Prof. Calvin Wong

CEO & Centre Director | Cheng Yik Hung Professor in Fashion

Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) | The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) · Hong Kong

Prof. Wong is the founding director of the Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence in Design (AiDLab) which was jointly established by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Royal College of Art (RCA) in the UK, and is funded by the HKSAR Government under the InnoHK Research Clusters. His main research focuses on integrating artificial intelligence (AI) with fashion and textiles, particularly in machine vision, pattern recognition and deep learning. He heads up the Textile and Apparel Artificial Intelligence (TAAI) Research Group at PolyU, which has been conducting both theoretical and applied research in AI for the fashion and textile industry since 2010.


Received six international and regional innovation awards in the past ten years, Prof. Wong was selected by “Fashion for Good” as one of its Ten New Innovators in the third round of its South Asia Innovation Programme. He collaborated with the Alibaba Group to establish the first-of-its-kind “FashionAI Dataset” to systematically analyse and label fashion images. He has been ranked among the world's top 2% of most-cited scientists in the field of “AI & Image Processing”, according to an index compiled by Stanford University based on the "Updated science-wide author databases of standardised citation indicators".