Prof. Poon Wai-yin

Professor Poon Wai-yin

Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President
Professor, Department of Statistics

BSc, MPhil (CUHK); PhD (UCLA)

Curriculum Vitae

Education & CUHK Employment

Education

  • BSc, MPhil, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • PhD, University of California at Los Angeles

CUHK Employment

  • 2015-present, Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President
  • 2001-present, Professor, Department of Statistics
  • 2014, Associate Vice-President
  • 2012-15, Director, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research (CLEAR)
  • 2006-14, Director, Centre for Promoting Science Education
  • 2004-14, Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Science
  • 2004-12, Director, MSc Programme in Data Science & Business Statistics
  • 1995-2001, Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics
  • 1987-95, Lecturer, Department of Statistics

Research Interests

  • Structural Equation Models, Marketing Research, Influence Analysis, Ranking Data, Categorical Data, Data with Misclassification.

Honours & Awards

  • Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award, CUHK, 2013-14
  • Exemplary Teaching Awards, Faculty of Science, CUHK, 1999-2000, 2002-03, 2013-14
  • Outstanding Fellow, Faculty of Science, CUHK, 2014, 2019
  • UGC Award for Teaching Excellence, University Grants Committee, HKSAR, 2011
  • Best Teaching Awards, Asia Pacific Institute of Business, CUHK, 2005-06, 2008-09
  • Elected Member, International Statistical Association, 2001

Community Services

  • Chair, Hong Kong Teaching Excellence Alliance
  • Member, Statistics Advisory Board, Census and Statistics Department, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Sub-committee on Quality Assurance of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Sub-committee on Support Measures of the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Steering Committee on Implementation of Qualifications Framework Credit in Higher Education and Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, UGC Teaching Development and Language Enhancement Group, University Grants Committee
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Chair, Qualifications and Accreditation Committee (QAC) of The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Member, Personnel and Administration Committee (PAC) of The Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Counsellor, Chinese Higher Education Development Network (CHED)
  • Council Member, Guangdong-HK-Macau Greater Bay Area Online Open Course Alliance (GDHKMOOC)
  • 副理事长, 大学通识教育联盟, China
  • Expert, International Expert Committee of Center for Excellent Teaching and Learning, Peking University and China Association for Educational Technology, China
  • Member, Greater China MOOC Symposium Steering Committee
  • Director, The Education Foundation of the Federation of the Alumni Associations of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Limited
  • Honorary Professor, Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance, School of Decision Sciences of The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary advisor, Hong Kong Kindergarten Association