Professor Peter TS Yum
Emeritus Professor (FIEEE, FHKIE)
Professor Yum was born in Shanghai. He received primary and secondary school education in Hong Kong. He went to Columbia University and was awarded BS, MS, MPh and PhD degrees in 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978 respectively. He joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in April 1978 working on switching and signaling systems for 2.5 years. Then, he taught at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan for 2 years before joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1982. He was appointed chairman of IE Department two times and elected Dean of Engineering for two terms (2004-2010). Since June 1, 2010 he took no-pay leave from CUHK to serve as CTO of ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited).
Professor Yum has published widely in Internet research with contributions to routing, buffer management, deadlock handling, message resequencing and multi-access protocols. He then branched out to work on cellular network, lightwave networks, video distribution networks and 3G networks. His recently research is in the areas of RFID, sensor networks and wireless positioning technologies. He and student Lei Zhu was awarded the Best Paper Award of ACM MSWiM 2009 with paper title, "The Optimization of Framed Aloha based RFID Algorithms." He and another student Xu Chen were awarded the Honorable Mention Award (the first runner-up of the best paper award) with paper title "Cross Entropy Approach For Patrol Route Planning In Dynamic Environments" in IEEE international conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI), 2010.