Ricky is Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also a Professor in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department. Before joining HKU in August 1998, he was a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University from August 1997 to July 1998. During his sabbatical leave year (from August 2004 to July 2005), he served as a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Southern California (USC). From 2007 to 2009, he worked as an Associate Professor at the Colorado State University (CSU). He also served as an Adjunct Professor of Shanghai University, Shenzhen University, and Xidian University.
He received his B.Sc. degree in computer engineering from HKU in 1991, the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1994 and 1997, respectively.
From January 2013 to December 2016, Ricky served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems. From March 2006 to December 2011, Ricky served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing as the Subject Area Editor in Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Computing. He also served as a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Sensor Networks. Ricky is a Senior Member of the ACM. He is a Fellow of the HKIE, the IEEE, and the IET. He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Communications Society.
His recent research endeavors are mainly related to incentive, dependability, and security issues in wireless systems and P2P applications. He is also spending much time on task scheduling and mapping in contemporary parallel processing platforms, such as chip multiprocessors, dynamically reconfigurable systems, and clouds.
Ricky received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from HKU in November 2004. In January 2010, one of his journal papers was ranked #4 among top ten All-Time Most Cited Papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, based on Scopus and Google Scholar citation counts as of October 2009 (see the Editor's Note for details). In April 2013, he got the Outstanding Reviewer Service Award from the IEEE Computer Society (under the Reviewer Appreciation Program) because as of 2013 he was the All-Time Most Prolific Reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (see this official announcement).
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