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Lionel Ming-shuan Ni

Computer and information science
University of Macau

Lionel Ming-shuan Ni


Lionel Ming-shuan NI is Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Prior to coming to the University of Macau, he was Chair Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). At HKUST, he served as Department Head (2002 to 2008), Special Assistant to the President (2010 to 2014), Dean of Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (2011 to 2014), and Director of HKUST China Ministry of Education/Microsoft Research Asia IT Key Lab (2004 to 2014). Before coming to HKUST, Professor Ni was a full Professor in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University where he had stayed from 1981 to 2002. He was co-founder and CEO of CC&T Technologies, Inc., Michigan (1998 to 2001) and the program director of the U.S. National Science Foundation Microelectronic Systems Architecture Program (1995 to 1996).

Research Interest

Big Data; Pervasive Computing; Mobile Computing; Peer-to-Peer Computing; Wireless Sensor Networks, High-speed Networking; High Performance Computer Architecture; Internet and Web Technologies; Wireless Communication; Parallel and Distributed Systems


  • L. M. Ni and A. K. Jain, “Design of a pattern cluster using two-level pipelined systolic array,” in VLSI for Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (K. S. Fu, ed.), pp. 65-83, Springer-Verlag, 1982.

  • L. M. Ni and K. Wong, “A multiple microprocessor system for office image processing,” in Picture Engineering (K. S. Fu and T. L. Kunii, eds.), pp. 232-246, Springer-Verlag, 1982.

  • K. Hwang, Shun-Piao Su, and L. M. Ni, “Vector computer architecture and processing techniques,” in Advances in Computers (M. Yovits, ed.), vol. 20, pp. 115-197, Academic Press, 1981.

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