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Rob Law

Rob Law

Honorary Professor


Prof. Rob Law is University of Macau Development Foundation (UMDF) Chair Professor of Smart Tourism, and Honorary Professor in Information Technology in Hospitality and Tourism of School of Hotel and Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to joining the University of Macau in July 2021, Prof. Law has worked in the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology, University of Regina, Bell Northern Research/Northern Telecom, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Prof. Law is an active researcher. He has received 90+ research related awards and accolades (e.g. recognized as the most prolific tourism/hospitality researcher in the world over two decades from 2000 to 2019 – International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2021), as well as millions of USD external and internal research grants. Prof. Law has edited four books and published 1,000+ research papers (including hundreds of articles in first-tier academic journals). His publications have received 50,000+ citations, with h-index/i 10-index = 103/466 (, accessed on January 10, 2022). In addition, Prof. Law serves different roles for 200+ research journals, and is a chair/committee member of more than 180 international conferences.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • PhD (University of Regina) 
  • MSc (University of Regina) 
  • BSc (University of Lethbridge)

Professional Qualifications

  • CHE (American Hotel & Lodging Association)

Academic and Professional Experience

  • Hotel and Tourism Technology Management

Research Interests

  • Information Technology
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • Modelling and Forecasting
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Computer Assisted Education

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