Academic Experience

Research Assistant Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK since 2020

Independent Research Fellow/Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, UK 2019 - 2020

Research Scientist, AIST, Japan (one of the top research institutes and think tanks in Japan) 2017- 2019
Independent Researcher

Junior Researcher, Waseda University, Japan 2016
Supervisor: Prof. Tetsuya Ogata

Postdoc Researcher, Uni. of Plymouth, UK 2015
EU Project: POETICON++, Supervisor: Prof. Angelo Cangelosi

Research Assistant, Uni. of Hertfordshire, UK 2014
EU Project: ALIZ-E, Supervisor: Dr. Lola Canamero

Other Experience

Co-founder and CTO, Dailove Limited, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks, since 2023
To build data-driven and elderly-friendly medication management system solutions for community- and home-based health-care.

Research Grants

DAAD/RGC Joint Research Scheme (PI) Socio-demographic variables to embodied and emotional experiences in virtual nature: a cross-country study Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

HA Data Lab Collaboration Project (PI) Research on Dementia Journey from Electronic Clinical Data in Hong Kong Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Departmental Allocated Fund, (PI) An One-for-all Platform with Extendable Rehabilitation Assistant Service (OPERA): Machine Learning Driven Development and Exemplification Study, July 2022 - Jan 2024

PolyU RIAIoT Research Fund (PI) The feasibility study of the brain-control and human-interaction mechanisms for the use of telerobot in people with severe physical disabilities Oct 2022 - Sep 2024

PolyU Start-up Fund, (PI) Social assistive robots used for elderly mental care and its neural responses, Feb 2021 - Nov 2022

Waseda SGU International Collaborative Grant, April-Sep 2015

JSPS-NSFC International Grant, Feb 2018

Nottingham Trent Independent Research Fellowship, (PI) 2019

Nottingham Trent University Strategic Project Fund, (PI) January - December 2020

Academic Awards

Rutherford Fellowship, Sussex University, 2019

Best Theory Paper, International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control, 2017

Best Student Paper, International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 2012

Marie Curie PhD Fellowship, European Union, 2010 - 2013

Knowledge Transfer Awards

HK Science Park Incubation

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught,

Graduate Students Supervised,

Other Professional Activities

Associate Editors
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Frontiers in Robotics and AI

Task Force on Action and Perception, IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Cognitive and Developmental Systems

Guest Editors
Complexity: Neural Network for Complex Systems: Theory and Applications (2017)
Interaction Studies: Human-robot Collaborative Intelligence (2017)
Complexity: Control Design for Systems Operating in Complex Environments (2018)
IEEE Transaction on Cognitive and Developmental Systems: Unsupervised Continuous Learning (2018)
Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing: Human Behaviour Monitoring, Interpretation and Understanding (2019)
Neural Computing and Applications: Human-in-the-loop Learning and Applications (2021)
Security and Communication Networks: Safety and Adaptivity in Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications (2021)
Frontiers in Robotics and AI: Biological-Inspired Autonomous Mobile Manipulation: Challenges in Design, Control, and Real-World Application (2022)
IEEE Transaction on Cognitive and Developmental Systems: Movement Sciences in Cognitive Systems (2022)

Organised Events,
Conference on Robotics and Development of Cognition 2012, Lausanne, CH.
Workshop in Human Robot Collaborative Intelligence (at ICARM 2018), SG.
IEEE Symposium on Domestic Robotics 2019, Xiamen, CN.
Special Session of Human-in-the-loop Learning (at IEEE SMC 2020), Toronto, CA.
Workshop in Sensorimotor Interaction, Language and Embodiment of Symbols (at IEEE ICDL/EpiRob 2020), Valparaiso, CL.
Special Session of Human-in-the-loop Learning System and its User-centric Methods (at IEEE SMC 2021), Melbourne, AU.
2nd Workshop in Sensorimotor Interaction, Language and Embodiment of Symbols (at IEEE ICDL/EpiRob 2021), Beijing, China.
The 15th International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2022), Hong Kong
3rd Workshop in Sensorimotor Interaction, Language and Embodiment of Symbols (at IEEE ICDL/EpiRob 2022), London, UK.

Ad-hoc Reviewer,
IEEE Transaction on Cognitive and Developmental Systems
IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
Interaction Studies
IET Control Theory and Applications
Frontiers on AI and robotics
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI),
IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN), etc