Edmund Y. Lam — Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Information




Academic Administration

  • (2018–present) Associate Dean of Engineering (Teaching and Learning)

    • Portfolio includes Undergraduate Curricula and Student Enrichment (e.g., Undergraduate Research, Experiential Learning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

  • (2014–present) Director of the Computer Engineering program

    • (2010–14) Co-Director

  • Founding Director of the Imaging Systems Laboratory and Photonics & Imaging Technology Cluster at HKU

  • (2019–present) Member of University Senate

  • (2019–present) Member of University Court


Research Areas

  • Computational optics and imaging

  • Photonics and imaging technology

  • Image analysis and machine intelligence

  • Technology for teaching and learning

Research Recognitions

  • Founding Member, The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences

  • Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    For contributions to modeling and computational algorithms in imaging applications.

  • Fellow, The Optical Society (OSA)
    For significant and sustained contributions to computational optics and imaging, in particular the development of image reconstruction algorithms for various applications.

  • Fellow, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
    For achievements in computational lithography, digital, biomedical, and electronic imaging.

  • Fellow, Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
    For outstanding contributions in image analysis, lithographic imaging, and biomedical imaging.

  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE)

  • Recipient, IBM Faculty Award (2013)
    For outstanding reputation for contributions in advanced computational lithography technology.

  • Recipient, Outstanding Young Researcher Award at HKU (2008)

  • Paper awards:

    • First-authored paper on digital holography selected among the 10 ‘‘Editor’s Picks’’ in the 50th anniversary of Applied Optics
      These collections and the articles within them are not meant to be comprehensive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in these areas.

    • Co-author, Best student paper award (2019 IS&T Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Applications using Computer Vision)

    • Co-author, PiPhotonics best paper award (2016 SPIE High-Speed Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy: Toward Big Data Instrumentation and Management)

    • Co-author, SEMI/ECS best student paper award (2015 China Semiconductor Technology International Conference)

    • Co-author, Best paper award (cum laude) (2015 IS&T/SPIE Image Processing: Machine Vision Applications)

    • Co-author, Best paper award (2012 IEEE International Conference of Advanced Learning Technologies)

    • Co-author, ASML/Cymer best student paper award (2008 SPIE Lithography Asia)



Teaching Recognitions

  • Recipient, Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2018–19 (team award)
    Experiential and Entrepreneurial: The New Computer Engineering

  • Recipient, Outstanding Teaching Award (team award) at HKU (2012)
    Design Thinking, Problem Solving, and Team Building: Reshaping the First Course in the EEE Curriculum

  • Recipient, Best Teacher Award at HKU Engineering (2011)

Professional Involvement

Technology Panels

  • ASTRI Technology Review Panel for Information and Communication Technology R&D Centre

  • HKSTP Incu-Tech Admission Panel

  • ITF Research Projects Assessment Panel (Information Technology Subgroup)

  • ITF Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Assessment Panel

Committees in Professional Societies


Conference Organizations (selected)