Wing Cheong Lau

Wing Cheong Lau is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering and the Director of the Mobile Technologies Centre (MobiTeC) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Wing received the B.S.(Eng) degree from The University of Hong Kong and the M.S. and PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Before returning to academia, Wing worked in the US industry for a decade: He was a Member of Technical Staff with the Performance Analysis Department, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey, where he conducted research in high-speed network protocol design and performance analysis. Wing also had a stint with Qualcomm, San Diego, California where he designed the architecture and protocols for the Next Generation Wireless Packet Data Networks and actively contributed to the standardization of such protocols in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and 3GPPs. While on leave from Bell Labs, Wing had taught at the University of Hong Kong and served as the Associate Director for the MSc Programme in E-Commerce and Internet Computing. Wing's innovations have led to the granting of 19 U.S. patents. Related research findings have culminated in more than 100 publications in major international conferences and journals. His recent research interests include: Security and Privacy of Online Social Networks and Mobile Payment Systems, Resource allocation and Optimization for Big Data Processing/ Cloud Computing Systems, Authenticated 2D barcodes and their applications. Dr. Lau is a Senior Member of IEEE and is a member of ACM and Tau Beta Pi. He is/has been a TPC member of ACM MobiHoc, Sigmetrics, IEEE Infocom, SECON, WiOpt, ICC, Globecom, WCNC, VTC, ITC, VNC and COMSNETS. He also served as a Guest Editor for the special issue on High-speed Network Security of IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC). For their work in Single-Sign-On SDK security, Wing and his team received the 2018 Internet Defense Prize (2nd-runner up) from Usenix and Facebook.