Dr. Hugo Wai Leung MAK

BSc in Mathematics & Physics;
PhD (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

Dr. Hugo Wai Leung MAK

Room 208, Lady Shaw Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

(852) 3943-7987

Fields of Interest:
Applied and Computational Mathematics: Remote Sensing; Image and Data Analytics; Machine Learning Algorithms in Satellite Informatics and Modeling; Geospatial Analytics in Environmental Studies; Smart City Development.

Selected Publications:
  1. Yin, H.H.F.*, X. Wang, H.W.L. Mak*, C.S.A. Yong, I.Y.Y. Chan (2023) Discrete Analogue of Fishburn's Fractional-Order Stochastic Dominance. Axioms, 12 (6), 564.
  2. Mak, H.W.L.*, R. Han, H.H.F. Yin (2023) Application of Variational AutoEncoder (VAE) Model and Image Processing Approaches in Game Design. Sensors, 23(7), 3457.
  3. Yin, H.H.F.*, K.H. Ng, S.K. Ma, H.W.H. Wong, H.W.L. Mak* (2022) Two-State Alien Tiles: A Coding-Theoretical Perspective. Mathematics, 10 (16), 2994.
  4. Ul Din, S. and Mak, H.W.L.* (2021) Retrieval of Land-Use/Land Cover Change (LUCC) Maps and Urban Expansion Dynamics of Hyderabad, Pakistan via Landsat Datasets and Support Vector Machine Framework. Remote Sensing, 13(16), 3337.
  5. Mak, H.W.L. and N.Y.F. Lam (2021) Comparative Assessments and Insights of Data Openness of 50 Smart Cities in Air Quality aspects. Sustainable Cities and Society, 69, 102868.
  6. Mak, H.W.L.* and D.C.Y. Ng (2021) Spatial and Socio-Classification of Traffic Pollutant Emissions and Associated Mortality Rates in High-Density Hong Kong via Improved Data Analytic Approaches. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (12), 6532.
  7. Lin, C.Q., L.D. Labzovskii, H.W.L. Mak, J.C.H. Fung, A.K.H. Lau, S.T. Kenea, M. Bilal, J. V. Hey, X. Lu and J. Ma (2020) Observation of PM2.5 using a combination of satellite remote sensing and low-cost sensor network in Siberian urban areas with limited reference monitoring. Atmospheric Environment, 227, 117410.
  8. Liu, Z., J.F. Barlow, P. Chan, J.C.H. Fung, Y. Li, C. Ren, H.W.L. Mak, E. Ng (2019) A review of progress and applications of pulsed Doppler wind LiDARs. Remote Sensing, 11 (21), 2522.
  9. Mak, H.W.L.*, J. L. Laughner, J.C.H. Fung, Q. D. Zhu and R. C. Cohen (2018) Improved Satellite Retrieval of Tropospheric NO2 Column Density via Updating of Air Mass Factor (AMF): Case Study of Southern China. Remote Sensing, 10 (11), 1789.

Honours and Awards:
  • Departmental Research Output Prize (2021), HKU
  • School of Science Postgraduate Research Excellence Award (2019), HKUST
  • The 14th Epsilon Fund Award (2019) – Mathematics
  • Research Travel Grant Award, University Grants Committee (2016; 2018; 2019)

Professional activities:
  • Advisor and Programme Coordinator of Mathematics - The Center for the Development of the Gifted and Talented (CDGT)
  • Admission Panel Member for Incubation Programmes (Ideation and Incubation Programmes) - Hong Kong Science Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
  • Academic Reviewer - 10th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM 2023, Tokyo)
  • Member - Geostationary Environmental Monitoring Spectrometer (GEMS) International Science Team
  • Local Chair and Session Chair - The 6th International Conference On Sustainable Development Of Water And Environment (ICSDWE 2023)
  • Topical Advisory Panel Member & Reviewer Board Member - Remote Sensing
  • Topical Advisory Panel Member - Mathematics (MDPI)
  • Special Issue Editor - Applied Sciences
  • Regular Member - Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)