Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) - Invited Speakers

Invited Speakers

(In order of presentation)


Prof. WEI Yingying
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Wei is an Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Tsinghua University in 2009 and her M. Sc. Eng. degree in Computer Science and Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University in 2014. Her research focuses on developing statistical methods for analysing noisy, complex and heterogeneous big genomic data. Her six Bioconductor R packages have been well received by the community, with more than 58,000 downloads to date. Prof. Wei received the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award from Faculty of Science, CUHK in 2017 and the W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing from the American Statistical Association in 2019.


Prof. HUI Ho Lam Jerome
Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Hui is an Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences, the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (Partner Laboratory in The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Simon FS Li Marine Science Laboratory of the School of Life Sciences. He is also the Director of Biology Programme, and members of Cell and Molecular Biology Programme, Environmental Science Programme, and Molecular Biotechnology Programme of the School of Life Sciences.


Prof. YANG Hongfeng
Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Yang joined CUHK in 2014 and is now an Associate Professor in the Earth System Science Programme. He is actively working on earthquake source physics, subduction zone dynamics, fault zone structure and evolution, and induced earthquakes. He is a committee member in several committees in Chinese Geophysical Society and Chinese Seismological Society, and serves in the editorial board for several journals and as an Associate Editor for Seismological Research Letters. In 2018, Prof. Yang received the Fu Chengyi Young Scientist Award, in recognition of his contributions to integrating earthquake rupture dynamics and observational seismology to advance our understanding of earthquake physics and seismic hazard evaluation. Prof. Yang is the first recipient of this prestigious award from Hong Kong.


Prof. LU Xinhui
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics. She received her bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University and Ph.D. degree from Yale University. Then, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory before joining CUHK. Her research interest lies in energy related material science and experimental soft condensed matter physics, including morphology and device performance of organic and perovskite photovoltaic materials, bulk and surface structure of functional thin films and synchrotron x-ray scattering techniques. She is now serving as the council member of Physical Society of Hong Kong and Chinese Neutron Scattering Society.


Prof. CHUNG Tsz Shun Eric
Professor, Department of Mathematics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Chung is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of California at Los Angeles in 2005, and joined CUHK in 2008 after working at University of California at Irvine and California Institute of Technology. His research interests are computational multiscale methods, numerical upscaling and scientific machine learning for flow and transport in heterogeneous porous and fracture media. The research works are widely used in many scientific and engineering disciplines. Prof. Chung has published more than 150 papers with some of them are Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) highly cited and is a recipient of the Young Scholar Award by the Hong Kong Mathematical Society.


Prof. NGAI To

Professor, Department of Chemistry
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof. Ngai is now a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Assistant Dean (Research) of the Faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry at CUHK in 1999. In 2003, he obtained the Ph.D. at the same university, where he worked on light scattering and polymer interaction in solution. He moved to BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) in 2003 as the postdoctoral fellow for two years, working on colloids and surface chemistry. After a short postdoctoral training in the Chemistry Department at the University of Minnesota in 2005, he joined the Chemistry Department at CUHK in 2006 as a Research Assistant Professor. He has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in 2008, and promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. In 2017, he was promoted to Professor. His current research interests centre around the colloids, surface chemistry, polymers and soft matter.