Professor Daniel Yeung receives the 2014 Outstanding
For significant contributions and outstanding service to the
IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, Daniel Yeung
was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Contribution award concurrently
with Professor Lai.
About Professor Yeung
Daniel S. Yeung (Ph.D., M.Sc., M.B.A., M.S., M.A., B.A.) is a Past President of the IEEE
Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society and a Fellow of the IEEE. He received the
Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Case Western Reserve University. In the past, he
has worked as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rochester
Institute of Technology, as a Research Scientist in the General Electric Corporate Research
Center, and as a System Integration Engineer at TRW, all in the United States. He was the
chairman of the Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong
Kong, and a Chair Professor from 1999 to 2006. Currently he is a visiting Professor in the
School of Computer Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology,
His current research interests include neural-network sensitivity analysis, data mining, and
fuzzy rough set. He was the Chairman of IEEE Hong Kong Computer Chapter (91and 92), an
associate editor for both IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and IEEE Transactions on
SMC (Part B), and for the International Journal on Wavelet and Multi resolution Processing.
He has served as the President (2008 and 2009), President-Elect (2007), a member of the
Board of Governors, Vice President for Technical Activities, and Vice President for Long
Range Planning and Finance for the IEEE SMC Society. He co-founded and served as a
General Co-Chair since 2002 for the International Conference on Machine Learning and
Cybernetics held annually in China. He also served as a General Co-Chair (Technical
Program) of the 2006 International Conference on Pattern Recognition, and 2012, 2013 and
2015 International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. He is also the founding
Chairman of the IEEE SMC Hong Kong Chapter.
His past teaching and academic administrative positions include serving as Head of the
Management Information Unit at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Associate
Head/Principal Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, City Polytechnic of Hong
Kong, a tenured Assistant Professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology and
an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics, both at Rochester Institute of
Technology, Rochester, New York.
He also held industrial and business positions as a Technical Specialist/Application Software
Group Leader at the Computer Consoles, Inc., Rochester, New York, an Information
Resource Sub-manager/Staff Engineer at the Military and Avionics Division, TRW Inc., San
Diego, California, and an Information Scientist of the Information System Operation Lab,
General Electric Corporate Research and Development Centre, Schenectady, New York.