My Brief CV

    Ching is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Hong Kong. Doing mathematical research is one of his hobbies and he enjoys listening to pop music. His favorite singers are Miyuki Nakajima and Teresa Teng. He was told that people can feel the meanings of their songs even though they don't understand their languages. His favorite bands are Anzen-chitai and Beyond . One can find different tastes of life from their songs.
  1. He finished his high school study at St. Paul's College. He got his HKCEE and HKAL. In his study at the college, he developed his interest in Mathematics. He was also encouraged to further his study in Mathematics.
  1. He then obtained his B. Sc. and M. Phil. degrees in Mathematics and applied Mathematics from the University of Hong Kong. His M. Phil. supervisor is Prof. Raymond H. CHAN .
  1. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering and Engineering Management from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His Ph.D. supervisor is Prof. Xun Yu ZHOU .
  1. He then obtained the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice , a professional qualification from the University of Southampton. This is a very useful course for a new teacher.
  1. He has previously taught at the department of applied mathematics of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and also the department of mathematics of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology .
  1. He was a Statistician in the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government , where he worked with the shipping and cargo statistics. He learned a lot in human resource management in this post.
  1. He was a visiting post-doc fellow at the Judge Business School of the Cambridge University . He worked with Prof. Stefan SCHOLTES on traffic demand estimation problems.
  1. Before joining his Alma Mater, he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematical Studies of the University of Southampton, where he taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in operations research.
  • Ching was awarded the Best Student Paper Prize (2nd Prize) in the Copper Mountain Conference (Colorado University and SIAM) U.S.A. (1998), the Outstanding PhD Thesis Prize in the Engineering Faculty, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1998), the Certificate of Merit in the IEEE (Hong Kong Section) Postgraduate Student Paper Contest, Hong Kong (1998), the Croucher Foundation Fellowship, Hong Kong (1999), Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Fellowship (2011), Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Hughes Hall Visiting Fellow (2012-), HKU Overseas Fellowship Award (2013) and 2013 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Second Prize) from the Ministry of Education in China (2014), Visiting professor of Beijing University of Chemical Technology (2016). Distinguished Alumni Award, Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, (2017), Long Service award (15-year) (2017), Outstanding Reviewer for International Journal of Production Economics (2017) Journal of Economics Dynamics and Control (2018).
  • His students won the following awards: (i) the Excellent Student Paper Award in the 36th International Conference on C& IE, Taiwan, (06/2006), (ii) the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Student Award, HKU, (2007,2011,2012), (iii) DAAD Summer School Travel Award, China, (2007); (iv) Award of Postgraduate Fellowships, HKU (2009,2010,2011,2013), (v) Hong Kong Fellowship, HKSAR (2015) (vi) Best Student Paper Award in the International Conference of Applied and Engineering Mathematics, The World Congress on Engineering (2009), London, U.K., (vii) APBC2010 Conference Travel Award (2010). (viii) Best paper award in the 4th International Joint Conference on Computational Science and Optimization, Kunming, China, (2011). (ix) The IMS Workshop Travel Award, Columbia University, New York, U.S. (2011). (x) IEOR Faculty Fellowship (2011) and (x) Marshall-Oliver-Rosenberger Fellowship (2012), UC Berkeley (xi) Best paper award in the 5th International Joint Conference on Computational Science and Optimization, Heilongjiang, China, (2012). (xii) Best paper award in the 5th International Conference on Business Intelligence and Financial Engineering, Lanzhou, China, (2012). (xiii) The best paper award in the 6th IEEE International Conference on Systems Biology (ISB 2012), Xian, China, (2012). (xiv) Best paper award in the 7th International Joint Conference on Computational Science and Optimization, Beijing, China, (2014).
  • He is an author/editor of over 300 publications including over 200 journal papers, 5 edited journal special issues, 6 books and over 110 book chapters and conference proceedings. He has been served as a referee for more than 100 journals and book series . He is a committee member of Curriculum Development Council Committee on Mathematics Education, Education Bureau, HKSAR government, (2013-), the High-level Advisory Panel of Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence, HKSAR government, (2016) and International Consortium for Optimization and Modelling in Science and Industry (iCOMSI). He is also an assessor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program, Ministry of Education, P.R. China government, (2015-).


  • '' Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight'' (Proverbs 3:5-6).
  • ''Hate stirs up trouble, but love overlooks all offences'' (Proverbs 10:12).
  • ''To build interesting and practical models so as to understand the nature of the real world. To develop fast and efficient algorithms so as to solve practical problems in real time'' (Research Goal).
  • ''No pain, no gain'' (Experience).
  • ''o + God = Good, but Good - God = o'' (Observation).
  • ''We are not possible not to sin unless we are connected to God'' (Feeling).
  • ''A prayer changes the world gradually but changes his mind at once'' (Try and see).
  • ``The city is dead if people fear everything but not God'' (Regret to know).

    Honours and Memberships