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 Hong Kong Council for Testing and Certification, Chairman of the Veterinary Board of Hong Kong and Member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR. He also sits on the boards of a number of research and development organizations in Hong Kong. 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.