Meetings of Computer Science Advisory Committee and Quantum Advisory Board

Members of the Computer Science Advisory Committee met online on August 27, 2021 to discuss the new academic programmes, BEng(Data Science & Engineering) & MSc(Financial Technology & Data Analytics) that will be launched by the Department in September 2022. Our Head of Department, Professor T.W. Lam also took this opportunity to share with the advisors about the updates and latest development of the Department.

Earlier in the same week on August 24, 2021, the Quantum Advisory Board also met online. The meeting started with an overview of the achievements of the Quantum Information and Computation Initiative (QICI) since its establishment in Fall 2018. QICI Director, Professor Giulio Chiribella presented the overview and pointed out current and future projects at QICI. The Advisory Board Members then provided suggestions on future hires, highlighted possible synergies with industry, and offered advice on the development of the Joint HKU-Oxford Centre for Quantum Information and Computation recently established in the QICI framework.

Sincere thanks to all advisory members for their insightful suggestions and advice. They are:

Computer Science Advisory Committee

  • Mr Roy Lee, ICO Group Limited
  • Ms Monica Leung, Blueinno Technology Limited
  • Ms Susanna Shen, The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited (Towngas)
  • Mr Ted Suen, MTR Corporation Limited
  • Ms Winnie S.M. Tang, Esri China (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Mr C.K. Wong, iASPEC Services Limited
  • Mr Tony C.K. Wong, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
  • Mr Ken K.H. Wong, Lenovo Hong Kong Office
  • Ms Joelle Woo, Microsoft Hong Kong Limited
  • Dr Lucas Hui, Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute

(plus members of the Department including Professor T.W. Lam, Professor David W.L. Cheung, Professor Francis C.M. Lau, Professor S.M. Yiu, Dr K.P. Chow, Dr. Zhiyi Huang and Dr. Loretta Y.K. Choi)

Quantum Advisory Board

  • Professor Artur Ekert, Founding Director of Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) Singapore
  • Professor Andrew Childs, Co-Director of Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), University of Maryland
  • Professor Jonathan Barrett, University of Oxford (Co-Director of the HKU-Oxford Joint Lab)
  • Professor Bob Coecke, Chief Scientist of Cambridge Quantum Computing

(plus members of the Department including Professor Giulio Chiribella, Professor T.W. Lam, Dr. Ravishankar Ramanathan and Dr. Yuxiang Yang)