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Philip Yu is a Professor and Head of the Departement of Mathematics and Information Technology of the Education University of Hong Kong. He was the Chairperson of the Asian Region Section of the International Association of Statistical Computing, the Vice President of the Hong Kong Statistical Society, and a member of the Technical Committee of Computational Finance and Economics, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is also an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Finance. Professor Yu obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (First class honor) and a PhD degree in Statistics from the University of Hong Kong.

His research interests are broad; they include AI and big data analytics, non-parametric inference, ranking methods, time series analysis, fintech and risk management. He has a substantial volume of work on most of these topics, including two co-authored books on nonparametric statistics and more than 130 publications in conference proceedings and professional journals such as AAAI, Biometrika, Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series A, Biometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Statistical Software, Statistics and Computing, Expert Systems with Applications, and IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems.

Professor Yu has been continuously engaged in performing outstanding teaching and mentoring activities, providing exceptional service to the statistics/data science profession through numerous conferences and committee work, and promoting statistical and AI literacy in Hong Kong through a number of outreach activities. He has been involved in the organizing and program committees in many international conferences. He was a member of Assessment Working Group of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2020/2021). He has many years of rich experience in various contract research/consulting projects for business, industry and public bodies including banks and insurance company, stock exchanges, hospital authority, etc.

Research interests

Data Science and AI, Preference Learning, AI-assisted Language Learning, Spatial and Temporal Modeling, Statistical and AI Education.

Teaching Interests

Courses Taught in 2022-23:

MTH6184 Data Mining and STEM Education (MSc(AI&EdTech) course, 2nd semester)

Professional information

Scopus ID: 7403599794

ORCID: 0000-0002-9449-0420

ResearcherID: D-3154-2009

External Appointments

Honorary Professor, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, since 9/2020.


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