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Results of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020 Launch of the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence The Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Applied Artificial Intelligence is an elite degree programme first offered by HKU with only 15-20 first-year places each year. It emphasises the intellectual underpinning of AI applications in diverse areas and consists of five focus areas, including AI technology, AI in business and finance, AI in medicine, AI in smart cities, and AI in neurocognitive science. Students will be well-equipped with both fundamental and practical knowledge in the design and construction of intelligent systems, so that they can apply their skills in a variety of career settings. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) was ranked 26th among the top 1,500 global universities in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2024.


JAN 29, 2024
YF Life Scholarship in Actuarial Science and Risk Management has been establised to award outstanding undergraduate students pursuing Actuarial Science or Risk Management studies starting from the academic year 2023-24.


AUG 30, 2023
We were honored to have Professor Howell Tong as our distinguished guest at this year's Undergraduate Welcoming Orientation. Professor Tong delivered an impactful keynote speech to kick start of the academic year. Click here to access the full speech and view the highlights
Message to Freshers: A speech by Professor Howell Tong on 'Time and Tide Wait for No man'
新生寄語: 湯家豪教授的一席話《逝者如斯,不捨畫夜》


AUG 11, 2023
Congratulations to Dr Edwin Fong (Assistant Professor) on winning the Savage Award for the category of Theory and Methods. The Savage Award is a prestigious award bestowed each year to two outstanding doctoral dissertations in Bayesian econometrics and statistics.


DEC 5, 2022
Congratulations to Dr Eddy Lam and his team including Dr CW Kwan on receiving the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2022! They have developed a comprehensive assessment tool, MDS-HC(HK), to evaluate the health outcomes and care needs of Hong Kong Chinese elders to facilitate the prioritisation of services to the neediest and most effective allocation of public resources.


NOV 6, 2022
【明報新聞】港大團隊研辨表情AI 偵虐兒偵拔喉偵面試表現


Job Opening

JUL 19, 2023
Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science


APR 25, 2023
Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science


MAR 28, 2023
Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Statistics (2 posts)


OCT 4, 2021
Data Science and/or Big Data Related fields for the Institute of Data Science


NOV 6, 2020
Computational, Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence fields, Faculty of Science



FEB 22, 2024 Seminar


OCT 18, 2023


DEC 5, 2022 Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award


         The HKU Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science offers numerous Bachelor, full-time/part-time Taught Master, and Research Postgraduate programmes.

To support outstanding students to pursue studies of their respective fields, we provide various scholarships, such as Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Actuarial Science, Dr Patrick S C Poon Scholarship in Statistics, Saw Swee Hock Statistics Scholarship, Statistics and Actuarial Science (SAAS) Scholarships, etc.

BSc(Actuarial Science)       BASc(Applied AI)
BSc (Major in Decision Analytics)
BSc (Major in Risk Management)
BSc (Major in Statistics)       Master of Data Science
Master of Statistics       MPhil       PhD

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