Professor Son Lam Phung (Lam)

School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences,
University of Wollongong
Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia

Office:  35.G38
Phone: +61 2 4221 3407
Email:  phung {at}

I received B. Eng. with first-class honours and Ph.D. in computer engineering, from Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. I was awarded the University Medal in 2000 as the graduating student with the highest course average. I am currently a Professor at the University of Wollongong. My research areas include image and video processing, pattern recognition, machine learning, neural networks, deep learning, and signal processing. I am currently serving as Associate Editor of IEEE Access journal (IF: 3.367), and Section Editor of Sensors journal, Sensing and Imaging Section (IF: 3.576).

 Subjects Taught

  • ECTE433 and ECTE933: Embedded Systems
  • ECTE333: Microcontroller Architecture and Applications (AVR resource page)
  • ECTE903: Image and Video Processing
  • ECTE301: Digital Signal Processing
  • ECTE203: Signals and Systems
  • ECTE431: Real-time Computing
Student consultation (Semester 1, 2022): Wednesdays 13:30-15:30.

 Teaching Awards and Grants

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Colombo Plan Mobility Program Grants, “Cross cultural summer school - UOW with IUH, SGU and TTU”, W. Susilo, D. Duong, S. L. Phung, C. Chow, and P. S. Roy, 2021-2022, $72.6k.
  • UOW Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award, Faculty of Informatics Early Career (OCTAL 2010).
  • Peer Recognition Teaching Award, Australian College of Educators in 2007 and 2011.
  • UOW Educational Resource Development Agreement (ERDA) Project, “Enhancing microcontroller curriculum with video resources,” 2015, 60 LTC development hours.
  • UOW ESDF grant, "Integrating MATLAB-based experimentation into engineering curriculum," S. L. Phung, A. Bouzerdoum, and M. Ros, 2010, $6k.
  • UOW ESDF grant, "Developing an immersive environment and platform for microcontroller study," M. Ros, S. L. Phung, D. Stirling, P. Vial, and C. Ritz, 2008, $14k.

 University Activities

  • Member of University Thesis Examination Committee, 2018-present.
  • Member of EIS Faculty Research Committee, 2013-2021.
  • Member of SECTE Research Committee, 2011-present.
  • Member of SECTE Education Committee, 2020-present, 2009-2011.
  • Member of UOW Academic Senate, 2012-2014.
  • SECTE Academic Coordinator for First-Year Students, 2010-2011.
  • SECTE Academic Coordinator for Third-Year Students, 2009-2010.
  • SECTE Coordinator for Discovery Days, 2007-2011.
  • Member of SECTE Marketing and High-School Liason Committee, 2009-2011.