Edmund Y. Lam  —  Curriculum Vitae

Biographical Information




Academic Administration

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

    • (2010–14) Co-Director

  • (2018–21) Associate Dean of Engineering (Teaching and Learning)

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

  • 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



Teaching Recognitions

  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)

  • 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)