Prof Anthony G.O. YEH
Elected as Member of ASHK in 2019
BA (HKU); MSc. (AIT) ; MRP, PhD (Syracuse); FHKIP; FRTPI; FPIA; FCILT; FRICS; RPP; Academician, The Chinese Academy of Sciences; Fellow, TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences); Member, Hong Kong Academy of Sciences; Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences, UK
Chan To Haan Professor in Urban Planning and Design
Chair Professor in Urban Planning and Geographic Information Systems
Department of Urban Planning and Design
Director of the Geographic Information Systems Research Centre
The University of Hong Kong
Prof Anthony G.O. Yeh is currently the Chan To Haan Professor in Urban Planning and Design and Chair Professor in Urban Planning and Geographic Information Systems of the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Director of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Centre of The University of Hong Kong. His main areas of specialization are the applications of geographic information systems in urban and regional planning and smart cities and urban planning and development in Hong Kong, China, and SE Asia. He was elected as an Academician of The Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003, Fellow of The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World in 2010, Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in UK in 2013, and Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences in 2019. He was the recipient of the 2008 UN-HABITAT Lecture Award and 2012 Dr. Gill-Chin Lim Global Award presented in the 53rd Annual Conference of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) held in Cincinnati, USA, 2012. He also received the Distinguished Research Achievement Award of HKU in 2016, the Life Time Achievement Award in GIS from the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences (CPGIS) in 2017 and Gold Medal in the 46th Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions in 2018.
Prof Yeh has been Founding Secretary-General of the Asian Planning Schools Association (APSA), Founding Secretary-General of Asia Geographic Information System Association. He has been Chairman of the Hong Kong Geographical Association, Vice-President of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners (HKIP), Vice-president of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), Programme Director of the Geographic/Land Information Technology Programme of the Commonwealth Association of Planners (CAP), Founding President of the Hong Kong Geographic Information System Association (HKGISA), and Chairman of the Geographic Information Science Commission of the International Geographic Union (IGU). He has been invited to attend many expert group meetings of the United Nations Centre of Regional Development (UNCRD) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He has been a member of the Planners Registration Board, Transport Advisory Committee, Town Planning Appeal Board, Appeal Tribunal (Buildings Ordinance), Pan-PRD Panel of the Central Policy Unit, and Chairman of the Transport Complaint Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government.