Dr Winnie Leung
Assistant Professor of Engineering Education
Division of Integrative Systems and Design
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Topic: Emerging Technology in Assistive Robotics
Prof. Leung Suk Wai Winnie is a systems design engineer, educator and entrepreneur. As a faculty of the Division of Integrative Systems and Design (ISD) at HKUST, she leads both a year-long cornerstone project course, as well as entrepreneurship-focused experiential learning courses. Prof. Leung received her PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2010. In Canada, she earned her BASc in Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo in 2002 and MASc in Aerospace Engineering from University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 2004. She has worked in the top universities in Hong Kong in both engineering and entrepreneurship disciplines. Prior to her academic career, Prof. Leung worked in the Canadian/ European aerospace industry as a control engineer designing the first version of the ExoMars Rover locomotive. She has also worked extensively in technology consulting (e.g. MDRobotics, IBM, Deloitte Consulting), equipping her with cross disciplinary vantage points. In 2010, she co-founded miniDSP, a HK-based pro-audio company which delivers digital audio solutions in application areas spanning conferencing to augmented reality. Her current research interests include robotics systems design for healthcare and education, and entrepreneurship education pedagogical innovation.