MA, PhD, California, MHKIE, MISFS
Dr. KP Chow began his academic career in The Department of upon completion of his doctoral degree in the United States. His first contribution was on establishing HARNET, the first academic and research network for tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. His earlier research works were in expert systems development and Chinese computing.
In the recent years, Dr. Chow's research interests have migrated to computer forensics and digital investigations, and is the leader of the Computer Forensics Research Group of CISC. He was the chief designer of the bilingual digital forensics tool, Digital Evidence Search Kit (DESK), and the Internet piracy monitoring system Lineament. Dr. Chow has been a member of the Programme Committee of the international forensics workshop SADFE and was the conference chairman of the Sixth IFIP WG 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics held in January 2010 in Hong Kong. In addition to forensic tool development, Dr. Chow is also interested in digital forensics and investigation research, which include live system analysis, digital evidence analysis using Bayesian model, digital crime scene reconstruction, software vulnerability analysis and has performed studies in buffer overflow techniques and prevention.
Dr. Chow is the Programme Director for the MSc in E-Commerce and Internet Computing Programme and MSc in Computer Scinece Programme at The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Chow is the chairman of the Information Security and Forensics Society (Hong Kong) and a council member of the Hong Kong Forensic Science Society.
Dr. Chow has provided consultancy and training to local organizations including Hong Kong Telecom, Hong Kong Airport Services Limited, Hewlett Packard and MPFA in the areas distributed computing, Internet technology and software quality assurance. In the past few years, Dr. Chow has been invited to be a computer forensics expert to assist the Court and give advice to counsels on understanding and interpreting digital evidence in Hong Kong.