Projects and Sponsors

Last updated in August 2015

Past and current members of the Computational Ergonomics Research Group
Current members
Ms Becky Fu - PhD student
Mr Yehur Cheong - PhD student
Ms Isabella Yue Wei - PhD student (HKPFS Awardee)
Ms Joyce Zheng - MPhil student
Mr Calvin Zhang - MPhil student
Mr Coskun Dizmen - PhD student (HKPFS Awardee)
Mr Bo Du - MPhil student
Mr Beisheng Bao - PhD student
Ms Zoe Yue Zhao - PhD student

PhD Graduates
   Dr. Buddhika Karunarathne [PhD - Graduated in 2015]  First job: Research Fellow, HKUST.
   Dr. Daniel Jinzhao Chen [PhD - Graduated in 2014]  First job: Research Associate, The ARIA (Investment) Group.
   Dr. CT Guo [PhD - Graduated in 2014]  First job: Financial IT Manager, Societe generale corporate & investment bank (HK).
   Dr. Jennifer Ji [PhD - Graduated in 2008]  First job: Supply-Chain Analyst, Xilinx Semi-conductor Sinapore (NASDAQ: XLNX).
                                     Visiting Assistant Professor at HKUST in 2009/10. Now, Financial Analyst in China.
   Dr. Sri H. Kurniawan [PhD - Graduated in 2004]  First job: Chief Technical Officer of RCG Holding Ltd.

MPhil Graduates
   Mr Jason Yang [MPhil - Graduated in 2010]  First Job: Peoject Engineer in Beijing
   Mr K.M. Chang [MPhil - Graduated in 2009]  First Job: Project Engineer at HKPolyU.
   Mr Eric Chow [MPhil - Graduated in 2009]  First Job: Set up his own consulting business in HK/China.
   Mr Romeo Yip [MPhil - Graduated in 2008]  First Job: Team Manager at Perception Digital
   Mr John Au [MPhil - Graduated in 2008]  First Job: Senior Engineer at Perception Digital
   Mr Vincent Wong [MPhil - Graduated in 2007]  First Job: Engineering Manager at Eastern Worldwide Ltd.
   Ms Rosary Wei - [MPhil - Graduated in 2006]  First Job: A proud mum.
   Mr Brian Ngan [MPhil - Graduated in 2005]  First Job: Accountant at KPMG [now Chartered]
   Mr S.L.Yeun [MPhil - Graduated in 2002]  First Job: Supply Chain Manager
   Ms Edith Ng [MPhil - Graduated in 2002]  First Job: Operation Manager at HK Post Office
   Mr N.M. Leung [MPhil - Graduated in 2002]  Now working as a project engineer in the Pearl-River-Delta region
   Mr Jason Zeng [MPhil - Graduated in 2002]  Now working in ShangHai, PRC
   Mr K.M. Chung [MPhil - Graduated in 1999]  First Job: Internet Software Analyst
   Mr W.T. Lo [MPhil - Graduated in 1998]  First Job: Internet Software Engineer

MSc(project) Graduates
   Mr David Tam [MSc - Graduated in 1998]  First Job: Engineeing Manager in HK Gas
   Ms Kim Vien [MSc - Graduated in 2001]  First Job: VR Application Engineer in Sweden
   Mr Martin Olsson [MSc - Graduated in 2001]  First Job: VR Application Engineer in Sweden
   Mr Daniel Lau [MSc - Graduated in 2002]  First Job: ERP system manager. [Now a Certified accountant and a qualified CFA].
   Ms Lois Ho [MSc - Graduated in 2002]

Ex-members
   Mr Lawerence Tam [Ex-RA] First Job: Multi-media Field Application Engineer
   Mr Andy Ho [Ex-RA] First Job: IT Engineer for the Airport Authority
   Emily Au [Ex-RA] First Job: HCI Engineer in Shanghai
   Mr Kong Hong [Ex-RA] First Job: IT Engineer

Awards achieved by my students
Best short paper Award (2011) - Coco Guo
IIE(HK) Post-graduate Scholarship (2010) - Jason Yang
Outstanding Ergonomics Project Award (2007) - Vincent Wong
Teaching Assistant Excellent Award (2004, 2006) - Jennifer Ji
Honorable Mentions in the first HKUST President's Cup - Daniel Lau (2002)
The Best 5 projects in the Hi-Tech. Entrepreneurship Program - Daniel Lau (2002)
Teaching Assistant Excellent Award (2001) - Rosary Chen
Teaching Assistant Excellent Award (2000) - Emily Au
Overall Best Award (2000) - MIE Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Meyer Poon Memorial Award: First Prize (1999) - Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics - N.M. Leung
Best Industrial Application Award (1999) - MIE Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Merit: Application Award (1999) - MIE Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Merit Award (1998) - MIE Division of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

Grants for Fundamental Research: as PI unless otherwise stated
(Focus: HCIs with Advanced Visual and Audio Interface Systems)
Frequency Responses of Visually Induced Motion Sickness Provoked by Constant-Amplitude and Constant-Velocity Linear and Circular Visual Oscillations
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2015 (HKUST16200915)
A hypothetical theory for cortical co-ordinations associated with visually induced motion sickness, vection and eye movements: a verification study using near-infrared spectroscopy
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2012 (HKUST618812)
Evaluation of Spectral Template Synthesis for Matching Wind Musical Instrument Tones and Producing New Timbres (as Co-I)
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2012 (HKUST613112)
Neural responses from visual stimuli known to provoke motion sickness: a near infrared spectroscopy study
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2010 (HKUST619210)
Discrimination of Musical Instrument Tones Compressed using an MP3 Codec (as Co-I)
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2010 (HKUST613510)
Motion sickness, postural disturbance, and self-motion perception when exposed to low frequency (0.04Hz to 0.8Hz) conflicting physical and visual linear motion in the fore-and-aft axis
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2009 (HKUST620009)
Effects of Critical Band Data Reduction on Musical Instrument Sounds (as Co-I)
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2008 (HKUST613508)
Towards a biologically-inspired and individually-adjustable computational model for visually induced motion
sickness (contract extension of HKUST6154/04E) [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC General Research Fund 2007 (HKUST619907)
An experimental study to quantify the main and interacting effects of type of vection, field-OKN, object-OKN,
smooth-pursuit and saccadic eye-movement, and involuntary head sway on visually induced motion sickness [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 2006 (HKUST619706)
Enhancing the cybersickness dose value (CSDV): An experimental study to determine the effects of foveal and
peripheral visual stimulation on cybersickness, circular-vection, and eye movements [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Direct Allocation Grant 2005 (DAG05/6.EG20)
Dual-approach to predict levels of cybersickness: development of regression models and a biologically
plausible computational model (a contract extension of HKUST6076/99E) [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 2004 (HKUST6154/04E)
Reducing levels of cybersickness by individual and dynamic adjustments of image focuses and other
head-mounted display parameters: an experimental study of the benefits of matching apparent, focal,
and binocular depth cues [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 2003 (HKUST6218/03E)
Towards mass-customizing non-individualized Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs): an experimental
study to cluster listeners and predict individual benefits of tuning the spectral aspects of HRTFs [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 2002 (HKUST6219/02E)
Optimize Sound Localization Performance with non-individualized HRTFs [Completed]
         Sponsor: The Germany DAAD and Hong Kong RGC 2001 (G-HK002/00E)
Customer Decision Making Process with Web-based shopping [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 2000 (HKUST6164/00E)
Optimising Virtual Surround Sound Systems using non-individualized HRTFs [Completed]
         Sponsor: The Germany DAAD and Hong Kong RGC 2000 (G-HK99/00.EG03)
Towards a CyberSickness Dose Value (CSDV) [Completed] click to enter www.cybersickness.org
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 1999 (HKUST6076/99E)
Optimizing sensory interfaces in a Virtual Environment [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 1998 (HKUST6007/98E)
Effects of time lags in a Virtual Environment [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 1997 (HKUST6067/97E)
Motion sickness with Virtual Rreality systems [Completed] click to enter www.cybersickness.org
         Sponsor: RGC Competitive Earmarked Grant 1996 (HKUST738/96E)
Inter-continental tele-presence applications [Completed]
         Sponsor: The British Council and RGC 1995 (JRS95/23)
Listening through bone-conducting devices [Completed]
         Sponsor: RGC Direct Allocation Grant 1995 (DAG95/96.EG)

Grants for Applied Research and Industrial Consultation as PI unless otherwise stated
(Focuses: HCIs with Audio & Visual Systems, Internet based E-Commerce, and Safety Management)
Expert Witness Report [Completed]
         Sponsor: Munros Solicitors & Notaries
Expert Witness Report [Completed]
         Sponsor: Kennedys & Associates
Design of Ticket Office [Completed]
         Sponsor: KCRC Corporation
Reducing fall hazards to workers working on top of cargo containers: a combined survey, ergonomics,
and hazard analysis study consistent with the Six-Sigma approach [Completed]
         Sponsor: Occupational Safety & Health Council 2002
The next generation virtual headphone based surround sound (VHSS) systems [Completed]
         Sponsor: Consumer Media Centre at HKUST
Advisory committee on Control Centre Design [Completed]
         Sponsor: Hong Kong Telecom
Electronics Library for Trims [Completed]
         Sponsor: GAP International sourcing (Holding) Ltd.
Electronics Commerce Front End for HK Apparel Industry [Completed]
         Sponsor: HK Industry Department
Communication Infrastructure for HK Textile & Apparel Ind. Global Apps. (HKTAIGA.COM) [Completed]
         Sponsor: HK Industry Department
Productivity improvement of light rail drivers [Completed]
         Sponsor: KCR Corporation


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