Ir. Prof. Richard H.Y. So
(Ph.D., Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, 1995)
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, HKUST, 2011 - present
Professor of Biomedical Engineering (concurrent appointment), HKUST, 2012 - present
Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA), 2014 - present (1st from HK and less than 110 Fellow elected worldwide from 1949 to 2014)
Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF)
Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE)
Fellow of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society
Chartered Ergonomist & Human Factors Specialist
Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Visiting Associate Professor, Centre for Brain Studies, University of Essex, 2009-2010
Associate Professor, HKUST, 2001 - 2011
Assistant Professor, HKUST, 1996 - 2001
Professor and Associate Dean (Research & PG Studies)
[Nov 2018] Congratulations to Nick for delivering his first Keynote Speech at EMSD Symposium 2018at HKSTP.
[Nov 2018] Isabel, Huijun, Shutao, Yudong and Jixin held an experiential session for the parents of children of hearing impairment. Well done!.
[Oct 2018] Prof. So delivered a talk on Greater Bay Area at University College of London.
[Oct 2018] Congratulations to TW for obtaining the ITC scientific internship scholarship at HKSTP.
[Sept 2018] Congratulations to Isabella for getting the first place at the 2018 HKMHDIA Award donated by the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association for the Bio-engineering program.
[Sep 2018] Congratulations to Isabella for obtaining the ITC postdoc scholarship at HKSTP.
[Aug 2018] Congratulations to Prof. So on obtaining an industrial sponsored grant in AI-enabled Image Processing Project.
[Aug 2018] Congratulations to TW for passing his MPhil defence.
[July 2018] Prof. So has been awarded an 1.3M Research Contract from EMSD on AI-enabled Image Processing Project.
[July 2018] Our joint proposal on Spine Fracture Imaging has been short-listed. Congratualtions to Richard Li.
[July 2018] Congratulations to Isabella for passing her PhD defense!
[June 2018] Prof. So has been awarded a joint ITF Grant on Anticipatory Control of Exoskeletons.
[June 2018] Congratulations to Huijun and Shutao for passing their Qualifying Examinations.
[May 2018] Prof. So has been honored as the "Teacher I like" by outstanding students from Dual Degree Program (IEDA & BBA).
[May 2018] Prof. So delivered a Keynote Speech at the AGM of the HKIE BME Divisio.
[April 2018] Prof. So has been awarded an eqipment grant on an 4th order ambisonic recording system.
[Mar 2018] Prof. So has been awarded a Teaching Development Grant on Experiential Learning.
[Feb 2018] Congratulations to Nick on his accepted paper to appear in IEA2018 - the largest triennial conference in the field of Ergonomics.
[Jan 2018] Congratulations to Isabella on her accepted paper to appear in ERGONOMICS - the oldest (since 1957) and one of the top 3 International Journals in the field of ergonomics.
[Jan 2018] Congratualtions to Margaux on conducting her first fMRI session.
[Dec 2017] Welcome aboard! Dr Ron Mo. He will be joining our AI audio group.
[Nov 2017] Prof. So gave an invited plenary talk at VIMS2017, Canada.
Bio-inspired signal processing on image and audio data. Computational ergonomics and functional brain study focusing on human visual and auditory systems. We develop dimension reduction and pattern recognition algorithms to simulate human perception with spin-off IPs in virtual surround systems, smart hearing aids and 360 Virtual Reality systems.
We are grateful to the following companies for collaborative projects:
Mass Transit Railway corporation; ValenceTech micro-electronics Ltd.; Thales Group (HK); Leung's company;
DisneyLand (HK) Ltd.; Nissan Motor (Global) Ltd.; GAP International; Hutchison International Terminal;
Esquel Group; NBA Global; RAIDER Motor Ltd.; HKTC/PCCW plc; Crystal Matin; Kerry Logistics;
Kee Wah Bakery.
VIMS2007 Symposium (originated and started at HKUST),
VIMS2009 Symposium held in Netherlands,
VIMS2011 held in USA,
VIMS2013 held in UK, and
VIMS2015 in Japan
have been a great success!
Abstracts can be found at
Ergonomics Online Database.
Associate Dean (Research & PG Studies) SENG, HKUST
Member of Management Committee of HKUST Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility
Member of Appointments Committee of the Interdisciplinary Programs Office.
Member of the HKUST Environmental Health and Safety Committee.
Scientific Editor of
Commission Internationale de L'eclairage (CIE) Technical Committee TC1-67
Member of Expert Panel for
ISO working group on 'image safety'
Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) since 2014
Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF) since 2011
Fellow of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society since 2009
Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) since 1999
Founding Council member, Elected Treaurer, Elected Secretary, and
Elected Vice-President of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (2001-2013).
Member of HKSAR's Appeal Board Panel (Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance) (2001-2007).
Chair, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fellowships and Scholarships Interview Panel (2002/2003).
External Academic Advisor of ASc Program on Airport Operations and Aviation Logistics at City University of HK (2007-2009).
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