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Emily Ying Yang Chan

Professor Chan received academic training in Johns Hopkins University, Harvard School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Currently, Professor Chan serves as Professor and Associate Director (External Affairs and Collaboration) at JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Centre Director at Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) and Centre for Global Health (CGH), Honorary Research Fellow (Emerging Infectious Diseases and Emergency Preparedness) at the Oxford University Nuffield Department of Medicine, Fellow of the Harvard University FXB Center and Fellow at Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. Her research interests include climate change and health, disaster and humanitarian medicine, global health, violence and injury epidemiology, health needs and programme impact evaluation of evidence-based medical and public health interventions in resource deficit settings. Professor Chan also has rich public health frontline experience.

 

 

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Nelson Chen

Nelson Chen is Professor of Practice in Architecture and Director of the School of Architecture since 2014. Previously, he served the School for over 20 years as visiting lecturer, adjunct professor, honorary professor and external examiner. Professor Chen has practiced architecture in the US and, since 1987, as Principal Architect of Nelson Chen Architects Ltd. in Hong Kong. Born in New York, he was educated at Harvard, where he received the BA degree summa cum laude and MArch degree with distinction as first-ranked architectural graduate, winning the AIA School Medal. Other academic prizes included Phi Beta Kappa and the Knox Fellowship for postgraduate study at Cambridge. He is an elected Fellow of the American, British and Hong Kong Institute of Architects. His professional work has been recognized by over 35 design awards and publication of the monograph Nelson Chen Architects – Context and Community. 

 

 

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Lawrence Cheung

Professor Lawrence Cheung received his MPhil in Linguistics and MSc in Computer Science from CUHK and his PhD in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Before joining the Linguistics and Modern Languages Department at CUHK, he was involved in a research study on the machine learning approach to computational parsing in English and Chinese. His research interests include syntax, semantics, syntactic typology, and natural language processing.

 

 

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Julie Chiu

A graduate of CUHK and the University of Hong Kong, Dr. Chiu received her PhD from Hong Kong’s City University. She is currently the Associate Programme Director for the General Education Foundation Programme at CUHK. Her research interests include modern Chinese and English poetry, translation criticism and history, Buddhist studies, and she has a keen interest in teaching the classics through general education.

 

 

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Rossa W. K. Chiu

Rossa Chiu is the Choh-Ming Li Professor of Chemical Pathology and Associate Dean (Development) at the Faculty of Medicine. Prof Chiu studied medicine at the University of Queensland, Australia and later pursued her Doctor of Philosophy studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof Chiu has made significant contributions to the development of non-invasive prenatal diagnostic tests which have been clinically implemented by many centres around the world. Recently, she has been investigating the detection of cancer-derived DNA in human plasma with an aim to develop non-invasive blood tests for the early detection of cancer.

 

 

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David C. Donald

David C. Donald is a Professor in the Law Faculty of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. David previously taught at the Institute for Law and Finance of the University of Frankfurt, Germany and before that worked for a decade as a corporate and financial lawyer in the US and Europe. David holds PhDs in both Law and Comparative Literature, and conducts research in corporate law, financial infrastructure, comparative law, and the juncture between law and technology. David founded the Law Faculty's Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, and serves currently as its executive director.

 

 

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Murat Es

Professor Murat Es is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Resource Management. He studied History (BA) and Sociology (MA) at Bosphorus University in his native Turkey, before pursuing doctoral studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Es has taught at several universities in Hong Kong before joining CUHK. Trained as a cultural geographer, Es' work highlights the co-construction of urban spaces and identities through cross-cultural encounters forged by national and transnational mobilities. His current research explores practices of citizenship, belonging, and urban development in Turkey, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. 

 

 

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Erik Fung

Dr Erik Fung is a cardiologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK. He practices clinical cardiology with a focus on heart failure.

 

Dr Fung graduated from CUHK in 2004, and completed his internship at PWH.  He had received research training at Harvard Medical School, University of Cambridge, and Imperial College London. After medical residency in Boston and cardiovascular fellowship at Dartmouth, he went on to train in heart failure/transplant cardiology at USC in Los Angeles.

 

He enjoys teaching and leads a team of researchers in the Laboratory for Heart Failure and Circulation Research, LiHS, CUHK.

 

 

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Christopher Gane

Professor Christopher Gane was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law in September 2011. Prior to coming to the Chinese University of Hong Kong he held the Chair of Scots Law at the University of Aberdeen where he was Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1995 to 2000. In 2004 he was appointed University Vice-Principal (Pro Vice-Chancellor) and in 2008 he was appointed Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences (which comprised the Schools of Business; Divinity, History and Philosophy; Education; Language and Literature; Law; Social Sciences). His research and teaching interests include domestic Criminal Law and Procedure, International Criminal Law and Human Rights.

 

 

 

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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 combines clinical practice in emergency medicine with research into trauma and emergency medicine and is an active clinical teacher. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Emergency Medicine and has contributed to several medical books.

 

 

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Simon N. Haines

Professor Haines is Chair Professor of English at CUHK. He moved to Hong Kong 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. He studied at ANU and the University of Oxford. His academic interests are in Romantic and post-Romantic literature, 17th century poetry, and the overlaps between poetry and philosophy.

 

 

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Leo Ou-fan Lee

Professor Lee has 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 other aspects of Chinese literature and history.

 

 

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Benny Lim

Professor Benny Lim is currently an Assistant Professor with the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, CUHK. Prior to his current appointment in CUHK, he has taught in several institutions of higher education in Singapore and Malaysia. Since 2001, Professor Lim has produced and managed over 70 arts events, including drama productions and arts festivals. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a Board Member of Justice Centre Hong Kong, a non-governmental organization providing assistance to refugees and migrant workers. In 2015, Professor Lim was invited by IFT Macau to develop the city’s first programme in Performing Arts Event Management. Currently, he sits on Advisory Committee of CUHK Shenzhen’s auditorium and concert hall development.

 

 

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Liu Pak Wai

Professor Liu Pak-wai received his AB from Princeton University, and MA and PhD from Stanford University. He is Research Professor of the Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance and Emeritus Professor of Economics. He was formerly Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Chairman of the Department of Economics, Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Institute of Global Economics and Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interest spans the fields of applied economic theory, economics of uncertainty, labour economics, executive compensation, financial markets, Chinese economy and Hong Kong economy. Professor Liu is dedicated to community service. He is a Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Monetary Research of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. He is currently Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Post-Office Employment for former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials. He was a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission and Chairman of its Remuneration Committee.

 

 

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Emma MacPherson

Emma MacPherson (nee Pickwell) studied Natural Sciences for her undergraduate degree at Cambridge University followed by an MSci in Physics and PhD with the Semiconductor Physics Group.  Having completed her thesis in 2005, she worked for TeraView Ltd as a Medical Scientist until moving to Hong Kong in 2006. Professor MacPherson set up a terahertz laboratory at the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK during her post between 2006 and 2009 as an assistant professor. She spent 3 years at HKUST as a visiting assistant professor (September 2009 -2012). She returned to the Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK in Sept 2012. Professor MacPherson represents Hong Kong on the International Organising Committee for the Infrared and Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Wave conference series and will be Chair of the 2015 conference which will be held at CUHK.

 

 

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Urs Maurer

Professor Urs Maurer is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was a Research Professor at the University of Zurich and a postdoctoral fellow at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. In his research he uses neuroimaging techniques, such as Electroencephalography and functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, to investigate reading acquisition, dyslexia, foreign language learning, and reading across different languages.

 

 

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Carmen C. Y. Poon

Carmen CY Poon graduated from the Engineering Science (Biomedical) Program and obtained her master degree at University of Toronto. She completed her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where she is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Surgery.

 

Carmen has served as IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) AdCom member (2014-2016), and Chair for EMBS Technical Committee on Wearable Biomedical Sensors and Systems (2016-2017). She was awarded Early Career Award from two world's largest international professional societies of biomedical engineers, the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering / The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE/IAMBE) and the IEEE-EMBS in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

 

Her main research interests include wearable sensing and endoscopic informatics that have potential to change clinical practices.

 

 

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Jack Linchuan Qiu

Jack Linchuan Qiu is 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.

 

 

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Anthony M. C. So

Professor So received his BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University. He then received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer Science and a PhD minor in Mathematics from Stanford University. Professor So joined the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at CUHK in 2007. Professor So received the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, the 2010 Optimization Prize for Young Researchers from the Optimization Society of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), and the 2010 Young Researcher Award and 2013 Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award from CUHK.

 

 

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Suzanne So

Professor Suzanne So obtained BA in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University, followed by MSSc in Clinical Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and PhD in Psychology at King's College London. Professor So has practiced as clinical psychologist at the Hospital Authority, and joined the CUHK in 2012 as Assistant Professor of Psychology. Her research interests are cognitive models of psychosis, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and the use of experience sampling methodology as assessment and treatment. She is recipient of the 2016 CUHK Young Researcher Award, the 2016 University Education Award, and the 2016 Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award.

 

 

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Kristof Van Den Troost

Kristof Van den Troost is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for China Studies, where he also serves as MA programme director. A graduate of the Department of Sinology at the University of Leuven (Belgium), Kristof in 2011 received his PhD in Chinese Studies from CUHK. Specialized in Chinese cinemas, he has written on film censorship, the history of the crime film in Hong Kong, and Chinese genre cinema. He currently teaches courses on Taiwanese cinema and on cinematic and literary representations of historical trauma and memory in 20th and 21st century China.

 

 

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Saskia Witteborn

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.

 

 

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Carmen Wong

Dr. Carmen Wong received academic training in Cardiff University School of Medicine and University of Edinburgh in Psychology & Medicine, Medicine and Surgery and Medical Education.  She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK).  Her experience and expertise lie in clinical care systems and educational management.  She has previously worked as a family physician in the NHS (UK), led health reform in offender health in London, and executed medical logistics in North East Asia. She is Director of the Centre of Research and Promotion in Women’s Health (CRPWH).  Her teaching and research interests include: primary care, the doctor/student–patient relationship, medical education and social responsibility. 

 

 

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Xi Chao

Chao Xi is Professor and Vice-Chancellor’s Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Law. He is also Director of the Chinese Law Programme, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies. He holds various visiting positions, such as Professorial Research Fellow at SOAS China Institute, University of London. He specializes in corporate law, securities regulation, and financial regulation, with a particular focus on China.

 

 

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Shing-Tung Yau

Professor Yau’s research as a mathematician includes work in differential geometry, and 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 become the geometric ground where physicists build their string theory. Professor Yau  is a Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University and Distinguished Professor-at-Large at CUHK. 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 and has received a number of awards, including the Fields Medal (1982), a MacArthur Fellowship (1984), the Crafoord Prize (1994), the (U.S.) National Medal of Science (1997), and the Wolf Prize (2010).