The contributions of our faculty members have been recognized into the following areas:



Our faculty members are leaders in their respective fields. In recognition of their leadership and contributions to research and innovations, they are invited or elected to serve as editors of top-tier professional journals, including:

  • ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing
  • Computer Speech and Language
  • Computers & Operations Research
  • EURO Journal on Computational Optimization
  • EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
  • Fuzzy Decision Making and Optimization
  • IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
  • IIE Transactions on Operations Engineering
  • IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics
  • Information and Decision Technologies
  • International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Chinese Language Processing
  • International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems
  • International Journal on Computational Linguistics
  • International Journal on Computer Processing of Oriental Languages
  • Journal of Computing Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Global Optimization
  • Journal of Information Processing
  • Journal of Scheduling
  • Journal on Distributed and Parallel Databases
  • Journal on Health Information Science and Systems
  • Mathematical Finance
  • Mathematics of Operations Research
  • Naval Research Logistics
  • Omega - International Journal of Management Science
  • Operations Research
  • Optimization Methods and Software
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Reliability Engineering and System Safety
  • SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization
  • SIAM Journal on Financial Mathematics
  • SIAM Journal on Optimization
  • Speech Communication
  • The VLDB Journal
  • Transportation Science
  • World Wide Web Journal


Awards and Recognition

Our programmes are led by a team of active, energetic and dynamic faculty members.  Research outputs from our faculty and students have also won numerous international and regional awards and honours, including:

  • Appointed member of the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council (LOGSCOUNCIL) 2014-16.
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship 1993
  • Best Oral Paper Award in the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference 2010
  • Best Paper of the 10th Asia Pacific Web Conference (APWeb’08) 2008
  • Best Paper of the 15th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA’10) 2010
  • Best Paper of the 19th Australasian Database Conference (ADC’08) 2008
  • Best Paper of the 21th Australasian Database Conference (ADC’10) 2010
  • Elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (2014)
  • Elected Member of IEEE Board of Governors 
  • Elected Member of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee
  • Excellent Paper Prize of Journal of Operations Research Society of China, 2016
  • CUHK Research Excellence Award 2016-17
  • Fellow of HKIE
  • Fellow of IEEE
  • Gold Award in the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva in 2018
  • Humboldt Distinguished Lecture 2013
  • Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards in Technological Advancements 2009
  • Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2017 - Second-class award in Scientific and Technological Progress 
  • HKWPEA Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award 2017
  • HKICT Award 2018 Silver Award for Smart Inclusion
  • IBM Faculty Award 2016
  • IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award 2014
  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award 2015
  • Inaugural Distinguished Lecturer of APSIPA (Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association) 2012-2014
  • INFORMS Meritorious Service Award 2001 
  • INFORMS Optimization Society Young Researcher Prize 2010
  • Invited Speaker of Okawa Prize 2012 Commemorative Symposium
  • Keynote Speaker of National Conference on Man-Machine Speech Communication 2011
  • Ministry of Education of China (MoE) Technological Advancement Award 2009
  • Microsoft Research Outstanding Collaborator Award 2016
  • Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering (工程學院傑出學人) 2015
  • Outstanding ICT Women Professional Award from the Hong Kong Computer Society 2015
  • Overview Speaker of IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing 2011
  • Plenary Speaker of CogInfoComm 2013 
  • Shenzhen Municipal Government “Peng Cheng” Visiting Professorship 2010 - Present
  • SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize 2003
  • Yahiko Kambayashi Best Paper Award of the 8th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE’07) 2007



Serving the Society 

Our faculty members have been active in serving societal roles that are related to their expertise:

  • Academic Committee, The Chinese National Research Center of Mathematics and Cross-Disciplinary Science, Department of Finance and Economics
  • Ad hoc reviewer of Mathematical Finance, Finance and Stochastics, Operations Research, Annals of Applied Probability, etc
  • Associate Editor, Operations Research Letters, 2007-2008
  • Chinese Language Interface Advisory Committee, appointed by the Deputy Government Chief Information Officer
  • Convenor, Engineering Panel, University Grants Council's Competitive Research Funding for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector
  • Convenor, Working Party on 2014 Manpower Survey of the Information Technology Sector, Committee on Information Technology Training and Development of
  • the Vocational Training Council
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Productivity Council, appointed by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development
  • Council Member, The Open University of Hong Kong 
  • Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee, appointed by the Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology
  • Elected Board Member, International Speech Communication Association
  • Elected Vice-President of Professional Development, Hong Kong Computer Society
  • Engineering Panel Member, Research Grants Council 
  • General Chair, International Symposium on Chinese Spoken Language Processing
  • HKIE Accreditation Committee for Computer Science Programs, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • IEEE Speech and Language Technical Committee 
  • Joint Committee on Information Technology for the Social Welfare Sector, appointed by the Director of Social Welfare
  • Keynote Speaker of the International Symposium on Scheduling (2013), Tokyo, Japan
  • Member of the Lottery Funds Advisory Committee, appointed by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare
  • Member of the Research Grants Council, The Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of the Steering Committee in eHR (electronic Health Record) Sharing, appointed by the Secretary of Food and Health, The Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member of the Working Group on Competitive Research Funding for Local Self-financing Degree Sector, appointed by the RGC Chairman
  • Panel of Assessors, The Innovation and Technology Support Programme, appointed by the Commissioner of Innovation and Technology
  • Panel of Assessors, The Small Entrepreneur Research Assistance Programme, appointed by the Commissioner of Innovation and Technology
  • President, Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council
  • Review Panel, National Centres of Competence in Research, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Review Panel, National Natural Science Foundation of China
  • Review Panel, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Review Panel, Swedish Research Council European Research Infrastructure Initiative
  • Risk Analysis Track Coordinator, The 2009 Winter Simulation Conference
  • Scientific Pogramme Chair, 19th Triennial Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies, 2011, Melbourne, Australia
  • Task Force on Facilitating the Adoption of Wireless and Mobile Services and Technology (FAWMST), appointed by the Government Chief Information
  • Officer
  • Technical Chair, Oriental Chapter of the International Committee for the Co-ordination and Standardization of Speech Databases and Assessment Techniques
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, Interspeech
  • Technology Consultant, Technology Services Division, The Hong Kong SAR Government
  • The Central Committee on Information Technology for Rehabilitation Services, appointed by the Director of Social Welfare