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Dr. Yan Da, 2014 PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, received the Hong Kong Young Scientist Award for the year 2015 in Physical/Mathematical science, for research work on "Efficient Systems and Algorithms for Big Data Processing".
Hong Kong Young Scientist Award is established by the Hong Kong Institute of Science (HKIS) to recognize young scientists and engineers who have outstanding performance in their field of study. The Award is being competed each year among all current postgraduates and those who have graduated within 2 years in any of the tertiary institutes in Hong Kong. Three awards are given each year in each of the fields of Physical/Mathematical science, Life science, or Engineering science.
Dr. Yan, received his PhD degree from HKUST's Computer Science and Engineering Department in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Wilfred Ng. Expressing his gratitude to CSE and his supervisor, Dr. Yan said, "I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to my supervisor Wilfred, who has always been supportive to my research and my career, and very considerate of my life as well. I feel myself very lucky to have such a nice supervisor."
Dr. Yan is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.