Dr. Irwin King

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Biography :

Prof. Irwin King is the Chair and Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests  include  machine  learning,  social  computing,   AI,  web intelligence, data mining, and multimedia information processing. In these research areas, he has over 350 technical publications in journals   and   conferences.    He   is   an   IEEE   Fellow,   an  ACM Distinguished  Member,  and  a  Fellow  of  Hong  Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE).  He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Neural Networks (NN).   He  has   served   as  the  President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS),  General Co-chair  of The WebConf  2020,   ICONIP  2020,   WSDM 2011,   RecSys  2013, ACML  2015,    and   in  various  capacities   in   a   number  of   top conferences and societies such as WWW, NIPS, ICML, IJCAI, AAAI, APNNS, etc. He is the recipient of the ACM CIKM2019 Test of Time Award, the ACM SIGIR 2020 Test of Time Award, and 2020 APNNS Outstanding  Achievement  Award  for  his  contributions made  in social  computing  with  machine learning.  In early 2010 while  on leave with AT&T Labs Research, San Francisco,  he taught classes as  a  Visiting  Professor  at  UC  Berkeley.   He  received  his  B.Sc. degree in Engineering and Applied Science from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in  Computer Science  from  the  University  of  Southern  California (USC), Los Angeles.