ABOUT ME

Education

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Geography), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Master of Public Health Module, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
CMED 6204: Health and Society
CMED 6203: Measurement in Health

Master of Science with First Class Honours (Geography), University of Auckland, New Zealand

Postgraduate Diploma of Science (Geography), University of Auckland, New Zealand        

Certificate in Electrotechnology (Internet Programming), Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Graduate Diploma of Commerce (Information System), University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Science (Physics), University of Auckland, New Zealand

Work Experience

 

2017–Now Assistant Professor, Science Unit, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2017             Senior Research Assistant (Part-time), School of Public Health,

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017              Guest Lecturer, Department of Science and Environmental Studies,

The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2017              Programme Manager, Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change,

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2014–2017   Senior Research Assistant, Department of Geography,

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2013–2014    Fulbright Visiting Researcher, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management,

University of California, Berkeley, USA

2012-2015     Teaching / Research Assistant (Part-time),

Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong     

2007–2011    Senior System Engineer (GIS),

Singapore Technology Electronics Limited (Hong Kong Office)

2006–2007    GIS Analyst,

Auckland Regional Council, Auckland, New Zealand

2005–2006    Research Assistant (GIS) (Part-time),

STARPATH Research Team, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2004–2006    Stage 2 & 3 GIS Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (Part-time),

SGGES, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2004–2006    Web Development Assistant (Part-time),

SGGES, University of Auckland, New Zealand

2002–2003    Stage 1 & 2 Physics Tutor and Lab Demonstrator (Part-time),

Department of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Research/Teaching Grants

2022 - 2023   "A Smart Intelligent GeoAI Solution to Predict & Tackle Mosquito-borne Diseases in Hong                            Kong" funded by Innovation and Technology Fund (PI)

2021 - 2023   "A low cost approach to monitor noise and air pollution in a subtropical metropolitan city"                          funded by Direct Grant (PI)

2021               "Urban Ecology x GIS: Talent Education Programmes for Gifted Students" funded by Gifted                          Education Fund (Co-I)

2021               "Plastic Circularity: Learning Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in STEM for a better                         future", Innovation and Impact Fund (PI)

2021                “Effects of socio-environmental factors on student's behaviour” Lingnan Direct Grant (PI)

2020 - 2021   "Spatial associations between incense-burning temples and mortality in Hong Kong",                                 Lam Kei On Memorial Trust (PI)

2020 - 2021   "PLASTIC CIRCULARITY: Online education materials for youth (Form 1 to Form 3) to learn                           the negative impact of plastic to the environment, and also the concept of circular                                     economy", Innovation and Impact Fund (PI)

2019 - 2021   "Smart Toilet: An AIoT Based Predictive Maintenance Solution" Innovative and Technology                         Fund (Co-I)

2019 - 2021   "Fine particulate matter pollution from incense burning at temples in Hong Kong"                                       Environmental Conservation Fund (PI)

2019               "Adopting Emerging Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement" Lingnan Teaching                               Development Grant (Co-S)  

2019               "Influence of Environmental and Sociodemographic Factors on Out-of-hospital Cardiac                               Arrest (OCHA) Cases" Lingnan Direct Grant (PI)

2018               Provision of Services for Promoting Green Initiatives in Lunar New Year Fairs 2019 (Yuen                         Long) by Environmental Campaign Committee of HKSAR (Co-PI)

2018              "The Application of Web Geographic Information System (Web GIS) in Students’ Smart                                Learning on a Smart Green Campus"  Lingnan Teaching Development Grant (PI)

2017               “Foster active learning through flipped classroom” Lingnan Teaching Development Grant                          (Co-S)

 

Professional Service/Affiliation

2022                Guest Editor of Special Issue "Understanding the Impact of Social Environmental                                     Stressors on Urban Health: New Analytic Solutions and Challenges" of Sustainability                      (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 3.251) 

2022                Certified ESG Planner (CEP®) by International Chamber of Sustainable                                                Development (ICSD)

2022-Now       Steering committee member of Jockey Club Sustainable Campus Consumer                                              Programme (Funded by HKJC)

2021-Now       Invited speaker/instructor and course advisor for HKSAR Geospatial Lab

2021-Now       Qualified individual for buildingSMART Professional Certification (Foundation)

2021-Now       Lingnan University representative of the SDSN Hong Kong Network

2021                Mentor of the AECOM's FASTTRACK CITYHACK HONG KONG 2021

2021                Invited as GIS instructor for a 40-hour professional training program "BIM x GIS                                        Integration" organized for HKIP funded by HKSAR Dev Bureau

2019-Now       Honourable Secretary of Hong Kong Geographical Information System Association                                  (HKGISA)

2019-Now       Founding Committee Member of Hong Kong Alliance of Built Asset & Environment                                    Information Management Associations (HKABAEIMA) and Hong Kong Chapter of the                                buildingSmart International (bSI).

2019-Now       Council member and Vice-Chairman of the Spatial Database Infrastructure of Smart                                City Consortium (SCC)

2019-2022      Adjudicator of ESRI Young Scholars Award for 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022

2019-Now       Review editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Cities (Health and Cities)

2018-Now       Centre fellow of Centre for Social Policy and Social Change, Lingnan University

2017                Workshop organizer of the “International Training on Geographical Information Systems                          (GIS) and Spatial Analysis for Disease Outbreak Investigation” at Faculty of Veterinary                              Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (4-6 December 2017)                                                                    http://vphcap.wixsite.com/vphcap/gis2017

2016                Editorial board member of International Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Diagnosis

2015-Now       GIS Professional (GISP- Certificate no: 90962) presented by GIS Certification Institute                              (GISCI)

2015-Now      Review editor of Frontiers in Atmospheric Science (Physics, Environmental Science and                         Earth Science)

2016 - 2017    GeoMentor of AAG-Esri ConnectED

2016 - 2017    Guest editor of Procedia Environmental Sciences (Elsevier)

2015 – 2016    Co-chair and Executive committee of the International Conference on Geographies of                              Health and Living in Cities: Making Cities Healthy for All (21-24 June, 2016)

2015                Invited speaker of “Health, Wellbeing, and Geography Workshop” at Baptist University of                          Hong Kong (Publication No.: 246663)

2014-Now       Google Earth Engine trusted tester

2014                Geospatial workshop coordinator of “GeoGirls” at UC Berkeley Expanding Your Horizons                          (EYH)

2012-Now       Member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

2011-2013      Climate research team for Hong Kong Standard Chartered Marathon and HKAAA

2007-Now       Member of the Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association (HKGISA)

 

Honors and Awards

2022               The Teaching Excellence Awards Scheme (TEAS) 2021/22 - Outstanding Teaching        

                        Award for Early Career Faculty Member and Teams Award   

                        Presented by Lingnan University

2020               Research & KT Fund Team Award – Government/Industry Collaboration

                        Presented by Lingnan University

2016               Best Poster Award (Professional Category)

             Presented by HKGISA and 2016 H-City Conference Hong Kong

2013-2014     Fulbright Hong Kong Research Scholar Award

             Presented by RGC and Fulbright-Lee Hysan Scheme

2013               Conference Grant Award (Category B)

  Presented by Kyoto Regional Conference, Japan

2012               Best Poster Award (Second Place)

  Presented by the Hong Kong Geographical Association (HKGA)

2005               Summer Scholarship Award

                        Presented by Faculty of Science, University of Auckland, New Zealand

 

Teaching

Current:

CLD9024 Mapping Our Changing World

CLD9025 Climate Change and Human Health

MCG505 Smart and Sustainable Cities

SCI3001 Location Intelligence

SCI4001 Science and Society (Capstone Project)

SCI5001 Location Intelligence and Analytics (Coming soon)

Past:

SES 3004 Environmental Science and Sustainability

GEOG 3202 Environmental Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 3417 Introduction to GIS in Environmental Health

GEOG 2090 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 1005 Map Use, Reading, and Interpretation

Press/Media

2019     Interview by RTHK Radio 33, The Saturday Squad Link

2016     Interview by RTHK HK 《鏗鏘集》- 地圖說故事 Link

2013     Interview by Singtao Daily, Ta Kung Po, Wen Wei Po, Apple Daily and Sharp Daily

             《港大六大博士生 獲資助赴美研究》

 

Extra-curricular activities

 

Member of the reef check team Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Diver

Certified Rescue and CPR/AED/First Aid Diver of PADI

 

Other Information

GIS Skills:                            ESRI ArcGIS; Intergraph; Erdas Imagine; MapInfo; SketchUp; 3ds Max;

Programming language:   R; Python; VBA; VB; SQL; ArcObjects; AML; Google API; HTML5; CSS; PHP;

                                             XML; Javascript; Actionscript;

Statistical Software:          SPSS; SAS; GeoDa

Language:                           English (Fluent); Cantonese (Native); Mandarin (Fluent)

Interests:                            Photography; Badminton; Diving; Snowboarding; Traveling; Reading