Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees
Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Professor Mirrlees was appointed as Master of Morningside College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in August 2009.
A pioneer in optimal tax theory, Professor Mirrlees was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1996 in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the economic theory of incentives under asymmetric information. He was knighted in 1997. After graduating in mathematics from the University of Edinburgh in 1957, Professor Mirrlees went to Trinity College, Cambridge, initially to do mathematics; and received his PhD in Economics in 1963. From 1968 to 1995 he was Edgeworth Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Nuffield College. From 1995 to 2003, he served as Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge. He has been Distinguished Professor-at-Large at CUHK since 2002. Professor Mirrlees has also held visiting professorships at MIT, UC Berkeley, Yale, Melbourne and Peking University.
Professor Janny M.Y. Leung
Professor Leung travelled halfway around the world to attend college over thirty years ago. Except for a detour to Oxford, she has moved steadily westward and is now back in Hong Kong, but still at university!
Over the years, her research interests have ranged from theoretical aspects of combinatorial optimization to practical issues in transportation planning and logistics, e.g. facility layout, production/distribution and baseball time-tabling. In Hong Kong, she has collaborated with local companies on container management, mass transit scheduling and manpower planning.
In her spare time, she enjoys rowing, hiking and travelling, having visited all seven continents.
Professor Emily Ying Yang Chan
Professor Chan is qualified both as a biomedical engineer and a physician and had undergone academic training in Johns Hopkins University, Harvard School of Public Health, Hong Kong University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and is now a fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. Professor Chan served as a frontline emergency relief practitioner in mid-1990s, and later as the president for a Nobel peace prize winning medical humanitarian organization that provides emergency medical relief to victims of wars, epidemics and natural disasters (Medecins Sans Frontieres Hong Kong). Prior to joining the School of Public Health and Primary Care at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006, she completed a 3 year research fellowship at the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard School of Public Health. Currently, Prof. Chan serves as director at CCOUC to conduct research in evidence-based medical humanitarian crisis, disasters, climate change, injury, and violence epidemiology, while teaching both undergraduates and postgraduate studies.
Professor Lawrence Cheung
Prof. Lawrence Cheung received his MPhil in Linguistics and MSc in Computer Science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and his PhD in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2008. Before joining the department, he was involved in a research study on machine learning approach to computational parsing in English and Chinese. His research interests include syntax, semantics, syntactic typology, and natural language processing. His current research topics include the syntax-phonology interface issues of right dislocation in Chinese, the negative wh-construction across languages, wh-placeholders in Chinese, corpus annotation and tagging, and unlexicalized syntactic parsing, and Chinese morphology recognition.
Professor Rossa W.K. Chiu
After graduating from the University of Queensland, Australia in 1997 with First Class Honours in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Professor Chiu pursued specialist's training in Chemical Pathology. Since 2004, she has become a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Pathology). She has received postgraduate training in research and was awarded Doctor of Philosophy by The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2004.
Professor Chiu has been working at the Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 1999 and is currently Professor. She is actively involved in research, teaching and clinical service. Her research interests lies in the development of non-invasive prenatal diagnostic approaches, novel molecular diagnostic techniques and new clinical applications of circulating nucleic acids. She also conducts research on the biology of circulating nucleic acids, and the impact of preanalytical variables in molecular analyses. Professor Chiu has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2005 by the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Silver Medal for the Best Original Research by Trainees from the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, and the Young Scientist Special Award 2002 from the Hong Kong Institute of Science.
Professor David C. Donald
David C. Donald is a Professor in the Law Faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong and currently executive director of the Faculty’s Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development. David previously taught at the Institute for Law and Finance of the University of Frankfurt, Germany and worked as a commercial lawyer in the US and Europe. His publications include The Hong Kong Stock and Futures Exchanges – Law and Microstructure (Thomson, Sweet & Maxwell 2012) and (with Andreas Cahn) Comparative Company Law (Cambridge UP 2010). He is participating with scholars from other universities on an RGC project, “Enhancing the Future of Hong Kong as a Leading International Financial Centre.” David is currently a member of Hong Kong’s Standing Committee for Company Law Reform and its Financial Development Research Committee.
Professor Colin A. Graham
Professor Graham has been a Professor in the Accident and Emergency Academic Unit at CUHK since 2007. He qualified in 1994 and undertook higher specialist training in emergency medicine in Glasgow, Scotland. He moved to Hong Kong in 2004. He combines clinical practice in emergency medicine with research into trauma and emergency medicine and he is an active clinical teacher. He is married to Jackie and has twin sons, Clive and David. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and has contributed to several medical books. He enjoys swimming, travelling and exploring new places.
Professor Sian M. Griffiths
Professor Griffiths qualified as a doctor. In 2003, when President of the UK Faculty of Public Health, she co-chaired the Hong Kong Government's expert committee into the SARS epidemic and came to CUHK in 2005. Her research interests include developing primary care, addressing health inequalities and developing public health education. She works with HK SAR government on developing health policies, has a series of collaborations within mainland China with a specific research focus on health of migrants and leads the development of the new BSc course in public health. She has a range of honorary academic appointments in mainland China and UK including Oxford University.
Professor Simon N. Haines
Professor Haines is Chair Professor of English at CUHK. He arrived here in January 2009 after many years as Head of Humanities and Head of English at the Australian National University. He also served for a number of years in the Australian Diplomatic Service. His academic training was at ANU and the University of Oxford, and he went to schools in England and Australia. His academic interests are in Romantic and post-Romantic literature, 17th century poetry, and the overlaps between poetry and philosophy. He is married to Jane and they have three children.
Professor Joseph E. Jones
Joseph E. Jones joined the Department of Music in 2011 after completing a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Illinois. His work on the Strauss-Hofmannsthal operas integrates primary source study with reflections on the music’s relationship to repertoire of the past. Jones’s broader research interests range from the fin de siècle to music in popular media. He co-edited a book titled Genetic Criticism and the Creative Process (University of Rochester Press, 2009), an interdisciplinary collection of essays drawn from the fields of music, literature, and theater.
Professor Leo Ou-fan Lee
Professor Lee taught at several US universities in the field of modern Chinese literature. In 2004, he retired from teaching at Harvard in order to come to Hong Kong. At CUHK, he felt liberated from his own field of specialty as he was able to teach several other subjects such as classic films, the works of the cultural theorists Walter Benjamin and Edward Said, as well as some other aspects of Chinese literature and history. His breadth of interests becomes wider day by day - including not only literature and film but also music and architecture. Nevertheless, he is still a firm humanist and a self-styled cosmopolitan.
Professor Liu Pak Wai
AB, Princeton, MA, Ph.D.,Stanford.
Professor Liu is currently Professor of Economics. He is formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University. Professor Liu's research interests cover the areas of applied theory, labour economics and the Hong Kong economy. Besides an interest in economic theory, Professor Liu is also interested in the empirical aspects of applied economics. Professor Liu is active in professional and public service. He is Vice President of East Asian Economic Society and member of a number of advisory committees of HKSAR including the Commission on Strategic Development and the Provisional Minimum Wage Commission. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission.
Professor Ng Yan Yung Edward
Professor Ng is an Architect and a Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He has practised as an architect as well as lectured in various universities around the world. His specialty is in Environmental and Sustainable Design. He is Director of the M.Sc. Sustainable and Environmental Design Programme at CUHK. As an environmental consultant to the Hong Kong SAR Government, he developed the performance based daylight design building regulations and the Air Ventilation Assessment (AVA) Guidelines. He is drafting the Urban Climatic Map for Planning in Hong Kong. Professor Ng is a daylight and solar energy expert advisor to the Chinese Government. As a visiting professor of Xian Jiaotong University, China, he is designing ecological schools, and building sustainable projects in China.
Professor David Parker
Professor Parker is a graduate of the universities of Adelaide, Flinders and Oxford. He was formerly Head of English at the Australian National University and Chair of the English Department at CUHK until 2009. His publications include a novel, Building on Sand, Angus and Robertson (1988), short stories, The Mighty World of Eye, Simon and Schuster (1990), Ethics, Theory and the Novel, Cambridge University Press (1994) and The Self in Moral Space: Life Narrative and the Good, Cornell University Press (2007). He is Executive Director of the Asian Literary Prize, Foundation Fellow and Secretary of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities and Executive Chair of the Shadow Players, a new Hong Kong theatre company.
Professor Carmen C. Y. Poon
Carmen C. Y. Poon received her B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science (biomedical option) and the M.A.Sc. in biomedical engineering from the University of Toronto, ON, Canada. She completed her Ph.D. at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is currently a Research Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Electronic Engineering. Her current research interests include biosignal processing, biosystem modeling, and development of wearable medical devices and body sensor network for telemedicine, m-Health and p-Health.
She enjoys travelling, singing in the church choir and playing organ for her church service.
Professor Jack Linchuan Qiu
Jack Linchuan Qiu is associate professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He researches on information and communication technologies (ICTs), class, globalization, and social change. His publications include Working-Class Network Society (MIT Press, 2009), Mobile Communication and Society: A Global Perspective (MIT Press, 2006). Some of his publications have been translated into German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Korean. Besides academic projects, he also provides consultancy services for international organizations such as the OECD.
Professor Anthony M.C. So
Professor So received his BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2000. He then received his MSc degree in Computer Science in 2002, and his PhD degree in Computer Science with a PhD minor in Mathematics in 2007, all from Stanford University. Professor So joined the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at CUHK in 2007. Professor So is a recipient of the 2010 Optimization Prize for Young Researchers given by the Optimization Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the Young Researcher Award 2010 given by CUHK.
Professor Anthony J. Spires
Professor Spires is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Associate Director of the Centre for Civil Society Studies at CUHK. His research and teaching interests lie in Chinese society, globalization, civil society, philanthropy, and political sociology. He obtained three masters degrees and his PhD in Sociology from Yale University. During his time at Yale, Professor Spires co-founded Yale Global Online; an online magazine devoted to bringing the latest research and thought on globalization to non-expert readers the world over. As an undergraduate at Occidental College, he majored in Asian Studies and was Hall Director of the Multicultural Residence Hall.
Professor Saskia Whitteborn
Saskia Witteborn is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. She received her PhD from the University of Washington where she is fellow at the Center for Local Strategies Research. Her research area is communicative practice and transnational migration with a focus on the intersections between new technologies, embodied practice, group formation, and the construction of locality. She is also very interested in cultural practices related to communication and notions of global citizenship. Her research spans China, Europe, and North America. In 2013 she was a Visiting Professor at Free University of Berlin. She is Associate Editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication and the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication and recipient of the Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Social Sciences.
Professor Carmen Wong
Professor Carmen Wong received her doctor of medicine and doctor of surgery degree from Cardiff University School of Medicine, United Kingdom after obtaining her honours degree in Psychology and medicine. She completed her family medicine training in the Oxford Deanery, UK and was a senior registrar with special interest in mental health and cognitive behavioural therapy in primary care. She gained her diplomas in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Family Planning in London and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK. She worked as a general practitioner in the UK for many years and was the lead clinician in reforming medical services at Her Majesty's prison in Wandsworth, London. Her research interests include: social inequalities in healthcare, mental health and women's health in primary care.
Professor Chao Xi
Professor Xi received his first degree in law from the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, and his LLM and PhD degrees from the University of London. He is now Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, and Adjunct Professor of the Jilin University School of Law. His areas of research interest include Chinese commercial law, comparative corporate governance, and the political economy of law. He is the author of Corporate Governance and Legal Reform in China (London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill, 2009) and a co-author of Doing Business in China (3rd ed.) (London: Routledge, 2008).
Professor Shing-Tung Yau
Professor Yau (Chinese: 丘成桐教授; born April 4, 1949) is a Chinese American mathematician working in differential geometry, and involved in the theory of Calabi-Yau manifolds. In 1976 he proved Calabi's conjecture on a class of manifolds now named Calabi-Yau manifolds, which has now become the geometric ground where physicists build their string theory. In 1987 he moved to Harvard University, where he remains. Professor Yau has served as the chair of the Harvard mathematics department since 2008. Professor Yau is a Distinguished Professor-at-Large of The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2003. His revolutionary use of the methods of partial differential equations in the area of differential geometry has had a lasting impact on geometry. Professor Yau is renowned as an energetic teacher and educator. He has advised more than 50 PhD students, with many of them receiving professorships. Professor Yau has received a number of awards. These include the Fields Medal in 1982, a MacArthur Fellowship in 1984, the Crafoord Prize in 1994, and the (U.S.) National Medal of Science in 1997.