HKUST(GZ) PG Programs 2024-25

7 School of SCIENCE Dean Vision To address global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in today’s era of digital transformation. Mission To provide world-class education and conduct cutting-edge research with practical applications in information science and technology that not only advance regional development, but also make a global impact. The Hub primarily comprises four thrust areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and Analytics (DSA), Internet of Things (IOT), and Computational Media and Arts (CMA). We will achieve this through cross-disciplinary research and education in collaboration with other thrust areas in our Guangzhou campus and related programs in our Clearwater Bay campus. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, ranging from Computer Science, Statistics, and Engineering to Business, Design, and the Arts. Currently Information Hub offers four Research Postgraduate Programs both in MPhil and PhD (in AI, DSA, IOT and CMA), and Taught Postgraduate Program (Master of Science in Data-Centric Artificial Intelligence Technology). Information Hub wechat Prof. Lei Chen, is a chair professor in the Data Science and Analytics Thrust at HKUST (GZ), Fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. Currently, Prof. Chen serves as the dean of Information Hub, the director of Big Data Institute at HKUST, MOE/MSRA Information Technology Key Laboratory. Prof. Chen's research interests include Data-driven AI, knowledge graphs, blockchains, data privacy, crowdsourcing, spatial and temporal databases and query optimization on large graphs and probabilistic databases. He received his BS degree in computer science and engineering from Tianjin University, Mainland China, MA degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, and PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Prof. Chen received the SIGMOD Test-of-Time Award in 2015, Best Research Paper Award in VLDB 2022, .The system developed by Prof. Chen’s team won The Excellent Demonstration Award in VLDB 2014. Prof. Chen had served as VLDB 2019 PC Co-chair. Currently, Prof. Chen serves as Editor-in-chief of IEEE Transaction on Data and Knowledge Engineering and an executive member of the VLDB endowment. Prof. Lei CHEN Chair Professor Dean of Information Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Data-driven machine learning • Crowdsourcing-based data processing • Uncertain and probabilistic databases • Web information management • Multimedia and time series systems • Privacy