Welcome to Wing Cheong Lau's Homepage


Wing is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering and the Director of the   Mobile Technologies Centre (MobiTeC) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Wing received the B.S.(Eng) degree from The University of Hong Kong and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. From 1997 to 2004, he was a Member of Technical Staff with the Performance Analysis Department, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, where he conducted research in high-speed network protocol design and performance analysis. He joined Qualcomm, San Diego, California in 2004, to design the architecture and protocols for the Next Generation Wireless Packet Data Networks. He also contributed actively to the standardization of such protocols in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and 3GPP2. Between 1999 and 2001, he was on leave from Bell Labs and taught at the University of Hong Kong where he served as the Associate Director for the MSc Programme in E-Commerce and Internet Computing. He also served as an Overseas Instructor for the programme between 2001 and 2005. Wing's innovations have led to the granting of 18 U.S. patents with a few more pending. Related research findings have culminated in more than 100 publications in premier international conferences and journals. Recently, Wing is working on research projects related to Security and Privacy of Online Social Networks, Algorithm Design and Performance analysis for Big Data Processing/ Cloud Computing Systems, Authenticated 2D barcodes and its applications.

Dr. Lau is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of ACM and Tau Beta Pi.

He is/has been a TPC member of ACM MobiHoc, Sigmetrics, IEEE Infocom, SECON, WiOpt, ICC, Globecom, WCNC, VTC, ITC, VNC and COMSNETS.

He also served as a Guest Editor for the special issue on High-speed Network Security of IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC).


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Contact Information

Email address: wclau at ie dot cuhk dot edu dot hk
URL: http://www.ie.cuhk.edu.hk/~wclau
Tel: +852-3943-8356 (Office)


Last Update: May 22, 2017.