Dr Wai-keung Fung

Dr Wai-keung Fung

Department: Department of Applied Computing and Engineering

Office/Location: Cardiff School of Technologies, Llandaff Campus


Email: WFung@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

​Dr Wai-keung Fung received his PhD degree from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. His research interests include Autonomous Robotics, Computational Intelligence and Human-machine Interaction. He had postdoctoral research experience at Michigan State University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Then, he was an academic in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) and the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom. He joined Cardiff Metropolitan University’s School of Technologies in July 2020. He is also the Programme Director of the BEng(Hons)/MEng in Electronics and Computer Systems Engineering and the co-lead of the EUREKA Robotics Centre in the Cardiff School of Technologies. In addition, he has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) since 2015, an IEEE Senior Member since January 2009 and a member of IET since October 2017.


CIS5002 Physical Computing (2020-2021): Instructor

CIS4003 Principles of Programming (2020-2021): Module Leader

ENG4003 Introduction to Mechatronics (2020-2021): Module Leader

Supervisor of Undergraduate Dissertations in the Cardiff School of Technologies.

Open for PhD supervision.


​1. Funded by Get Started Grant 2020-21on Learning from Demonstration (LfD) (£2.5K) 

2. Funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club Fellowship under ACU Fellowship. Collaborated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong on remote robotics lab for online learning (~£5.0K) 

Selected Research Topics: 

1. Shared Autonomy (across the Teleoperation – Full Autonomy spectrum). Study on the effects of communications channels on robot performance using interactive network simulation. Dynamic Sharing of Decision Making roles between onboard robots and remote AI/human operators. 

2. Applying Fuzzy Set theory on uncertainty handling in mapping, path planning, navigation, localisation, and SLAM of autonomous robots 

3. Robot Learning 

4. Applying surrogate Modelling, Simulation, Optimisation, IoT and Digital Twins of engineering systems 

5. Intelligent Planning and Control in robotics 

Key Publications

Recent Selected Publications:

1. Sabra A, Fung W-K. A Fuzzy Cooperative Localisation Framework for Underwater Robotic Swarms. Sensors. 2020; 20(19):5496. https://doi.org/10.3390/s20195496 (Impact Factor 3.275; WoS & Scopus-indexed). 

2. Adegboye MA, Fung W-K, Karnik A. Recent Advances in Pipeline Monitoring and Oil Leakage Detection Technologies: Principles and Approaches. Sensors. 2019; 19(11):2548. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19112548 (Impact factor 3.275; WoS & Scopus-indexed) [74 citations Google Scholar accessed on 27/04/2021]

3. Narayanaswamy M., Zhao Y., Fung W. K. and Fough N., "A Low-complexity Wavelet-based Visual Saliency Model to Predict Fixations," 2020 27th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), Glasgow, UK, 2020, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/ICECS49266.2020.9294905. 

4. Johny J., Officer S., Fung W. K., and Prabhu R., “Fluorescence lifetime assisted enhanced security feature in travel documents for border control and security applications,” Proc. SPIE 11166, Counterterrorism, Crime Fighting, Forensics, and Surveillance Technologies III, 1116608 (7 October 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2535742 

5. Sabra A., Fung W., Churn P. (2019) Multi-objective Optimization of Confidence-Based Localization in Large-Scale Underwater Robotic Swarms. In: Correll N., Schwager M., Otte M. (eds) Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems. Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics, vol 9. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05816-6_8 

6. Sabra A., Fung W. K. and Prabhu R., "Confidence-based Underwater Localization Scheme for Large-Scale Mobile Sensor Networks," OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2018.8604878. 

Other Projects and activities

Associate Editor of IEEE Access, IEEE (Since Feb. 2020)

Editorial Board Member of AI, MDPI (Since Oct. 2019)

EPSRC Peer Review College Full Member (Since Mar. 2019)

Program Committee Members of various international conferences on Robotics and AI, including IROS, ICMA, ICONIP, ISNN, ICIA, ROBIO and so on.

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