We are delighted and proud to announce that Prof. Qing Li, Chair Professor of Data Science and Head of COMP, has recently been elevated to Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with effect from 1 January 2022, for his contributions to machine learning in multimedia, data mining and data warehousing.
Prof. Li joined COMP in 2018 as Head of the Department. His research interests are mainly in the areas of Multi-modal data management, Data warehousing and mining, Social media and Web services, and e-Learning Technologies. He has been actively involved in the research community by serving as an associate editor and reviewer for technical journals, and as an organiser/co-organiser of numerous international conferences. His significant achievement in research has also earned him the Fellowship of IET/IEE.
The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority in a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. Fellow is the highest grade of membership in IEEE, with the number selected each year not exceeding 0.1% of its total voting members. IEEE Fellow is recognised by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement.
Congratulations to Prof. Li on this well-deserved recognition and bringing honour to the Department, the Faculty and the University for his outstanding accomplishments in advancing innovation in his fields for the benefit of society.