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.
Presentation Award Result for 2022-2023 Science Faculty Postgraduate Research Day
Oral Presentation Award
Champion: LIU Xu (RMS)
Merit: LIN Yiqi (STA)
Poster Presentation Award
Champion: JIN Manting (RMS)
1st Runner-up: CHU Kai Pan (RMS)
2nd Runner-up: SU Di (STA)
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.
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:
Our student Zhang Wenyu (PhD in STAT) won the champion with his teammates in the Huawei ICT Competition 2022-2023 Hong Kong SAR and achieved the highest score among 600 participants. The champion team will represent HK to join a regional competition in February.
The Hong Kong Final Competition was held on 10 Dec 2022.
More details about the ICT Competition can be found at
Our QFRM student Mr Cheung Chun Hin Angus was awarded the CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Excellence 2021/22.
The CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships for Excellence is a prestigious award that is presented annually to students with excellent academic achievements at entrance, academic results at CUHK, communication skills, track record of distinguished leadership and non-academic performance.
The presentation ceremony was held on 28 Sept 2022.
More details can be found:
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.
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.
Our QFRM student Mr Cheng Kak Chi (team Plutus) won the Awards for
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:
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:
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.
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.
Professor CHAN Ngai Hang was awarded Journal of Time Series Analysis Distinguished Author Award in recognition of his significant contributions to the journal, based on publications appearing in Volumes 1–41 inclusive. For details, please visit: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/14679892/homepage/distinguished-authors.
The Journal of Time Series Analysis started in 1980, has since become the leading journal in its field, publishing papers on both fundamental theory and applications, as well as review papers dealing with recent advances in major areas of the subject and short communications on theoretical developments. Further information can be found at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/page/journal/14679892/homepage/productinformation.html.
Professor CHAN Kin Wai has been awarded the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award, CUHK (2019) and Early Career Award, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong (2019), in recognition of his distinguished teaching performance and outstanding research talent.
For details about Prof Chan’s Early Career Award, please visit: https://www.cpr.cuhk.edu.hk/en/press/six-outstanding-cuhk-scholars-awarded-rgc-early-career-award-and-humanities-and-social-sciences-prestigious-fellowship-2019-2020/.
Further Reading: https://www.amstat.org/ASA/Your-Career/Awards/W-J-Youden-Award-in-Interlaboratory-Testing.aspx
Our hearty congratulations to Professor Poon!