Professor Pak-Chung Ching is Director of Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering and Choh-Ming Li Professor of Electronic Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor in Engineering (First Class Honours) and PhD degrees from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1977 and 1981 respectively. Professor Ching is a Fellow of IEEE, IEE, HKIE and HKAES. He is Chairman of the Veterinary Board of Hong Kong and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute, and also member of the Board of Directors of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute. Professor Ching was awarded the IEEE Third Millennium Award in 2000, and the HKIE Hall of Fame and the Bronze Bauhinia Star by the Government of HKSAR in 2010. His research interests include adaptive digital signal processing, time delay estimation and target localization, blind signal estimation and separation, automatic speech recognition, speaker identification/verification and speech synthesis, and advanced signal processing techniques for wireless communications.