Albert Y.S. Lam

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Portrait of Albert Lam 

Albert Y.S. Lam, B.Eng., Ph.D. H.K.; S.M.I.E.E.E. (HK)(UK)
Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer
Fano Labs
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

Short Biography

Albert received the BEng degree (First Class Honors) in Information Engineering from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, in 2005 and he also spent a year at University of California, Davis as an exchange scholar in 2003–04. He obtained the PhD degree at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of HKU in 2010. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of University of California, Berkeley. He was a research assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012–15 and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) of HKU in 2015–17. He is now the Chief Scientist and the acting Chief Technology Officer at Fano Labs. He also serves at a honorary assistant professor at HKU-EEE. He is a Croucher research fellow. He is the founding Chair of the Social Media Subcommittee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) and has also chaired some other committees in CIS, including Young Professionals Subcommittee, Webinars Subcommittee, etc. His research interests include optimization theory and algorithms, evolutionary computation, smart grids, and smart cities. He is an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Interview by Croucher Foundation

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