Dr. Wilton Fok

Ph.D, M.Sc.(Engg), M.Sc.(Env.Mgnt), MBA, B.Engg(Hons), CEng, MHKIE

 

Office: Room 703 Chow Yuk Ching Building, the University of Hong Kong

Tel: +852 28578490    Fax: +852 2559 8738

Home Page www.eee.hku.hk/~wtfok

E-mail: wtfok@eee.hku.hk

 

 

 

Biography / Services / Courses / Projects and Researches / Publications / Books / Awards / Album

 

Research Interests

RFID Technology, Mobile Communications, Engineering Economics and Finance, Clean Energy and Environment, e-Learning Technologies

 

Biography

 

Current Positions

Assistant Dean (External Relations and Knowledge Exchange), Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Senior Teaching Consultant/ Industrial Training Manager, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Director, e-Learning Technology Development Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

 

 

Profiles

Dr. Fok received his B.Eng degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1993. Dr. Fok also received two other M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Environmental Management from this University in 1996 and 1999 respectively. In 1998 and 2007, he also awarded a MBA degree and a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge and Renmin University of China respectively.

 

Before joining the department, Dr. Fok was the e-Business Development Manager of the E-Business Technology Institute (ETI) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and the Senior Business Development Manager of the ETI Consulting Limited (ETIC). He led a team to commercialize and transfer technologies in the area of IT and e-Business and other emerging technologies developed in the HKU to the industries.

 

Dr. Fok’s research interests are quite diversified. He is interested in the following research areas:

-                RFID technologies and applications

-                WiFi and mobile applications

-                Engineering Economics and Finance

-                Clean Energy and Environment

-                E-Commerce technologies

-                E-learning applications

 

Dr. Fok is a Chartered Engineer with broad industry experience in telecom, digital TV and data networking technologies. Before joining HKU, Dr. Fok had been working in the Hongkong Telecom (the former company of PCCW), NDS Asia Pacific Ltd and Roctec Technology Ltd.

 

 

Dr. Fok is currently serving the following organizations:

 

Community Services

i)                    Board Member, Town Planning Board, Development Bureau, HKSAR

ii)                  Council Member, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

iii)                Member, Engineers Registration Board

iv)                Advisor, Advisory Committee on Certification of Operations of Specified Plants & Equipment (ACCOSPE) of the Labour Department, HKSAR

v)                  Panel member, Appeal Board Panel of the Amusement Rides (Safety) Ordinance, Home Affair Bureau, HKSAR

vi)                Technical Advisors, Employees Retraining Board, HKSAR

vii)              Committee on Technologist Training, Education Bureau HKSAR, 2009 -2011

viii)            Member, Appeal Tribunal Panel Building Ordinance (Cap.123), Development Bureau, HKSAR

ix)                Technical Advisory Committee, International Conference on Intelligent Information Systems and Management (IISM’2010), June 10-12, 2010 organized by RVS group of  Engineering & Management, Coimbatore, India

x)                  Vice-Chairman, Programme Validation Panel for Professional Diploma in Mobile Applications Development, HK Institute of Vocational Education

 

University Services

i)                    Committee Member, HKU Convocation Standing Committee

ii)                  Court Member, HKU University Court

iii)                Chairman, U-Vision System Management Working Group

iv)                Director, Hong Kong University Graduates Association

 

Retired service

i)                        Chairman, Electronics Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), Session 2008-09

ii)                      Vice-President, Hong Kong University Graduates Association

iii)                    Faculty Representative, Grievances Panel for Students, 2008-2010

iv)                    Appointed member, Public Relations Committee, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE),2008-2009

v)                      Member, Learned Society Board, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) ,2008-2009

vi)                    Director of Education, Hong Kong e-Business Association

vii)                  Panel member, Course Validation Panels of the Vocational Training Council (VTC) - HD in Engineering Management and HD in Product Design Engineering, 2008

viii)                Member, Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee, Office of Telecommunication Authority (OFTA)

ix)                    Technical Advisory Committee, Robocon 2009 Contest, Radio Television Hong Kong

 

 

Courses

ELEC1803 – Workshop Training

ELEC1804 – Industrial Training

ELEC2803 – Engineering and Society

ELEC2802 – Engineering Organization and Management

ELEC2804 – Engineering Economics and Finance

ELEC6078 – Electronic Commerce

ELEC6086 – Mobile Commerce

ELEC6606 – Success in industrial entrepreneurship

ENGG1901 Engineering the Climate Change

ENGG1902 Engineering in China

ENGG1903 Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship in China

 

 

Projects and Researches

 

University Projects:

i)                    2009-10: Principle Investigator, Knowledge Exchange Fund, Project: “Exchange of Knowledge on Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction ~  Lessons learnt from the Sichuan earthquake reconstruction project”

ii)                  2008-2009: Principle Investigator, Sichuan Earthquake Roundtable Fund (SERF), Project: “Setting-up a Standard and Building a Model of Multimedia E-learning Classrooms for Rebuilt Schools in Sichuan”, Web-site: www.eee.hku.hk/~sichuan

iii)                2007-2009: Deputy Principle Investigator, University Teaching Development Grant Project, Project: “A Mobile Course Tool (MCT) System to Facilitate Interactive Classroom Discussion/Quizzes using Wireless Mobile Devices”

iv)                2010-2012 Co-investigator: HKU Teaching Development Grant, Project: "Tackling Action Plans from HKUSLEQ Faculty Report by Building an Engineering Education Research Community to share Good Practices in Engineering Education"

v)                  2010-12 Principle Investigator, HKU Teaching Development Grant: Student Development of a Classroom Response System for Interactive Lecture

vi)                2012-13 Principle Investigator, HKU Teaching Development Grant: Development of an interactive class system for the Moodle platform

 

 

Contracted research

2007-2009: “WiFi Wireless LAN Landscape Research 2008 and 2009”

A study of the service and application of WiFi in Hong Kong and a survey of the performance the GovWiFi.

Client: Hong Kong Wireless Development Center and Office of Government Chief Information Office

 

2009: “Feasibility Study of RFID Application Adoption at Housing Authority”

A feasibility study of innovative application of RFID technology in the Hong Kong Housing Authority and for public housing applications in Hong Kong

Client: Hong Kong Housing Authority

 

Selected Publications

 

Papers

2004

1)      W.T. Fok, F.Tong, T.Wong, “Evolution of Supply Chain Management process – From a case study on Tesco Store”, Greater China Logistics Forum and Academic Conference 2004,  Soochow University,  pp51-58, Taipei, Nov 2004

2005

2)      W.W.T. Fok, H.Ng, H.Rong, “Analysis of RFID Middleware Market in Supply Chain and Logistics Industry”,  Greater China Supply Chain and Logistics Forum and Academic Conference 2005, pp251-257, Nanjing China, Oct 2005

2006

3)      W.W.T. Fok, “Impact of Ruminbi Appreciation on the Global Supply Chain”,  Hong Kong Economics Journal, pp54-56, Mar 2006

4)      H.Ng, W.W. Fok, E. Wong, Z.Luo, "Quality Management using RFID and Third Generation Mobile Communications Systems", IEEE International Conference on E-Business Engineering in Oct 2006, ICEBE 2006: pp 504-510, Shanghai China, Oct 2006

5)      Z. Luo, T. Chan, J. Li, E. Wong, W. Cheung, V. Ng, W. Fok, Experimental Analysis of an RFID Security Protocol, IEEE International Conference on E-Business Engineering, IEEE ICEBE 2006, Shanghai, Oct 2006

6)      H.Ng, W.W.T Fok, "Impact of RFID on Business Performance- Based on Business Process Reengineering and SCOR" in the Greater China Logistics and Supply Chain Management Forum and Academic Conference 2006, GCLSCMF 2006: pp138-148, Hong Kong,  Dec 2006

 

2007

7)      W.W.T Fok, H.Ng, “Impact of RFID to the Technology and Economic Development in the Pearl River Delta”, Guangzhiu-Hongkong-Macau-Taiwan Engineers Forum, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, HKIE Nov 2007: pp128-133, Hong Kong, Nov 2007

 

2008

8)      W.W.T. Fok, “Technical and Economical Values of TD-SCDMA – the China 3G Standard”,  Hong Kong Economics Journal, pp119-121, Feb 2007

9)      W.W.T. Fok, V.W.L. Tam, H. Ng, I. Bose, “Asia-Pacific Financial Market Forecast by Computational Methodologies” the 6th NTU International Conference on Economics, Finance and Accounting  “ Financial Engineering and Financial Intermediation”, Taiwan, May 2008

10)  W.W.T. Fok, V.W.L. Tam, H. Ng, “Computational Neural Network for Global Stock Indexes Prediction”.
World Congress on Engineering 2008 (WCE 2008), International Association of Engineers IAENG,  ISBN: 978-988-98671-9-5, London, July 2008

11)  V.Tam, S.W. Cheung, W.W.T. Fok, K.S. Lui, J.Wong, C.L. Yip, “Turning Mobile Phones into A Mobile Quiz Platform to Challenge Players’ Knowledge: An Experience Report”, The 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE ICALT08, Cantabria, Spain, July 2008

12)  C.S. Ho, W.K. Lee, W.W.T. Fok, H. Leung, “The Enhancement of Management Education in Engineering Curricula”, International Conference on Electrical Engineering, ICEE2008, Okinawa Japan, 2008

13)  J.Close, W.W.T. Fok,  “Retro-Fitting for a Low-Carbon Society” Universitas 21 Conference on Energy Technologies and Policy, session Public Policies and Economic, Birmingham, the United Kingdom, Sep 2008 http://www.universitas21.com/pastevent/EnergyConf2008Presentations.html

14)  W.W.T. Fok, K.H. Lam, “Engineering a Better Climate by Using Renewable Energy”, 4th Symposium on Sustainable Development – Cooperation among Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Sep 2008

15)  W.W.T. Fok, “Development of WiFi Technologies and Applications for Intelligent Transport System and Tourism in Hong Kong”, 2008 Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Macau-Taiwan Engineers (Macau) Forum , the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, December 2008

 

2009

16)  J.Wong, T.Wang, V.Tam, S.W. Cheung,K.S. Lui,W.Fok, “A Mobile Quiz Platform to Challenge Players’ Knowledge on Mobile Devices”, IEEE Computer Society, Learning Technology publication of Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT), Learning Technology Newsletter, Vol. 11, Issue 1 & 2, January-April 2009. pp.13-15 http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/april2009/lt_april2009.pdf

17)  W.W.T. Fok, H. Ng, “Outlook of the Global Electronics Industry after the Financial Tsunami”, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Electronics Division 30th Anniversary Journal, May 2009

18)  W.W.T. Fok, W.K.Lee, “Vision Development in Engineering Education during Financial Crisis and Natural Disasters”, International Conference on Electrical Engineering 2009, Shenyang, China, Jul 2009

19)  W.W.T. Fok, “Virtual Workshop for Modern Industrial Training”, the 9th International Conference on Modern Industrial Training, 27-30 October 2009, Nanjing, China

20)  W.W.T. Fok, C.K.Y. CHAN, “Evaluating the Learning Experiences in Virtual Laboratory Training in Electrical and Electronic Engineering through Student Perceptions - A case study in the University of Hong Kong”, Engineering Education: the Journal of the Higher Education Academy, Engineering Subject Centre, Dec 2009

2010

21)  X. Sun, H. F. Chan, S. C. F. Tam, W. W. T. Fok, Q. Huang, W. K. Lee, K. S. Lui, K. K. Y. Wong, P. W. T. Pong , “Renewable Energy, Smart Grid, and Sensor Network”, Build4Asia International Conference 2010 organized by American Society of Hearing, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, June 2010, Hong Kong

22)  W.W.T. Fok, C.K.Y. Chan, “Experiential learning for Engineering Education - A school reconstruction project in Sichuan after the 5.12 Earthquake”,  The 2nd International Symposium on  Engineering Education and Educational Technologies: EEET 2010 in the context of The 3rd International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2010, July, Orlando, Florida, USA

23)  Chan. C.K.Y, Tam, V.W.L and Fok, W.T.T. (2010) Traditional and Modern MCQ Methods as In-class Formative Assessment. International Conference on Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning (EIAE 10).

24)  Chan C. K. Y., Fok W. W. T. and Tam V. (2010) Engaging Students with Various in-class formative Assessment. ICERI2010 (International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation), Madrid, Spain.

2011

25)  W.W. T. Fok, T.K. Cheng, P.W.T. Pong, C.C. Ngan, R. Ho, "Local Weather Effect on the Town Island PV system",  IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid and Clean Energy Technologies (IEEE ICSGCE 2011), Chengdu, China, Sept 2011

2012

26)  W.Fok, J.Lam, "Interactive Class with Tablet PC and Smartphone", CITE Research Symposium 2012~ E-learning in a Changing landscape of emerging technologies and pedagogies http://citers2012.cite.hku.hk/en/index.htm

27)  W.Fok, J.Lam, “Real-time interactive learning through smart mobile devices "Uses of Smart Cameras/Mobile Devices for Human Well-Being" of the 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, Oct 2012, Hong Kong

 

 

Books

 

1)      Chief Editor: “獻專業 連川港——港大師生及香港同胞援建四川實錄 Sichuan Reconstruction by Hong Kong Professions”, ISBN: 978-988-186601-1, Publisher: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Copyright 2009©

2)      Editorial Director: “Reconstruction after the 512 Earthquake ~ Knowledge Exchange and Experiential Learning Projects in Sichuan by Hong Kong Professions”, ISBN: 978-988-186602-8, Publisher: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Copyright 2010©

3)      Chief Editor: "Clean Energy and Environment - Combating Climate Change by Hong Kong Researchers and Professionals", ISBN: 978-988-15045-1-7, Published by Faculty of Engineering, Copyright 2011© 

4)      Chief Editor: "潔淨能源與環境 - 港大學者為改善環境分享專業知識" (in Chinese), ISBN: 978-988-15045-2-4, Published by Faculty of Engineering, Copyright 2011©

5)      Chief Editor: " The New Era of e-Learning ~ Mobile Learning & Interactive Class for the New Curriculum", ISBN: 978-988-15045-3-1, Publisher: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Copyright 2012©

6)      Chief Editor: "電子學習 . 新世代", ISBN: 978-988-15045-4-8, Publisher: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Copyright 2012©

 

       

 

Book Chapters

1)      Chapter author: “Trends in Mobile Technology and Business in the Asia-Pacific Region”, Editor: Youngjin Dr. Yoo, ISBN: 1843342243, Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd.

2)      Chan. C.K.Y, Tam, V.W.L and Fok, W.T.T. (In press) Traditional and Modern MCQ Methods as In-class Formative Assessment, Springer.

 

Awards

2012    Hong Kong ICT Award, Silver Award: Best Lifestyle Award

2012    Hong Kong ICT Award, Silver Award: Best Ubiquitous Networking Award – Mobile Publishing

2011    Hong Kong ICT Award: Best Ubiquitous Networking Award – Mobile learning & Publishing, Certificate of Merit.

2010    Best Teacher Award 2010, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong

2010    Leadership Bauhinia Award, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers

2010    Best Paper Award 2nd Prize, Shenzhen-Hongkong Metropolitan Information Network Development 2009 Academic Conference, Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council and the Shenzhen Computer Users Association.

http://www.eee.hku.hk/awards/awards%20staff/bestpaperaward_wtfok2009.html

2008    Bronze Award, ICT Awards, Office of Government Chief Information Office/ HK information Technology Joint Council

2007    Young Engineer of the Year 2007 – Certificate of Merit, Hong Kong Institution of Engineer

2007    TD-SCDMA Application Award, Hong Kong Hong Kong Wireless Development Center      

2006    3G Cyberport Award – 3G Mobile Learning Platform, Hong Kong Wireless Development Center     

2006    Bronze Award, ICT Awards, Office of Government Chief Information Office/ Hong Kong Productivity Council

2005    Bravo Outstanding Award, E-Business Technology Institute, the University of Hong Kong

2002    Service Award, E-Business Technology Institute, the University of Hong Kong

1998    Cambridge Commonwealth Society Fellowship

1997    Chevening Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, British Council

1994    Company Suggestion Scheme Award, Hong Kong Telcom

1992    Contribution Award, Hong Kong University Students’ Union

 

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