Our Staff

Director | Associate Director | Senior Advisor |
General Administration | Technology-enhanced Teaching | Professional Development | Experiential Learning |


Prof Roger CHENG, Director of CEI
Extn: 2358-6282      Email: eecheng@ust.hk

Professor Roger Cheng assumed the directorship of the new Center for Education Innovation in October 2015. He holds a concurrent appointment as Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning) which he has held since July 1, 2014. He joined HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995 and was subsequently promoted to Professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering.

Prof Cheng was Associate Head of ECE Department in 2008-2010 and then Associate Dean of School of Engineering in 2010-2014. He led the effort in designing the new 4-year Engineering curriculum, implementing the new school-based admission scheme, and coordinating the first-year advising program for the first batch of Engineering students in the 4-year program during the 334 transition in the HK higher education system.

Prof Cheng’s research focus is in Wireless Communications and Networks. He published over 150 papers with more than 6500 citations. He had also had 27 patents filed and, among them, 9 granted. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of HKIE and one of the founders of a technology start-up company in 1999, which was eventually listed on the HK Stock Exchange in 2011.

He obtained his BS degree from Drexel University, and MSc and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Princeton University.


Mr Nick NOAKES, Associate Director of CEI
Extn: 2358-6809      Email: ctnick@ust.hk

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.

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Mr Erwin Huang, Senior Advisor (Entrepreneurship)
Email: erwinhuang@ust.hk

Joined HKUST in 2016, Erwin Huang was appointed as the Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurial Education to teach Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is dedicated to provide mentorship to young entrepreneurs and cultivate students’ entrepreneurial spirit.

Erwin actively engages in helping the underprivileged groups via social innovations and information technology. In 2011, he founded the social enterprise WebOrganic. Erwin is also the President of Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF), Chairman of eLearning Consortium and Vice Chairman of SCHSA (safety bell).

Click here if you want to know more about Erwin.


Dr Grace Au, Senior Advisor (Experiential Learning)

Extn: 2358-6812      Email: graceau@ust.hk

Dr Grace Au began her career at HKUST as a faculty member of the Department of Information and Systems Management in 1992. Since 1997, she had assumed a few key leadership roles at the University including the Associate Director of Public Affairs, the Founding Director of the Center for Enhanced Learning and Teaching (CELT) and the Deputy Director of the HKUST College of Lifelong Learning. From Nov 2007 until Dec 2012, she was appointed as Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Affairs of HKUST.

Apart from being a seasoned senior administrator, Dr. Au’s academic career had involved her in direct interactions with students, and amply exposed her to understanding and handling students’ developmental needs and expectations. She is now assisting the University in co-ordinating experiential learning efforts in academic courses which empower students to learn through critical reflections and actions that transform their ideas into impact.

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General Administration

TBC Executive Officer
Miss Catherine TSE Senior Multimedia Designer
Miss Gloria LO Clerk
Ms Connie YUE Clerk

The team runs the TA Induction Program and provides back-end support to CEI's functional teams. 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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Technology-enhanced Teaching

Ms June CHAN Head, Technology-enhanced Teaching
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Education Development Officer
Miss May TSE Education Development Officer
Senior eLearning Content Designer
Assistant Educational Research Officer
Computer Technician

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:

  • provide project coordination, Instructional Design advice and evaluation support to institutional eLearning initiatives, such as Blended Learning and MOOC.
  • collaborate with teaching staff in developing online interactive content to support their eLearning initiatives.
  • provide training and usage support on institiutional eLearning platform and tools.
  • explore and promote emerging technologies for learning and teaching.

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Professional Development

Dr Beatrice CHU Head, Professional Development
Senior Education Development Officer
Miss Jessica MAN Education Development Officer
Miss Janice NG Education Development Officer
Miss Giovanna TANG Education Development Officer
Miss Elaine WONG Education Development Officer
Mr Derek LAM Assistant Teaching Development Officer

The team has two areas of work to promote professional development for teaching staff and postgraduate students at HKUST. The team develops and conducts professional development programs for teaching staff (both faculty and non-faculty) including faculty orientation, workshops and seminars on educational topics and teacher training. The team also delivers training for the postgraduate students through the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) training program and professional development program for Research postgraduates (RPG).

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Experiential Learning Team

Ms Helen WONG Program Director (HKUST Connect)
Instructor (HKUST Connect)
Miss Beryl LAM Program Manager (HKUST Connect)
Ms Miranda MAN Assistant Program Manager (HKUST Connect)
Mr Thomas NG Assistant Program Manager (HKUST Connect)

The team supports faculty to develop experiential courses and faculty-led service learning initiatives in areas such as partnership development, project design and facilitation with experiential learning pedagogy. The team also dual reports to the Student Affairs Office (SAO) to facilitate students’ learning in co-curricular programs; those programs and training delivered focus on students’ community engagement, and personal and leadership development.

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