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Fundamental data science

Fundamental data science

As a research-led University, HKU has a strong foundation in basic research, which is the cornerstone of applied research.  IDS will develop novel methodologies used to analyze large volumes of data, with the goal of finding new patterns, associations, or correlations, leading to hypothesis formation and new scientific discovery and results.  A core team of data scientists specializing in computer science, mathematics, and statistics as well as industrial engineering will work together to form the “brain’’ of IDS.  With the capacity of these core data scientists, strategic research clusters will be set up across disciplines by leveraging the strengths of different Faculties to address complex and data-driven problems.