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 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.
With great appreciation to IEEE, I am honoured being awarded:
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:
Serving and leading R10 requires dedication, commitment, time, experience and passion. I am prepared for the Call!. Your support is greatly appreciated!
I am open to your suggestions and comments. Please do not hesitate to contact me.