As a supervisor in computer science, he has the following advantages:

  1. He is very productive, familiar with the technical details of the recent papers. As a result, he can provide detailed instructions to the students. In addition to being a supervisor, who would provide support, he would also be a collaborator to the students, who will write the papers together with the students.
  2. In addition to the CUHK computing facility (236 GPU cards and Dell Precision 7920 workstations), he can get access to a supercomputer with 6000 nodes and 380K cores, as well as a GPU cluster with 300 V100 cards. There is no limitation regarding the computational resources that the students can get access to.
  3. He has built the collaboration network across the world, spanning from the US, Australia, Middle East, Mainland, to Hong Kong, including researchers at MIT, Stanford, UChicago, GaTech, Purdue, KAUST, HKUST, CUHK, HKU, PKU etc., as well as researchers from companies in the industry, including Google, Microsoft, Tencent, et al. Students would have plenty of opportunities to collaborate with the top-tier researchers from different places.
  4. He has collaborations with both researchers working on computing and collaborators working on wet experiments. He can get access to the first-hand data, and the predictions from the developed methods can be potentially validated by wet experiments. Such works are doomed to fly high.
  5. He changed his major from biosciences to CS. He knows clearly about the student’s concerns. He will be supportive of the student’s job hunting upon graduation.

Requirements: Students with a strong background in computing are invited to apply. Preferred majors are CS, statistics, mathematics, and biosciences. But major is not a big problem as long as the student has a strong learning ability with sufficient foundational computing background. Knowledge in medicine or biology is a plus but not required.