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Prof. Yangsheng XU
Yangsheng XU / President

Professor Xu Yangsheng is Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked at Carnegie Mellon University (USA) for years and joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong subsequently. In August of 2013, Professor Xu was appointed the first President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen after a global selection process.

Professor Xu's research includes robotics, intelligent systems and artificial intelligence. He has been interested in space robotics, service robotics, robot language, wearable interface, intelligent vehicles and self-learning systems. He has published 6 books, and over 300 papers in international journals in these areas. He is Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Fellow of International Academy of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Academician of International Eurasian Academy of Sciences, Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Science, and Fellow of EU Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Tom Z.Q. LUO
Tom Z.Q. LUO / Vice President (Academic)

Professor Zhi-Quan (Tom) Luo received his BSc degree in Applied Mathematics from Peking University, China, in 1984. In the same year, he was selected by a joint AMS-SIAM committee and the Ministry of Education of China for graduate study in the United States (S.S. Chern Program). Following a 12-month intensive training in English and Mathematics, he enrolled in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a PhD degree in Operations Research in 1989. From 1989 to 2003, he was on the faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McMaster University, Canada where he eventually served as the department head and was awarded a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Information Processing. From 2003 to 2014, Professor Luo has been a full professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota and held an endowed ADC Chair in digital technology. Currently, Professor Luo serves as the Vice President (Academic) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and concurrently the Director of Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data and also the Director of CUHK(SZ)-Tencent AI Lab Joint Laboratory on Machine Intelligence.

Professor Luo received the 2010 Farkas Prize from the INFORMS Optimization Society for outstanding contributions to the field of optimization. In 2018, he was awarded the prize of Paul Y. Tseng Memorial Lectureship in Continuous Optimization. He also received three Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2004, 2009 and 2011 respectively, and a 2011 Best Paper Award from the EURASIP. Professor Luo is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). In 2014, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honor a Canadian scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

Professor Luo’s research mainly addresses mathematical issues in information sciences, with particular focus on the design, analysis and applications of optimization algorithms. Professor Luo consults regularly with industry on topics related to signal processing and digital communication. Professor Luo was the semi-plenary speaker for the International Symposium on Mathematical Programming in 2003 and IEEE CDC conference in 2011, the distinguished lecturer for the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop in 2006, the plenary speaker for the IEEE Signal Processing Advance for Wireless Communications (SPAWC) Workshop in 2013, and IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods Workshop in 2014. Professor Luo has served as the Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Committee on Signal Processing for Communications (SPCOM). He was the Editor in Chief for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing from 2012 to 2014 and served as the Associate Editor for many internationally recognized journals, including Mathematics of Operations Research, Management Science, Mathematical Programming and others.

Prof. Shiping ZHU
Shiping ZHU / Vice President (External and Student Affairs)

Professor Zhu received B.Eng. degree from Zhejiang University in 1982 and Ph.D. degree from McMaster University in 1991. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University as a faculty member in 1994. He became a Canada Research Chair in 2001 and served as the Department Chair from 2009 to 2014. Currently, he serves as the Vice President for External and Student Affairs of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

Professor Zhu works in polymer materials and reaction engineering, industrial big data and modeling, surface modification of biomaterials, interfacial engineering of microelectronics, smart polymers and their applications in environment and new energy areas. He has published 350 papers, received 10000 SCI citations, and trained more than 120 postgraduate students.

Professor Zhu was elected to Fellow of Chemical Institute of Canada (FCIC) in 2009, Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (FCAE) in 2010, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC) in 2011, and Fellow of Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) in 2014. He was awarded the Macromolecular Science and Engineering Award by the Chemical Institute of Canada in 2011 and the primary R.S. Jane Memorial Award by the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering in 2016. He was bestowed the highest title of “Distinguished University Professor” at McMaster University in 2016.

Professor Zhu is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Progress in Polymer Science, Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, Macromolecular Theory and Simulation, and Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering (English Edition). He is an active consultant for polymer industries.

Mr. K.C. YUEN
K.C. YUEN / Vice President (Administration)

Mr. KC Yuen graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a BSSc degree in Sociology in 1975. He received a Diploma in Management Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1979. In 1982, he attended the Higher Education Administrators’ Programme at the University of Manchester, UK. He joined the Personnel Office of CUHK in 1982 and became the Acting Director of the Office in 2012. With over 30 years of experience in public administration, Mr. Yuen has been an active member of several major committees at CUHK and played an important role in University management before his appointment as Vice President (Administration) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

Prof. Tony LI
Tony LI / Associate Vice President cum Dir of Research Administration

Professor Tony LI, Associate Vice President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), is also the director of the Research Administration Office. He graduated from Tianjin University with a Doctoral degree in Engineering. He started teaching at Shenzhen University in 1991, and he was a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology from 2002 to 2003. His overseas studying and working experiences also include an English training program at Brunel University of the United Kingdom. Before joining CUHK (SZ), he had been the director of the Department of Science and Technology of Shenzhen University, as well as the director of Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Sensor Technology, and the director of Shenzhen Optical Sensor Network Engineering Laboratory. As a professor of Physical Electronics, Prof. LI has long been engaged in the study of fiber optic sensors and nonlinear optics. He was honored as one among the first batch of the Outstanding Scholars of Shenzhen University. He is a member of the editorial board of Chinese Journal “Sensors and Actuators” and an analyst for Optics Letters and other journals. He is also a representative of the Municipal People's Congress and a member of the Shenzhen Association for Science and Technology. He has published more than 100 papers in different well-known international journals, such as the Optics Express, the Applied Physics B, the Applied Optics, and the IEEE Sensors journal. He holds more than 20 authorized patents. As a project director, he has undertaken over 20 projects, including the National Science Fund of China, Guangdong Province Natural Science Fund Project, the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of Ministry of Education, the Province-Ministry Industry-University-Institute Cooperation Project of Guangdong Province, the Shenzhen Science and Technology Project, the Shenzhen Nanshan District Science and Technology Project, the High-level Talents Project of Guangdong Province.

Prof. X.Q. CAI
X.Q. CAI / Associate Vice President

Professor Cai received his Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1988. After conducting postdoctoral researches at the University of Cambridge and the Queen's University of Belfast, UK, from 1989 to 1991, he went on to take the position of Lecturer at The University of Western Australia during 1991-1993. Since joining The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 1993, he has held the academic positions of Lecturer in 1993-1996, Senior Lecturer in 1996-2000, and full Professor from October 2000, at the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM). He served as the Chairman of Department of SEEM during 1996-2003, Head of Graduate Division during 2009-2012, and founding Dean of General Education of Lee Woo Sing College during 2010-2014. He has been appointed as Dean of School of Science and Engineering (2014-17), Associate Vice President (2016-), and Presidential Chair Professor (2018-), of CUHK, Shenzhen. Professor Cai’s research interests are mainly in industrial and systems engineering, operations research, and logistics and supply chain management science. He has published over 200 papers in academic journals, books, and conferences, including more than 100 papers in leading journals (such as Operations Research, Management Science, Naval Research Logistics, Production and Operations Management, IIE Transactions, IEEE Transactions, and Transportation Research). He was the chair/co-chair for several international conferences, and member of the organizing committee/program committee/advisory committee for numerous international conferences. He has been an editor/associate editor/editorial board member of several academic journals, including IIE Transactions on Scheduling and Logistics, Journal of Scheduling, Fuzzy Decision Making and Optimization, and Journal of Industrial and Management Optimization. Professor Cai is a recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientist award (overseas category) from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Engineers, and an Academician of the International Academy for Systems and Cybernetic Sciences.

Prof. Yang GU
Yang GU / Associate Vice President

Prof. Yang Gu held professorial positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 20 years, and trained close to 100 postgraduate students, including Masters, MPhils, PhDs and Post Doctoral Fellows. She joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) (CUHKSZ) in 2014, served as Dean of School of Humanities and Social Science, and she has been Master of Diligentia College, CUHKSZ.

Prof. Gu received her MA and PhD in linguistics from Cornell University, USA. Her research interests include theory of generative grammar; formal syntax; interfaces of syntax and morphology, and syntax and lexical semantics. In recent years, she has also worked on Tibeto-Burmese comparative linguistics, with a particular focus on the Jingpo language. Her publications contain over 100 items including one edited book, two co-authored books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. She delivered over 50 guest/keynote speeches in over 20 universities in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and Macau.

She served as Vice-Executive Secretary for the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, Vice President and President of Linguistic Society of Hong Kong. She is also on the editorial board of linguistics journals, including Journal of Modern Foreign Languages, Journal of Contemporary Linguistics, and Bulletin of Sino-Tibetan Languages.

Prof. B.T. ZHU
B.T. ZHU / Associate Vice President

Prof. B. T. Zhu received a medical degree from Fudan University Medical College, a Ph.D. in pharmacology from University of Texas, and postdoctoral fellowship from Rutgers University. In 1998, he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, and later as Associate Professor (2002), Professor (2004), the Frank and Josie P. Fletcher Distinguished Professor (2005), and Department Chairman and Director there. In 2007, Prof. Zhu joined the University of Kansas School of Medicine as the permanent William W. Abercrombie Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research. Currently, he is a Presidential Chair Professor in the School of Life and Health Sciences at CUHK-Shenzhen. Prof. Zhu has published over 130 peer-reviewed publications, with ~8000 citations (Google Scholar). Over the years, Prof. Zhu has received a number of research awards, including the Burroughs Wellcome Toxicology-Teratology Award and the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award.