently, he is the VP-Publications of the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). Prof. Lam serves as an Associate Editor of Digital Signal Processing, APSIPA Trans. on Signal and Information Processing, and EURASIP International Journal on Image and Video Processing. He is also an Editor of HKIE Transactions. His current research interests include human face recognition, image and video processing, and computer vision.

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