Biography

I was born in Hong Kong and trained in the Hong Kong Poytechnic as a Marine Radio and Electronic Officer. I completed further training at Brunel Technical College, Bristol and worked as MREO until 1978. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with First Class Honours in Maritime Studies and a Master of Engineering Degree in System Test Technology from the University of Wales, Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST) in 1981 and 1982 resepctively. My PhD Degree was awarded by the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1994 with a study on the Applications of Artificial Intelligent Techniques to Electrical Power System Engineering under the supervision of the late Professor Kit Po Wong. I taught at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic from 1982 to 1988; and at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology between 1989 and 2003. I joined Murdoch University in 2003 and I was appointed as Emeritus Professor in 2015. In 2017, I was awarded an Honorary PhD Degree in Information Technology by Walailak University, Thailand, in recognition of my contributions towards the development and advancement of their research and postgraduate programs. I have held positions as Academic Program Chair, Associate Dean of Research, Postgraduate Research Director and Director of the Center for Enterprise Collaborative in Innovative Systems. I have supervised to completion over 35 postgraduate and doctoral students and I have published over 330 academic articles in international journals and conference proceedings in the areas of Neural Networks, Intelligent Systems, Computational Intelligence, Cybernetics, Electrical Power Systems, Image Processing, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Knowledge Management, Education and Web Technology. My contributions can be viewed at ieee.Xplore, ResearchGate.net, scholar.google.com, academic.research.microsoft.com. I am continuing my research and supervision of postgraduate students and my motto is “Learning has no Boundary”. My profile locates at: http://profiles.murdoch.edu.au/myprofile/lance-fung/

I have been a dedicated volunteer in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) for over two decades. I have served in many positions in the executive committees of Technical Society Chapters, WA Section, Australia Council and R10 Ex-Com. I have been a member of the Board of Governors in the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetic Society (2010-2015) served as Chair of the IEEE New Initiative Committee (NIC), Conference Quality Committee (CQC), IEEE Technical Program Integrity Committee (TPIC) and currently as IEEE R10 Chair of Educational Activities Committee.

I am honored being a Nominated Candidate for the IEEE 2021-2022 Asia-Pacific Region (R10) Director-Elect and I look forward to serve IEEE members and the community in Region 10. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Lanceccfung@ieee.org should you have any feedback and queries on the election which will be held between Mid-August to end of September 2020.

Emeritus Professor Lance Chun Che Fung Photo

IEEE Accomplishments and Activities

Selected List of IEEE Activities in various committees:

  • Region10 Education Activities Committee (Chair 2019-2020)
  • Section Education Outreach Committee (Member 2019-2020)
  • New Initiatives Committee (Chair 2019, Past-Chair 2020, Member 2014-2018)
  • Conference Quality Committee (Chair 2018, Past-Chair 2019-2020, Member 2015-2017)
  • Technical Program and Integrity Committee (Chair 2017-2018, Past Chair 2019, Member 2015-2016)
  • Conference Finance Committee (Member 2019-2020)
  • Ad-hoc on Valid Science Content (Member 2020)
  • Strategy and Alignment Committee (Member 2019)
  • Humanitarian Activities Committee (Liaison 2019)
  • Region 10 Conference Quality and Management Committee (Chair 2018)
  • Conference Branding Ad-Hoc (Member 2017)
  • Conference Quality Policies Ad Hoc (Member 2017)
  • Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society Board of Governors, (Member-At-Large 2010-2015)
  • Member, IEEE Global Strategy Ad-hoc Committee
  • Member, IEEE Signature Programs Evaluation Committee
  • WA Section (Chair 2001-2002, 2005-2006, 2013)
  • Australia Council (Chair, 2013-2014)
  • Student Counsellor at Curtin University and Murdoch University
  • Reviewers and Members of Technical Program Committee and Editorial Committee for many IEEE conferences, editorial boards and grant review panels.

Accomplishments

I have accumulated over twenty years of experience through dedicated services as members of executive committees in the IEEE WA Section, Australia Council and Region 10 Executive Committee (2007-2008 and 2018-2020). I served six years (2010-2015) as Member-at-Large of the IEEE SMC Society Board of Governors, Chair of SMCS Chapters Coordinator and Membership Development Committee, responsible for the recruitment and growth of SMCS memberships. As Member and Chair of TPIC and CQC, I oversee quality of technical programs in IEEE conferences and actively promote the importance of Conference Quality in R10. As Chair of NIC, I established and promoted the $1 Million Challenge Call for New Initiatives proposals in 2019.

Awards

With great appreciation to IEEE, I am honoured being awarded:

  • 2015 IEEE Region 10 Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

Position Statement

Sixty Percent of the world’s population reside in the Asia-Pacific Region, as well as one third of the IEEE members. By March 2020, R10 has over 135 thousands members in 59 Sections and various Operational Units, the number is growing continuously. 2020 has witnessed a major challenge to the Region and I believe IEEE members are capable to develop solutions to many problems. Given the opportunity to serve as R10 Director, I will dedicate my time, professional experience and practical knowledge to:

  • • Support innovative projects to develop Local Solutions in alignment with IEEE Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
  • • Actively represent the Voices and Concerns from R10 in IEEE Boards and Committees.
  • • Develop strategies to improve the Values, Benefits and Experience for R10 memberships.
  • • Encourage R10 volunteers to participate in decision making, and public recognition of their contributions.
  • • Establish Collaborative Schemes between students, YP, WIE and High grade members through networking and joint projects.

Serving and leading R10 requires dedication, commitment, time, experience and passion. I am prepared for the Call!. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Feedback

I am open to your suggestions and comments. Please do not hesitate to contact me.