Kwok K.W.

Associate Professor

HW 7-20

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Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok is currently Associate Professor and has served in Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), since 2014.  Dr. Kwok obtained BEng and MPhil from Department of Automation and Computer-aided Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2007-2012, he pursued PhD study at Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Department of Computing, Imperial College London in 2012, where he continued research on surgical robotics as a postdoctoral fellow.

In 2013, Dr. Kwok was awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship, which supported his research jointly supervised by advisors in The University of Georgia, and Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School. In 2013, Dr. Kwok was awarded the Croucher Foundation Fellowship, which supported his research jointly supervised by advisors in The University of Georgia, and Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School. His research interests focus on surgical robotics, intra-operative medical image processing, and their uses of high-performance computing techniques. He has involved in various designs of surgical robotic devices and interfaces for endoscopy, laparoscopy, stereotactic and intra-cardiac catheter interventions. To date, Dr. Kwok co-authored with >50 clinical fellows and >90 engineering scientists.

Dr. Kwok’s multidisciplinary work has been recognized by various scientific communities through international conference/journal paper awards, e.g. the Best Conference Paper Award of ICRA 2018, which is the largest conference ranked top in the field of robotics, as well as TPEL 2018, RCAR 2017, ICRA 2019, ICRA 2017, ICRA 2014, IROS 2013 and FCCM 2011, Hamlyn 2012 and 2008, and Surgical Robot Challenge 2016. He also became the recipient of the Early Career Awards 2015/16 offered by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. Dr. Kwok also serves as associate editor for IROS 2017-19, ICRA 2019, Frontier in Robotics and AI, and Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kwok is a principal investigator of Group for Interventional Robotic and Imaging Systems (IRIS) at HKU.


ICRA   – IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

TPEL   – IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics3RCAR   – IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics

IROS   – IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

FCCM   – IEEE International Symposium on. Field-Programmable Custom Computing

Hamlyn   – Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics



Research Areas

 Surgical robotics

 Intra-operative medical imaging processing

 Human-robot control interface

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