Dr. Lucas Hui Chi Kwong

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Hui was appointed the Chief Technology Officer in October 2019, bringing with him over 30 years of outstanding research, consulting and teaching experience and a passion in “enabling people and processes to fully leverage the power of technology.”

Dr Hui is an internationally renowned expert in applied research in cybersecurity, data sciences and trust management, with vast leadership experience in collaborative projects in complex, multi- stakeholder situations across technological, organizational and geographical boundaries.

He first joined ASTRI in February 2018 as a Senior Director, and has successfully led the ASTRI Security Lab, IoT Security, Data Analytics, Multimedia Systems and Analytics, and Blockchain research teams. Some of the most exciting innovations delivered include cyber intelligence in FinTech, IoT security, industrial big data analytics for predictive maintenance, news and social media data analytics, and diagnostic image analytics platform for cancer screening.

Dr Hui is a pioneer in Information Security research in Hong Kong, with extensive connections in Greater China as well as internationally. Before joining ASTRI, he was a Faculty member at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) for nearly 20 years, and founded the university’s Centre for Information Security and Cryptography. He also taught at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has been a delegate, speaker, or panellist at numerous international conferences and workshops, and has over 200 papers attributed to him in international publications and journals. He was on the Steering Committee of ASIACRYPT – a top international conference in cryptography – and had hosted international conferences in Hong Kong.

Dr Hui completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Studies and MPhil in Computer Science at HKU. He also holds a Master of Science and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Davis.