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Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok

Professor, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Honorary Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, HKU

B.Eng, MPhil (CUHK), 
DIC, PhD (Imp Lond)

Tel: +852-3917-2636
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Webpage: @Croucher

Ka-Wai Kwok received the B.Eng. and M.Phil. degrees from Department of Automation and Computer-aided Engineering (aka Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE) currently), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2012, he obtained the Ph.D. degree from the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Department of Computing, Imperial College London. After then, he was awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship 2013, which supported his research jointly supervised by advisors in The University of Georgia, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. From 2014, he had joined Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), for being a faculty. His research interests focus on surgical robotics, intra-operative image processing, and their uses of intelligent systems. He has participated in various designs of robotic devices/interfaces for endoscopy, and MRI-guided interventions.


Currently, Ka-Wai serves as Professor at MAE, CUHK. To date, he has co-authored >160 peer-reviewed articles with >80 clinical fellows and >160 scientists/engineers. His multidisciplinary work has been recognized by various (>10) awards in international conferences/journals, e.g. the largest flagship conferences of robotics, ICRA and IROS. He was the recipient of ICRA Best Conference Paper Award in 2018, and IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award in 2020. He also obtained awards in his early career for robotics, e.g. the Early Career Awards 2015/16 offered by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, Actuators 2020 Young Investigator Award, HKU 2019-2020 Outstanding Young Researcher Award, HKU Young Innovator Award 2020 and HKU Research Output Prize 2021-22.


Being IEEE Senior Member, Ka-Wai serves editor boards for IROS 2017-22, ICRA 2019-21, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM), as well as Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME) and Proc. IMechE Part I: Journal of Systems & Control Engineering (JSCE). He is the principal investigator of group for Interventional Robotic and Imaging Systems (IRIS) at HKU. The group has (>5) inventions licensed/transferred from university to industry in support for their commercialization. He is a co-founder of Agilis Robotics Ltd. aiming at advancing the interventional endoscopy with small, flexible robotic instruments and their intelligent control systems.

Senior Research Fellows
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Dr. Angel Siu-Yan Ng

Project Manager

B.Sc (HKU), M.Sc, DIC (Imp Lond), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Fabrication of Nanomaterials; Electrodeposition; Photochemical Etching and Forming


Joe Ka-Ming Hui

Senior Research Fellow


Research Interests: Quantitative Finance; Blockchain; Artificial Intelligence


Dr. Bo-Hao Zhu

Research Assistant Professor

B.Eng (HIT), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Control Theory; Intelligent Systems


Dr. Xiao-Mei Wang

Post-doctoral Fellow

B.Eng, MEng (HIT), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Learning-based Robotic Control; Continuum Robot Control; Medical Robotics


Dr. Xiao-qi Song

Post-doctoral Fellow

B.Eng, MEng (NUAA), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Control Theory; Fault Tolerant Control; Switched Systems; Intelligent Systems


Dr. Kui Wang 

Post-doctoral Fellow (Part-time)

B.Eng, MEng (NKU), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Soft Robotics; Medical Robotics; Shape Sensing Technology


Dr. Ge Fang 

Post-doctoral Fellow (Part-time)

B.Eng (HUST), MEng (SJTU), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Image-guided Robotics Control; Medical Robotics


Dr. Zhuo-liang He 

Post-doctoral Fellow (Part-time)

B.Eng (HNU), MEng (ZJU), PhD (HKU)

Research Interests: Robotic Mechanism Design; Surgical Robotics


Dr. Yi-fang Zhang

Post-doctoral Fellow

B.Eng (CQU), PhD (ZJU)

Research Interests: Control Theory; Intelligent Systems; Periodic Systems; Medical Robotics


Becky Tik-Sze Chung 

Project Officer




Justin Di-Lang Ho 

Senior Research Fellow

B.Eng (UQ), M.Phil (HKU)


Research Interests: Medical Robotics; Image-guided Surgical Navigations; Fiber-optic Shape Sensing; Minimally Invasive Surgery

Research Fellows

Owen Yui-Lun Ng

PhD Student

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Medical Image Analysis

Li Yingqi

Ying-Qi Li

PhD Student

Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Computational Mechanics; Soft Robotics


Zhi-yi Jiang

PhD Student

Research Interests: Surgical Robotics; Intelligent Systems


Jing Dai

PhD Student


Research Interests: Robotics; Intelligent Systems


Yi-feng Hao

PhD Student

Research Interests: Robotics


Mengjie Wu

Dr. Jia-ren Xiao

Libaihe Tian

Matthias Kong-Yin Pun

Hing-Choi Fu

Dr. Chun-Fai Ng

Kun Hao

Tim Tian-Le Lun

Zheng-Yang Li

Xiangkai Ouyang

Chris Hon-Sing Tong

Dr. Jinrong Liu

Alan Wai-Lun Tang

Dr. Peggy So-Sum Leung

Dr. Kin-Chung Denny Fu

Janet Zhang Si-wei

Wen-Hao Jiang

Jia-Rong Song

Dr. Chen-chen Fan

Paul Wang-Tsun Ng

Dr. Chim-Lee Cheung

Dr. Zi-Yang Dong

Dr. Zi-Yan Guo

An Qu

Martin Chun-Wing Leong

Brian Tao

Jason Chi-Hin Mak

Lok-Hang Tsang

Yomi Rongying Xie

Dr. Brian Kit-Hang Lee

Dr. Brian Tse

Vincent Hui

Marco Chow

Michelle Lo

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