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Dr. YM Tang received his B.Eng. and M.Phil. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the same university. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Faculty of Medicine at CUHK after graduation. Currently, he is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Dr. Tang is the Lab-in-charge in Integrated Product Design (IPD) and deputy Lab-in-charge of the Ng Tat Lun (NTL) Digital Factory (DF) in the department. His research interests include virtual reality (VR)/ mixed reality (MR), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, digital twin, sustainable technology in industry 4.0 and healthcare applications. Dr. Tang has published over 10 books/ book chapters and over 60 renowned journal articles such as Computers & Education, Expert Systems with Applications, Educational Research Review, Virtual Reality, etc., in which almost 90% of the published refereed journals were first or corresponding authors. He is also an editor/ guest editor of numerous renowned journals such as the Journal of Industrial Information Integration, Internet of Things, Frontiers in Environmental Science, PLS One, etc.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Automation and Computer-Aided Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Electronic Engineering, Master of Philosophy, Chinese University of Hong Kong


Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering (Second Class Upper Division), Chinese University of Hong Kong



  • L Education (General)
  • STEM
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Virtual Reality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Mixed Reality
  • Data Mining
  • Digital Twin


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