Professor Roger Cheng assumed the Associate Provost (Teaching & Learning) position at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on July 1, 2014. He joined HKUST as Assistant Professor in 1995 and was subsequently promoted to Professor at the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering.
Prof Cheng was Associate Head of ECE Department in 2008-2010 and then Associate Dean of School of Engineering in 2010-2014. He led the effort in designing the new 4-year Engineering curriculum, implementing the new school-based admission scheme, and coordinating the first-year advising program for the first batch of Engineering students in the 4-year program during the 334 transition in the HK higher education system.
Professor Cheng’s research focus is in Wireless Communications and Networks. He published over 150 papers with more than 6500 citations. He had also had 27 patents filed and, among them, 9 granted. He is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of HKIE and one of the founders of a technology start-up company in 1999, which was eventually listed on the HK Stock Exchange in 2011.
He obtained his BS degree from Drexel University, and MSc and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from Princeton University.