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HKUST appoints Guo Yike as Provost

HKUST appoints Guo Yike as Provost

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) announced today the appointment of Guo Yike as Provost, effective from December 1.
A world leading computer scientist, Guo is currently Vice-President (Research and Development) at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research area focuses on data mining for large-scale scientific applications, including machine learning and informatics systems for biology, chemistry, geophysics, etc.

Guo received his bachelor degree in Computing Science from Tsinghua University in 1985 and obtained his PhD in Computational Logic from Imperial College London in 1994. Before coming to Hong Kong, he spent 33 years at the Imperial College London, where he was the Founding Director of the Data Science Institute since 2014.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Member of Academia Europaea in 2018. He was also a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2021. From 2015 to 2020, Prof. Guo was Non-Executive Dean of the School of Computer Engineering and Science in Shanghai University.

HKUST President Wei Shyy extended his welcome to Guo, “I believe Prof. Guo’s academic vision and deep international experiences will sustain and in fact, continue to advance a progressive and open campus environment at HKUST, and to foster broad-ranged joint efforts with HKUST(GZ).”

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