Prof. C. K. Michael Tse

BEng (Hons), PhD, IEEE Fellow, FIEAust, CPEng, Chang Jiang Scholars Chair Professor
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II


Chi K. Tse received the BEng degree with first class honors and the PhD degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia, in 1987 and 1991, respectively. 

       He is presently Chair Professor of Electronic Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and from 2005 to 2012 he was the Head of the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2013 to 2015, he was a member of the University Council. His research interests include complex network applications, power electronics and nonlinear systems. He was recipient of a number of research prizes including a few Best Paper Prizes from IEEE and other journals, as well as two Gold Medals in the International Inventions Exhibition in Geneva and a Silver Medal in International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada. In 2005, 2010 and 2018, he was selected and appointed as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. In 2006 he chaired the IEEE CAS Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems. He serves and has served as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II, IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEICE Nonlinear Theory and Applications; as Editor of IJCTA and associate editor of a few other IEEE journals. He has served on a number of IEEE committees including the IEEE Fellows Committee and the IEEE Awards Committee, and currently chairs the Steering Committee for IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He has been appointed to honorary professorship and distinguished fellowship by a few Australian, Canadian and Chinese universities, including the Chang Jiang Scholar Chair with Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Distinguished Professor-at-Large with the University of Western Australia. He is currently serving on panels of Hong Kong Research Grants Council, Innovation Technology Fund, and on the Quality Education Fund Steering Committee. He also serves as panel member for selection of Chang Jiang Scholars for China. Back in his own university, he received the President’s Award for Outstanding Research twice, in 1996 and 2000, and currently chairs the culture promotion committee which organises cultural events and programmes in visual art, theatre and music with public participation. 

          He is an IEEE Fellow and an IEAust Fellow.       

Hong Kong’s Mosaic History — A General Education Lecture

Despite our Chinese root, Hong Kong’s lifestyle and culture are incredibly diverged. Evidences of foreign influence are visible from all walks of life. From our cup of milk tea at Cha Chaan Ting to the indispensable Japanese rice cooker that we use everyday, Hong Kong people’s life has been deeply influenced by the Russian, English, French, Italian, Japanese and recently Korean.  In this lecture I took students through a "time-lapse” tour of our cultural history. 

The Students’ Flying Drones Project

A group of 21 final-year students in EIE spent 9 months in an experimental learning-community based project in which they learned to design and construct drones that performed intriguing functions. Students began from scratch, setting their objectives, finding the right materials and components, identifying the most appropriate approaches, designing the machines and developing softwares, and eventually getting their drones built and tested.

How the Flap of a Butterfly's Wings Affects Us?
HK SciFest 2016 Public Lecture, Hong Kong Science Museum Auditorium, March 19, 2016, 12 noon [Edited Video Recording]

“Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” This was the title of a talk delivered in 1972 by the late MIT Professor, Edward Lorenz, who first observed the apparently never-repeating pattern arising from his simplified weather model. A small change in a parameter of his model would make a huge difference in the pattern that it generates! In fact this is precisely what we see and experience every day and in a lot of situations. A small difference would cascade to a series of alterations of events that eventually cause big variations in the outcome. These phenomena are now termed “chaos”, which has been a subject of intense scientific study since 1960s. Weather forecast, coin tossing, drawing numbers from the Mark Six machine, even catching your flight tonight, are chaotic! This talk takes audience for a quick tour of the chaotic world in which we live and the scientific principle behind this fascinating yet common kind of orders or disorders.


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