Manwai Mak received a B.Eng. degree (Honors) in electronic engineering from the Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic in 1989 and a Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1993. He joined the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1993, and presently he is an Associate Professor. He has authored more than 100 technical articles in speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics and served as a Guest Editor of international journals. Dr. Mak is also a Coauthor of the postgraduate textbook Biometric Authentication: A Machine Learning Approach, Prentice Hall, 2005. Dr. Mak also has experience in software design and implementation, and he has provided consultancy services to companies in Hong Kong. Dr. Mak received eight research grants from the RGC of Hong Kong over the last nine years and received two Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Awards. Since 1995, Dr. Mak has been an Executive Committee Member of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Chapter in 2003–2005. He also served as a Member of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee in 2005–2007 and a Member of Technical Committee Member, IEEE Computation Intelligence Society, and Intelligent Systems Applications in 2008. Dr. Mak has served as a Program Committee Member of a number of international conferences, including MLSP'06-2010, BIBE'07, PCM'07 (Track Cochair), ICMLC'20007–2011, APSIPA'09–2011, ISCSLP'08-10, and so forth. Dr. Mak's research interests include speaker recognition, machine learning, and bioinformatics.
Biography Updated on 3 May 2011