• 1984 BSc in Mathematics, Shanxi University, China.

  • 1991 MSc in Applied Mathematics, Xidian University, China.

  • 1994 PhD in Information Processing, Xidian University, China.


  • [2014– ] Professor, Chair Professor, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Previous Appointments

  • [1994–1997] Postdoc, Associate Professor, National University of Defence Science and Technology, China.

  • [1996–1997] Research Associate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

  • [1997–1999] Postdoc, AiS, German National Research Centre for Information Technology (now Fraunhofer Institute AiS), St Augustin, Germany.

  • [1999–2000] Research Associate, UMIST (now The University of Manchester), Manchester, UK.

  • [2000–2016] Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader, Professor, University of Essex, UK.