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Dr Patrick Hui
Associate Professor
Fashion Retail & Marketing
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Dr Hui gained his Higher Diploma in Textile Technology from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1984, an MSc in Technological Economics from the University of Stirling, UK in 1988, an MSc in Information Systems from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1992, an MSc(Eng.) in Computers in Manufacturing from the University of Hong Kong in 1995, a PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1999, and a LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton, UK in 2004. He is a Chartered Engineer. He also holds professional diplomas in marketing, finance and accounting, and is a chartered member of both the British Computer Society and the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Dr Hui has held posts of relevance to computing and marketing in both industry and education. He joined the ITC as Lecturer in 1993. Since 2012, Dr Hui promotes to Associate Professor in Institute of Textiles and Clothing. He is responsible for teaching computing subjects at both the degree and sub-degree levels, and his research interests are IT law, e-commerce, information systems and the application of intelligent computing in textile and clothing industries. He has published over 100 refereed journal papers and conference papers.


Academic Qualifications

Higher Diploma in Textile Technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic,1984

Diploma in Marketing, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, U.K., 1987

M.Sc. in Technological Economics, University of Stirling, U.K.,1988

Certified Diploma in Finance and Accounting, ACCA, 1991

M.Sc. in Information Systems, Hong Kong Polytechnic, 1992

M.Sc.(Eng.) in Computers in Manufacturing, The University of Hong Kong, 1995

Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,1999

LLB(Hons), University of Wolverhampton, U.K., 2004

LLM in Intellectual Property Laws, The University of Hong Kong, 2008


Professional Affiliations

Full Membership (MBCS), The British Computer Society, 1992

Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council, UK, 2001

Area of Specialization

Information Technology, AI and Big Data, Information Systems, Healthcare Engineering, Service Learning and Products Development

Research Overview

Hui Patrick

Teaching Activities

(a) Subjects Taught (for the past 3 years)

Subject Title                                                                                                          Level

Information Systems for Textiles and Clothing Industries (ITC3502N)            HD

Fashion Retail Information System  (ITC3406N)                                                HD

Information Systems for Fashion Business (ITC4691)                                          BA

Engaging Fashion as a Communication Media for Needy (ITC2S01)                  BA


(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students

Role Student Name Degree Name of Institution Status (Completed Year)
Chief Supervisor  Lau Tak Wah PhD HKPolyU Completed in 2003
Chief Supervisor  Ho Kai Chiu PhD HKPolyU Completed in 2005
Chief Supervisor  Chan Hau Ling PhD HKPolyU Completed in 2015
Chief Supervisor  Wang Wenyi      PhD     HKPolyU Completed in 2017
Chief Supervisor  Lai Sze Yeung PhD HKPolyU Studying
Chief Supervisor  FENG Qilong PhD HKPolyU Studying
Co-supervisor   Tam Fung Yi PhD HKPolyU Completed in 2004
Co-supervisor   Zhou Jiu PhD HKPolyU Completed in 2008
Co-supervisor   Mandal Sumit  MPhil HKPolyU Completed in 2009
Co-supervisor      Liu Shuk Ching  MPhil HKPolyU Completed in 2009
Co-supervisor      CHYR Sheau Yun PhD HKPolyU Completed in 2011


Awards and Honours

Awards (selected)

  • Bronze Award, Seoul International Invention Fair, 2015
  • Excellent Production Prize – 15th China Hi-Tech Fair, 2013
  • Bronze Award, 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Switzerland, 2013
  • President’s Award of Excellent Achievements/ Performance in Services, PolyU, 2009

Selected Publications / Museum Collections / Exhibitions / Patents

Publications (selected)

  • T.M. Choi, C.L. Hui, N. Liu, S.F. Ng, and Y. Yu, “Fast fashion sales forecasting with limited data and time”, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 59, 2014, pp. 84-92.
  • C.L. Hui, W.Y. Wang, C.W. Kan, C.E. Zhou, S.F. Ng, E. Wat, V.X. Zhang, C.L. Chan, B.S. Lau, and P.C. Leung, “Preparation and characterization of chitosan microcapsules loaded with Cortex Moutan”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Vol. 55, 2013, pp. 32-38.
  • Y. Yu, T.M. Choi and C.L. Hui, “An intelligent fast sales forecasting model for fashion products”, Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 38, 2011, pp. 7373-7379.
  • LAU T.W., HUI P.C.L., NG F., CHAN K.C.C., “A New Fuzzy Approach to Improve Fashion Product Development”. Computers in Industry, Vol. 57, No. 1, 2006, pp. 82-92.
  • WONG K.H.M., HUI P.C.L., CHAN A.C.K., “Cryptography and Authentication on RFID Passive Tags for Apparel Products”. Computers in Industry, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2006, pp. 342-349.
  • C.L. HUI, TW Lau, SF Ng and KCC Chan, “Neural Network Prediction of Human Psychological Perception of Fabric Hand”, Textile Research Journal, Vol. 74, No. 5, 2004, pp. 375-383.
  • NG, S.F. and HUI, C.L., “Pressure Model of Elastic Fabric for Producing Pressure Garments”, Textile Research Journal, Vol. 71, No.3, 2001, pp. 275-279.



  • “Intelligent Monitoring System and Method on Diaper” granted by China Patent Office (Patent No: ZL 2011 1 0299274.1) on 10 Dec 2014
  • “Development Method of Making Double Layers Fabric Materials for Adult Bibs” granted by China Patent Office (Patent No: Z1.2011 1 0085487.4) on 21 May 2014
  • “RFID Passive Tags Anti-counterfeiting System” granted by China Patent Office (Patent No: 200510124845.2) on 15 Sept 2010