Hong Kong Institute for Data Science (HKIDS) works closely with School of Data Science to develop cutting-edge research and knowledge in the field. It serves as a research and educational hub to integrate data science strengths across the campus, and help train next generation of data scientists, we offer research opportunities to PhD students and support interdisciplinary research projects



HKIDS is headed by a Director with team members to handle the day-to-day operation.

An Institute Management Committee of HKIDS is formed to formulate and review policies consonant with the objectives of HKIDS

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HKIDS Members



Chair Professor of Data Science
Dean, School of Data Science

Prof S. Joe QIN


Adjunct Professor, School of Data Science

Head of School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sydney

Prof Ding-Xuan ZHOU


Chair Professor of Computational Social Science

Prof Jonathan ZHU


Professor, School of Data Science

Prof Minghua CHEN


Associate Professor, School of Data Science

Dr Qi WU


Chair Professor of Management Science
Dean, College of Business

Prof Youhua Frank CHEN


Chair Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Prof Hong YAN

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Research Projects


Formation of Research Teams

HKIDS encourages faculty members to form project-based research teams and solve data-related challenges. The research teams are formed through the joint forces between the Methodology Core & Application-oriented satellite divisions.

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Centres & Labs


Centre for Systems Informatics Engineering(CSIE)


There are research centres and joint laboratories to facilitate high quality and influential research in the area of data science


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List of Resources

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Contact Us

Hong Kong Institute for Data Science
P7311, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong