Herbert H. Tsang, P.Eng., Ph.D.


Full Professor, Computing Science & Mathematics

Adjunct Professor, Interactive Arts and Technology

Director, Applied Research Lab

Director, Undergraduate Research Academy

Director, Academy of STEAM

Senior Member, IEEE

Senior Member, ACM

Senior Research Affiliate, Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society


Research interests

  • Computational intelligence, evolutionary algorithms, machine learning
  • Health technology applications
  • Engineering optimization
  • Metaheuristic algorithms
  • Bioinformatics
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Computational creativity
  • Social and mobile computing
  • Technology supports cooperative work
  • Design space exploration
  • Human activity recognition
  • System design and engineering

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Herbert H. Tsang is Professor of Computing Science & Mathematics and Director of the Applied Research Lab at Trinity Western University, BC, Canada. His research applies computational technologies to solve real-world problems that benefit humankind. His ongoing research interests include computational intelligence, bioinformatics, optimization, mobile computing, and scientific visualization. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University (SFU). At SFU, he taught in the Schools of Computing Science, Engineering Science, Interactive Arts & Technology, and Mechatronic Systems Engineering.

Professor Tsang was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary from 2009-2011. Previously, he was a scientific and engineering staff at MacDonald Dewtttiler and Associates, where he worked on various remote sensing, space and defense projects with the Canadian Space Agency and Canadian Navy.

Dr. Tsang received grants from all three Canadian Government research funding agencies: the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Also, Professor Tsang received support from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Mitacs. In recognition of his outstanding work as an innovative scholar in mobile learning, Dr. Tsang received the International E-Learning Association's Mobile Learning Award in 2018 and the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education's Excellent and Innovation - Partnership & Collaboration Award in 2019.

Professor Tsang is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. Prof. Tsang is licensed as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and he served as a mentor for engineer-in-training, applicants, or other professional members at Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. Tsang served as a guest editor for the Security Informatics journal and reviewer for numerous publications (IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and OUP Bioinformatics) and granting agencies (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Estonian Research Council).

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