A research degree opened up my world to new possibilities. I can travel around the world to meet new people and share our ideas. I can experience different cultures and research environments. I love what I have been doing and I am extremely excited to serve my alma mater.” Shingyu has been with the Department of Mathematics at HKUST since 2009. He was educated at HKUST (BSc 99'; MPhil 01') and UCLA (PhD 06'). He is currently an Professor of Mathematics and an Associate Dean of Science.
Supported by a Fulbright Junior Research Award, I spent a fruitful year in the U.S. and Switzerland. My project was to explore the nature and the evolution of the earth's atmosphere and how it affects our lives. It was a great experience that broadened my academic and personal horizons.
Surrounded by limpid sea water and deep blue sky, the beautiful campus helps students to relax from their busy assignments. We are offered plenty of opportunities here to train critical mindsets, expand international horizons, improve technical skills and build social networks. My peers are always here to help out when I face difficulties. We grow for the better together. Come join HKUST and find your own sunshine and tomorrow!
"The path of an entrepreneur is a battle that never ends, but we always come up with solutions. That's the HKUST spirit."
Teresa and her husband, George, are "builders of green intelligence" who found their calling at HKUST. They formed a company in pursuit of their dream — to improve the quality of life with imagination, innovation and intelligence. Being a student of the late Professor Hiroyuki Hiraoka, Teresa won’t have any hesitation in dreaming big – her supervisor miraculously turned carbon into diamond. With solid training in their research studies at HKUST, the couple is poised to take challenges with persistence, perseverance and a positive and innovative mindset. So, even the path of entrepreneurs is a battle that never ends, they come up with innovative solutions each and every time.
As innovators, Teresa and George invented many technologies and owned over 130 worldwide invention patents on smart data management, internet of things (ioT), air purifications, healthcare and environmental monitoring. They developed the world’s first indoor environment analyzer and the world’s first machine-to-machine interconnected air purification system, which enables organizations like schools, hotels and elderly homes, as well as individuals to monitor and improve the indoor air quality intelligently. Their innovations earned them a Technology Achievement Award at the Hong Kong Awards for Industries and recognition from the industries.
Currently, Teresa serves as the vetting committee member and panel assessor for Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) and a panel member of Innovation & Technology Fund (ITF) for Better Living. She is also the Appeal Board Panel Member for Town Planning Department, appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.