Albert Au Yeung

B.Eng., M.Phil. (CUHK), Ph.D. (Southampton)
Axon Labs Co-founder, Machine Learning Researcher, CUHK Part-time Lecturer at CUHK, Android Developer


Curriculum Vitae

Employment

  • Co-founder and CTO
    Axon Labs Limited
  • Researcher, Nov 2012 - Jan 2014
    Noah's Ark Lab, Huawei
  • Senior Engineer, Aug 2011 - Nov 2012
    Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
  • Research Associate, Oct 2009 - Jul 2011
    NTT Communication Science Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan

Education

  • Ph.D., Electronics and Computer Science, 2006-2009
    University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    Supervisors: Prof. Nigel Shadbolt, Dr. Nicholas Gibbins
    Thesis Title: From User Behaviours to Collective Semantics
  • M.Phil., Computer Science and Engineering, 2004-2006
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Supervisor: Prof. Ho-fung Leung
    Thesis Title: A Formal Model of Fuzzy Ontology
  • B.Eng., Information Engineering, 2001-2004
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Research Visit

  • Decentralized Information Group, CSAIL, MIT
    Web Science Exchange Programme, Sep-Nov 2008

Teaching Experience

  • Part-time Lecturer, Jan 2013 - The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Department of Information Engineering
    Courses: Social Media Analysis, Mobile Network Programming, Scalable Internet-based Services
  • Demonstrator, Oct 2007-Jul 2008 University of Southampton
    School of Electronics and Computer Science
  • Teaching Assistant, Aug 2004-Jul 2006
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Awards and Honours

  • 2011 Yamashita SIG Research Award, Information Processing Society of Japan
    For the paper "Trust Relations and Product Ratings on the Web", with Tomoharu Iwata
  • Best Presentation Award, CICLing 2011, Tokyo, Japan
    For the presentation of the paper "Providing Cross-lingual Editing Assistance to Wikipedia Users", with Kevin Duh
  • Outstanding Paper Award, WebDB Forum 2010, Tokyo, Japan
    For the paper "Trust Relations and Product Ratings on the Web", with Tomoharu Iwata
  • ACM Student Travel Grants (2009)
    For attending ACM Hypertext'09 and ACM SIGIR'09
  • Third Prize, ACM Student Research Competition
    ACM SRC at the 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 29 June - 1 July, 2009, Turin, Italy.
  • ACM SIGWEB Student Travel Grant
    For attending ACM Hypertext'09, and participating in the Student Research Competition
  • Web Science Exchange Scholarship
    Awarded by the Web Science Research Initiative (Web Science Trust), 2008. For attending the Summer Doctoral Programme at the Oxford Internet Institute, and visiting CSAIL, MIT in Fall 2008.
  • WWW 2008 Student Travel Grant
    For attending WWW'08, 21-25 April, Beijing, China.
  • The R C Lee Centenary Scholarship
    Awarded by The Drs Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Charitable Foundation, Hong Kong, 2006-2009. Full scholarship for pursuing a PhD degree at the University of Southampton.
  • Cheng Ming Award 2004, New Asia College, CUHK
    Highest honour bestowed on undergraduate students of New Asia College.
  • Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Award 2003
  • Accenture Scholarship Award 2003
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Scholarships, 2002
  • The Hong Kong SAR Outstanding Student Award, 2000

Professional Activities

  • Programme Committee Member
    WWW 2013, WSDM 2011, TFDOM 2010 @ ICDM 2010, HICSS 2011, Web Intelligence 2010, WebPRES 2010, APRESW 2010, WICOW 2010, WI+IAT 2008
  • Reviewer
    Knowledge and Information Systems, IEEE Intelligent Systems, IUI 2010, WWW 2008, ICMLC 2008, PRIMA 2006, PRIMA 2005, COMPSAC 2005

Other Activities

  • Panelist, Workshop on Search in Social Media, co-located with ACM SIGIR 2009, 19-23 July, 2009, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Presentation at the ACM Student Research Competition, the 20th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, 29 June – 1 July, 2009, Turin, Italy.
  • The 2008 Summer Doctoral Programme, organized by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), 13-26 July 2008.