Our Staff

Director | Associate Director | Technology-enhanced Teaching | Professional Development |
Undergraduate Core Education | Center for the Arts | General Administration |

 

Prof Ting Chuen PONG, Acting Director of CEI

Professor Pong, currently Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is a founding faculty member of the University and an experienced academic administrator. He is an accomplished scholar with international reputation in the areas of computer vision, eLearning, artificial intelligence and big data for education. In support of the University’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and education, Professor Pong has been instrumental in leading the campus-wide eLearning activities to enhance educational experience of students, and has actively developed and promoted eLearning/MOOC platform and Blended Learning. He has also led the efforts for HKUST to become the first University in Asia to join both Coursera and edX, and launched Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
 
During his tenure at the University, Professor Pong has taken on multiple leadership roles, including, inter alia, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Postgraduate Studies & Academic Research), Senior Advisor to the Provost (Teaching Innovation and eLearning), and Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation.

 

Mr Nick NOAKES, Associate Director of CEI

Nick Noakes joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1994 and has been in the Center (previously CELT) since January 2001.

Nick's areas of research interest are teaching and learning practices around emerging technologies in higher education, epistemological and cognitive change, and institutional change strategies. Click here if you want to know more about Nick.

 

Prof Kam Tim WOO, Associate Director of CEI

After obtaining his BEng, Mphil and PhD degrees from HKUST, Prof Woo has continued his strong connection with HKUST where he is currently Associate Professor of Engineering Education in Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering with a specialized research interest in the field of engineering education, data clustering, automatic modulation recognition and automatic control. He has established a very successful program for experiential learning through robotics competitions, nurturing a unique HKUST Robotics Team that has touched scores of students year-after-year. Most recently he has drawn students and colleagues into community service, developing enrichment programs to promote diversity of the youth. This service to the community has been the vehicle for students’ achievement of a range of critical, career-relevant skills. He is also the Founding Director of the Center for Global & Community Engagement under the School of Engineering.

Prof Woo’s dedication to teaching excellence has earned him multiple teaching awards including the School of Engineering’s Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award and the 2015 Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching, the highest award given to teaching excellence at HKUST. In 2015, Prof Woo also becomes the first faculty member from HKUST to receive the UGC Teaching Award given annually to only 2-3 excellence teachers selected among all the UGC-funded institutions.

 

Technology-enhanced Teaching (eLearning)

Ms June CHAN Head, Technology-enhanced Teaching
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Ms Ellie CHAN Senior Officer (Educational Evaluation)
Senior Officer (eLearning Content Development)
Education Development Officer
Ms May TSE Education Development Officer
Assistant Officer (IT)

The team promotes the adoption of instructionally sound technologies in learning and teaching at HKUST. We support faculty and teaching staff in their teaching efforts through the followings:

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Professional Development

Dr Beatrice CHU Head, Professional Development
Mr Daniel LEUNG Senior Multimedia Design Officer
Mr C J BOU Senior Multimedia Design Officer
Mr Mansurbek KUSHNAZAROV Senior Officer (Educational Evaluation)
Ms Crystal LUO Education Development Officer
Mr Ritchie WONG Education Development Officer
Ms Nicole LAI Research Assistant
Mr Eric YEUNG Research Assistant

The team fosters and advocates innovative pedagogies and best practices in learning and teaching. We support faculty, teaching staff and graduate teaching assistants through the followings:

  • provide professional development programs for faculty and teaching staff according to the university’s teaching and learning initiatives, including faculty orientation; university teaching course; seminars and workshops; and annual teaching and learning symposium,
  • provide institutional-wide teaching and learning course for all research postgraduates to prepare them for their teaching duties, and to collaborate with Teaching Assistant Coordinators (TAC) to support their departmental graduate teaching assistants,
  • support teaching innovations through teaching development grant projects by providing instructional advice and evaluation support, and
  • discover and promote the adoption of innovative active learning methods in course design, such as authentic learning through experiential approaches.

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Undergraduate Core Education

Prof Kam Tim WOO Academic Director (Undergraduate Core Education)
Education Development Manager
Ms Theresa TAM Manager
Ms Aerica LEE Assistant Manager

The team provides administrative and executive support to the Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE) in common core course administration and promotion of university core education. It also supports and coordinates the quality assurance activities of the Common Core Program.

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Center for the Arts

Dr Anna KWONG Program Director
Ms Catherine TSE Senior Officer (Project)
Ms Gloria CHOI Assistant Officer (Project)
Mr Sunny TANG Administrative Support Assistant

The team's mission is to bring art and culture into this business and science-oriented university, and to nurture students’ artistic awareness and appreciation of the arts. We hold exhibitions, concerts, film shows, seminars, workshops, and arrange visits and many more to serve the HKUST community.

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General Administration

Ms Kaltrina WONG Senior Manager
Ms Tammy SHA Manager
Ms Gloria LO Officer (Administration)
Ms Connie YUE Assistant Officer (Administration)

The support and services provided by the team range from fielding enquiries, budget administration, logistics arrangement for workshops, seminars and special events, office management, maintaining office supplies, procurement/acquisition, inventory control, administration support for General Education courses and personnel matters to record keeping.

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