Institute of Technology Management
National Chung Hsing University

John Sum, Professor
BEng, MPhil, PhD, IEEE Senior Member
IJCA Associate Editor, APNNA

Rm 821, College of Social Sci. & Mgt Building
250 Kuo Kuang Road, Taichung 402, Taiwan.
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Job Opening: Research Assistant (FT/PT). Working on the area of Service Engineering, focusing on Service Modeling and Analysis. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Postgraduate students working on a PT basis are welcome. Email to, with subject "RA Enquiries", for further information.

A Taiwan-HK-Chinese, born and educated in Hong Kong. A smoker since 1992. A name listed in the Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2000 Edition. Moved to Taiwan on Feb 14, 2005 and got Taiwan Citizenship on August 1, 2007. An IEEE Senior Member, affiliated in the Computational Intelligence Society and the Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society. A governing broad member of Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) (currently Asia Pacific Neural Network Society) from 2009 to 2015. An associate editor of the International Journal of Computers and Applications during 2005 and 2009. A guest editor of Neural Computing and Applications and Neural Processing Letters. An adjunct associate professor of the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing during 1999 and 2002. A senior reserch assistant, from October 2004 - Jan 2005, in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. A consultant of various MNCs since 1998. A consultant of the Taichung Computer Society since 2011. Was working in the Digital Equippment Corporation (DEC) Hong Kong, Department of Management Information Services. A project proposal reviewer for the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; Australia Research Council; Czech Republic NSC. A recipent of the 2010 Researchers Award from the College of Social Science & Management at the National Chung Hsing University, and 2013 Researchers Award from the College of Management at the National Chung Hsing University.

A Post-doc Teaching Fellow, from 1998-2000, in the Department of Computer Science at the Hong Kong Baptist University. A Lecturer, from March-August 2000, in the School of Science & Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong. An Assistant Professor, from 2000-2009: first in the Department of Computing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. then in the Department of Information Management (currently the Department of Applied Information Science) at the Chung Shan Medical University, finally in the Institute of Electronic Commerce (IEC) at the National Chung Hsing University. An Associate Professor, from August 2009 to Jan 2015, in the Institute of Technology Management (ITM) at the National Chung Hsing University (after the merge of IEC and ITM). Currently a Professor in the same institute.

BEng in Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity. MPhil and PhD holders in CSE from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A teacher since 1998, specializing in Introduction to Computer Science, EC Websites Development, Evolution of Principles of Management, Service Systems Engineering, Neural Computation, Electronic Commerce, Research Method and Thesis Writing, with experience in teaching courses for students from different levels of programs (inlcuding diploma, higher diploma, bachelor, master and doctoral programs) and students from different schools (particularly engineering, management and textile). A visitor of the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing China (1999-2002), the Ching Mai University in Thailand (2009), the City University of Hong Kong (2004-), the Griffith University in Australia (1998), the Florida Atlantic University in US (2001), the Majeo University in Thailand (2009). Love to do research and have published over 160 research papers. Some of them appear in Applied Soft Computing, IET Electronics Letters IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (formerly IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks), IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, International Journal of Electronic Business, Neural Computation, Neural Computing and Applications, Neural Networks, Neural Processing Letters, Neurocomputing and Supercomputing.

Able to speak Cantonese (for sure), Mandarin (so-so) and English (ok). Able to read and write Chinese (traditional and some simplified) and English. Do not know any Chinese input method, and have no plan to learn. Favorite movies: Beautiful Mind (a pub could give us a lot of inspiration), The Day After Tomorrow (research for saving lives). Favorite singers: Eason Chan, Jacky Cheung.

This brief bio (size over 1.9M) is a PPT presented to the Promotion Broad of the CSSM NCHU in 2009. I love the template very much.

Click here to my researcher page in NSC website, if you are interested. But it has not been updated for long time.