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by Sam Kwong

Kwong Re-Elected
SMCS Vice President

I

n 1993, my journey with IEEE
began when I submitted my first
paper as a lecturer to an IEEEsponsored conference. Through a
range of diverse, in-depth, and valuable experiences at many IEEEorganized events, I learned a great
deal and developed myself more
fully in my career. Due to the rich
insights and broadening experiences I gained through IEEE, I was
inspired to step up from participant
to contributor in different capacities at various IEEE events. I am
greatly honored to take on a range
of responsibilities and provide my
abilities to better develop IEEE; and
as IEEE develops, so do I myself.
I would like to share some of my
experiences in this article.
As a participant, the development
of my academic career grew with my
papers being published at various
IEEE conferences. I won Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards
at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2005
in Hong Kong and the IEEE IECON
2004 in Busan, Korea, respectively.
I served as an invited speaker for
an IEEE workshop at the 2001 IEEE
International Symposium on Industrial Electronics. My understanding
of conference administration developed alongside my participation in
IEEE events, and I began to take on
a more active role in these events. I

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have assumed at IEEE, I am most honored to have led the IEEE SMCS Hong
Kong Chapter to win the Best Chapter
Award in 2011 and to have successfully concluded the SMC 2015 Conference, held in my native Hong Kong, as
general chair.
Over the years, I have developed
a good research publication record.
Since 1993, I have coauthored three
served as track chair for many IEEE
research books, eight book chapters,
conferences, including the Interand more than 250 technical papers.
national Conference on Emerging
My book Genetic Algorithms for ConTechnologies and Factory Automatrol and Signal Processing, published
tion 2008, 2009, and 2011 and IECON
by Springer London, featured pioneer2010, as well as chair of the IEEE Ining work in applying evolutionary aldustrial Electronics Society Techgorithms as an optimization tool for
nical Committee on Factory Automany industrial applications, such as
mation, Computational Intelligence,
network intrusion systems, self‐healand Modern Heuristics in Indusing multicast networks, speech rectrial and Factory Automation. I am
ognition, and video coding, and was
presently an associate editor for
awarded bestseller
two IEEE Industrial
status in 1997. In adElectronics Society
dition, my research
publications.
As vice president
has been published
A f t er ga i n i ng
for conferences,
in more than 100
many valuable intop-ranked journal
sights and much exI aim to make
papers, mostly in
perience managing
SMCS conferences
IEEE journals.
committee techniglobally renowned.
I have also had
cal programs, I beextensive expericame more interestence working with
ed in the planning
industry. From 1985 to 1987, I was
and organization of IEEE SMC confera diagnostics engineer with Control
ences. So this became the focus of my
Data Canada, where I designed dipresent commitments. I served IEEE
agnostic software to detect faulty
SMCS as a board member, conference
VLSI chips in Cyber 430 machines. I
coordinator, and member of the Longlater joined Bell Northern Research
Range Planning and Finance ComCanada as a member of the scientific
mittee. I have been vice president for
staff and worked on both the DMS‐100
conferences and meetings of the IEEE
voice network and the DPN‐100 data
SMCS since 2013, and I strive to help
network projects.
lead IEEE SMCS in providing consisIn 1990, I entered the academic
tent and dedicated support to over 40
community at the City University of
conferences technically and financialHong Kong (CityU) as a lecturer in
ly every year. I was also a member of
the Department of Electronic Engithe IEEE Technical Program Integrity
neering. Currently, I am a professor
Committee, a body that works with
and department head in the DepartIEEE staff to maintain conference
ment of Computer Science (CS).
quality. Of all the responsibilities I

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