Chief Director, Artificial Intelligence and Trust Technologies

Chief Director, Artificial Intelligence and Trust Technologies

Mr Alan Cheung

Mr. Alan Cheung is the Chief Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Trust Technologies division in ASTRI. He leads the division in driving ASTRI’s initiatives, particularly in Fintech and Smart City areas with innovative applications such as blockchain systems, cybersecurity, secure fintech services, federated learning, risk assessment and multimedia data analytics. Being a proactive collaborator with strong business acumen, Alan is always keen to connect commercial partners to develop innovative use cases across industry sectors.

Alan has more than 20 years of experience in research and development. He is a pioneer in Blockchain technology, and his research focus spans both hardware and software applications in the secured systems domain. Commissioned by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, he led the ASTRI team to publish the first whitepaper on Distributed Ledger Technology in Hong Kong in 2016. He has also brought success in the commercial adoption of Blockchain technology in insurance, property mortgage, and supply chain management for major utilities. On hardware development, Alan has been contributing to projects in various domains including multimedia, communications and secure processor. He has led multiple ASIC projects with industry leaders including HiSilicon (Huawei), among others.

Alan has rich industry and R&D experience overseas. He was previously with Sun Microsystems (Oracle) and ATI Technologies (AMD) in California, the US. He holds an M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He is also the owner of multiple US patents.