Desmond Yau Chat TSOI

Desmond Yau Chat TSOI 蔡友集

PhD in Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University

Assistant Professor of Engineering Education
Senior Lecturer

Desmond Yau Chat TSOI
Tel: (852) 2358 6984
Office: Room 3553
Links: Personal Webpage
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Desmond Yau Chat TSOI

(852) 2358 6984



Room 3553

Personal Webpage

Research Area

Vision and Graphics

Research Interests

Computer vision; Image processing; Multimedia technology; Vision and graphics; Web technologies and engineering


Dr. Desmond Tsoi joined HKUST in 2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Engineering Education in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). He received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University in 2009 and taught at various universities in Singapore and Hong Kong before joining HKUST. His research interests lie in multimedia technology, computer vision, web technologies and engineering.

Dr. Tsoi has made exemplary efforts to improve teaching efficiency by embracing educational innovations. In collaboration with his research assistants and Final Year Project groups, he developed an online assignment submission and grader system. The system has served about 3,700 users, including teaching assistants and students and graded more than 250,000 assignments over the past three years.

In recognition of his passion for education, he has received a number of teaching awards. In 2017, just a year after joining the University, he was named one of the University's Best Ten Lecturers and nominated for the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award. Moreover, he is a two-time winner of the School of Engineering's Distinguished Teaching Award, first in 2018-2019 and again in 2021-22. In 2022, HKUST awarded him its highest teaching honor, the Michael G. Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching.