Pascale Fung is a professor in the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology. She is an elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) for her contributions to human-machine interactions and an elected fellow of the International Speech Communication Association for fundamental contributions to the interdisciplinary area of spoken language human-machine interactions. She is keenly interested in promoting AI research for the betterment of the humanity, including AI for ethical fintech and medical practices. Pascale has recently become a partner in the Partnership on AI, an organization of top AI players in the industry and academia focusing on promoting AI to benefit people and the society. She is a member of the Global Future Council on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, a think tank of the World Economic Forum, and blogs for the forum’s online publication agenda. Pascale has been recognized as one of 2017’s Outstanding Women Professionals and a Woman of Hope in 2014. She holds a PhD in computer science from Columbia University. She is a fluent speaker of seven European and Asian languages.
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