June 6, 2016
Emeritus Professor Francis Y.L. Chin
Professor Franics Y.L. Chin was conferred the title of Emeritus Professor by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2016 after his retirement from the Department of Computer Science in mid-2015.
Professor Francis Chin first joined HKU in 1985, and was the founding Department Head of the Department of Computer Science since its formal establishment under the Faculty of Engineering in 1988 till the end of 1999. He was the Chair of Computer Science since January 2000, and took up the title of Taikoo Professor of Engineering from April 2004 to March 2015. Professor Chin had also served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate School from 2002 to July 2007, and the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 2007 till December 2014.