HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU
Adela S.M. LAU


BEng(City), MSc(HK); PhD(CUHK)


Rm 237, Run Run Shaw Building



(852) 3917-8158


(852) 2858-9041

   Research Interests

  • Big Data Analytics and Risk Management
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Video Analytics, AI chatbot, Metaverse
  • Intelligent Marketing
  • Business/Health Informatics
  • Knowledge Management and IS Adoption
  • E-business Strategies and Applications


   Biographical Information

Dr Adela Lau is a Lecturer of Data Science at Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of University of Hong Kong. Dr Lau published over 40 journal and conference papers and funded over 30 research and industrial collaboration and consultancy projects in the area of machine learning, business intelligence, social media and big data analytics, intelligence applications, risk management, information system adoption, ontology/taxonomy building, business process re-engineering, portal design, knowledge management, e-learning, public/community health studies, healthcare systems and nursing clinical quality control & assessment. She gained several awards including NANDA Foundation Research Grant Award (USA), Faculty Merit Award in Services (HK), and Inaugural Teaching and Learning Showcase Award (HK). She was the former director of Center for Business Development at Madonna University in USA, and the co-director of the Center for Integrative Digital Health at Hong Kong Polytechnic Unviersity (PolyU) and leaded the IT team for healthcare product innovation. Dr Lau was an active committee member of Knowledge Management Research Center at PolyU and Data Science Center at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), in which she initiated and developed industrial applied-research consultancy projects. She was also the UG coordinator of the Risk Management and Business Intelligence Program at HKUST, and was responsible to lead, execute, and coordinate the program works including curriculum design, enrichment programs, and administration across three schools of business, science, and engineering.


   Selected Publications

  1. Adela SM Lau & Nidhal Bouazizi, "Big Data Analytics for International Market Expansion: Case Studies in ExporTech", International Journal of Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019.

  2. Khreis, N., Lau, A.S.M., Al-jedai, A., Al-Khani, S.M., and Alruwaili, E.H. (2019). An Evaluation of Clinical Decision Support and Use of Machine Learning to Reduce Alert Fatigue. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, 8(1), 32-39. (also published in International Conference of Knowledge Discovery 2018)

  3. Lau A.S.M., Baker, K., Kempf, K., Grzyb, K., Oke, S., Tsui, E., Cheung, L., Slama, M.C. and Su, M. (2019). Using Artificial Intelligence and Social Media Analytics in Digital Health: A Case Study of Zocdoc for Consumers’ Health Care Services Analysis. Adaptive Health Management Information Systems: Concepts, Cases, & Practical Applications: Concepts, Cases, & Practical Applications. Jones & Bartlett Publisher.


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