Dr. Man-Wai Mak 麥文偉

BEng(Hons), PhD, CEng, MIEE, Sr MIEEE

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  • Teaching Areas: machine learning, speech processing, cloud computing
  • Research Areas: Speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics
  • Address: Room DE611, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  • Telephone: +852 2766 6257
  • Facsimile: +852 2362 8439
  • E-mail address: enmwmak polyu.edu.hk
  • URL: http://www.eie.polyu.edu.hk/~mwmak/mypage.htm

Biometrics (Supplementary Materials)
Bioinformatics (Supplementary Materials)
ML for Speaker Recognition (Supplementary Materials)

Brief Technical Profile:

Man-Wai Mak received a BEng(Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering from Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1989 and a PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Northumbria at Newcastle (now Northumbria University) in 1993. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1993, and presently is a Professor of the department. Dr. Mak has been the leader of various courses, including human-computer interaction, speech processing and recognition, distributed systems and cloud computing, database systems, and software engineering. Dr. Mak has successfully supervised several Ph.D. students and researchers who have become scientists or postdocs in major research labs and renowned universities. Some examples are Microsoft, Tencent, National University of Singapore, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, USA. He has authored more than 200 technical articles in speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics, and served as a guest editor of international journals. He has served as an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Advances in Artificial Neural Systems, and IEEE Biometric Compendium. He is a tutorial speaker in Interspeech'2016. Dr. Mak is also a co-author of the postgraduate textbook Biometric Authentication: A Machine Learning Approach, Prentice Hall, 2005., "Machine Learning for Protein Subcellular Localization Prediction, De Gruyter, 2015", and Machine Learning for Speaker Recognition, Cambridge University Press, 2020. He has received three Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Awards and a Faculty Awards for Outstanding Performance (Research and Scholarly Activities). He is also experience in software design and implementation, and he has provided consultancy services to companies in Hong Kong.  Dr. Mak has been an Executive Committee member of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter in 1995-2007 and served as the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter in 2003-2005. He also served as a member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee in 2005-2007 and a member of Technical Committee Member, IEEE Computation Intelligence Society, Intelligent Systems Applications in 2008. Dr. Mak has served as a Program Committee member of a number of international conferences, including MLSP'062010,  BIBE'07, PCM'07 (Track Co-Chair), ICMLC'200072011, APSIPA'092011, ISCSLP'08-16, Area Chair of Interspeech'2014 and ICTAI 2016, Steering Committee member of ISCSLP, ISCSLP16, Program Co-Chair of ISCSLP'18 and ISCSLP'2020, etc. Dr. Mak's research interests include speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics.




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Last update: November, 2012

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