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 2020, 89% of AMA's research has achieved a 4- or 3- star rating i.e. 'world leading' or 'Internationally excellent' by international standards. In the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Ranking 2021, PolyU is listed the world top 100 in Statistics and Operational Research and 150 in Mathematics.


Moreover, AMA achieved a very satisfactory performance in the 2021/22 GRF/ECS Exercise as both the number of funded projects and success rate increased by 58.3% (from 12 to 19) and 13.29% (from 48% to 61.29%), respectively. The funding amount awarded to the Department also reaches a new high record and makes up 7.2% of the total grant amount allocated to PolyU in this exercise.


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

Year

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

2021-22

No. of projects

9

8

16

11

16

16

12

19


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 2018, 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

  • Prof. Chen is elected as 2021 Fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for her contributions to optimization, stochastic variational inequalities, and nonsmooth analysis. Please click here for details
  • 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. Huang Jian

  • The Highly Cited Researchers 2014-2018 by Clarivate Analytics (formerly the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters) https://hcr.clarivate.com/
  • Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2009

Prof. Qi Li-qun

  • The Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Mathematics 2018-2020 by Clarivate Analytics
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  • 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 is selected as one of the eight elected Inaugural Fellows of the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM). Please click here for details
  • Prof. Sun is elected as 2020 Fellows of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics for his distinguished work and outstanding service to the community. Please click here for details
  • 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. Please click here for details

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.

Prof. Yang Xiaoqi

  • The President's Award for Excellent Performance/ Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities 2017/2018
  • The Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in Research and Scholarly Activities (Individual) 2016/2017

Prof. 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. Chan Chi-kin

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

Dr. He Dai-hai

  • Dr. He and his co-authors receive 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'.

Drs. James Huang (right) and Li Xun (left)

Dr. Qiao Zhong-hua

Dr. Raymond Sze

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

Dr. Wang Zhi-an

  • 2019 Hong Kong Mathematical Society Award for Young Scholars
  • Winners of the 2012 Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (JMAA) Ames Awards in Pure and Applied mathematics

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. Yue Man-chung

  • Winner of Early Career Award 2020/21 presented by the Research Grants Council

Dr. Zhou Zhi

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

Dr. Fridolin Ting

  • The President's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching 2019/2020. Please click here for details
  • Finalist for the "2020 UGC Teaching Award" by University Grants Committee. Please click here for UGC's video clip of the finalists of the 2020 UGC Teaching Award.
  • The Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement 2019/20 - Teaching (Individual Award)
  • Winner of Trendsetter Award, The EdTech Awards 2020. Please click here for details

Dr. Fridolin Ting (team leader), Prof. Chan Cheong Ki, Dr. Zhang Hua and Dr. Raymond Sze

  • The Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance on Teaching (team) 2016/2017. Please click here for details

Dr. Fridolin Ting (left) with the PALMS team at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Conference and Awards in London, England on 10 December 2019

Dr. Fridolin Ting and AMA PALMS project team

  • Gold Award of Exemplary Teaching and Learning Award, eLearning Forum Asia 2020-2021 and Bronze Award in the 'Science of Learning' category, Reimagine Education Awards 2020-21. Please click here for details.
  • Won 7 international educational awards recently as recognition for their contributions to innovations in STEM tertiary education. Please click here for details.

Dr. Zhang Hua

  • The Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement 2018/19 - Teaching (Individual Award)
Student

Miss ZHAO Xiaohan, student of BSc (Hons) in Investment Science

  • FAST Outstanding Student Award 2020

Mr. FANG Chen, student of Minor programme in Applied Mathematics. Advisor: Dr. He Daihai

  • Meritorious Winner of Mathematical Content in Modeling (MCM) 2019

Mr. Salihu Sabiu Musa, student of Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics. Supervisor: Dr. He Daihai

  • Best Research Paper Presentation Award by the 20th World conference on Applied Science, Engineering and Technology 2019

Mr. XU Zhaoyu and WANG Anbo, students of Minor programme in Applied Mathematics. Advisor: Dr. Zhang Hua

  • Meritorious Winner of Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling 2019

Mr. DONG Huan, Tony (on the right), Year 2 student of Investment Science

  • Member of the Merit Team, HKICP Business Case Competition 2018
Alumni

Dr. Yang Lei, Alumnus

  • 2018-2019 Hong Kong Mathematical Society Best Thesis Award

Miss Lee Ka Yi, Alumna of BSc (Hons) in Investment Science

  • The 2019 Medal of Honour by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in recognition of her outstanding achievements in international squash competitions. Please click here for details.
  • Winning team of Gold Medal in Women's Squash Team Event at the 2018 Asian Games. Photo on top: Ka Yi (left) and her teammates
  • 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, Alumni of BSc (Hons) in 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, Alumni of BSc (Hons) in 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.
Dean's List 2019/20
BSc (Hons) in Investment Science BSc (Hons) in Investment Science
and Finance Analytics
BSc (Hons) in Data Science and Analytics
CHEUNG Hei Man DONG Nanxi CHAN Suet Kiu
DONG Huan QIN Zhiyuan  
FANG Xiangeng    
HO Tsz Kin    
JIN Huilin    
LIU Xiaohan    
LUO Guangze    
REN Zhihao    
SHAN Jingran    
WANG Kexin    
WANG Yingnuo    
YAN Wuyuxuan    
ZHANG Xingyue    
ZHANG Zhonghao    
ZHAO Xiaohan    

MSc in Applied Mathematics for
Science and Technology
MSc in Operational Research and Risk Analysis
JI Xiaoxuan JIN Minglu
LIANG Zhensheng LI Mo
LYU Shanzheng LI Qian
  WANG Zhu
  YU Xinyang

Graduates awarded with First Class Honours/Distinction 2019/2020
BSc (Hons) in Investment Science MSc in Applied Mathematics for
Science and Technology
MSc in Operational Research and Risk Analysis
GAO Tang GUAN Yue JIN Minglu
LYU Jiangyu GUO Zijia LI Jinxin
REN Zhihao JI Xiaoxuan LI Mo
  LIANG Zhensheng LI Qian
  LYU Shanzheng SIU Chun Hong
  MA Yifan SUN Ziqian
  PEI Yuwen TANG Fengyi
  WU Liuying WANG Ying
  XU Chang WANG Yue
  YU Xinghua WANG Zhu
  ZHENG Yangzi WU Zhenjie
  ZHOU Wenjun XIA Zefang
    YOU Jia
    YU Xinyang

Dean's List and Graduates awarded with First Class Honours/Distinction 2018/2019
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