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13 December 2019

King's Engineer Dr Hak-Keung Lam named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Dr Hak-Keung Lam, Reader in the Department of Engineering, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition for contributions to the analysis and design of fuzzy model-based control systems – an advanced intelligent control approach based on the mathematical principles of nonlinear control theory and fuzzy logic.

Dr Hak-Keung Lam

Recognised as a prestigious honour within the industry, the distinction of IEEE Fellow is granted to select IEEE members nominated for their outstanding record of accomplishment and contribution towards the advancement of engineering, science and technology and realisation of these values to society.

Hak-Keung has pioneered the creation of two research sub-fields – membership-function-dependent analysis, and interval type-2 fuzzy control systems under the fuzzy-model-based control framework. Within them, he has initiated novel concepts and analysis techniques which have served to enable further developments by breaking through long-existing challenges in the field, including analysis and design limitations.

With over ten-thousand citations of his publications via Google Scholar and having authored and co-authored over 340 papers on fuzzy control, computational intelligence and machine learning, Hak-Keung has also been named by the Web of Science Group as Highly Cited Researcher for 2019 under the category of ‘engineering’ – an accolade which he carries on from the category of ‘cross-field’ in 2018. This recognition is granted by the Web of Science Group to ‘the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.”

On these recent achievements, Hak-Keung commented;

“I was very pleased to be named as IEEE Fellow and Highly Cited Researcher, which are the recognition of the international standing and research contributions from myself and my research team. It is a great encouragement for me and my team to keep pushing the research frontier and create new knowledge.”

Find out more about Dr Lam’s work.

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