Short Bio (Hoong Chuin Lau)

English Version (Chinese Version below)

Hoong Chuin LAU is Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Fujitsu-SMU Urban Computing and Engineering Corporate Lab at the Singapore Management University (SMU). Prior to joining SMU, he was a research scientist at the Institute of Inforcomm Research in Singapore (1997-1999), and assistant professor at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (2000-2005).

The common thread running through his research is a focus on going beyond publications to build usable novel tools and prototypes, a number of which have been testbedded and deployed in industry. Working at the interface of Operations Research and Artificial Intelligence, he is interested in combining data analytics and optimization for decision-making in business. More specifically, he works on optimization models, agent-based models, and metaheuristics for data-driven resource planning, scheduling and coordination problems in logistics, transportation, and travel planning. Recently, his focus is on such planning and operations problems in urban contexts.  He was awarded the Lee Kwan Yew Fellowship for research excellence in 2008. He currently serves on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and the Web Intelligence Journal.

He has been involved in consulting projects in logistics and transportation, for companies such as DHL, Fedex, Bax Global, PSA, EADS, ST Dynamics, and various government agencies. He is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation, and currently serves on the CILT Singapore board of directors.  For his work with the Singapore Ministry of Defense, he won the National Innovation and Quality Convention Star Award in 2006, and was nominated for the prestigious Defense Technology Prize (individual category) in 2007.

Throughout his 18 years of full-time university lecturing experience, he taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, including Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Combinatorial Graph Algorithms, Computer as an Analysis Tool, Computational Thinking, Decision Analytics and Optimization, Advanced Topics in Intelligent Systems, and Enterprise Analytics for Decision Support.  He is co-author of the textbook “Business Analytics for Decision Making” published by CRC Press in 2016.

Twice a recipient of Singapore government scholarship from the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), Hoong Chuin obtained his Doctorate of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) in 1996, and BSc and MSc degrees in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA) in 1987 and 1988.

刘洪泉是新加坡管理大学信息系统学院终身教授。目前担任都市计算工程企业研究中心(UNiCEN)主任2011-2015年担任生活全息数据研究中心(LARC)副主任。刘教授主要研究方向包括智慧物流与交通、数据挖掘与机器学习、运筹学(最优化)与人工智慧算法、决策分析系统、多智能体建模与仿真等。目前具体的研究领域重点解决城市物流、交通和旅游规划,基于Agent模型和数据驱动的资源管理调度和协调的问题。他已经在一个电子商务平台,使多个利益相关者的合作,提高“最后一公里”的物流业务发展工具。刘教授目前担任IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, Web Intelligence: An International Journal, Research in Logistics & Production Journal等期刊的编辑委员会成员。刘教授为联邦国际快递公司,伯灵顿,PSASingapore Technologies以及不同的政府机构提供了解决方案,取得了重大社会及经济效益。

他于1987年在美国明尼苏达大学 Department of Computer Science 获理学学士学位(Summa Cum Laude);1988 年在美国明尼苏达大学 Department of Computer Science 获理学硕士学位(Summa Cum Laude);1996 年在东京工业大学获工学博士学位。