Prof. Kin Seng Chiang was born in Guangdong, China. He received the B.E. (Hon.I) and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, in 1982 and 1986, respectively.
In 1986, Prof. Chiang spent six months with the Department of Mathematics, Australian Defense Force Academy, Canberra, Australia. From 1986 to 1993, he was with the Division of Applied Physics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Sydney, Australia. From 1987 to 1988, he received a Japanese Government research award and spent six months at the Electrotechnical Laboratory, Tsukuba City, Japan. From 1992 to 1993, he worked concurrently for the Optical Fibre Technology Centre, University of Sydney. In August 1993, he joined the Department of Electronic Engineering of City University of Hong Kong, where he is a Chair Professor. From 2007 to 2010, he was concurrently a Chang Jiang Chair Professor of the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and is currently associated with UESTC under the Thousand Talents Program. He has published over 450 papers on optical fiber/waveguide theory and modeling, fiber/waveguide characterization, fiber/waveguide devices, optical sensors, and nonlinear guided-wave optics.
Prof. Chiang is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a member of IEEE, the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the Australian Optical Society. He received the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship for 2000-2001. He has served as an Associate Editor of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (2009 - 2014) and is currently an Editor of Light: Science & Applications. He is also serving on the advisory/editorial boards of the journals Optics Communications, International Journal of Optics, and Photonic Sensors. He has participated in the organizing of more than 40 international conferences in different capacities.