Dr. Simon Lui is currently the Director of Tencent Music, and Adjunct Professor of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Simon received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011. His primary research interests are audio engineering and semantic audio information retrieval. Simon was a Marie Curie Fellow in 2011, Visiting Assistant Professor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2012-2013, and Assistant Professor of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2011-2018.
Simon has extensive experience in mobile application development especially for audio app. He has been the consultant of SenseStream Limited in 2004, the Chief Technology Officer of Technology Method Inc in 2011, and he started his own business of mobile application development since 2009. Simon has 7 inventions on the iPhone/iPad platform, including #1 best selling apps in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia and Canada iPhone/iPad app store. His story was widely reported by international media, including CNN international, IEEE Institute, and various magazines, newspapers and television programs.
Simon is also an active computer musician. As the Founder of Hong Kong Live Music Professionals, an award winning violinist, guitarist, erhuist, the concert master of several orchestras, and a professional music arranger, Simon has been in leading role of hundreds of classical, pop music concert, CD recordings, game music writing and movie soundtrack production. Simon is a member of Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH).