What’s New

September 2020

Let’s welcome Mr Roger Tang to join us as Lecturer!  A brief introduction is as follows:

Mr Roger Tang has been a qualified professional town planner over the past 30 years practicing master planning, district renewal and urban design in both Singapore’s Housing & Development Board and Hong Kong’s Urban Renewal Authority.  He feels both challenging and rewarding in joining the teaching team of the Department to provide the knowledge transfer of his working experience into taught materials for the benefits of our talented students.  Particularly, if anyone of you who are interested in South-east Asia delicacies, Mr Tang welcomes you to talk to him and he can give you some personal tips.

Dr Derrick Ho receives research funding for his project entitled “Development and History of Public Housing Estates in Kwun Tong District” from Kwun Tong District Council.

Professor Bo-sin Tang, Dr Weifeng Li and Mr Alain Chiaradia attended the virtual Graduation Ceremony organized by the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Programme for 2020 graduates.  About 150 participants join the Gathering including the graduates from the MUP and MUD programmes.

Mr Frankie Choy and Mr Leo Huang, MUP and BA(US) graduates, win the Championship in the Concept Master Plan idea competition (Tertiary Group) called ‘Runway for Your Imagination’ organized by the Singapore Urban Renewal Authority.  Press Release

Mr Tsang Churn, BA(US) graduate; and Mr Li Man To, MUP Year 1 student and BA(US) graduate, win the 1st and 2nd Prize of the HKIS Scholarships respectively.  Mr Fung Ka Lok, MUP and BA(US) graduate, receives a top HKIS Dissertation Award (Master’s category).

Congratulations to

Dr Jiangping Zhou to be offered tenure
Dr Chinmoy Sarkar to be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

August 2020

Welcome Dr Jun Ma and Dr Zhan Zhao to join us as Assistant Professors!  Let’s get more familiar with Dr Ma and Dr Zhao:

Dr Jun Ma obtained his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  He has authored and co-authored 30+ research articles in high impact journals.  His research interests include Urban Computing, Environmental Computing, AI and Robotics in Smart City.  In his spare time, he loves to coaching startups and exploring investments.

Dr Zhan Zhao’s research focuses on the intersection of data science, urban mobility, and human behavior.  In the coming Spring, he will teach two courses under the MUA programme – Spatial Mobilities Analytics and Urban Big Data Analytics.  Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, watching movies, and playing basketball.  In addition, he is always open to casual coffee chats to share research ideas or life stories.

Professor Shenjing He launches a new HKUrbanLab: Social Infrastructure for Equity and Wellbeing (SIEW) Lab, together with the support from Professor Chris Webster, Dean of Architecture, and with colleagues from School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Education, as well as international board members.