LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 7 April 2015 — Henry Chan, an associate professor in the Department of Computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), has received IEEE Computer Society’s 2015 Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award. Chan was commended “for outstanding contributions to computing education through teaching, mentoring students, and service to the education community.”
Chan received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Cambridge in England, and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Canada. Chan’s research interests include networking/communications, cloud computing, Internet technologies, and electronic commerce.
A supporter of the Computing for Application, Research, Entrepreneurship, and Service (CARES) educational philosophy, Chan received three President’s Awards and five Faculty Awards at HKPU, including a President’s Award in 2010/2011 for his achievement in teaching. Under his supervision, his students received over 30 external awards, and his R&D team won a silver medal in the 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva with the Flexible RFID Encoder and Decoder (FRED) software tool. He has co-authored a textbook on teaching e-commerce using an integrated computing and business approach, as well as numerous research papers.
Chan was chair of the IEEE Hong Kong Section in 2012 and the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society Chapter in 2008–2009. He was founding general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) in 2012, and founding co-chair of the Computer App Programming (CAP) competition for secondary school students. He is vice chair of the IEEE-CS Cloud Computing Special Technical Community, editor for Cloud-Link on the IEEE Cloud Computing website, and associate editor of the Journal of Electronic Commerce Research.
The Computer Science and Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award comes with a certificate and $2,000 honorarium. The award honors outstanding contributions to undergraduate education through teaching and service, and for help in maintaining interest in the field.
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