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  Director: Professor Franklin Luk  
  Prof. Luk  

Professor Franklin Luk joined Hong Kong Baptist University as Vice-President (Academic) in June 2007. His responsibilities at the University cover all academic programmes and support services.


Professor Luk was born and raised in Hong Kong. He left the city in 1969 to study in the USA. His degrees include a B.S. degree in Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology in 1972, an M.S. degree in Statistics from Stanford University in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1978.


Professor Luk taught at Cornell University from 1978 to 1992, where he was promoted to Professor of Electrical Engineering in 1988. He joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1992 to become Chair of Computer Science, a position that he held until 2000. Professor Luk taught for three years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, from 1993 to 1994 and from 2000 to 2002. In 2004, he spent twelve months as a Legislative Fellow in the Office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, DC, USA.


A student of Dr Gene Golub, Professor Luk works in matrix computations.  He has chaired an annual SPIE Conference on signal processing for over twenty years.

  Executive Director: Professor Michael Ng  
  Prof. Ng  
Professor Michael Ng obtained his B.Sc. degree in 1990 and M.Phil. degree in 1992 at the University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. degree in 1995 at Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a Research Fellow of Computer Sciences Laboratory at Australian National University (1995-1997), and an Assistant/Associate Professor (1997-2005) of the University of Hong Kong before joining Hong Kong Baptist University. Michael won the Honourable Mention of Householder Award IX, in 1996 at Switzerland, an excellent young researcher's presentation at Nanjing International Conference on Optimization and Numerical Algebra, 1999, and the Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the University of Hong Kong, 2001. Michael and his collaborators won the outstanding research paper on Artificial Intelligence in the 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing. As an applied mathematician, Michael's main research areas include Bioinformatics, Data Mining, Operations Research and Scientific Computing. Michael has published and edited 5 books, published more than 160 journal papers. He currently serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.
  Visiting Professor (2008-2011): Professor Eugene Tyrtyshnikov  
  Professor Eugene E. Tyrtyshnikov  
Date of birth: 2 June 1955.
Graduated in 1977 from the Lomonosov Moscow State University (Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics). Ph. D. (1980), Hab. (1990).
Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (elected in 2006).
Deputy Director of Institute of Numerical Mathematics of the Russian Academy of Sciences (since 2001).
Professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.
Member of editorial boards of the following journals: Calcolo, Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Journal of Numerical Mathematics, Russian Journal of Numerical Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Journal of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Numerical Mathematics: Theory, Algorithms and Applications, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications, Sbornik: Mathematics.
Main reserach interests include numerical analysis, linear algebra, matrix analysis, iterative methods, approximation theory, spectral distributions, integral equations, computational electromagnetics, data analysis, fast algorithms, parallel computations.
The author of more than 90 papers and 6 books, in particular <<A Brief Introduction to Numerical Analysis>> (Birkhauser, Boston, 1997).
  Visiting Professor (2010-2011): Prof. Walter Gander  
Professor Walter Gander, born May 24, 1944, from Saanen (BE). Education: Diploma in mathematics ETH Zrich 1968. Then assistant of H. Rutishauser in his new institute of computer science. Ph.D. in mathematics 1973, supervisor P. Henrici. From 1973 to 1987: Professor for numerical analysis and computer science at the engineering college Neu-Technikum Buchs. 1977/78 Visiting Scientist at Stanford University. 1979 Habilitation and Privatdozent for numerical analysis at ETHZ. 1984, 1993 and 2006 sabbatical leaves again at Stanford University. From 1987 to 1991 associate, since 1991 full professor for computer science at ETH Zrich. From 1989 to 1997 head of the Institute of Scientific Computing. 1990 - 1992: chairmen of the faculty of computer science. 1989 -1991 head of the Swiss Supercomputer Initiative for acquiring the national supercomputer in Manno. From Fall 1997 to Fall 2001 chairman of the department and director of education of computer science.
  Visiting Professor (2009-2010): Prof. Sanzheng Qiao  
Professor Sanzheng Qiao was born in Shanghai, China. He received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics from Shanghai Teacher's University, Shanghai, China, in 1966, and the M.Sc. degree in computer science and Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA in 1986 and 1987 respectively. He joined McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada in 1989. He is now a professor in the Department of Computing and Software at McMaster University. His research interests include numerical linear algebra and numerical software.
  Assistant Professor (2008-2010)): Dr. Zhonghua Qiao  
Dr. Zhonghua QIAO was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Research in ScientificComputation at North Carolina State University (2006-2008) before joining Hong Kong Baptist University as an assistant professor. He obtained his B.Sc. degree in 2000 and M.Sc. degree in 2003 at Zhengzhou University, and Ph.D degree in 2006 at Hong Kong Baptist University. As an applied mathematician, Dr. Qiao's main research interests include finite element methods for scattering problems, domain decompostion methods, moving mesh methods, immerse interface methods.
  Assistant Professor (2008-2010): Dr. Tieyong Zeng  
Dr. Zeng received his BSc degree at Peking University in 2000 and MSc degree at the Ecole Polytechnique in 2004. Awarded the scholarship BDI of CNRS, he obtained his PhD degree with highest honours at University of Paris XIII in 2007. Before joining Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) as an Assistant Professor, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher in the group of Prof. Robert Azencott at the ENS de Cachan, France. His current interests are Image Processing and Statistical Learning.
  Post-doctoral Researcher (2008-2009): Dr. Pierre Weiss  
Dr. Weiss graduated from INSA de Toulouse in 2004. He got a MSc. degree at ENS Cachan in 2005 and a Ph.D. degree at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis in 2008. He is now a post doctoral researcher at Hong Kong Baptist University in the group of Michael Ng. His main research interests are scientific computing, convex optimization, image processing and computer vision.