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Prof IP, Ho Shing Horace, MH

PhD (University College London), CEng, FIET, FBCS, FHKIE, IAPR Fellow
LEE SHAU KEE Professor of e-Learning
Chair Professor of Computer Science
Director of Centre for Innovative Applications of Internet and Multimedia Technologies (AIMtech Ctr)

Contact Information

Office: Y6419 YEUNG
Phone: 34428641
Fax: 34420503
Email: cship@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Pattern Recognition & Machine Learning
  • Computer Graphics & Multi-modal Human-Computer Interface
  • Multimedia Content Analysis & Retrieval
  • Innovative Technology for Education
Prof. Horace H. S. Ip was the Vice-President (Student Affairs) from 2013 to 2020 and is the Lee Shau Kee Professor of e-Learning, Chair Professor of Computer Science and the founding director of AIMtech Centre (Centre for Innovative Applications of Internet and Multimedia Technologies) at City University of Hong Kong. He received his BSc(Hons) and PhD degrees from University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, in 1980 and 1983 respectively. He was the Head of the Department of Computer Science from 1997-2003; the Interim Dean of the School of Creative Media in 2008-2009; and the Interim Vice-President (Research & Technology) in 2009-2011 and 2012-2013.

Professor Ip’s research interests span image analysis, interactive media, virtual environment and e-Learning technologies. He has pioneered innovative interactive media technology for visual art, psychotherapy, Chinese calligraphy, and e-learning. His research and innovations in these areas have won him and his team regional and international awards such as Gold Medal from the Salon International Des Inventions, Geneva; Prix Ars Electronica, Austria; the Asia-Pacific Information and Communications Technology Award (APICTA); and the CityU Applied Research Excellence Award. In 2007, Professor Ip was recognized as one of world’s innovators by the TIME magazine.

Professor Ip is actively involved in the promotion of Information Technology in teaching and learning, quality education, and professional certification for Information Technology professionals. He served on the Steering Committee of the HKSAR Quality Education Fund (QEF) and chaired its Dissemination and Promotion Subcommittee. To promote quality education, he had served as the Vice-Chairman of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) Steering Committee and chaired the CEATE Assessment Working Group since 2012. Professor Ip was a member of the Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals (COTAP) and has co-chairs the successful series of International Conference on Blended Learning started in 2008. He was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) in 2014 by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for his valuable contributions to the promotion of quality education in Hong Kong.

Professor Ip is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in the United Kingdom, a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS) and a Fellow of International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR). He has published over 300 papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He was a Founding member of the Editorial Board for International Journal on Multimedia Retrieval, and served as Associate Editor for numerous international journals including IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Pattern Recognition, and The Visual Computer. Professor Ip was a Council member of the Hong Kong Computer Society and also chaired the IEEE Computer Chapter (Hong Kong Section) and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) Discipline Advisory Panel on Information Engineering (INF).

Last update date : 15 Sep 2022