2nd International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
5-7 July, 2000
Dr. Albert M. K. Cheng received the B.A. with Highest Honors in Computer Science, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, the M.S. in Computer Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1990, all from The University of Texas at Austin, where he also held a GTE Foundation Doctoral Fellowship. Dr. Cheng is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Houston--University Park, where he is the founding Director of the Real-Time Systems Laboratory. He has served as a technical consultant for several organisations, including IBM. During the summer 1995, he was a visiting faculty at the City University of Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheng is also currently a visiting faculty at Rice University. His research interests include real-time systems, rule-based expert systems, reliable software systems, multimedia tools, and fault-tolerant distributed and parallel systems. One of his recent work presents a timing analysis of the X-38 Space Station Crew Return Vehicle Avionics, which contains a fault-tolerant distributed system.
He is the author/co-author of over fifty refereed publications; he is serving and has served on the program committees of many conferences in his areas of research. He is a frequent reviewer for the IEEE-CS Publications Office as well as for many journals and conferences.
Dr. Cheng has received numerous awards, including the National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award (now known as the NSF CAREER award), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advanced Research Program Award, and the University of Houston Research Initiation Grant. He has been nominated for the 1999 University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award by his students and colleagues for his outstanding teaching. He is a member of the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Beta Alpha Phi, and Golden Key. He has been invited to present seminars and tutorials at many conferences including IEEE CAIA, IEEE COMPASS, IEEE PDIS, IEEE SAST, IEA/AIE, SEKE, IEEE CBMS, IEEE IC3N, ICCIMA, EIS, ICPDCS, IEEE ICECCS, IEEE IPCCC, IEEE MASCOT, ACM SAC, ICEIS, IEEE ICMCS, IEEE ISSRE, ACM CIKM, and IEEE IECON; and has given invited seminars/keynotes at many universities and organizations. He is the invited special session/panel chair for the software engineering for multimedia session at the 1999 IEEE-CS Intl. Conf. on Multimedia Computing Systems. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, a Guest Co-Editor of an upcoming IEEE TSE Special Issue on Software and Performance (2000), and a Guest Editor of a special issue on Real-Time AI of IEEE Intelligent Systems (2000).
Dr. Cheng is a Senior Member of the IEEE.