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Dr. Andy CHUN, Hon Wai (陳漢偉)

BSc Illinois Inst. Tech, MSc PhD Illinois, MAAAI, MIEEE

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Former Chief Information Officer, City University of Hong Kong

Contact Information

Office: Y6307, Yellow Zone
6/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (AC1)
83 Tat Chee Avenue
Phone: +(852)-3442-7194
Email: andy.chun@cityu.edu.hk
Website: AI Success Stories


Dr. Chun recent talk on AI's future

Dr. Chun uses AI to schedule the precious "golden 2 hours" for MTR's RailGen 2.0 project.

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Research Interests

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Scheduling/Rostering/Optimization
  • Business Intelligence/Data Mining
  • Data Analytics/Big Data
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • Smart City Technologies
  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Search Engine Optimization
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Researcher Profiles

Dr. Andy Chun is a veteran IT professional with over three decades of innovation and management experience. He is also a leading pioneer in Artificial Intelligence (AI), focusing on the use of AI for enterprise optimization. His interests include AI planning, scheduling, rostering, machine learning, etc. He has helped numerous major corporations/organizations to leverage AI technologies to work more effectively and efficiently, while improving service quality and customer satisfaction. Dr. Chun's AI work resulted in numerous award-winning systems that improve quality of life and benefit millions of citizens daily. He has been honored with numerous ICT awards for his AI work, including the Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) Awards from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the Asia-Pacific ICT Award (APICTA), and the IT Excellence Award from the HK Computer Society. In 2009, the HK Computer Society honored Dr. Chun with two Outstanding IT Achiever Awards (OITAA) - one for research excellence and another for IT professional excellence.

He is currently an Associate Professor at the Dept of Computer Science. From 2009-2015, he was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for CityU. As CIO, Dr. Chun provided leadership for the University's Central IT organization and was responsible for defining the University's ICT strategies. During his tenure as CIO, he successfully transformed the University to be one of the most innovative and technology-progressive in this region, receiving numerous international awards and recognitions. Dr. Chun was named one of the worldwide 2013 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, 2012 Hong Kong CIO of the Year, and the 2010 Top 5 CIOs in Greater China.

Dr. Chun is currently the Convenor of the Hong Kong Computer Society's AI Specialist Group. From 2012-2017, Dr. Chun was also a member of the HK Government's Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee. Dr. Chun holds a B.Sc. from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Journal Articles

  • Chun, H.W., "Optimizing Limousine Service with AI", AI Magazine, Vol. 32, No. 2, Summer 2011, pp. 27-41. [paper]
  • Chun, H.W., "An AI Framework for the Automatic Assessment of e-Government Forms", AI Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 41-51. [paper]
  • Chun, H.W. and Rebecca Y.M. Wong, "Improving Quality of Crane-Lorry Assignments with Constraint Programming", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C: Applications and Reviews, Vol. 37, No. 2, March 2007, pp. 268-277. [paper]
  • Chun, H.W. and Rebecca Y.M. Wong, "CLSS: An Intelligent Crane Lorry Scheduling System", Applied Intelligence, Vol. 20, Issue 2, March-April 2004, pp. 179-194. [paper]
  • Gary Wong, Y.C. and H.W. Chun, "Constraint-based Rostering Using Meta-Level Reasoning and Probability-based Ordering," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Volume 17, Issue 6, October 2004, pp. 599-610. [paper]
  • Chun, H.W. and Rebecca Y.M. Wong, "Optimizing Agent-based Meeting Scheduling Through Preference Estimation", Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 16, Issue 7-8, October-December 2003, pp. 727-743.
  • Chun, H.W. and Rebecca Y.M. Wong, "N* - An Agent-based Negotiation Algorithm for Dynamic Scheduling and Rescheduling", Advanced Engineering Informatics, Vol. 17, Issue 1, January 2003, pp. 1-22.
  • Chun, H.W., Steve Chan, Francis Tsang and Dennis Yeung, "Stand Allocation System (SAS) - A Constraint-Based System Developed with Software Components", AI Magazine, Vol. 21, No. 4, Winter 2000, pp. 63-74. [paper]
  • Chun, H.W. and Raymond W.T. Mak, "Intelligent Resource Simulation for an Airport Check-in Counter Allocation System", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part C: Applications and Reviews, Vol. 29, No. 3, August 1999, pp. 325-335. [paper]
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  • 2014 "Asia Pacific Information Communications Technology Awards (Government and Public Sector Award)" APICTA. MTR's "An Integrated System for Engineering Works Management" project received the merit award. Dr. Chun designed the AI Engine used in this project. The award ceremeony took place on 30 Nov 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. In total, there were 183 nominations from 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region. [news]
  • 2014 "Hong Kong ICT Award" Office of the Government Chief Information Officer. Established in 2006, the HKICT Awards recognizes outstanding ICT inventions and applications. In 2014, the MTR, PCCW, and CityU team won the Gold and Grand Prizes in the Best Business Solution (Application) Award category with "An Integrated System for Engineering Works Management" project. The next-generation redesigned system schedules and manages all engineering works for all railways in Hong Kong. This award honors outstanding applications developed in Hong Kong that provides competitive advantages as well as exemplar use of information technology. [news]
  • 2013 "Premier 100 IT Leader" Computerworld US. Dr. Chun was named one of USA Computerworld's "Premier 100 IT Leaders." This year's Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology.
  • 2012 "Hong Kong CIO Award" Computerworld Hong Kong and CIO Connect. The awards program seeks to identify standout leaders of IT who demonstrate outstanding vision and execution in their role as a CIO and technology leader. [news]
  • 2010 "China Top 5 CIO Award" CEO & CIO China and IDG Group. Dr. Chun was selected by peers as one of the top 5 CIOs in greater China region for 2010. This year's theme was "New IT Milestone: From Business Optimization to Social Change" recognizing CIOs who were able to optimize business to meet social change. [news]
  • 2008 "Outstanding IT Achiever Awards" Hong Kong Computer Society. This is an inaugural award from the HK Computer Society to recognize individual achievements and contributions to IT. Dr. Chun is one of 8 persons who received awards, and the only person to receive two awards - for IT research and IT professional. [news]
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