A 2015 Alumni Achievement Award nominee:
As associate vice-president, and professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Tung Fung has established his legacy as an influential voice in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
Fung graduated from Geography at the University of Waterloo in 1988, but his presence on campus is still strong.
Through his teaching and administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he has actively nurtured the relationship with his faculty and students of the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo facilitating research exchange opportunities for undergraduate students.
Chinese University of Hong Kong is the second oldest institution of higher learning in its area, and the only collegiate university. It is well known for its innovative research in GIS.
Fung’s research in particular has focused on developments in land cover change detection and image modeling, including development of an object-oriented knowledge-based image analysis system for remote sensing and GIS. His research includes applications in support of sustainable initiatives, such as assessment of green space in Chinese cities, landscape ecology of woodlands and potential for ecotourism, resource management for country parks, and the siting and community response to locally unwanted land uses.
Fung is also a dedicated to improving sustainability in Hong Kong by serving on man boards and committee’s including:
- Advisory Council of the Environment, Environment Bureau Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
- Environmental Impact Assessment Sub-Committee.
- Advisory Council of the Environment, Environment Bureau, HKSAR.
- Nature Conservation Sub-Committee, Advisory Council of the Environment, Environment Bureau, HKSAR.