Lance C.C. Fung

Professor Emeritus Lance C.C. Fung received his technical training from Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1974 and an Advanced Diploma in Marine Electronics from Brunel Technical College, Bristol, United Kingdom in 1976. After worked as a Marine Electronic Officer,hecontinued his study andcompleted a Bachelor of Science Degree with First Class Honours in Maritime Technology in 1981; and a Master of Engineering Degree in System Test Technology from the University of Wales in 1982. He lectured at the Department of Nautical Studies, and the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic from 1982 to 1988. Since his migration to Australia, he lectured at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University from1989 to 2003. From 2003, he was a Faculty member atthe School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University until his retirement in 2015. Between 1988 and 1993, Lance completed his Doctor of Philosophy Degree at the University of Western Australia with a thesis on ArtificialIntelligence inPower System Engineering. In September 2017, Lance was awarded an Honorary PhD Degree inInformation Technology by Walailak University, Thailand, in recognition of his contributions towards the development andadvancement of Walailak University’s research and postgraduate programs. Lance’s research interest is in the development and applications ofinnovative intelligent technologies and advanced techniques to solve practical problems. He has been an active IEEE volunteer for over 20 years and has served in executive positions in several IEEE technical chapters, Western Australia Section, Australia Council and IEEE Asia-Pacific Region. He has also been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society between 2010-2015. He was a candidate for the Region 10 Director-elect in 2014. He is the current Chair of the IEEE Conference Quality Committee, Chair of the Technical Program Integrity Committee and Chair-elect of the IEEE New-Initiatives Committee. Lance’s passion is to nurturepostgraduate research students and he continuessupervision of postgraduate students locally and abroad. Lance’s motto is docendodiscimus which means “by teaching, we learn“.