Dr. K.C. Leung

B.Eng. HKUST; M.Sc., Ph.D. USC; M.I.E.E.E.

Dr. K.C. Leung

Honorary Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Commuication networks; vehicle-to-grid (V2G); smart city; Internet Protocol technologies; wireless packet scheduling; mathematics education.

B.Eng. (First Class Honors), Computer Science, HKUST, November 1994
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks), USC, December 1997
Ph.D., Computer Engineering, USC, December 2000

Dr. Leung received the B.Eng. degree in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), Hong Kong, in 1994, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Computer Networks) and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 1997 and 2000, respectively. He was a member of the team that won the Fourth ACM (Hong Kong Chapter) Scholastic Programming Contest, Hong Kong, in July 1994. He participated as an alternate team member to the 1994-1995 19th Annual International Collegiate Programming Contest (Contest Finals), Nashville, TN, USA, in March 1995. He worked as Senior Research Engineer at Nokia Research Center, Nokia Inc., Irving, TX, USA during 2001 and 2002, and was involved in the design, standardization, and implementation of a signalling payload compression protocol architecture used in wireless networks. He was Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA between 2002 and 2005. Currently, he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong.

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External Research Grants

  • K.-C. Leung (PI), V. O. K. Li (Co-I), S. H. Low (Co-I), and D. J. Hill (Co-I), “Real-Time Power Balancing in Electrical Grids with Vehicle-to-Grid Technology,” General Research Fund, Research Council, Project Code 17261416, 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2019 (Fund Awarded: HKD 675,647).
  • D.  J. Hill (PC), R. S. Y. Hui (Co-PI), V. O. K. Li (Co-PI), Q. Li (Co-PI), S. C. Chan (Co-I), K. T. Chau (Co-I), G. Chesi (Co-I), S. C. Tan (Co-I), Y. C. Yu (Co-I), J. Zhong (Co-I), C. K. Lee (Co-I), K.-C. Leung  (Co-I), Y. Hou (Co-I), H. K. H. So (Co-I), Z. Xu (Co-I), L. Shi (Co-I), D. Mandic (Co-I), T. Parisini (Co-I), B. Chauhduri (Co-I), Z. Y. Dong (Co-I), J. Ma (Co-I), “Sustainable Power Delivery Structures for High Renewables,” Theme-Based Research Scheme, Research Grants Council, Project Code T23-701/14-N, 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2019 (Fund Awarded:  HKD 47,120,000).
  • K.-C. Leung (PI), V. O. K. Li (Co-I), and S. H. Low (Co-I), “A Robust Link Pricing Theory for Combating Bufferbloat,” General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Project Code 17204614, 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2017 (Fund Awarded:  HKD 500,000).
  • V. O. K. Li (PI), K.-C. Leung (Co-I), and S. H. Low (Co-I), “A Unified Theory of Congestion and Error Control for Next-Generation Transport Layer Protocols,” General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Project Code HKU 714510E, 1 January 2011 – 31 December 2013 (Fund Awarded: HKD 972,000 + HKD 145,800 on-costs).
  • K.-C. Leung (PI) and V. O. K. Li (Co-I), “Adaptive QoS-Based Scheduling for Ubiquitous Communication,” General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Project Code HKU 714310E, 1 January 2011 – 31 December 2013 (Fund Awarded: HKD 936,357 + HKD 140,454 on-costs).
  • V. O. K. Li (PI), Z. Li (PI), L. K. Yeung (Co-I), K.-S. Lui (Co-I), K.-C. Leung (Co-I), L. Cui (Co-I), and J. Shi (Co-I), “Heterogeneous Peer-to-Peer Networks,” CAS-Croucher Funding Scheme for Joint Laboratories 2008, The Croucher Foundation (Fund Awarded: HKD 1,000,000).
  • K.-S. Lui (PI), K.-C. Leung (Co-I), and S. Uludag (Co-I), “Network Parameter Representation and Quality of Service Routing in the Internet,” Cisco Collaborative Research Initiative, 1 September 2007 – 31 August 2008
    (Fund Awarded: USD 95,000).
  • V. O. K. Li (PI) and K.-C. Leung (Co-I), “Multihop Scheduling in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” Competitive Earmarked Research Grant, Research Grants Council, Project Code HKU 7148/06E, 1 September 2006 – 31 August 2008 (Fund Awarded: HKD 356,000).

Courses Taught at HKU


Selected Publications


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Last updated: September 1st, 2019