RISUD is led by Prof. Xiang-dong LI as Director and Prof. Albert Chan as Associate Director. It includes 36 research groups which are organized into five divisions.
The 36 research groups of RISUD are each led by a senior researcher who is an internationally recognized scholar in the area. The research groups, as the nodes of a dynamic interactive network, organize themselves by common interest to form strong teams for major multi-disciplinary research projects to advance the frontiers of knowledge and technologies. The five divisions and the research groups under each division are listed below.