Joseph Fong is an associate professor in the computer science department at the City University of Hong Kong. He graduated with a B.S. in computer engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1975, an M.S. in computer engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1976, an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University in San Francisco in 1985, and a Ph.D. in computing at the University of Sunderland in the U.K. in 1993. He gained 12 years' data-processing experience in the United States before returning to Hong Kong in 1987 to be an academic. His main research area is database technology, and he has obtained two Hong Kong patents in database reengineering and interoperability. He is the founder-chairman of the Hong Kong Web Society and the Sybase Hong Kong User Group and was also the chairman of the Hong Kong Computer Society Database Special Interest Group.
Hing Kwok Wong is a full-time Ph.D. student in the computer science department at the City University of Hong Kong. He received a B.S. in information technology, with first class honors, from the electronic engineering department, and an M.S. in computer science at the City University of Hong Kong in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He has published several research journal and conference papers in data mining. His current research interests are online analytical mining, Web usage mining, and XML-enabled databases.
Anthony Fong received his B.S. degree from Villanova University, Pennsylvania in 1969. He worked at Philco-Ford Corporation as a programmer before he returned to the university in 1971. He received his M.S. degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1973. He then joined Digital Equipment Corporation in Massachusetts as a design engineer, responsible for the design and development of DEC Systems 10 and 20, and the VAX Systems. In 1977, he moved to the Data General Corporation as a senior design engineer, working on the FHP Project in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina. He was later project leader working on MV/20000 designs and development. He joined Wang Laboratories in 1984 as a hardware section manager, responsible for the design and development of the VS-300 FPU and the VS-10000. He was elected to the Chairman's Club in 1989. He was also a part-time instructor at Northeastern University, Boston, from 1981 to 1983. In 1991 he joined the City University of Hong Kong as a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic Engineering. At present he is an associate professor and the director of the EDA Centre. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Science. Anthony Fong has been awarded six U.S. patents, all on computer architecture and design. He has published more than 40 papers on computer architecture and design and databases.