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Eric Tsui

  • B.Sc. (Hons.), PhD, MBA
  • Professor
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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A new teaching pedagogy involving open curriculum and a co-creation approach with students -> Eric Tsui had spent 16 years in industry with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) in Australia taking on various capacities including Chief Research Officer and Innovation Manager. During this period, he has made significant contributions to the company’s expert systems products, applied research and innovation programmes. In 2002, he was appointed Professor of Knowledge Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University under the President’s Distinguished Professionals Scheme; he joined the university full time in 2005. His speciality areas are Knowledge technologies including Search Engines, Portals, Personal Knowledge Management, Personal Learning Environments, and Knowledge Cloud services. A Vice President of the Hong Kong Knowledge Management Society, he is also honorary advisor to the Hong Kong Police College, the Correctional Services Department and the Efficiency Unit, and a member of the IT Technical Advisory Sub-Committee of the Hospital Authority in the HKSARG. Professor Tsui has a strong passion in Teaching and Learning as well as in sharing knowledge. In 2014, he received the Knowledge Management Leadership Award conferred by the Global KM Congress and a Shortlisted Finalist of UGC Teaching Award in Hong Kong and in 2015, he further received the Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital Excellence Award from ACPI and the Golden Award in the Region Asia category of the Wharton QS Stars Reimagine Education Award. In 2016, his design of a Personal Learning Environment earned PolyU a Platinum Winner of the LearnX Impact Award. A veteran of E-Learning, Eric is the Chair of the Advisory Committee on ELearning and Facilitator of the Community of Practice on Technology-enhanced Teaching and Learning at his university. He designed and delivered PolyU’s inaugural MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) titled “Knowledge Management and Big Data in Business” on MIT’s edX platform in August 2015 and has attracted more than 55,000 enrolments worldwide.

Recent publications

  • Critical areas of knowledge loss when employees leave in the oil and gas industry

    • Sumbal M
    • Tsui E
    • Cheong R
    • et al.
  • Combining case-based reasoning and statistical method for proposing solution in RICAD

    • Daengdej J
    • Lukose D
    • Tsui E
    • et al.

Professional experience


Hong Kong Polytechnic University

March 2005 - Present

Chief Research Officer, Asia Pacific

Computer Sciences Corp

December 1989 - January 2005(15 years)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Deakin University Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds

January 1989 - December 1989(a year)



University of Southern Queensland

January 1991 - December 1992(2 years)

Department of Computing and Mathematics

Deakin University Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds

January 1984 - December 1988(5 years)

Basser Department of Computer Science

University of Sydney

January 1980 - December 1983(4 years)