Soung C Liew

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Soung C Liew

Contact Information

Dept. of Information Engineering

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin, NT

Hong Kong

(852) 2609 8352

Research Interests

  • Communication Networks
  • Communications
  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Soung Chang  Liew received his  S.B., S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 1984 to 1988, he was at the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, where he investigated Fiber-Optic Communications Networks. From March 1988 to July 1993, Soung was at Bellcore (now Telcordia), New Jersey, where he engaged in Broadband Network Research. Soung has been Professor at the Department of Information Engineering,  the Chinese University of Hong Kong, since 1993.  He is Adjunct Professor at Southeast University, China.


Soung’s current research interests include wireless networks, Internet protocols, multimedia communications, and packet switch design. Soung and his student won the best paper awards in the 1st IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2004) the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Local Network (IEEE WLN 2004). Separately, TCP Veno, a version of TCP to improve its performance over wireless networks proposed by Soung and his student, has been incorporated into a recent release of Linux OS. . In addition, Soung initiated and built the first inter-university ATM network testbed in Hong Kong in 1993. More recently, Soung’s research group pioneers the concept of Physical-layer Network Coding (PNC) for application in wireless networks


Besides academic activities, Soung is also active in the industry. He co-founded two technology start-ups in Internet Software and has been serving as consultant to many companies and industrial organizations. He is currently consultant for the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI), providing technical advice as well as helping to formulate R&D directions and strategies in the areas of Wireless Internetworking, Applications, and Services.


Soung is the holder of six U.S. patents and Fellow of IEE and HKIE. He is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is the recipient of the first Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Publications of Soung can be found in