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Biography:

Mr Hok Yin Stephen Chiu,  

PGR (PhD), & Sessional Tutor


School of Engineering
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL, UK

Room: D229A
Phone: +44 (0)24 765 24676
Fax: +44 (0)24 76 524560



PhD Research
Hok Yin Stephen Chiu is undertaking a PhD and PGCTSS, at the University of Warwick's School of Engineering - funded by EPSRC DTP. He has a background in biomedical engineering, as well as manufacturing and mechanical engineering. His current research focuses on the applications of independent component analysis in brain signals processing. Within the School, he is based in the Brain and Behaviour Laboratory (D0.02) -  part of  Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine - supervised by Professor Christopher James.


           Outside of research, Hok is an Associate Tutor at the School of Engineering, Warwick Manufacturing Group, and the Department of Computer Science - for first, second, and final year undergraduate students. He also sits on the Postgraduate Staff-Student Liaison Committee, serving as the committee's Secretary.



Background
Hok developed his interest in Biomedical Engineering through his previous posts at the Institute of Digital Healthcare (IDH), and at Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine (WEB), as well as, presenting a paper in parallel to his undergraduate studies - at the International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (2017) in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


           As a Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering graduate (Class 2018, Warw.), he has a keen interest in manufacturing systems, and operations/quality management in real world applications - for industry, business, and public policy (in particular, Lean Thinking, and Six Sigma). His undergraduate project was on the Design, Manufacture, and Testing of an Automated Worm-Tracking System, awarded the Institution Best Project Certificate, by the IMechE.



Recent Academic and Research Activity
3rd Future Engineers' Leadership and Innovation Academy 2018 - CHONGQING (Sept-Oct  2019)
           Hok was part of the FELI Academy 2019 cohort, attended by PhD students representing Russell Group and E9 universities. The theme was on Advanced Healthcare Technologies; Hok was part of the team working on hand recognition / rehabilitation tech. The programme was organised by the UK-China Universities' Consortium on Engineering Education and Research - funded by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (UK), British Council (UK), and M.oE. (China).

41st IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2019 - BERLIN (Jul 2019)
           Hok attended the 41st IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2019, in Berlin, with his supervisor Professor Christopher James. This was an excellent opportunity to network and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the field of brain signals processing, and ICA. A video of Hok, as part of a contingent from Warwick Engineering in Biomedicine (WEB) at the conference, can be found, here.

2nd Future Engineers' Leadership and Innovation Academy 2018 - NANJING (Nov-Dec 2018)
           Hok was part of the FELI Academy 2018 cohort, which was open to a select number of British and Chinese PhD students with a background in renewable energy/advanced manufacturing. The programme was organised by the UK-China Universities' Consortium on Engineering Education and Research, to foster engineering innovation and leadership - funded by the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (UK), British Council (UK), and M.oE. (China).

2nd International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering 2017 - SARAJEVO (Mar 2017)
           Hok authored and presented a paper on the Development of a Muscle Activated Switch for the Severely Debilitated at CMBEBIH 2017. The paper was based on his work as an intern at WEB - further developing an existing, in-house designed, muscle-activated EMG 'switch'​. The paper was published in IFMBE Proceedings, vol 62. Attendance to the Conference was made possible by the generous support of the Andrew Little Fund.



Teaching Duties:
Academic Year 2019-2020:

    CS352 Project Management [Department of Computer Science, 3rd Year undergraduate seminar lectures];
    ES192 Engineering Design [School of Engineering, 1st Year undergraduate labs];
    ES2D2 Mechanical Engineering Design [School of Engineering, 2nd Year undergraduate New Technology sessions];
    ES191 Electrical and Electronic Circuits [School of Engineering, 1st Year undergraduate labs];
    ES372 Automation and Robotics [School of Engineering, 3rd Year Robotstudio Sessions];
    ES2C6 Electromechanical Systems Design [School of Engineering, 2nd Year undergraduate labs / design project];
Academic Year 2018-2019:

    ES2C6 Electromechanical Systems Design [School of Engineering, 2nd Year undergraduate labs / design project];
    CS133 Professional Skills [Department of Computer Science, 1st Year undergraduate seminar lectures];
    ES2D2 Mechanical Engineering Design [School of Engineering, 2nd Year undergraduate New Technology sessions];
    CS310 Computer Science Project [Department of Computer Science, 3rd Year undergraduate project guidance];


Outreach
Beyond academia, Hok takes an active interest in engineering outreach activities, both within and beyond the School - including, the School's Engineering Day, the Big Bang Fair, the Festival of Imagination, and outreach in schools. As a longstanding Ambassador at the School, he assists the Student Recruitment Officer at open days, ambassador training, and residential courses for prospective students.


           In his role as Tutor for Young Learners, and Ambassador at Warwick Manufacturing Group, Hok has been involved with the delivery of the University's Bright Stars Programme, and the Royal Institution Engineering Masterclasses - lead by WMG's Widening Participation Officer. The subject areas, covered Materials, Structures, 3D Printing, Programming, Cyber Security, Just-In-Time systems, and Coastal Engineering.



PGCTSS modules, specializing in:
    - Research Ethics and Practice;
    - Business, Innovation, and Commercialization;
    - Bioscience, Politics, and Social Acceptability;
    - Teaching for Postgraduates in Sciences;
    - Science Communication;
    - Decision Making and Leadership;


Selected Publications
Chiu H.Y.S., James C. (2017) Development of a muscle activated switch for the severely debilitated. In: Badnjevic A. (eds) CMBEBIH 2017. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 62. Springer, Singapore Link

Chiu H.Y.S., Walker G., Kermani K. (eds). (2017) The Warwick Engineer Winter Edition, vol 2, no 3. Warwick Engineering Society, Coventry: Issuu Link

Chiu H.Y.S., Walker G., Kermani K. (eds). (2016) The Warwick Engineer Freshers Edition, vol 2, no 2. Warwick Engineering Society, Coventry: Issuu Link

Chiu H.Y.S., Walker G., Kermani K. (eds). (2016) The Warwick Engineer Easter Edition, vol 2, no 1. Warwick Engineering Society, Coventry: Issuu Link


Personal web page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hok-yin-stephen-chiu/





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