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Kam Fai Wong
Associate Dean (External), Faculty of Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)


Professor Wong Kam Fai has been focusing on the research areas of Chinese information processing, databases and information retrieval. He was appointed as one of the first batch of 61 national experts by The Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (CAAI) in 2018. He also gave a luncheon talk in The Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong last summer analysing the global competition in the development of AI technologies.
Professor Wong’s research team has received a Silver Medal and Prize of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation – Romania in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva as well as a second-class award in Scientific and Technological Progress (Science and Technology) 2017 from the Ministry of Education (MoE) of the People’s Republic of China. The winning project, “Development and industrialisation of ‘Bilingual Trilingualism’-based retrieval and understanding platform on large scale social media”, is in many ways beneficial to the development of internet information security and cross-border e-commerce related industries. It is a bilingual trilingualism-based retrieval and understanding platform on large scale social media that effectively retrieves targeted information from a complex web environment, which includes simplified and traditional Chinese, English, and Cantonese for Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan residents.
Professor Wong plays an active role as technology pioneer and leader of CUHK in promoting knowledge transfer and collaboration with the industry.  He has published over 250 technical papers in different international journals and conferences and books. He is an experienced speaker at forums, seminars and workshops, ranging from colleges and universities, government bodies, professional associations to open talk for general public. Professor Wong also writes column for newspaper and magazines occasionally giving out his insight on different topics. Recently he has been interviewed by various local, mainland and regional media sharing his insight into the impact of the “Outline Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” on the tertiary education and the scientific and technology sector of Hong Kong.
Professor Wong was awarded the Medal of Honour (MH) by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region for his valuable contribution to the development of information and communications technology in 2011, and invited to be a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in early 2018

Agenda Sessions

  • Tackling AI's 'Black Box' Problem: Explainability and Interpretability

  • Panel: Building Human Trust in AI: From Workplace To Civil Society