Research excellence recognized; robo-advisor from library; boost GBA FinTech

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May 2021

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HKUST’s Research Highly Recognized in RAE


Over 81% of the research done by HKUST’s 446 eligible faculty members was rated as “world-leading” and “internationally excellent” in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) conducted by the University Grants Committee, making us one of the best performers among all local universities.



Robo-Advisory firm incubated in library

HKUST alumnus Dr. Don HUANG teamed up with his ex-bank colleague Kelvin LEI to create an AI-driven wealth management app that makes investing accessible for everyone. Starting their business at the HKUST library, the company has now grown to become a leading robo-advisory firm.



Further plans to boost GBA FinTech

GBA’s rapidly expanding FinTech sector is ripe with opportunities for ambitious, far-sighted youngsters. Our recent signing of an MOU with the Tencent Finance Academy of Hong Kong will allow HKUST students to expand their FinTech knowledge via real business case studies and internships.



A magnet for art and culture lovers

Our magnificent, multi-functional Shaw Auditorium is about to bring cultural vigor to the HKUST community! For a sneak peek of the many exciting treats in store when the venue opens its doors later this year, be sure and see our ongoing Shaw Auditorium Exhibition!



Accelerating the battle against Parkinson’s

In integrating optical tweezers and surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) in a novel platform, Prof. HUANG Jinqing and his team enable a direct probe into the protein’s structural features closely linked to the incurable Parkinson’s diseases.


Faculty Awards

May 2021


2021 ICSE ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award

Prof. CHEUNG Shing-Chi

Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Director of Sino Software Research Institute

Grand Award in R&D Award Category of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers’ Structural Division Excellence Award 2021


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Gold Medal with Jury Commendation at 2021 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions

Prof. Christopher LEUNG Kin-Ying

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

2021 IEEE INFOCOM Best Paper Award

Prof. LI Bo

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr. SHI Shaohuai

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

2021 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (First Class), Ministry of Education

Prof. LI Weiping

Department of Mathematics
Senior Fellow of HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study

Honorable Mention in the 2020 IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award

Prof. SHEN Shaojie

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Director of HKUST-DJI Joint Innovation Laboratory

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Prof. SUN Jianwei

Department of Chemistry

Find out about all the awards we have earned over the years

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