Limin LI (Ph.D. 2006-2010)
Machine Learning Methods for Computational Biology
Prof. Limin Li received her B.Sc. (2004) and M.Sc. (2006) from Zhejiang University, and her Ph.D. (2010) from HKU.
She joined Xian Jiaotong University in 2010 as an assistant professor and spent one year (2010-11) as a post-doctoral fellow at Max Planck institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany.
She was then promoted to associate professor and professor in 2014 and 2020, respectively.
Her research interests are Machine learning (Transfer learning and multi-view learning), Bioinformatics (Drug target prediction, subtype identification, and biomarker identification) and Biostatistics (Group combining p-value and cross-species research).
Junlong LYU (Ph.D. 2017-2021)
Supervisor: Dr Z. Zhang
Our Ph.D. graduate Dr. Junlong LYU received the 2022 Hong Kong Mathematical Society (HKMS) Best Thesis Award for his thesis "Effective Particle Methods in Calculating Effective Diffusivities and KPP Type Front Speeds in Periodic, Chaotic and Random Flow Fields". The HKMS Best Thesis Award recognizes outstanding doctoral theses (dissertations) of postgraduate students of all universities in Hong Kong in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and statistics.
For official details, please refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/hkms/HKMS_2022_Award.pdf
Feng-Hui YU (Ph.D. 2014-2018)
Thesis Title: On Pricing, Hedging and Trading in Financial Management
She is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at RiskLab, Mathematics Department, ETH Zurich. Before that, she was an IMR postdoctoral fellow at the Mathematics Department, the University of Hong Kong. She was awarded The HKU University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF), PIMS Student Travel Award (2016) and SIAM Student Travel Award (2016).
Her research interests are Quantitative Methods in Risk Management, Applied Probability, Optimal Stochastic Control, Machine Learning, Data-driven Innovation and their Applications in Finance and Insurance.
Her website: https://fenghuiyu.github.io/
Wen-Pin HOU (Ph.D. 2013-2017)
Mathematical Modelling and Optimization in Biological Networks and Data
She is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University.
She was awarded The HKU University Postgraduate Fellowships (UPF) and Postgraduate Scholarship (PGS) from 2013 to 2017. In addition, she received the Excellent Teaching Award 2016 and Doris Chen Postgraduate Travel Grants 2016 which excelled in her both teaching and postgraduate studies from the department.
She is passionate about a variety of problems related to gene regulation, including genomics and epigenomics. She is interested in modelling the spatio-temporal patterns in single-cell and spatial genomics and epigenomics data, and functional data analysis.