Collaborative Research Fund Selection Panel (2021/22)*
  Title/Sphere of Interest
Prof Paul K L Yu Provost of Revelle College, Professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.;

Interests in microwave photonics, electronic and opto-electronic devices, and advanced materials for use in photonic devices
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Dr Amitava Banerjee Clinical Senior Lecturer Honorary Consultant in Cardiology, Institute of Health Informatics, Faculty of Pop Health Sciences, UCL, London, U.K.;

Interests in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health and cardiovascular medicine
Dr Rajiv Chowdhury Principal Researcher / Associate Professor in Global Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in evaluating the interplay between various environmental (e.g. food and dietary contaminants), blood based (e.g. vitamin D and fatty acids) and genetic factors to confer subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease, and international public health involving low- and middle- income countries
Dr Jonathan Grimes Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Medicine, Oxford University, U.K.;

Interest in immunomodulators of vaccinia virus
Dr Julio C. Guerrero Founder and CEO of Cambridge Research and Technology L.L.C., U.S.A.;

Interests in analyzing, designing, and developing mechanical systems, including those for harsh and extreme conditions, and energy and oil and gas and biomedical industries
Dr Julia Kenyon Intermediate Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in viral genomes dengue virus and influenza virus
Dr Jessica CF Kwok Associate Professor, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds, U.K.;

Interests in perineuronal nets; plasticity; glycosaminoglycans; extracellular matrix; spinal cord injury; memory and ageing
Dr Hoi Ping Mok Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in virus, virus disease and viral infection
Dr Alexander Ploss Associate Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, U.S.A.;

Interests in microbiology & virology, and human hepatotropic (viral) pathogens
Dr Jian Wang Changjiang Distinguished Professor International Center for Quantum Materials, School of Physics, Peking University, China;

Interests in Superconductors (Intermediate bosonic metallic state in the superconductor-insulator transition; Quantum Griffiths singularity of superconductor-metal transition in Ga thin films; Anomalous quantum Griffiths singularity in ultrathin crystalline lead films; Interface-Induced Zeeman-Protected Superconductivity in Ultrathin Crystalline Lead Films; Spectroscopic Imaging of Quasiparticle Bound States Induced by Strong Nonmagnetic Scatterings in One-Unit-Cell FeSe/SrTiO3; Detection of a Superconducting Phase in a Two-Atom Layer of Hexagonal Ga Film Grown on Semiconducting GaN(0001); Direct Observation of High-Temperature Superconductivity in One-Unit-Cell FeSe Films; and Topological Materials (Observation of superconductivity induced by a point contact on 3D Dirac semimetal Cd3As2 crystals; Nontrivial superconductivity in topological MoTe2-xSx crystals; Anisotropic Fe2rmi Surface and Quantum Limit Transport in High Mobility Three-Dimensional Dirac Semimetal Cd3As3)
Prof Pedro J. Alvarez George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Nanosystems Engineering Research Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University, U.S.A.;

Interests in environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology, bioremediation, fate and transport of toxic chemicals, water footprint of biofuels, water treatment and reuse, and antibiotic resistance control
Prof Rudolf Bauer Head and Professor, Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Graz, Austria;

Interests in pharmacognosy, natural products, traditional Chinese medicine; herbal drugs; active plant constituents; phytochemistry; inflammation, cancer
Prof Yuri Bazilevs E. Paul Sorensen Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering, Brown University, U.S.A.;

Interests in computational mechanics, fluid mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, scientific computing, solid mechanics and structural materials
Prof Seth Blackshaw Professor, Department of Neuroscience, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, U.S.A.;

Interests in neuronal development and regeneration, hypothalamic regulation of behavior
Prof Ronaldo I. Borja Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, U.S.A.;

Interests in theoretical and computational solid mechanics, geomechanics and geosciences
Prof Pierre Braunstein Emeritus CNRS Research Director, University of Strasbourg, France;

Interests in Molecular chemistry, reactivity, catalysis, molecular precursors, inorganic materials, nanoparticles, catalytic properties
Prof Catherine Brinson Sharon C. and Harold L. Yoh, III Distinguished Professor, Professor and Chair of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, U.S.A.;

Interests in advanced material systems and developing new methods to characterize and to model material behavior
Prof Casey Burkholder Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of New Brunswick, Canada;

Interests in Participatory visual research methodologies, qualitative and ethnographic research methodologies, cellphilms (cellphone video production); gender; identity, intersectional civic engagement; youth activism; critical social studies education
Prof Joseph Buxbaum Professor, co-Director & Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, U.S.A.;

Interests in autism, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease
Prof Jinfa Cai Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, School of Education, University of Delaware, U.S.A.;

Interests in Mathematics Education, Educational Assessment, Teacher Education
Prof Wesley Cantwell Director, Aerospace Research and Innovation Center (ARIC), Associate Dean for Research Department of Aerospace Engineering, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.;

Interests in Composite materials, impact, lightweight aerospace structures, advanced manufacturing techniques, environmentally-friendly composites, polymers, fracture mechanics, dynamic properties of materials and smart structures
Prof Jian Cao Associate Vice President for Research, Cardiss Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, U.S.A.;

Interests in innovative manufacturing processes and systems, particularly in the areas of deformation-based processes and laser processes
Prof Meng Chen Associate Professor of Cell Biology, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.;

Interests in phytochrome signaling, nuclear organization, spatial genome reorganization, nucleus-to-plastid signaling and especially the signaling mechanisms by the photoreceptor and thermosensor phytochrome B
Prof Wang-Ping Chen Professor Emeritus, Department of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.;

Interests in Environmental Science and Earth Science
Prof Ying Cheong Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, U.K.;

Interests in reproductive medicine & surgery, biology of endometrium and endometrial associated pathology
Prof George T. C. Chiu Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, U.S.A.;

Interests in mechatronics, dynamic systems and control, digital imaging and printing systems, functional printing and digital fabrication, robotics, perception-based engineering; human motor control, optimal and robust control
Prof Ken P Chong Research Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, The George Washington University, U.S.A.;

Interests in solid mechanics; elasticity; experimental methods in mechanics; computational mechanics; structural mechanics; structural dynamics; intelligent structures and smart materials; strategic planning; education; research management; building systems; sustainability; damages; durability
Prof Yip-wah Chung Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, U.S.A.;

Interests in surface science, tribology, design and characterization of lubricant additives, hard coatings and alloys, as well as high throughput synthesis of multi-component systems
Prof Paul Clark Professor of Chinese, School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Auckland, New Zealand;

Interests in Contemporary Chinese popular culture, including film and the Cultural Revolution; Contemporary Chinese history
Prof Zheng Dong Charbonnier Endowed Chair, Regents’ Professor, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, U.S.A.;

Interests in molecular mechanism of cell injury/death, its protection and subsequent regeneration, response of kidney and cancer cells/tissues to pathological conditions of hypoxia/ischemia, metabolic stress, and DNA damage, cell death, cell cycle, autophagy, mitochondria, and epigenetic regulation
Prof Michael P Doyle Professor and The Rita and John Feik Distinguished University Chair in Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, U.S.A.;

Interests in applications with metal carbene transformations, Lewis acid catalyzed reactions, selective catalytic oxidations, and novel dirhodium compounds
Prof Dr Kevin O'Shaughnessy Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge Biomedical Campus, U.K.;

Interests in molecular genetics of essential hypertension, pre-eclampsia, physiology and pharmacology of Aldosterone
Prof Cindy Fan Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), U.S.A.;

Interests in population, labor migration, marriage migration, household strategies, regional development and policy, inequality, gender, ethnicity in North America, post-Mao China
Prof James Fawcett Chairman, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interest in repairing the damaged nervous system
Prof Eric A. Feldman Deputy Dean for International Programs, Heimbold Professor of International Law, Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law School, U.S.A.;

Interests in Japanese law, comparative public health law, torts law and law and society
Prof Sandy Feng Professor of Surgery in Residence, Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, U.S.A.;

Interests in solid organ transplantation, transplant immunology/tolerance, cirrhosis and associated complications including hepatocellular carcinoma, and clinical trials related to organ transplantation and including cellular therapies
Prof Ronald Fischer Professor, School of Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand;

Interests in Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Behavioral Neuroscience
Prof Nasr M. Ghoniem Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.;

Interests in damage and failure of materials in mechanical design; mechanics and physics of material defects (point defects, dislocations, voids and cracks); material degradation in severe environments (e.g. nuclear, fusion, rocket engines, etc.); plasma and saser processing; materials non-equilibrium, pattern formation and instability phenomena; radiation interaction with materials (neutrons, electrons, particles, laser & photons)
Prof Xiaohua Gong Professor, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A.;

Interests in molecular, Cellular and Genetic Studies of the eye and vision
Prof Jennifer Rubin Grandis Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, U.S.A.;

Interests in head and neck cancer, signal transduction, precision medicine
Prof Nan Greenwood Emerita Professor, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, St George’s University of London, U.K.;

Interests in older people, carers, dementia and stroke, ethnic and cultural diversity
Prof H. Thomas Hahn Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.;

Interests in a wide spectrum of composites technology ranging from design and analysis to processing and manufacturing
Prof Wen-Jui Han Professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University, U.S.A.;

Interests in Social welfare policy, with an emphasis on children and families; effects of maternal employment and child care on children's cognitive and social and emotional outcomes; impact of welfare reform and child care subsidies on families; precarious parental work, parental work schedules, and child well-being; cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes of children in immigrant families; quantitative research methods; use of large-scale longitudinal data
Prof Stephen John Hawkins Lankester Research Fellow, University of Southampton, U.K.;

Interests in ecosystem, community, population and behavioural ecology using rocky shores and their organisms as a tractable test system; phylogeography, behaviour and anatomy of intetidal organisms; outcomes of the behaviour of key species for community processes and relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; climate change responses; fisheries, climate responses, behaviour; Marine, community, biogeography; Climate change, coastal management and conservation, pollution; algal ecology, biogeography, algal harvesting
Prof Nicholas J. Higham Royal Society Research Professor and Richardson Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematics, The University of Manchester, U.K.;

Interests in Numerical analysis, Numerical linear algebra and Numerical algorithms and software
Prof Grace Yick Hsuan Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, U.S.A.;

Interests in durability of polymeric construction materials, advanced construction materials and performance of geosynthetics
Prof Woonghee Tim Huh Canada Research Chair in Operations Excellence and Business Analytics, UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia, Canada;

Interests in Inventory, Pricing, Capacity, Optimization, Stochastics, Data-driven Methods
Prof Lam Hui Professor, Department of Physics, Columbia University, U.S.A.;

Interests in Cosmology, Astrophysics, High Energy Physics
Prof William Nigel Hunter Professor of Structural Biology, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland, U.K.;

Interests in enzymes, ionchannels, drugs, metals; structure-activity relationships; pathogens, secretion systems; bacteria, protists; tools; recombinant protein production; X-rays crystallography, cryo-EM; protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions; ion channels, ligand interactions
Prof Jiehong Jiang Professor of Chinese Art, Head of Research, School of Art, Birmingham City University, U.K.;

Interests in contemporary art and curating
Prof Zhigang Jiang Associate Professor; School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.A.;

Interests in quantum transport and infrared optical properties of low dimensional condensed matter systems
Prof Zhuo Jing-Schmidt Professor, Chinese Linguistics, Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, University of Oregon, U.S.A.;

Interests in Language and Linguistics, emotion and cognition, historical linguistics, gender, identity
Prof Ladd Johnson Professor, Department of Biology, Laval University, Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Canada;

Interests in marine ecology and invasion biology
Prof Raymond Kan Professor of Finance, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada;

Interests in Portfolio Theory; Empirical Asset Pricing; Computational Statistics
Prof Yibin Kang Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, U.S.A.;

Interests in cancer metastasis, cancer stem cell, tumor-stromal interactions
Prof Ilan Katz Professor, Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC), University of New South Wales, Australia;

Interests in Parenting, child protection, youth justice, prevention and family support, children, families and communities, comparative child welfare systems, migration, race and ethnicity and evaluation of complex interventions
Prof Kay-Tee Khaw Professor of Clinical Gerontology, Clinical Gerontology Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in Epidemiology, Public Health, Ageing, cardiovascular disease and nutrition
Prof Arthur Kim Massachusetts General Hospital, U.S.A.;

Interests in infectious disease/public health
Prof Philip T Krein Grainger Endowed Emeritus Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.;

Interests in power electronics; electric machinery and electromechanics; electric and hybrid vehicle systems; alternative and renewable electrical energy systems; low energy buildings; wide bandgap semiconductor applications; renewable energy integration; microgrids; transportation integration; control; dc-dc converters; inverters; modeling; drives
Prof Mansun Law Associate Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, The Scripps Research Institute, U.S.A.;

Interests in basic virology, viral pathogenesis, adaptive immune response, antibody engineering and rational vaccine design
Prof Ping-yee Law Adjunct Professor, Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.;

Interests in neuroscience of addiction; epigenetic, miRNAs; GPCRs; opioid analgesic, addiction; neuropharmacology; high throughput drug screens
Prof Brendan M Leung Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Oral Sciences, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada;

Interests in 3D culture platform; engineering tumor models; regenerative endodontic therapy; epithelial tissue repair; advanced microbe-mammalian co-culture platform, organ-on-a-c
Prof Andrew Michael Lindsay Lever Professor of Infectious Diseases, Head of Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, U.K.;

Interests in retroviruses and rotaviruses, pathogen biology and evolution, gene transfer and gene therapy
Prof Baochun Li Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada;

Interests in computer systems; cloud computing; multimedia computing; communication networks; network coding; wireless networks; internet of things
Prof Chao-jun Li E. B. Eddy Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, McGill University, Canada;

Interests in green chemistry, organic chemistry, synthesis of biologically active compounds, catalysis
Prof Jun Li Professor, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University, U.S.A.;

Interests in algebraic geometry in mathematics
Prof Eddy Foo-yew Liew Professor of Immunology, Institute of Immunity, Infection and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, U.K.;

Interests in Allergy/immunology; infection/parasitology; rheumatology; cell biology; microbiology; diabetes/metabolism
Prof Wing Kam Liu Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical & Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, U.S.A.;

Interests in development of multiscale theories, methods, and software for the design and analysis of large scale engineering material systems, materials design, manufacturing, bio-sensing, and drug delivery
Prof Kenneth J Loh Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.;

Interests in Damage detection and localization, multifunctional materials, nanocomposites, scalable nano-manufacturing, smart infrastructure materials, structural health monitoring, thin films and coatings, tomographic methods, wearable technology
Prof Jon Longtin Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, U.S.A.;

Interests in using the unique qualities of laser light for novel measurement of the thermophysical behavior of liquid and solids
Prof Peter Lucas Extraordinary Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Leiden University, Netherlands;

Interests in artificial intelligence, biomedical informatics, data science, Bayesian networks, model-based diagnosis, clinical decision-support systems
Prof Gigi Luk Associate Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Canada;

Interests in bilingualism, cognitive development, lifespan development, neuroimaging
Prof Geraldine Macdonald Professor of Social Work, School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, U.K.;

Interests in Social Work, Children's Services, The development and evaluation of Complex Social Interventions, Randomised Controlled Trials and Systematic Reviews
Prof Ann MacPhail Head, Department of Physical Education & Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland;

Interests in teacher education; curriculum; assessment; self-study
Prof Raymond A. Mar Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada;

Interests in psychology of narrative fiction, social cognition, empathy, imagination, language, cognitive neuroscience, default mode network
Prof Muriel Medard Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.A.;

Interests in network coding, information theory, wireless networks, optical networking
Prof Toby Miller Professor and Director of the Institute for Media and Creative Industries, Centre for Research in Communication and Culture, Loughborough University, U.K.;

Interests in Cultural Studies, media studies, sport, labor, gender, textual analysis, archival research, ethnography race, citizenship and politics, cultural policy and political economy
Prof Bill Milne Emeritus Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in carbon nanotubes, graphene, ZnO thin Films and devices, MEMS and Sensors, field emission
Prof Alexandru Morega Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Machines, Materials and Actuators, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania;

Interests in electromagnetism, electrical and magnetic circuits, processes of heat and mass transfer, energy conversion and sources, mathematical, numerical modeling for boundary and initial condition problems; nonlinear dynamics, biomedical engineering and technology, structural optimization, construction design, modeling interdisciplinary problems
Prof Stephen T Newman Professor of Innovative Manufacturing Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, U.K.;

Interests in machining science, computer aided process planning, Machine tool metrology, CAD/CAM
Prof John R Owen Professor in Electrochemistry, Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences, Department of Chemistry, University of Southampton, U.K.;

Interests in electrode and polymer electrolyte materials for batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells and electrochromic devices
Prof Witold Pedrycz Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada;

Interests in computational intelligence; granular computing; fuzzy sets system modeling; pattern recognition systems; clustering; neural networks
Prof Peter Polverini Jonathan Taft Distinguished University Professor of Dentistry, University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, U.S.A.;

Interests in angiogenesis, tumor angiogenesis, endothelial cells, healthcare quality, tumors, apoptosis, cardiovascular system, vascular biology and macrophage
Prof Jonas Rosendahl Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany;

Interests in genetic studies in gastroenterology, functional studies of genetic variants (in vitro/in vivo), clinical research in gastroenterology
Prof Feng Shao Investigator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs, National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, China;

Interests in bacteria-host interaction, innate immunity, inflammation
Prof Pei-Yong Shi Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Vice Chair for Innovation and Commercialization, UTMB, U.S.A.;

Interests in flavivirus replication, antiviral development, vaccine development and novel diagnosis
Prof Weisong Shi Professor, Department of Computer Science, Wayne State University, U.S.A.;

Interests in Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, Computer Systems
Prof Geoffrey L Smith Professor and Head of Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox
Prof James A. Steintrager Professor of English, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.;

Interests in Media Studies (Film, Sound and Music, Print, etc.); World Literature and Global Cinema; Intellectual History
Prof Peng Sun Professor, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, U.S.A.
Extraordinary Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Leiden University, Netherlands;

Interests in artificial intelligence, biomedical informatics, data science, Bayesian networks, model-based diagnosis, clinical decision-support systems
Prof Steve Waiching Sun Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, U.S.A.;

Interests in computational mechanics, mechanics of porous media, geotechnical engineering, geomechanics, multiscale material modeling, data-driven and machine learning methods for mechanics problems
Prof Hong Tang Llewellyn West Jones, Jr. Professor of Electrical Engineering & Physics, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, U.S.A.;

Interests in nonlinear and quantum optics, nano-electromechanical systems, superconducting detector and circuits, quantum transducers development
Prof Dacheng Tao ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Computer Science, School of Computer Science, The University of Sydney, Australia;

Interests in artificial intelligence, including computer vision, data science, deep learning, image processing, machine learning, medical informatics, social media, and video surveillance
Prof Simon F. B. Tett Chair of Earth System Dynamics, School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh, U.K.;

Interests in Climate Science, Atmospheric Science
Prof Christopher Tout Professor of Stellar Evolution, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, U.K.;

Interests in the theory of stellar evolution including that of interacting binary stars; fluid and magnetohydrodynamic processes in stars
Prof Grace Guiling Wang Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Ying Wu College of Computing, New Jersey Institute of Technology, U.S.A.;

Interests in applied machine learning/deep learning in finance, transportation, health and other areas, blockchain, and IoT and mobile computing
Prof Xiao-Fan Wang Professor, Donald and Elizabeth Cooke Professor of Cancer Research, School of Medicine, Levine Science Research Center, U.S.A.;

Interests in surgery, elucidation of molecular nature and signaling mechanisms associated with the initiation of cellular senescence and development of novel therapeutics for the treatment of various types of human cancer
Prof Yinsheng Wang Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, U.S.A.;

Interests in (i) mass spectrometry-based bioanalytical chemistry, with emphasis on quantitative proteomics, post-translational modifications of proteins, chemical proteomics, and DNA adduct analysis; (ii) Synthetic chemistry, with emphasis on the synthesis of modified nucleosides and nucleic acids; (iii) Molecular biology: with interests in understanding the biological consequences and repair of DNA damage; and (iv) Epigenetics: with focus being placed on understanding the biological consequences of post-translational modifications of core histone proteins and post-transcriptional modifications of RNA
Prof Nancy Wong Faculty Director of Kohl's Center for Retailing Excellence, Professor of Consumer Science, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.;

Interests in Culture, Materialism and Emotion, Cross-cultural Research Methods, Consumer Decision Making and Public Policy
Prof Evaon Wong-Kim Dean and Professor, College of Health Sciences, Samuel Merritt University, U.S.A.;

Interests in cancer survivorship and quality of life issues confronting Chinese immigrant breast cancer patients
Prof Dapeng Oliver Wu Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Florida, U.S.A.;

Interests in machine learning, natural language processing, multimedia communication, computer and communication networks and network security
Prof Weiping Wu Professor & Director, Urban Planning Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, U.S.A.;

Interests in urbanization and migration, urban development and policy, urban infrastructure
Prof Tao Xie Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Peking University, China;

Interests in software engineering, software security; software analytics; data mining for software engineering; AI for software engineering, software engineering for AI
Prof Sean Xin Xu Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering,
Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, China;

Interests in Digital Enablement & Digital Transformation, IT Governance, Analytics, IT Business Value, IT Strategy and E-commerce
Prof Cary Yang Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of TENT Laboratory, Santa Clara University, U.S.A.;

Interests in nanoelectronic devices and materials; nanocarbon on-chip interconnects; flexible sensors; nanocarbon materials; electronic and thermal properties of materials interfaces
Prof Xian-Jie Yang Professor, Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.;

Interests in ophthalmology, development and diseases of the vertebrate retina
Prof Edward S Yeung Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, U.S.A.;

Interests in single molecule detection and characterization; single cell analysis; high speed DNA sequencing; laser vaporization and desorption; laser measurements near the shot-noise limit
Prof Hongtao Yu Chair Professor and Dean of School of Life Sciences, Westlake University, Xihu District, Hangzhou, China;

Interests in combining cell biological, biochemical, and biophysical methods; to understand cellular mechanisms governing genomic stability at the molecular and atomic levels
Prof May Yuan Ashbel Smith Professor of Geospatial Information Sciences, School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.;

Interests in fundamental and applied GIScience by developing new GIS data models and analysis methods to address environmental, ecological, and social problems, such as wildfire risk, tornado hazard, air pollution, species distribution, trophic dynamics, infectious disease, hazardous waste transport, historical narratives, and offender monitoring, cyber GIS and spatial big data
Prof Mei Zhan Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.;

Interests in medical anthropology, science and technology studies (STS), theory and methodology, traditional Chinese medicine, transnationalism, globalization, gender, China, East Asia
Prof Huibing Harold Zhang Professor of Finance, Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.;

Interests in Asset Pricing, Investments
Prof Michael Q Zhang Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.;

Interests in Regulatory network; 4D genome; omics technologies; computational biology; developmental regulation network; computational analysis
Prof Tian Cheng Zhang Professor of Statistics, Columbia University, U.S.A.;

Interests in survival analysis, semiparametric models, sequential methodology, educational and psychological measurement, statistical learning
Assistant Secretary General (Research)2, UGC

# Members participating in the full proposal stage

* All Members are outside Hong Kong