Presidential Chair Professor

Education Background

Ph.D. in EECS (1972), University of California at Berkeley, USA

M.S. in EE (1969), University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA

B.S. in EE (1966), National Taiwan University, China

Research Field
Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing, Cloud Computing and Network Security
Personal Website

Professor Hwang Kai is a Presidential Chair Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining CUHK in 2018, he has taught at the University of Southern California (USC) and at Purdue University for 45 years. He also served as a distinguished Chair Professor at Tsinghua University and the University of Hong Kong. At present, he is also the director of the Research Center on Internet of Things and Smart Cloud, Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS). His team mainly develops intelligent medical cloud platforms and multi-agent intelligent applications in digital cities.

Professor Hwang is a pioneer in parallel processing computer architecture field. He has published 10 English monographs about computers and the Internet, six of which have been adopted worldwide and translated into 4 foreign languages from the English editions. He also published 280 papers. According to Google Scholar, his works have been cited for over 20,500 times with an H-index of 62 currently. In 1983, he published the "Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing" and lectured back in China for many times, which significantly promoted the development of high-performance computing and the establishment of Kylin OS, Sugon, and Tianhe supercomputer systems.

Professor Hwang has received a number of awards for his research contributions. He was honored with the 2012 IEEE World Cloud Computing Conference Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2019 70th Anniversary Science and Technology Innovation Achievement Award and 2020 Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Natural Science Award. He has trained thousands of professionals in the computer science field in China, which includes 6 academicians, 10 IEEE/CCF fellows, and more than 30 leading professionals in computer science field. The China Computer Federation (CCF) awarded Professor Hwang the first 2005 Outstanding Overseas Scholar Achievement Award in recognition of his great contribution to China's engineering science and technology. The Outstanding Overseas Scholars Contribution Award is the highest award issued by CCF to overseas scholars.

Academic Publication

K. Hwang, Cloud Computing for Machine Learning and Cognitive Applications, The MIT Press,  June   2017 (601 pages).  Chinese translation will appear in April 2018.

K. Hwang and M. Chen, Big Data Analytics for Cloud, IoT and Cognitive Computing , John Wiley Publisher, U. K. , May  2017.  (410 pages).  Chinese edition appeared Jan. 2018.

K. Hwang, G. Fox, and J. Dongarra,  Distributed and Cloud Computing : from Parallel Processing to The  Internet of Things,  Morgan Kaufmann, Oct. 2013 (648 pages), (ISBN 978-0-12-385880-1).  Chinese translation,  Huazhang Publisher, China, Jan. 2013.

K. Hwang and Z. Xu, Scalable Parallel Computing: Technology, Architecture, Programming, a graduate-level textbook co-authored with Z. Xu, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Feb. 1998  (825 pages). (ISBN 0-07-031798-4.), Chinese translation by Shanghai Jiaotong University 2000.

K. Hwang, Advanced Computer Architecture: Parallelism, Scalability, Programmability,
McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, April 1993. (770 Pages). Chinese translation by
Tsinghua University Press, China, August, 1995. Korea translation in Sept. 1997. Second Edition, McGraw-Hill Tata, India, 2012.

K. Hwang and F. A.  Briggs, Computer Architecture and Parallel Processing, a graduate-level textbook by McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1984, (846 pages). Chinese translation by Science Press, China, in 1987.  Spanish translation by A. B. Paloma and J. Ruz Ortiz, Univ. of Madrid, Libros McGraw-Hill De Mexico, Spain 1988.

K. Hwang, Computer Arithmetic: Principles, Architecture and Design, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Publishers, New York, N. Y. 1979, (423 pages).  Chinese translation by Science Press, China, in 1980. Japanese translation by Modern Science Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1980.

K. Hwang and D. DeGroot  (Editors and Authors), Parallel Processing for Supercomputers and Artificial Intelligence, a research reference book, McGraw-Hill Book Co., N. Y.,
March 1989, (673 pages).

K. Hwang (Editor and author), Supercomputers: Design and Applications, A tutorial text by IEEE Computer Society Press, Silver Spring, Maryland, August 1984. (640 pages)

C. K. Yuen (EIC) and K. Hwang (Co-EIC)), Annual Review of Scalable Computing,
Singapore University  Press and World Scientific Pub. Co., Volumes 1- 7, 1999 - 2005.