I was born in Macau and finished highschool there. I furthered my college education in Hong Kong and spent four wonderful years as an undergraduate student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and obtained my B.Sc in Electronics there. With this background, I felt particularly fortunate to have the opportunity to act as the Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies from 1994-1996 and currently Student Affair Office (SAO) Liaison, both of which allowed me to interact with many interesting students in Hong Kong.

I obtained both of my M.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1981 and 1985, respectively. Besides the degrees, cold weather and hard work, I met my wife Karen in Toronto.