My Research Career: Intellectual Curiosity and Learning Opportunities

Professor Kin K. Leung
Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Computing Departments, Imperial College, London



In this informal discussion with research students at the University of Hong Kong, the speaker will share his career experiences as a researcher in communication technologies that has been driven and facilitated by intellectual curiosity and learning opportunities available.  It starts with his initial interest in communication networks as a graduate student, leading to a research career at Bell Labs and Imperial College.  As the speaker has the privilege of collaborating with colleagues with different expertise throughout his career, he has learned from them in areas ranging from teletraffic theory, stochastic modeling, communication networks and wireless communications, to optimization and recently machine learning and artificial intelligence.  

About the Speaker

Professor Kin K. Leung is the Tanaka Chair Professor at Imperial College in London.  He received his B.S. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and M.S. and Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles.  Before joining Imperial, he worked at AT&T Bell Labs in New Jersey from 1986 to 2004.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, and member of Academia Europaea.  His contributions to communication network technologies have led to significant design improvements and new capabilities of nationwide telecommunication systems, wireless networks, and defense communication networks, both in the U.S. and the UK.  He has won many professional awards, including the Bell Labs DMTS Award, Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Leonard G. Abraham Prize, IEEE ComSoc Best Survey Paper Award, and U.S.–UK Science and Technology Stocktake Award.


Photo Gallery