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Patrick Cheong-Iao Pang 彭祥佑

PhD (Melb), MSc (UM), BSc (UM)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Macao Polytechnic University

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Dr Patrick Pang is currently a Lecturer (equivalent to an Assistant Professor) in the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Macao Polytechnic University (MPU). He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and held appointments at the University of Melbourne and Victoria University before joining MPU. He received the Early Career Researcher Award from the University of Melbourne and has since obtained funding from the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT). His research studies information behaviours, digital health and educational technologies. His interdisciplinary work seeks to build AI applications for health and education, thanks to his many years of industry experience in designing and building IT systems.

Looking for Supervision?

Patrick is supervising PhD candidates in two PhD programs at MPU: PhD in Computer Applied Technology and PhD in Educational Technologies and Innovation. He is recruiting high-achieving and self-motivated students for three major research streams:

  • Information Behaviour: This research field seeks to understand how people find and use information, particularly how information behaviours change in the era of large language models (LLMs). This research direction also creates computer applications to support different information behaviours.
  • Digital Health: This research area aims to create patient-centred applications for people to take care of their health.
  • Educational Technology: This stream uses technologies and data visualisations to make education more effective and understandable.

Students with different backgrounds are welcome as long as your research direction aligns with the above topics. Please email your research proposal, CV and transcripts in English if interested. Emails without all the required information may not get a reply. Students may consider that they have failed if there is no response within a month.


Recent News and Activities
10 Jul 2024
My former student Dashun Zheng (from MSc in Big Data and Internet of Things) has a paper accepted in the journal Applied Sciences (SCI Q1). The paper proposes an approach to distill a large BERT model. Congratulations!
4 Jul 2024
My student Ting Liu (from PhD in Educational Technology and Innovation) has a paper accepted in the journal BMC Public Health (SCI Q1). The paper is a systematic review of using social learning theory in public health education. Congratulations!

Latest Publications
  1. D Zheng, J Li, Y Yang, Y Wang, PCI Pang
    Applied Sciences, 2024, 14(14), 6171, doi:10.3390/app14146171
  2. T Liu, PCI Pang, CK Lam
    BMC Public Health, 2024, 24, 1906, doi:10.1186/s12889-024-19333-9
  3. KH Tam, Y Duan, EPL Lao, PCI Pang, T Tan
    Macao Medical Journal, 2024, 11, 1, pp. 49-55
  4. T Liu, PCI Pang, Q Xiong
    Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 2024, 384, pp. 241-250, doi:10.3233/FAIA240027
  5. PCI Pang, M Munsie, S Chang
    Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 2024, 310, pp. 1046-1050, doi:10.3233/SHTI231124
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Office Address:
Room N46B, Wui Chi Building, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Macao Polytechnic University
Rua de Luís Gonzaga Gomes, Macao SAR, China