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Taught Postgraduate Programme

Master of Data Science


Master of Data Science Poster


It is a programme ideal for

  1. those who are interested in acquiring skills in big data analytics/artificial intelligence, and
  2. those who wish to pursue further study in the field of data science after studying science, social sciences, engineering, medical sciences, information systems, computing and data analytics in their undergraduate studies.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the programme, you should have:

  1. A Bachelor's degree with honours, or an equivalent qualification;
  2. Applicants should have taken at least one university or post-secondary certificate course in each of the following three subjects (calculus and algebra, computer programming and introductory statistics) or related areas; and
  3. Fulfil the University Entrance Requirements.
  • On-line application will be opened in early November 2021.
  • Main Round Deadline: 12:00nn, December 15, 2021. Candidates who apply within this period will have priority.
  • Clearing Round Deadline: 12:00nn, January 31, 2022.

Applications can be submitted via our on-line application system here.

The tuition fee for the programme is HK$276,000* for the 2022-23 intake. The fee shall normally be payable in three instalments over 1.5 years for full-time study or in five instalments over 2.5 years for part-time study.

In addition, students are required to pay Caution Money (HK$350), refundable on graduation subject to no claims being made, and Graduation Fee (HK$350).

* Subject to approval

Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme 

MDASC is one of the Programmes sponsored by University Grants Committee (UGC) for Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme. Local offer recipients who will be students of MDASC in the academic year 2022-23 are eligible for application, full-time or part-time alike (other terms and conditions apply).

Local offer recipients who wish to apply for the Fellowship scheme should prepare a proposal on how they can contribute to the priority areas (i.e. Research and STEM) of Hong Kong after completing MDASC. Successful Fellowship Scheme applicants will each receive an award of HK$120,000.


Reimbursable Course(s) by Continuing Education Fund (CEF) 

The following courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes:

COMP7503 Multimedia Technologies

COMP7506 Smart Phone Apps Development

COMP7507 Visualization and Visual Analytics

COMP7906 Introduction to Cyber Security

STAT8017 Data mining techniques

STAT8019 Marketing analytics

The mother programme (Master of Data Science) of these courses is recognized under the Qualification Framework (QF Level 6)


Suoxinda Scholarship in Data Science 

Two scholarship recipients, each receiving HK$20,000, would be selected from the students entering the Master of Data Science programme on the basis of academic merit and admission interview performance.

Programme Information

Master of Data Science (MDASC) is a taught master programme jointly offered by Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science (host) and Department of Computer Science.

Its interdisciplinarity promotes the applications of computer technology, operational research, statistical modelling, and simulation to decision-making and problem-solving in all organizations and enterprises within the private and public sectors.

The curriculum of the MDASC programme adopts a well-balanced and comprehensive pedagogy of both statistical and computational concepts and methodologies, underpinning applications that are not limited to business or a single field alone.

It is a programme ideal for

  1. those whose interest in high-level analytical skills straddles the disciplinary divide between statistics and computational analytics, and
  2. those who wish to pursue further study in the field of data science after studying science, social sciences, engineering, medical sciences, information systems, computing and data analytics in their undergraduate studies.

Programme Highlights

  • Joint programme offered by Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science and Department of Computer Science

  • Interdisciplinary and comprehensive curriculum

  • Solid foundation in statistical and computational analyses
  • Students can select electives from Computer Science and Statistics
  • Electives cover a broad range of contemporary topics
  • Hands-on applications of methodologies with powerful software
  • Capstone project with real-life scenario


Course Highlights

The core courses of the proposed MDASC programme mainly focus on both predictive and prescriptive concepts and methodologies with an effort to equip students with a solid foundation in statistical and computational analyses, e.g. 

Data Science technologyComputational intelligence
Time series forecastingDeep learning

The electives cover a broad range of contemporary topics and provide students with solid training in diverse and applied techniques used in data science, including but not limited to 

Financial data analysisMarketing analyticsQuantitative risk

Data mining techniques

Network security

Cluster & cloud computing

Natural language processing
Multimedia technologies Smart phone apps development

Programme Curriculum

Commencing in September, the curriculum is composed of 72 credits of courses. Courses with 6 credits are offered in the first and second semesters while courses with 3 credits are normally offered in the summer semester. If a student selects a course whose contents are similar to a course (or courses) which he/she has taken in his/her previous study, the Department may not approve the selection in question. The curriculum is the same for both full-time and part-time study modes.


Compulsory Courses (36 credits)
COMP7404 Computational intelligence and machine learning (6 credits)
DASC7011  Statistical inference for data science (6 credits)


Advanced database systems (6 credits)
DASC7606 Deep learning (6 credits)


Advanced statistical modelling (6 credits)
STAT8003 Time series forecasting (6 credits)

Disciplinary Electives (24 credits)*

with at least 12 credits from List A and 12 credits from List B

List A





Advanced topics in data science (6 credits)


 Cluster and Cloud Computing (6 credits)Cluster and cloud computing (6 credits)Cluster and Cloud Computing (6 credits)Cluster and Cloud Computing (6 credits)
COMP7409 Machine learning in trading and finance (6 credits)
COMP7503 Multimedia technologies (6 credits)


Smart phone apps development (6 credits)
COMP7507 Visualization and visual analytics (6 credits)
COMP7906 Introduction to cyber security (6 credits)
FITE7410 Financial fraud analytics (6 credits)


Data science for business (6 credits)
List B  
STAT6008 Advanced statistical inference (6 credits)
STAT6013 Financial data analysis (6 credits)
STAT6015 Advanced quantitative risk management (6 credits)
STAT6016 Spatial data analysis (6 credits)
STAT6019 Current topics in statistics (6 credits)
STAT7008 Programming for data science (6 credits)
STAT8017 Data mining techniques (6 credits)
STAT8019 Marketing analytics (6 credits)
STAT8306 Statistical methods for network data (3 credits)
STAT8307 Natural language processing and text analysis (3 credits)
* Students who have completed the same courses in their previous studies in HKU, e.g. Master of Statistics or Master of Science in Computer Science may, on production of relevant transcripts, be permitted to select up to 24 credits of disciplinary electives from either List A or List B above if they are not able to find any untaken options from either of the lists of disciplinary electives.
Capstone requirement (12 credits)
DASC7600 Data Science Project (12 credits)



Compulsory Courses

COMP7404 Computational intelligence and machine learning (6 credits)

This course will teach a broad set of principles and tools that will provide the mathematical, algorithmic and philosophical framework for tackling problems using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).  AI and ML are highly interdisciplinary fields with impact in different applications, such as, biology, robotics, language, economics, and computer science.  AI is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs, while ML refers to the changes in systems that perform tasks associated with AI. Ethical issues in advanced AI and how to prevent learning algorithms from acquiring morally undesirable biases will be covered.

Topics may include a subset of the following: problem solving by search, heuristic (informed) search, constraint satisfaction, games, knowledge-based agents, supervised learning, unsupervised learning; learning theory, reinforcement learning and adaptive control and ethical challenges of AI and ML.


Pre-requisites:  Nil, but knowledge of data structures and algorithms, probability, linear algebra, and programming would be an advantage.


Assessment:   coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

DASC7011 Statistical inference for data science (6 credits)​​​​​

Computing power has revolutionized the theory and practice of statistical inference. Reciprocally, novel statistical inference procedures are becoming an integral part of data science. By focusing on the interplay between statistical inference and methodologies for data science, this course reviews the main concepts underpinning classical statistical inference, studies computer-intensive methods for conducting statistical inference, and examines important issues concerning statistical inference drawn upon modern learning technologies. Contents include classical frequentist and Bayesian inferences, computer-intensive methods such as the EM algorithm, the bootstrap and the Markov chain Monte Carlo, large-scale hypothesis testing, high-dimensional modeling, and post-model-selection inference.


Assessment:  coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

DASC7104 Advanced database systems (6 credits)

The course will study some advanced topics and techniques in database systems, with a focus on the aspects of database systems design & algorithms and big data processing. Traditional topics include: query optimization, physical database design, transaction management, crash recovery, parallel databases. It will survey the recent developments in selected areas such as NoSQL databases and big data management systems.


Assessment: coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

DASC7606 Deep learning (6 credits)​​​​​

Machine learning is a fast growing field in computer science and deep learning is the cutting edge technology that enables machines to learn from large-scale and complex datasets. Ethical implications of deep learning and its applications will be covered and the course will focus on how deep neural networks are applied to solve a wide range of problems in areas such as natural language processing, and image processing. Other applications such as financial predictions, game playing and robotics may also be covered. Topics covered include linear and logistic regression, artificial neural networks and how to train them, recurrent neural networks, convolutional neural networks, generative models, deep reinforcement learning and unsupervised feature learning.


Prerequisites: Basic programming skills, e.g., Python is required.


Assessment: coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

STAT7102 Advanced statistical modelling (6 credits)

This course introduces modern methods for constructing and evaluating statistical models and their implementation using popular computing software, such as R or Python. It will cover both the underlying principles of each modelling approach and the model estimation procedures. Topics from: (i) Linear regression models; (ii) Generalized linear models; (iii) Model selection and regularization; (iv) Kernel and local polynomial regression; selection of smoothing parameters; (v) Generalized additive models; (vi) Hidden Markov model and Bayesian networks.


Assessment: coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

STAT8003 Time series forecasting (6 credits)

A time series consists of a set of observations on a random variable taken over time.  Such series arise naturally in climatology, economics, finance, environmental research and many other disciplines.  In additional to statistical modelling, the course deals with the prediction of future behaviour of these time series.  This course distinguishes different types of time series, investigates various representations for them and studies the relative merits of different forecasting procedures.


Assessment:     coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

Disciplinary Electives

COMP7105 Advanced topics in data science (6 credits)

This course will introduce selected advanced computational methods and apply them to problems in data analysis and relevant applications. 

Assessment: coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

COMP7305 Cluster and cloud computing (6 credits)

This course offers an overview of current cloud technologies, and discusses various issues in the design and implementation of cloud systems. Topics include cloud delivery models (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) with motivating examples from Google, Amazon, and Microsoft; virtualization techniques implemented in Xen, KVM, VMWare, and Docker; distributed file systems, such as Hadoop file system; MapReduce and Spark programming models for large-scale data analysis, networking techniques in hyper-scale data centers. The students will learn the use of Amazon EC2 to deploy applications on cloud, and implement a SPARK application on a Xen-enabled PC cluster as part of their term project.


Prerequisites:    Students are expected to install various open-source cloud software in their Linux cluster, and exercise the system configuration and administration. Basic understanding of Linux operating system and some programming experiences (C/C++, Java or Python) in a Linux environment are required.


Assessment:  coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

COMP7409 Machine learning in trading and finance (6 credits)

The course introduces our students to the field of Machine Learning, and help them develop skills of applying Machine Learning, or more precisely, applying supervised learning, unsupervised learning and reinforcement learning to solve problems in Trading and Finance.


This course will cover the following topics. (1) Overview of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, (2) Supervised Learning, Unsupervised Learning and Reinforcement Learning, (3) Major algorithms for Supervised Learning and Unsupervised Learning with applications to Trading and Finance, (4) Basic algorithms for Reinforcement Learning with applications to optimal trading, asset management, and portfolio optimization, (5) Advanced methods of Reinforcement Learning with applications to high-frequency trading, cryptocurrency trading and peer-to-peer lending.


Assessment:     coursework (65%) and examination (35%)

COMP7503 Multimedia technologies (6 credits)

This course presents fundamental concepts and emerging technologies for multimedia computing.  Students are expected to learn how to develop various kinds of media communication, presentation, and manipulation techniques.  At the end of course,students should acquire proper skill set to utilize, integrate and synchronize different information and data from media sources for building specific multimedia applications.  Topics include media data acquisition methods and techniques; nature of perceptually encoded information; processing and manipulation of media data; multimedia content organization and analysis; trending technologies for future multimedia computing. 

Assessment: coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

COMP7506 Smart phone apps development (6 credits)

Smart phones have become very popular in recent years. The number of smart phone users worldwide today surpasses three billion and is forecast to further grow by several hundred million in the next few years.


Smart phones play an important role in mobile communication and applications.


Smart phones are powerful as they support a wide range of applications (called apps).  Most of the time, smart phone users just purchase their favorite apps wirelessly from the vendors.  There is a great potential for software developer to reach worldwide users.

This course aims at introducing the design issues of smart phone apps.  For examples, the smart phone screen is usually much smaller than the computer monitor.  We have to pay special attention to this aspect in order to develop attractive and successful apps.  Various modern smart phone apps development environments and programming techniques (such as Java for Android phones, and Swift for iPhones) will also be introduced to facilitate students to develop their own apps.

Students should have basic programming knowledge

Assessment:coursework (60%) and examination (40%)

COMP7507 Visualization and visual analytics (6 credits)

This course introduces the basic principles and techniques in visualization and visual analytics, and their applications.  Topics include human visual perception; color; visualization techniques for spatial, geospatial and multivariate data, graphs and networks; text and document visualization; scientific visualization; interaction and visual analysis.


Assessment: coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

COMP7906 Introduction to cyber security (6 credits)

The aim of the course is to introduce different methods of protecting information and data in the cyber world, including the privacy issue. Topics include introduction to security; cyber attacks and threats; cryptographic algorithms and applications; network security and infrastructure.

Assessment:  coursework (50%) and examination (50%)

FITE7410 Financial fraud analytics (6 credits)

This course aims at introducing various analytics techniques to fight against financial fraud. These analytics techniques include, descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and social network learning. Various data set will also be introduced, including labeled or unlabeled data sets, and social network data set. Students learn the fraud patterns through applying the analytics techniques in financial frauds, such as, insurance fraud, credit card fraud, etc.


Key topics include: Handling of raw data sets for fraud detection; Applications of descriptive analytics, predictive analytics and social network analytics to construct fraud detection models; Financial Fraud Analytics challenges and issues when applied in business context.

Required to have basic knowledge about statistics concepts.

Assessment:  coursework (60%) and examination (40%)

ICOM6044 Data science for business (6 credits)

The emerging discipline of data science combines statistical methods with computer science to solve problems in applied areas.  In this case we focus on how data science can be used to solve business problems especially those in electronic commerce.  By its very nature e-commerce is able to generate large amounts of data and data mining methods are quite helpful for managers in turning this data into knowledge which in turn can be used to make better decisions.  These data sets and their accompanying quantitative methods have the potential to dramatically change decision making in many areas of business.  For example, ideas like interactive marketing, customer relationship management, and database marketing are pushing companies to utilize the information they collect about their customers in order to make better marketing decisions.

This course focuses on how data science methods can be applied to solve managerial problems in marketing and electronic commerce.  Our emphasis is developing a core set of principles that embody data science: empirical reasoning, exploratory and visual analysis, and predictive modeling.  We use these core principles to understand many methods used in data mining and machine learning.  Our strategy in this course is to survey several popular techniques and understand how they map into these core principles.  These techniques are illustrated with case studies.  However, the emphasis is not on the software for implementing these techniques but on understanding the inputs and outputs of these techniques and how they are used to solve business problems.  

Assessment: coursework (65%) and examination (35%)

STAT6008 Advanced statistical inference (6 credits)

This course covers the advanced theory of point estimation, interval estimation and hypothesis testing. Using a mathematically-oriented approach, the course provides a formal treatment of inferential problems, statistical methodologies and their underlying theory. It is suitable in particular for students intending to further their studies or to develop a career in statistical research. Contents include: (1) Decision problem – frequentist approach: loss function; risk; decision rule; admissibility; minimaxity; unbiasedness; Bayes’ rule; (2) Decision problem – Bayesian approach: prior and posterior distributions, Bayesian inference; (3) Estimation theory: exponential families; likelihood; sufficiency; minimal sufficiency; completeness; UMVU estimators; information inequality; large-sample theory of maximum likelihood estimation; (4) Hypothesis testing: uniformly most powerful (UMP) test; monotone likelihood ratio; UMP unbiased test; conditional test; large-sample theory of likelihood ratio; confidence set; (5) Nonparametric inference; bootstrap methods.


Assessment: coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

STAT6013 Financial data analysis (6 credits)

This course aims at introducing statistical methodologies in analyzing financial data. Financial applications and statistical methodologies are intertwined in all lectures. Contents include: recent advances in modern portfolio theory, Copula, market microstructure, stochastic volatility models and high frequency data analysis.


Assessment: coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

STAT6015 Advanced quantitative risk management (6 credits)

This course covers statistical methods and models of risk management, especially of Value-at-Risk (VaR). Contents include: Value-at-risk (VaR) and Expected Shortfall (ES); univariate models (normal model, log-normal model and stochastic process model) for VaR and ES; models for portfolio VaR; time series models for VaR; extreme value approach to VaR; back-testing and stress testing.


Assessment: coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

STAT6016 Spatial data analysis (6 credits)

This course covers statistical concepts and tools involved in modelling data which are correlated in space.Applications can be found in many fields including epidemiology and public health, environmental sciences and ecology, economics and others. Covered topics include: (1) Outline of three types of spatial data: point-level (geostatistical), areal (lattice), and spatial point process. (2) Model-based geostatistics: covariance functions and the variogram; spatial trends and directional effects; intrinsic models; estimation by curve fitting or by maximum likelihood; spatial prediction by least squares, by simple and ordinary kriging, by trans-Gaussian kriging. (3) Areal data models: introduction to Markov random fields; conditional, intrinsic, and simultaneous autoregressive (CAR,IAR, and SAR) models.(4) Hierarchical modelling for univariate spatial response data, including Bayesian kriging and lattice modelling. (5) Introduction to simple spatial point processes and spatio-temporal models. Real data analysis examples will be provided with dedicated R packages such as geoR.


Assessment: coursework (50%) and examination (50%) 

STAT6019 Current topics in statistics (6 credits)

This course includes two modules.

The first module, Causal Inference, is an introduction to key concepts and methods for causal inference. Contents include 1) the counterfactual outcome, randomized experiment, observational study; 2) Effect modification, mediation and interaction; 3) Causal graphs; 4) Confounding, selection bias, measurement error and random variability; 5) Inverse probability weighting and the marginal structural models; 6) Outcome regression and the propensity score; 7) The standardization and the parametric g-formula; 8) G-estimation and the structural nested model; 9) Instrumental variable method; 10) Machine learning methods for causal inference; 11) Other topics as determined by the instructor.

The second module, Posterior Inference and Simulation, cover topics from: 1) Large-sample properties of posterior distribution; 2) Langevin dynamics and Hamiltonian MCMC; 3) Sequential Monte Carlo methods; 4) Approximation Bayesian computation; 5) Variational Bayesian methods; 6) Other topics as determined by the instructor.


Assessment:coursework (100%)

STAT7008 Programing for data science(6 credits)

In the big data era, it is very easy to collect huge amounts of data. Capturing and exploiting the important information contained within such datasets poses a number of statistical challenges. This course aims to provide students with a strong foundation in computing skills necessary to use R or Python to tackle some of these challenges.  Possible topics to be covered may include exploratory data analysis and visualization, collecting data from a variety of sources (e.g. excel, web-scraping, APIs and others), object-oriented programming concepts and scientific computation tools.  Students will learn to create their own R packages or Python libraries.


Assessment:  coursework (100%)

STAT8017 Data mining techniques (6 credits)

With the rapid developments in computer and data storage technologies, the fundamental paradigms of classical data analysis are mature for change. Data mining techniques aim at helping people to work smarter by revealing underlying structure and relationships in large amounts of data.  This course takes a practical approach to introduce the new generation of data mining techniques and show how to use them to make better decisions. Topics include data preparation, feature selection, association rules, decision trees, bagging, random forests and gradient boosting, cluster analysis, neural networks, introduction to text mining.  


Assessment: coursework (100%)

STAT8019 Marketing analytics (6 credits)

This course aims to introduce various statistical models and methodology used in marketing research. Special emphasis will be put on marketing analytics and statistical techniques for marketing decision making including market segmentation, market response models, consumer preference analysis and conjoint analysis.  Contents include market response models, statistical methods for segmentation, targeting and positioning, statistical methods for new product design.

Assessment: coursework (40%) and examination (60%)

STAT8306 Statistical methods for network data (3 credits)

The six degree of separation theorizes that human interactions could be easily represented in the form of a network. Examples of networks include router networks, the World Wide Web, social networks (e.g. Facebook or Twitter), genetic interaction networks and various collaboration networks (e.g. movie actor coloration network and scientific paper collaboration network). Despite the diversity in the nature of sources, the networks exhibit some common properties. For example, both the spread of disease in a population and the spread of rumors in a social network are in sub-logarithmic time. This course aims at discussing the common properties of real networks and the recent development of statistical network models. Topics may include common network measures, community detection in graphs, preferential attachment random network models, exponential random graph models, models based on random point processes and the hidden network discovery on a set of dependent random variables.


Assessment: coursework (100%)

STAT8307 Natural language processing and text analytics (3 credits)

The textual data constitutes an enormous proportion of unstructured data which is characterized as one of ‘V’s in Big Data. The logical and computational reasonings are applied to transform large collection of written resources to structured data for use in further analysis, visualization, integration with structured data in database or warehouse, and further refinement using machine learning systems. This course introduces the methodology of text analytics. Topics include natural language processing, word representation, text categorization and clustering, topic modelling and sentiment analysis. Students are required to possess basic understanding of Python language.

Pre-requisites:   Pass in STAT8017 Data mining techniques or equivalent

Assessment: coursework (100%)

Capstone Requirement

DASC7600 Data science project (12 credits)

Candidate will be required to carry out independent work on a major project under the supervision of individual staff member.  A written report is required.


Assessment: written report (75%) and oral presentation (25%)


Programme Director

Prof G S Yin

Professor G S Yin
MA Temple; MSc, PhD N Carolina
Patrick S C Poon Professor in Statistics and Actuarial Science
Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science


Staff List

Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science

Department of Computer Science

  • Dr A Benchimol, BSc UBA; MA UAH; MPhil, PhD UC3M
  • Dr Y Cao, BS Fudan; MS, PhD Princeton
  • Dr K C Cheung, BSc(ActuSc), PhD HK; ASA
  • Dr Y K Chung, BSc, MPhil CUHK; PhD HK
  • Professor T W K Fung, BSocSc HK; MSc Lond; PhD HK; DIC
  • Dr C W Kwan, BSc, PhD HK
  • Dr E K F Lam, BA St. Thomas; MA New Brunswick; PhD HK
  • Dr A S M Lau, BEng City; MSc HK; PhD CUHK
  • Dr D Lee, BSc(ActuSc), MPhil HK; PhD British Columbia, ASA
  • Professor S M S Lee, BA, PhD Cantab
  • Dr E A L Li, BSc HK; MEcon, PhD Syd
  • Professor G D Li, BSc MSc Peking; PhD HK
  • Dr Z H Liu, ScD Harvard
  • Dr C Wang, PhD NUS
  • Dr K P Wat, BSc(ActuSc), PhD HK; FSA; CERA; FRM
  • Dr J T Y Wong, BSc(ActuSc), MPhil HK; PhD Waterloo; FSA
  • Dr J F Xu, BSc, USTC; MPhil, PhD Columbia
  • Professor H L Yang, BSc Inner Mongolia; MMath Waterloo; PhD Alberta; ASA; HonFIA
  • Professor J J F Yao, BSc, MSc, PhD Paris-Sud Orsay
  • Professor G S Yin, MA Temple; MSc, PhD N Carolina
  • Dr L Q Yu, BEng ZJU; PhD CUHK
  • Professor K C Yuen, BSc, MSc, PhD Calgary; ASA
  • Dr D Y Zhang, BSc Nankai; MSc, PhD NCSU
  • Dr M M Y Zhang, BS UCSB; MS, PhD UT Austin
  • Dr Z Q Zhang, BSc Nankai, MSc E China Normal; PhD HK
  • Dr K Zhu, BSc, USTC; PhD HKUST
  • Professor B Cautis, PhD INRIA & University of Paris South, Orsay
  • Dr B M Y Chan, MS UC San Diego, PhD HK
  • Dr V P S Chan, PhD HK
  • Professor F Y L Chin, PhD Princeton
  • Dr K P Chow, MA, PhD UC Santa Barbara
  • Dr T W Chim, PhD HK
  • Dr L Y K Choi, PhD HK
  • Professor W Y Chung, PhD University of Arizona
  • Dr T Luo, PhD HK
  • Professor N Mamoulis, PhD HK
  • Professor A Montgomery, MBA, PhD University of Chicago
  • Dr D Schnieders, PhD HK
  • Professor M Sozio, PhD Sapienza University of Rome
  • Dr H F Ting, PhD Princeton
  • Professor C L Wang, PhD University of Southern California
  • Dr R S W Yiu, PhD UC Berkeley
  • Professor S M Yiu, PhD HK

    Graduate/ Student Sharing

    Kwok Fung CHOW

    Kwok Fung CHOW

    Class of 2021


    “MDASC is a comprehensive master degree from theory in statistics to real world examples in computer science. With the elective subjects, I could not only study spatial data analysis for interest to know more about how to handle geographical data, but also could take the course for data visualization for work to illustrate the data analysis in an explainable and attractive way using Tableau to target audiences. With this program, I enhance my knowledge in statistical theory and learn more about the latest data science topics, such as cloud computing, deep learning, text mining and so on. It would be a good program for those who would like to know more about data science or work as a data scientist. After finishing the program, I am now more confident in explaining my models to my colleague and have a more clear direction on improving the accuracy, speed for current models and even deploy more complex machine learning models for my daily task.”



    Chi Ho LAM

    Chi Ho LAM

    Class of 2021


    “Coming from the finance field, I had very little experience in coding in my daily job. That being said, the MDASC program have provided me a great foundation to understand the theoretical aspect and real-life application around machine learning and data science. Having a structured curriculum combining with a final year capstone project, it was so helpful to glue the concepts together and apply it in the context which I believe is of great use for my future career. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to take a well-organized program for Data Science.”



    Kai WANG

    Kai WANG

    Class of 2021


    “The MDASC program has a well-balanced and flexible curriculum in Statistics and Computer Science. As a machine learning engineer, I work with large volume of data every day, which requires strong background in big data and machine learning techniques. The program equipped me with these core skills and built me a solid foundation for my career pursuit. Moreover, the flexibility of the curriculum and the diverse background of classmates help students to pursue any career path related to data, such as finance, data analyst, data scientist, etc. For me, the MDASC journey is a rewarding one, and I believe it will be a rewarding journey for anyone who believes the power of data.”




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    The University of Hong Kong

    Faculty of Science

    The University of Hong Kong

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