LIE Kin Pou, Leo 李健豹博士

BCogSc (1st Hons) (HKU)
MHCI (Carnegie Mellon)

Assistant Professor

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Dr Lie is a Chartered Psychologist specializing in Experimental Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction. He holds a Bachelor of Cognitive Science (First Class Honours) and a PhD in Psychology from The University of Hong Kong and a Master of Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a Certified Entry-Level Python Programmer

Research Interests

Visual Perceptual Learning; Visual Attention; Human-Computer Interaction

Courses Taught

  • GEN1007 Psychology and Life
  • GEN2030 Cognition in Everyday Life
  • PSY2001 Research Methods inPsychology
  • PSY2003 Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY2004 Biological Psychology
  • PSY2006 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY3012 Psychology of Love and Sex


  • 2017 – 2018. Co-Principal Investigator. Positive Neuroscience: A Dialogue Between Scientists and Practitioners. Inter-Institutional Development Scheme, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (UGC/IIDS15/H01/17). Award: HK$785,665.


  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
  • Sir Edward Youde Memorial Prize, Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund


Selected Journal Articles

Selected Patents

  • Au, M., Chan, S. F. D., & Lie, K. P. (2017). Device for playback of multimedia files (Europe Patent No. 1702257B1). European Patent Office.
  • Au, M., Chan, S. F. D., & Lie, K. P. (2012). 멀티미디어 파일의 재생용 디바이스 [Device for playback of multimedia files] (Korea Patent No. 1011480410000). Korea Intellectual Property Office.

Selected Presentations

  • Lie, K. P. (2003). Does orthography influence location learning of menu-driven computer interfaces? In R. Alterman & D. Kirsh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 1374). Cognitive Science Society.
  • Lie, K. P. (2003). Location learning in Chinese versus English menu selection. In G. Cockton & P. Korhonen (Eds.), CHI ’03 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1034–1035). ACM Press.
  • Myers, B. A., Lie, K. P., & Yang, B. -C. (2000). Two-handed input using a PDA and a mouse. CHI Letters, 2(1), 41–48. Also in T. Turner et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the CHI 2000 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 41–48). ACM Press.