Ting-Chuen Pong is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST. He is one of the founding faculty members of HKUST, where he served as the Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Associate Dean of Engineering and Director of the Sino Software Research Institute. Before joining HKUST, he was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota – Minneapolis in the US. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US. He is a recipient of the HKUST Excellence in Teaching Innovation Award in 2001. Professor Pong's research interests include computer vision, multimedia computing and IT in Education.