Achievement


Achievement
World leading research and top world ranking

Our research in Mathematics and Statistics have achieved remarkable recognition since 2009. According to The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2014 conducted by the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, 71% of AMA’s research has achieved a 4- or 3- star rating i.e. ‘world leading’ or ‘Internationally excellent’ by international standards.


Moreover, since 2015, ISI Essential Science Indicators (ESI) has listed PolyU as a highly cited institution in Mathematics. In 2018, PolyU is listed the world top 100 in the subjects of Mathematics, and Statistics and Operational Research by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking, and the 52nd Best Global Universities for Mathematics by the U.S. News & World Report.


AMA’s ranking by different ranking agencies in the past 5 years.

Ranking Agencies

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Academic Ranking of World Universities in Mathematics

51-75

76-100

-

151-200

-

Best Global Universities for Mathematics

-

-

-

67

52

The QS World University Ranking by Subject (Mathematics)

101-150

101-150

51-100

51-100

51-100

The QS World University Ranking by Subject (Statistics and Operational Research)

39

45

46

44

51-100


Number of AMA’s projects funded by GRF/ECS grants in the past 6 years:

Year

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

No. of projects

10

9

8

16

11

16


In addition to the GRF/ECS scheme, the Department has also received other grant sources in the past 5 years:

  • Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF)
  • Health and Medical Research Fund
  • National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
  • NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme
  • AIDS Trust Fund
  • Germany/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme
  • Industrial collaborating grant from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
  • Industrial collaborating grant from Value Exchange International Limited
  • ITF-University-Industry Collaboration Programme (UICP)
  • PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme


Funded teaching project

On top of our research accomplishment, we are also proud of our effort in making significant advance in teaching. In summer 2017, our teaching team proposed a Teaching & Learning project titled “Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in University STEM Education” and won a funding from the University Grants Committee UGC Funding Scheme 2016-2019. The project involves three other local universities (Hong Kong Baptist University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong), while our teaching team plays the leading role. We are thrilled to win the Department’s first UGC Teaching and Learning funding, and will continue to strive for further improvement.


A New University Research Facility

In October 2017, PolyU established a new University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics. AMA is tasked to manage the facility jointly with the Department of Computing. It will facilitate multidisciplinary research in big data.




Staff

Prof. Chen Xiaojun

  • The President's Award for Excellent Performance and Achievements in Research and Scholarly Activities 2010/2011
  • Semi-Plenary speaker of the 21st International Symposium on Mathematical Programming Berlin, 2012

Prof. Qi Li-qun

  • The Top 15 among 27,033 authors in 'Control and Optimization' discipline according to Microsoft Academic Search, by H-Index
  • ISI Most Highly Cited Mathematician in the period of 1981-2007
  • The First Class Science and Technology Award of Chinese Operations Research Society in 2010

Prof. Sun Defeng

  • Prof. Sun, together with his collaborator Prof Kim-Chuan Toh and their former PhD student Dr. Liuqin Yang, was awarded the triennial Beale--Orchard-Hays Prize for Excellence in Computational Mathematical Programming 2018 by the Mathematical Optimization Society. The award is for their work on SDPNAL+, which is a solver for large-scale semidefinite programming. The prize was given out at the opening ceremony of the International Symposium for Mathematical Programming , which was held in Bordeaux during July 2-6 2018.

Prof. Chan Cheong-ki

  • The President's Award for Excellent Performance and Achievements in Services 2007/2008

Prof. Kwong Man-kam

  • ISI Most Highly Cited Mathematician in the period of 1981-2007

Prof. Wong Heung

  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance / Achievement in Teaching 2009/2010
  • The prestigious statistical software Statistical Analysis System (SAS) announced in early 2010 to include the Wong and Li's ARCH test in one of its time series Procedures.

Dr. Chan Chi-kin

  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance / Achievement in Teaching 2011/2012

Dr. He Dai-hai

  • Dr. He and his co-authors receives the Second Prize for the 2019 Award for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance by The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). The award is for their article 'Modelling the large-scale yellow fever outbreak in Luanda, Angola, and the impact of vaccination'.

Dr. Qiao Zhong-hua

  • 2018 Hong Kong Mathematical Society Award for Young Scholars
  • Winner of Early Career Award 2013/14 presented by the Research Grants Council

Dr. Raymond Sze

  • Winners of the 2014 Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA) Ames Awards

Dr. Wang Zhi-an

  • Winners of the 2012 Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA) Ames Awards in Pure and Applied mathematics

Dr. Zhao Xing-qiu

  • Winner of the 2014 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) administrated by the Ministry of Education of China (MoE) - Natural Science Award (Second Class)

Dr. Pong Ting-kei

  • Dr. T.K. Pong won the Early Career Award 2015/16 presented by the Research Grants Council. Dr. Pong is the only faculty member from PolyU who received the Award in 2015.

Dr. Zhou Zhi

  • Winner of Early Career Award 2018/19 presented by the Research Grants Council
Student

Miss Lee Ka Yi, final year student of Investment Science

  • The PSA Women's Player of the Month Award for July 2015. Please click here for details.
  • Champion of Contrex SquashChallenge Cup 2015. Please click here for details.

Mr. Erwin Li and Miss Shi Yu, Year 3 students of Investment Science

  • Winner of the first place award in the category of Mathematics and Physics in the first "Challenge Cup" of the Hong Kong University Students Extra-curriculum Technology Contest in June 2015. Please click here for details.

Mr. Erwin Li, Miss Shi Yu and Miss You Mengqiao , Year 3 students of Investment Science

  • The team received the best results among other Hong Kong students at the 31st Annual Mathematical Contest in Modeling in February 2015 For details, please click here.

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