2023-24 Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Day

  • Result for 2023-2024 Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Day

    Oral Presentation Award
    1st Runner-up: HE Yuyang (Year 3 PhD Student in Statistics)
    亞軍:何宇阳(統計學 博士三年級)

    Poster Presentation Award
    Champion: CHENG Pok Him (Year 2 MPhil Student in Risk Management Science)
    冠軍:鄭博謙(風險管理科學 研究碩士二年級)
    Merit: MA Ting Tin (Year 2 MPhil Student in Risk Management Science)
    優異:馬霆天(風險管理科學 研究碩士二年級)

    Further information: https://www.sci.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/research/seminars/pg-research-day

    last update: 20240522


RMSC student Mr. Hung Kim Pong won the Second Runner-up in CUHK CPPC2024

  • RMSC student Mr. Hung Kim Pong won the Second Runner-up in CUHK Capstone Project Presentation Competition 2024. The competition aims to provide a university-wide platform for students to showcase the outcomes of their year-long capstone projects to a much wider audience. It is believed that this initiative will promote academic excellence and interdisciplinary communication by providing an opportunity for final-year students from various backgrounds to gain valuable experience in presenting their research work in public. Winning students will receive trophies, certificates and Amazon gift cards, and their great performances will be showcased as exemplary samples in their capstone programmes.

    For more details, please visit:

    https://eltu.cuhk.edu.hk/cuhk-capstone-project-presentation-competition-2024/

    last update: 20240520


Prof. Song Xinyuan, Fellow of Institute of Mathematical Statistics

  • Prof. Song Xinyuan has been elected to the Institute of Mathematical Statistics’s Fellowship. The IMS Fellowship honors their members’ outstanding research and professional contributions, which help keep IMS in a leading role in the fields of statistics and probability.

    Further reading:
    https://imstat.org/

    last update: 20240503


WU Zhihao, STAT PhD Student Received the JSM 2024 Paper Award


Dr. Shen Guohao received HKSS – John Aitchison Prize in Statistics, 2024

  • Our former PhD student Dr. Shen Guohao (currently an Assistant Professor in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) who was supervised by Prof. Lin Yuanyuan was awarded the HKSS – John Aitchison Prize in Statistics, 2024. The Prize was established in 2022 by the Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS), to honour the distinguished career and contributions of Professor John Aitchison (1926-2016), Chair Professor of Statistics at the University of Hong Kong between 1976 and 1989 and founder and first President of the HKSS. The objective of the Prize is to reward excellence in PhD research, as demonstrated by a research paper, in Statistics or a closely related discipline.

    last update: 20240305


Dr. John Wright received Educational Impact – Gold Award at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2023

  • The Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2023 was held on 5 December 2023 and Dr. John Wright received the gold award for the poster called “Transforming teaching statistics to non-background students through bespoke training – lessons from five TAs” which refers to the Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Grant (TDLEG) project “Supporting statistics research postgraduates to teach quantitative data analysis to postgraduate students without statistics background”.

    The Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo is jointly organised by the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR), Centre for eLearning Innovation and Technology (ELITE), and Information Technology Services Centre (ITSC) of CUHK. It provides an excellent mutually supportive platform for educators at CUHK, to share educational experiences and insights with the education community. Throughout the years, creative ideas or practices that lead to teaching and learning enhancement have been exchanged via conversation, interactive presentations and seminars at the event.

    Further details:
    https://www.expo.elearning.cuhk.edu.hk/

    last update: 20231218


Itarle Scholarship 2021/22

  • Our former PhD student Dr. Shen Guohao (currently an Assistant Professor in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) who was supervised by Prof. Lin Yuanyuan was awarded Itarle Scholarship 2021/22. Itarle is a sponsor of PhD awards at CUHK. The Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science each have an award for the Student with outstanding performance in their thesis. An internship at Itarle (Hong Kong) will also be offered to each prize winner.

    More details can be found:
    https://itarle.com/itarle-sponsors-phd-awards/

    last update: 20231110


Professor Poon Wai-yin - Wei Lun Professor of Statistics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Professor Poon Wai Yin Isabella has been appointed by the University as Wei Lun Professor of Statistics for three years, effective 1 August 2023, in recognition of her outstanding academic achievements. Visit Professor Poon’s homepage for more information: https://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/wypoon/.

Professor Chan Kin-wai - University Education Award 2023

  • Prof. Chan Kin Wai received the University Education Award (Early Career Faculty Members) for 2022–23.The University instituted the University Education Award in 2011-12 to honour teachers for outstanding commitment to the promotion of teaching excellence. Recipients of the award are commended for their contributions to enhancing the student learning experience through curriculum design and development, for scholarship in teaching and learning, and for their adoption of learner-centred approaches.More information can be found on CUHK Press Releases.

Professor Phillip Yam and his team won Silver Medal in International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2023

  • Professor Phillip Yam Sheung-chi, Cheng Pok-him, Ross Sun and his team developed a novel fintech tool that allows for effective modelling of the dependence structure among various feature variables through organised treatments, resulting in superior performance.The tool – Comonotone-independent Bayes Classifier (CIBer), won the Silver Medal in International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva 2023.The International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva is the largest global exhibition devoted exclusively to inventions. All the exhibited inventions have been evaluated by an international jury of specialists. This year’s exhibition showcased over 1,000 inventions from 40 countries and regions.

2022-23 Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Day

  • Presentation Award Result for 2022-2023 Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Day
    Oral Presentation Award
    Champion: LIU Xu (RMS)
    冠軍:劉栩(風險管理科學 研究碩士二年級)
    Merit: LIN Yiqi (STA)
    優異:林亦麒(統計學 博士四年級)

    Poster Presentation Award
    Champion: JIN Manting (RMS)
    冠軍:金曼婷(風險管理科學 研究碩士二年級)
    1st Runner-up: CHU Kai Pan (RMS)
    亞軍:朱啟斌(風險管理科學 研究碩士二年級)
    2nd Runner-up: SU Di (STA)
    季軍:肅棣(統計學 研究碩士二年級)


Mr. Zhang Wenyu's team Cloud Players won 1st Winner in Huawei ICT Competition (Asia-Pacific Region)-Feb 2023

  • Mr. Zhang Wenyu (PhD in STAT) and his teammates, again, won the Champion in Cloud Track of the Huawei ICT Competition (Asia-Pacific Region) on Feb 2023. Before that, he won the Champion on Dec 2022 (Hong Kong Region).More information can be found here.

Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2022

  • Prof. LIN Yuanyuan has been awarded the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2022.

Prof CHAN Kin Wai Received Educational Impact - Silver Award at Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2022

  • Prof. Keith Chan attended the poster presentation at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo 2022 which was held from 14 Dec 2022 to 16 Dec 2022 and received “Educational Impact – Silver Award” for his e-learning platform (https://www1.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/stady/).

    Every year the poster awards recognize the best efforts in teaching and learning in higher education, research, poster designs and presentations at the annual Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo.

    More details can be found at the following link:
    https://www.expo.elearning.cuhk.edu.hk/expo2022-poster-award


Zhang Wenyu Won the Champion with his Teammates in Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 HKSAR


CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Excellence 2021/22


Science Faculty Young Researcher Award 2021

  • Young Researcher Award 2021: Prof. WEI Yingying

    The Award was established in 2002 with the aim of recognising the research achievements of young faculty members of the University, and nominations from each Faculty features a young faculty who produces the best research output for the award.


Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Output Award 2020/2021

  • Our former PhD student Dr. Yan Tingjin (currently an Assistant Professor in East China Normal University) who was supervised by Prof. Wong Hoi Ying was awarded the Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Output Award 2020/2021 in recognition of his remarkable and impressive accomplishment in research studies.

    The Faculty Award Ceremony will be hosted on 27 August 2022.


Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2021

  • Prof. CHAN Kin Wai has been awarded the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2021.

Joint-University Algo FX Trading Challenge 2021 (Global)

  • Our QFRM student Mr Cheng Kak Chi (team Plutus) won the Awards for

    • Best Return
    • Best Sharpe, and
    • Best Strategy Design

    in the Joint-University Algo FX Trading Challenge 2021 (Global) organised by Algo Challenge Association.

    Approximately 200 contestants from prestigious institutions in Hong Kong and all around the world have taken part in the global event started on November 2021.

    More details can be found:
    https://algochallenge.org/globalfx2021/


Itarle Scholarship 2020/21

  • Our former PhD student Dr. Yan Tingjin (currently an Assistant Professor in East China Normal University) who was supervised by Prof. Wong Hoi Ying was awarded Itarle Scholarship 2020/21. Itarle is a sponsor of PhD awards at CUHK. The Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science each have an award for the Student with outstanding performance in their thesis. An internship at Itarle (Hong Kong) will also be offered to each prize winner.

    More details can be found:
    https://itarle.com/itarle-sponsors-phd-awards/

    last update: 20220413


Presentation Awards: 2021-22 Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Day

  • The Faculty’s annual postgraduate research day was held on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 in face-to-face mode. The event provided a platform for postgraduate students to gain exposure in the seminar, to present their innovative research results and to share research ideas and experiences.

    Two students of our department were presented on the event and they both won the Presentation Award.
    Champion: WANGWU Jiaxuan, Statistics PhD student. Presentation Title:
    scAMACE: Model-Based Approach to the Joint Analysis of Single-Cell Data on Chromatin Accessibility, Gene Expression and Methylation.

    Second Runner-up: LEUNG Cheuk Wai, Dominic, Risk Management Science MPhil student. Presentation Title: Testing Variance Change under Varying Mean Structure.

    For details, please visit: http://www.sci.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/research/seminars/pg-research-day.


Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2020 and Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2020

  • Professor Wong Hoi Ying has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2020 and the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2020 in recognition of his distinguished teaching performance. The Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award is a prestigious award that is presented annually to outstanding teachers of the University, one from each of the eight Faculties and the General Education programme. The awardees’ achievements in teaching are considered by their peers and students to be of the highest order.


Distinguished Author Award 2020


CUHK Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2019 and RGC Early Career Award 2019


W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing in JSM 2019

  • Prof. Yingying Wei and her former PhD student Dr. Xiangyu Luo (currently an Assistant Professor in Renmin University of China) have been awarded the W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing in JSM 2019 for their publication “Batch Effects Correction with Unknown Subtypes, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 114 (526) 581-594.”

Further Reading: https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Your-Career/Awards/W-J-Youden-Award-in-Interlaboratory-Testing.aspx


ASA Student Award

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  • Mr. Fangda Song (Supervisor: Prof. Yingying Wei) has been awarded the 2019 ASA Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics’ Distinguished Student Paper.
  • Title of paper: Flexible experimental designs for valid single-cell RNA-sequencing experiments allowing batch effects correction

Early Career Award 2019/20

  • Professor Chan Kin Wai received Early Career Award 2019/20 from Research Grants Council. Among the 166 approved projects of the Early Career Scheme, seven projects were rated “outstanding” and also had their education plans rated “satisfactory”. The Principal Investigators of these seven outstanding projects would receive “The Early Career Award 2019/20” and also additional funding for engaging in educational activities.

Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Science

  • Professor Wong Hoi Ying has been appointed as Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Science on a concurrent basis with effect from 1 August 2019. The University will provide $50,000/year to Professor Wong for 5 years to support his research activities.

Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2018

  • Dr. John Alexander Wright has been awarded the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2018.

The IMA Journal of Management Mathematics Best Paper of 2018

  • Professor Wong Hoi Ying has been awarded “The IMA Journal of Management Mathematics Best Paper of 2018” for the paper entitled “Optimal Investment for Insurers with Correlation Risk: Risk Aversion and Investment Horizon”. It is the annual prize for the best paper published in the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics. The award was presented in the summer of 2019.

2018 International Quant Championship

  • The team of Science and Engineering graduates has won the National Winner in the ‘International Quant Championship 2018’ held in Beijing in July 2018. The team would compete in the Global Final to be held in Singapore.
    Besides, Statistics major student Ho, Ngok Chao has awarded the Outstanding Students Award 2018.
  • Ho, Ngok Chao BSc in Statistics (Team Leader) Kou, Seng Pan BSc in Mathematics Choi, Ka Chon BSc in Computer Science Lin, Hao BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management

Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2017

  • Professor WEI Yingying has been awarded the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2017.

Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award & The Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2016

  • Professor Lin Yuanyuan has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award and the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2016. The VC’s Exemplary Teaching Award is a prestigious award that is presented annually to outstanding teachers of the University, one from each of the eight Faculties and the General Education programme. The awardees’ achievements in teaching are considered by their peers and students to be of the highest order. This award was presented at the 83rd Congregation scheduled for 16 November 2017.

Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award & The Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2015

  • Professor WONG Hoi Ying has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award and the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2015. The VC’s Exemplary Teaching Award is a prestigious award that is presented annually to outstanding teachers of the University, one from each of the eight Faculties and the General Education programme. The awardees’ achievements in teaching are considered by their peers and students to be of the highest order. This award was presented at the 81st Congregation scheduled for 17 November 2016.

Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM) 2015

  • Congratulations to our Year-3 QFRM student XI Yiru on awarding the first prize at the 2015 Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM). Yiru joined the competition with another two CUHK students from Math major and CS major. The CUMCM is an annual national competition, and is one of the largest mathematical competitions in modeling.

Choh-Ming Li Professor of Statistics

  • Professor Shao Qiman has been appointed as Choh-Ming Li Professor of Statistics with effect from 1 August 2015 in recognition of his distinguished scholastic performance. The University will provide $100,000/year to Professor Shao for 5 years to support his academic and research activities.

Best Student Research Paper Award 2015

  • Mr. Pun Chi-seng, our Year 3 Statistics PhD student, recently won the 2015 Best Student Research Paper Award for a paper he presented at the 2015 Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, the USA. This is the first time ever a PhD student from the Asia Pacific region has won this international competition. Mr. Pun Chi-seng’s award winning paper entitled “Combined Estimation-Optimization (CEO) Approach for High Dimensional Portfolio Selection. For more details: https://www.informs.org/Community/Finance.(See also theCUHK Press Release. )

Exemplary Teaching Award and the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2013

    • Professor Poon Wai Yin has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award and the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award 2013. The VC’s Exemplary Teaching Award is a prestigious award that is presented annually to outstanding teachers of the University, one from each of the eight Faculties and the General Education programme. The awardees’ achievements in teaching are considered by their peers and students to be of the highest order. This award was presented at the 76th Congregation scheduled for 20 November 2014.
    • In addition, Professor Poon has been appointed as Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Science on a concurrent basis with effect from 1 August 2014. The University will provide $50,000/year to Professor Poon for 5 years to support her research activities.

Our hearty congratulations to Professor Poon!


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