Bio of Andersen ANG (Under construction)


Andersen Man Shun Ang is a PhD student in Mathématique et Recherche Opérationnelle, Faculté polytechnique, UMONS, Belgium. His current research interests are Optimization Algorithms for Matrix-Tensor Factorization. Before his PhD study, he received BEng degree (Electronic and Communication Engineering) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2014, and a M.Phil degree (Biomedical Engineering) from the same university in 2016. He received few awards and honors for his research and studies, including some championships in IEEE student paper competitions, government scholarships and university scholarships. At HKU, he worked with : the Control Research Lab, the Neural Engineering Lab, the Electromagnetics Lab, the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative, the Department of Mathematics, the School of Nursing and the General Education unit. He also served as the head teaching assistant and taught many undergraduate courses : Computer Programming and Applications, Signals and Linear Systems, Control and Instrumentations, Information Theory and Coding. His excellence in teaching was demonstrated by receiving teaching assistant award 2 times in the consecutive years : the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award (2016) and the the Best Teaching Assistant Award (2015).

Mais, il ne parle pas français. Par conséquent, il ne enseigne pas en UMONS en 2017.

What I do / focus / read : generally everything related to NMF

  • Matrix/Tensor Factorizations

    • Uniqueness, existence, hardness, robustness, stability

  • Continuous optimization

    • Iterative 1st order non-linear programming

    • Global optimization on Non-convex optimisation

    • Robustness analysis of algorithm

  • Other things

    • Analytic continuation, Random matrix theory, compressive sensing, Lifting technique, Extended formulation, Polytope, Computational complexity theory

  • What I don't read : “deep” things, randomised-column-subset-selection-things, randomised-method-without-convergence-proof

General information on research work

He is now a PhD student in UMONS under the supervision of Prof. Nicolas Gillis.

Previously, Andersen Ang spent 5 years in Electrical And Electronic Engineering (EEE) Department at HKU, where he obtain his bachelor degree and research master degree. His supervisors were

He gained the following experiences (all in applied research with less theory focus) in that 5 years :

  • Biomedical signals and systems, in particular

    • Data acquisition, preprocessing and analysis of various biomedical signals.

    • Brain Computer Interface development.

    • Multiple machine learning algorithms, analysis methods and toolkits.

    • Conducting EEG experiments with human subjects.

    • Experiments on control systems and electromagnetic system.

On non-research work / side projects

He also worked with the Technology-Enriched Learning Initiative at HKU on the production of one MOOC (massive open online course), namely HKU03x the Humanity and Nature in Chinese Thought and one SPOC (Small Private Online Course) CCST9003 Everyday Computing and the Internet.

On extra-curricular : music

Andersen is an amateur musician. He is the admin of the 香港同人管弦樂團 Hong Kong Doujin Philharmonia, the former big band leader of the Kong U Big Band and former the bass trombonist of the Saturday Night Jazz Orchestra. He is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist and arranger.

Performance experiences:

  • Hong Kong Summer Jazz Festival, 2014,2015,2016,2017

  • Performance in Hong Kong government head quarters, 2015.03.20

  • US Independence Day Celebration concert, Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong, 2017.07.06

  • And various big band gigs in Hong Kong, Japan, Belgium and Italy
    [His soundcloud (to be updated)], [Some of his arrangements (to be updated)]

  • Looking for big band !!!! Call me if you need a trombonist !!!

Other funny things

Andersen Ang’s Erdos number

  • Prof. James Lam (HKU Mechanical Engineering) has Erdos number 3.
    Prof. Y.S. Hung has Erdos number 4. : He cooperated with Prof James Lam on the following paper:
    “On the stability of projections of balanced realizations”, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Vol. 257, pp. 163-182, May 1997.
    Andersen Ang cooperated with Prof. Y.S. Hung on the following paper:
    “Efficient Implementation and Design of A New Single-Channel Electrooculography-based Human-Machine Interface System”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, Vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 179 - 183, Nov, 2014.
    Therefore Andersen Ang has Erdos number 5.

  • Francais : Bonjour, cette page est en Anglais. Je ne parle pas Francais. Je ne connais que très peu le français simple. Je suis desole !! Merci beaucoup, bonne journée !!

  • 日本語 : 私は香港人です。日語苦手。

  • 呢行得香港人先睇得明 : 我係香港人,寫繁體字,講廣東話!

  • Computer : SGksIHdlbGNvbWUgdG8gbXkgcGFnZS4=