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HKU Global Professoriate Recruitment Campaign

We’ve been targeting data science recruits since the launch of the HKU-100 Global Recruitment Exercise in 2021, and we’re expecting to increase the number of new hires in the coming years for the data science cluster.  The University is determined to dedicate its efforts to developing this relatively new but potentially highly rewarding area, delivering world-class data science research. With the injection of funding from both the University through its global recruitment campaign and the Musketeers Foundation through its generous donation, we believe the new Institute is set for success in its research and educational work.

HKU Global Professoriate Recruitment Campaign

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is recruiting 30 outstanding academics in data science and/or big data related fields with potential for scientific and scholarly breakthroughs to join its newly established Institute of Data Science (HKU-IDS) as assistant, associate, or full professors, on tenure-track or with direct tenure.

To achieve strategic cluster recruitment, applications are invited for positions in the two major themes of data science:

  • Core: fundamentals in machine learning and artificial intelligence, big data systems, data security and privacy, natural language processing, Bayesian learning, casual inference, decision making under uncertainty, interface between optimization and machine learning
  • Applied: the use of data science in computational social science, bioinformatics, medicines, Fintech, visions and robotics, and smart cities

We are seeking dedicated and creative scholars to help build up HKU-IDS through active research and strong commitment to teaching and mentoring of students. We welcome outstanding candidates from diverse disciplines in computer science, statistics, optimization, applied mathematics, social science, bioinformatics, business, and other related areas to apply.

Each successful candidate will be jointly appointed in HKU-IDS and the academic department at HKU best aligned with the candidate’s work.

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