The Faculty of Science would like to extend deep gratitude to Dr Patrick Sun-Cheong Poon, who has pledged a sum of HK$500,000 to support the Faculty's Big Data Research Cluster. Dr Poon is a long-time patron of the University of Hong Kong, his alma mater, an advocate of education and also a keen philanthropist. His unflagging dedication to the betterment of education as well as advancement of knowledge can be seen all over Hong Kong. Dr Poon was conferred Honorary University Fellow by the University of Hong Kong in 2011, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013, and Honorary Fellow by the Vocational Training Council in 2015.