Guest introduction

Mr. James Lei

Project Director, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)

Prof. James Lei worked at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, Panasonic Research, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the President of New Jersey Chinese Computer Professionals Society, the Director of Chinese Association of Science and Technology, and Beijing Overseas Scientific Advisory Board. He was the Co-founder of Guangzhou International High-Tech Incubation Centre.

Dr Lei has more than 100 publications in journals, conferences, and patent applications. His research has led to several technology startups. His research has won several international recognition, such as the 2011 CES Innovations Award, 2008 Taiwan Excellence Award, and 2007 IBM/Microsoft Consensus Award. His team has won the runner up finalist award at 2012 Grand Challenge Competition at the ACM International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems. He received a Meritorious Award for International Mathematical Contest in Modeling by SIAM in 1989. He obtained Bachelor’s degree from Beijing University, and PhD degree from Brown University. Prof.

Lei is committed to basic and innovative technology education in universities, cultivating compound talents integrating finance, mathematics, and IT, emphasizing the practical operation of blockchain and AI/big data, and improving the R&D and innovation capabilities of technology products.