# Further Studies and Undergraduate Research Achievements

Every year about 15-25% of our graduates continue on further studies in Mathematics and related fields in both local and overseas institutions. Some also went abroad to study at top universities, such as MIT, Princeton, Harvard, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Chicago, UCLA, Columbia, Michigan, Yale, Cornell, etc.

Our undergraduate research opportunities contribute to the success of these graduates. Many of our students participated in our UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program) and worked on research problems with our faculty members as well as our physics and computer science colleagues. There were prime examples of high achievements in research. For instance, the citation of Zhang Jian in the Epsilon Fund Award 2006 , who had at least three research articles published in Springer journals before graduation and received many PhD admission offers from top US graduate programs in pure and applied mathematics. Recently, two of our alumni Aaron Tsz-Kiu Chow and Jingbo Wan also won the **1st runner up** of the Mr Armin & Mrs Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award in 2017 and 2019 respectively, for their excellent research accomplishment in the UROP. It is exciting that our current student Mok Wan Hin won the **champion** of the UROP Research Award in 2023.

## List of selected alumni in academia

Many of our UG and MPhil alumni are now holding important academic positions in top local and overseas universities. Here is a list of selected alumni, with their year of graduations in HKUST, their PhD institutions, and their current positions.

**Prof. FONG Tsz-Ho Frederick**

BSc and MPhil in Mathematics at HKUST (2005, 2007)

PhD in Mathematics at Stanford University (2012)

Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, HKUST

**Prof. IP Chi-Ho Ivan**

BSc in Mathematics at HKUST (2005)

MSc and PhD in Mathematics at Yale University (2007, 2012)

Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, HKUST

**Prof. LEUNG Shing-Yu Tim**

BSc and MPhil in Mathematics at HKUST (1999, 2001)

PhD in Mathematics at University of California, Los Angeles (2006)

Current position: Professor, Department of Mathematics, HKUST

**Prof. LO Wing-Cheong Jon**

BSc and MPhil in Mathematics at HKUST (2004, 2006)

PhD in Mathematics at University of California, Irvine (2011)

Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, CityU HK.

**Prof. LUI Lok-Ming Ronald**

BSc in Mathematics at HKUST (2003)

PhD in Mathematics at University of California, Los Angeles (2008)

Current position: Professor, Department of Mathematics, CUHK

**Prof. QI You**

MPhil in Mathematics at HKUST (2008)

PhD in Mathematics at Columbia University (2013)

Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Virginia

## List of selected recent graduates

Below is a selected list of our UG and MPhil alumni who went abroad for mathematics, statistics, and related graduate programs in top overseas universities.

### 2022

**BIAN Ce**

University of British Columbia (PhD in Strategy and Business Economics)

**CHUN Lok Him Brian**

University of Warwick (MSc in Behavioral and Data Science)

**FUNG Cheuk Yan**

University of Maryland at College Park (PhD in Mathematics)

**LEUNG Ho Long**

University College London (MSc in Economics)

**LI Jiangtao**

University of California at San Diego (PhD in Mathematics)

**LI Jiting**

Imperial College of London (MSc in Economics and Strategic Business)

**LI Tianle**

University of Waterloo (MMath in Computer Science)

**MAN Ryuichi**

University of Michigan (PhD in Mathematics)

**SONG Wenxin**

Duke University (Master in Statistical Science)

**SUN Haochen**

University of Waterloo (PhD in Computer Science)

**WU Ruirui**

University of Washington (PhD in Mathematics)

**ZONG Dingyan**

Duke University (MSc in Economics and Computer Science)

### 2021

**CHEN Ziwei**

University of Chicago (MSc in Financial Mathematics)

**KEH Sedrick Scott So**

Carnegie Mellon University (MSc in Machine Learning)

**NGUYEN The Hoan**

University of Chicago (PhD in Mathematics)

**REN Jiaqi**

Penn Stat University (PhD in Economics)

**SHENG Ruocheng**

Columbia University (MSc in Financial Engineering)

**TSUI Ying Tsz**

University College London (MSc in Spatial Data Science)

**VU Xuan Trung**

Yale University (PhD in Mathematics)

**WANG Shuoran**

Columbia University (MSc in Financial Engineering)

**WANG Wenliang**

University of Southern California (MSc in Analytics)

**WANG Yujie**

Washington University in St Louis (PhD in Computer Science)

**XIA Yusen**

University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD in Mathematics)

**YUAN Dehao**

University of Maryland (PhD in Computer Science)

**ZHANG Liangwei**

Carnegie Mellon University (MSc in Intelligent Information Systems)

### 2020

**HUANG Zijie**

Boston University (MSc in Statistical Practice)

**LEE Chin**

University of California, San Diego (MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

**LIU Xinyu**

University of Chicago (MSc in Financial Mathematics)

**PARK Do Yang**

Imperial College London (MSc in Pure Mathematics)

**SINGHAL Deepesh**

University of California, Irvine (PhD in Mathematics)

**WAN Jingbo**

Columbia University (PhD in Mathematics)

**WANG Xinyi**

University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD in Computer Science)

### 2019

**CHEN Weili**

Penn State University (PhD in Economics)

**HOANG Do Kien**

Yale University (PhD in Mathematics)

**OUYANG Jing**

University of Michigan (PhD in Statistics)

**SUN Jiaze**

Imperial College London (PhD in Electrical Engineering)

**WEI Siyang**

University of California, Irvine (PhD in Mathematics)

**YIP Chi Hoi**

University of British Columbia (MSc in Mathematics)

**ZHAN Qinwen**

Carnegie Mellon University (MSc in Computational Finance)

### 2018

**CHOW Tsz-Kiu Aaron**

Columbia University (PhD in Mathematics)

**HUANG Silin**

Washington University in St. Louis (PhD in Economics)

**QI Haozhi**

University of California, Berkeley (PhD in Computer Science)

**YUAN Yuan**

University of Cambridge (MPhil in Economics)

**ZHANG Tina Danting**

University of Chicago (MA in Social Science)

**ZHAO Zixuan**

University of Chicago (MSc in Computer Science)