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RGC Funding Results of HKU IDS Professors in the Year 24/25 Exercise!

HKU IDS is very thrilled to announce that several of our HKU IDS management members, as well as HKU IDS scholars, on outstanding results on receiving external grants funded by the Research Grants Council (RGC) in the capacity as Principal Investigators.

The list of awarded projects by HKU IDS faculty members is as follows: 

RGC General Research Fund (GRF) 2024/25 Exercise

Project NumberDepartmentPIProject TitleAwarded Amount (HK$)Duration
17301024HKU IDS / Urban Planning & DesignProfessor A.W. KirkleyDynamical coarse-graining of time series data over spatial networks for urban and climate science applications481,83424
17616324HumanitiesProfessor B. BabicThe Legal and Ethical Foundations of Generative Models: Cooperation, Transparency, and Privacy478,23036
17209324Computer ScienceProfessor P. LuoNew Methods for Large-scale Motion Prediction for Car Accident Avoidance via Adversarial Diffusion Models692,64524
17300824MathematicsDr. Y. XieA study of algorithms and complexity to solve high-dimensional nonconvex optimization683,97336
17310124Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringProfessor M.C. YueSingle-loop First-order Algorithms for Large-scale (Distributionally) Robust Optimization910,74236

RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS) 2024/25 Exercise

Project NumberDepartmentPIProject TitleProject Fund (HK$)ECS Grants / Awards (HK$)Grand Total Awarded (HK$)Duration
27207224HKU IDS / Electrical and Electronic EngineeringProfessor Y. YangInfoBodied AI: Learning Mutual Information for Embodied AI828,73950,000878,73936
27309624HKU IDS / Computer ScienceProfessor D. ZouAdvancing Sampling Methods via Diffusion-Based Monte Carlo781,65750,000831,65736

Thank you all for making HKU IDS proud, and we look forward to seeing the fruitful outcomes of the captioned projects!

For the full summary of funding results of The University, please refer to the website below: