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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)


[May 2019] Our joint ITF with Prince of Wales Hospital on Smart Image Analyses has been approved! The propose was based upon Richard Li's MPhil work. Good job, Richard.

[May 2019] Congratulations to Isabella, her PhD thesis has won the runner-up Ulf Aberg award at the thesis competition organized by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors in UK.

[April 2019] Our joint proposal with EMSD on Smart Fever Screening has been awarded by ITB through the Tech-connect Program. Great Effort by Nick, Richard Li and Teric

[April 2019] Congratulations to Isabella, her PhD thesis has won the runner-up Ulf Aberg award at the thesis competition organized by the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors in UK. Well done!

[April 2019] Congratulations to Calvin and his team in Incus for wining the National pitch@Palace competition in the whole China. 30,000 Startups / innovation projects were screened, 42 finalists were selected for competition and Calvin and his Incus team won the first place and bcame No.1 in China! Well done! Best wishes for their competition for No.1 in the world at the end of 2019!

[March 2019] Congratulations to Kayle Wong, incoming PhD candidate for winning the Prestige HK PhD Fellowship Award. Well done!

[March 2019] Congratulations to Richard Li, his abstract on Smart Medical Image Processing submitted to the ESCI congress has been accepted. Well done!

[Feb 2019] Congratulations to Nick, Richard Li, Teric, Adrain, Antonnie and Calvin, their collaborative "Smart Fever Screening" project has won the first price at 2019 HKIE Innovation Competition. Well done!

[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).


Research Interest

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.

Other Titles

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.

Co-Editor-in-Chief of DISPLAYS
Scientific Editor of APPLIED ERGONOMICS
Editor of ERGONOMICS
Member 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

Past Affiliations

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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