1994/1990: PhD/MSc in Computer Science - University of Regina,
1988: BASc in Computing Science and Economics – University of Lethbridge,
FULL-TIME POSITIONS AT THE Hong Kong PolyU:
Oct., 1995 – Present: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
DISTINGUISHED HONORARY PROFESSOR:
Nov. 2012 – Present: Sun Yat-Sen BusinessSchool (SYSBS), Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
1）Recognized as one of the world’s top cited and most prolific scholars in the field;
2）received 50+ research-related awards and honors;
3）secured millions of USD external and internal research grants;
4）co-authored four edited books, and authored/co-authored 730+ research papers (including 190+ refereed articles in PolyU’s list of A journals);
5）h-index/i10-index = 57/205 (since 2011)[URLsource:http://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?user=mRMgTLsAAAAJhl=en , accessed on Dec . 21, 2016];
6）present/former managing/regional/associate/guest editor and [advisory] editorial board member of 41 academic journals, reviewer for 110 other research journals, and a chair/reviewer for 140+ international conferences.
TEN SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
1）Xu, X., Law, R., Chen, W., & Tang, L. (2016). Forecasting Tourism Demand by Extracting Fuzzy Takagi–Sugeno Rules from Trained SVMs. CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology. 1, 30-42.
2）Cai, Z., Wu, Q., Huang, D., Ding, L., Yu, B., Law, R., Huang, J., & Fu, S. (2016). Cognitive state recognition using wavelet singular entropy and ARMA entropy with AFPA optimized GP classification. Neurocomputing. 197, 28-44.
3）Wu, Q., Law, R., Wu, E., & Lin, J. (2013). A hybrid-forecasting model reducing Gaussian noise based on Gaussian support vector regression machine and chaotic particle swarm optimization. Information Sciences. 238, 96-110.
4）Wu, Q., Law, R., & Xu, X. (2012). A Sparse Gaussian Process Regression Model for Tourism Demand Forecasting in Hong Kong. Expert Systems with Applications.39(5), 769-4774.
5）Li, G., Law, R., Vu, H.Q., & Rong, J. (2103). Discovering the hotel selection preferences of Hong Kong inbound travelers using the Choquet Integral. Tourism Management. 36, 321-330.
6）Law, R. (2012). The Usefulness of Impact Factors to Tourism Journals. Annals of Tourism Research. 39(3), 1722-1724.
7）Ye, Q., Law, R., Gu, B., & Chen, W. (2011). The Influence of User Generated Content on Traveler Behavior: An Empirical Investigation on the Effects of e-Word-of-Mouth to Hotel Online Bookings. Computers in Human Behavior. 27(2), 634-639.
8）Law, R., Qi, S., & Buhalis, D. (2010). Progress in tourism management: A review of website evaluation in tourism research. Tourism Management. 31(3), 297-313.
9）Zhang, Z., Ye, Q., Law, R. & Li, Y. (2010). The Impact of E-Word-of-Mouth on the Online Popularity of Restaurants: A Comparison of Consumer Reviews and Editor Reviews. International Journal of Hospitality Management. 29(4), 694-700.
10）Zhang, Z., Ye, Q., Law, R. & Li, Y. (2009). Automatic Detection of Subjective Sentences Based on Chinese Subjective Patterns. Communications in Computer and Information Science. Vol. 35, pp. 29-36.
SUPERVISION OF POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS
Supervised 110 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students.
Updated on Dec. 21, 2016