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Dr Tracy Mok
Associate Head
Fashion & Textile Technology - Clothing
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Dr Mok graduated with a first-class honours BEng degree (majoring in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering) and a PhD degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1998 and 2002, respectively. In her PhD research, she applied different kinds of artificial intelligence (AI) soft computing techniques such as fuzzy logic, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and evolution strategies to solve some long-standing challenging engineering problems. After her graduation, she conducted short-term postdoc research at the University of Manchester (previously UMIST) in the UK and at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in different research areas like financial engineering, operation management, and control systems.

Dr Mok joined ITC in March 2005. Her current research interests are in the areas of fashion pattern engineering, fashion 2D and 3D CAD, digital human modelling, 3D scanning and sizing, cloth simulation, deep learning, computer generated textile, sketch and pattern designs, computer vision and computer graphics in fashion applications, advanced data analysis and artificial intelligent applications in the fashion industry.

BEng (1st class honors) in Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 1998
PhD, The University of Hong Kong, 2001

Completed training on patternmaking at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK and Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan, and teaching areas include patterning making, information technology, operation management and quality assurance.

Research Overview

Mok Tracy


Teaching Activities

(a) Subjects Taught

Years Subject title Level
2011/12 - 2012/13 Research Methodology Postgraduate
2005/06 - 2009/10 Information Technology for Textiles & Clothing Industries Postgraduate
2008/09 - Present Apparel Pattern Undergraduate
2013/14 - 2014/15 Advanced Apparel Pattern Undergraduate
2013/14 Pattern Construction & Development Undergraduate
2009/10 - Present Quantitative Decision Techniques for Fashion Industry Undergraduate

 Courses developed:

  • 2D and 3D CAD in Clothing Pattern Design, BA subject
  • Computer Technology for Fashion and Textiles
  • Industrial Placement for Exchange-in Students
  • Foundations of Apparel Construction
  • 3D CAD in Pattern


(b) Supervision of Research Postgraduate Students

  • Research student supervision was started from year 2007;
  • Successfully supervised 8 PhD students, among which 5 were graduated from PolyU and the rest 3 were co-supervision with partner universites in China, like Shanghai Jaotong University and Zhejiang Unviersity. Among the 5 PhD students, served as chief supervisors for 3 and as co-supervisor for 2.
  • Successful supervision of 2 MPhil students in PolyU, both as chief supervisors.
  • Currently act as chief supervisor for 5 research students (including 1 MPhil & 4 PhD) in PolyU

Awards and Honours

Awards (selected)

  • Best Paper Award — Textiles & Fashion Products, Cross-strait Conference on Textiles, 2014
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award — Textile Bioengineeering & Informatics Symposium, 2011
  • Excellent Paper Award — Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, 2010
  • Gold Medal — the 35th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques & Products, Geneva Switzerland, 2007
  • Special Gold Prize — Ministry of Education and Research of Romania, 2007

Selected Publications / Museum Collections / Exhibitions / Patents

Publications (selected)

  • X.M. Wan, Mok P.Y., X. Jin, Shape deformation using skeleton correspondences for realistic posed fashion flat creation, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 11(2): 409-420, 2014.
  • P.Y. Mok, J. Xu, X.X. Wang, Y.L. Kwok, J.T. Fan, and J. H. Xin, An IGA-based design support system for realistic and practical fashion designs, Computer Aided Design, 45, 1442-1458, 2013.
  • Shuaiyin Zhu, P.Y. Mok and Y.L. Kwok, An Efficient Human Model Customization Method Based on Orthogonal-view Monocular Photos, Computer Aided Design, 45, 1314-1332, 2013.
  • Mok P.Y., H.Q. Huang, Y.L. Kwok and J.S. Au, A Robust Adaptive Clustering Analysis Method for Automatic Identification of Clusters, Pattern Recognition 45(8):3017-3033, 2012.
  • Yuwei Meng, Mok P.Y., X. Jin, Computer aided clothing pattern design with 3D editing and pattern alteration, Computer Aided Design, 44(8):721-734, 2012.


  • A method and/or system for reconstructing from images a personalized 3D human body model, and the associated electronic devices, Patent filing number: 201610223606.0 (Mainland China), 2016
  • A Method and System of Smart Dressing, Patent filing number: 200610090584 (Mainland China) & PCT/CN2006/003566 (Patent Cooperation Treaty), 2006