MPhil/PhD in Data Science and Analytics Program By The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology |Top Universities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, HK, Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
  • QS World University Rankings
    34
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 36 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

In the digital era, following advancements made in innovative technologies, data handling is growing at an unprecedented pace. The data-driven world opens tremendous possibilities and opportunities for companies and businesses for all industries as they can make use of the data information to create values for their business. As a disruptive consequence of the digital revolution, data science and analytics has become an emerging and cross-disciplinary field that requires knowledge and skills in many areas such as computer science, statistics and mathematics.

 

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Programs in Data Science and Analytics aim to facilitate close integration of statistical analytics, logical reasoning, and computational intelligence in the study of data processing and analytics. The programs will provide rigorous research training that prepares students to become knowledgeable researchers who are conversant in applying logic, mathematics, algorithms and computing power in the process of examining and analyzing data in academia or industry so as to derive valuable insights for making better decisions.

 

The MPhil Program aims to expose students to issues involved in the development of scientific, educational and commercial applications of data science and analytics. A graduate of the MPhil program should demonstrate a good working knowledge of issues in the discipline. He or she should be capable of synthesizing and creating new knowledge, making contribution to the field.

 

The PhD Program aims to develop the skills needed for students to identify theoretical research issues related to practical applications, formulate and undertake research that addresses issues identified, and independently find a data science and analytics related solution. A PhD graduate is expected to demonstrate mastery of knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making original and substantial scientific contribution to the discipline.

About University

Established in 1991, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is an international research university dedicated to top-notch education and research. Founded on its mission to advance learning and knowledge through teaching and research particularly in science, technology, engineering, management and business studies complemented by humanities and social sciences, as well as assisting in Hong Kong’s socioeconomic development, this young and ambitious University has gone beyond the wildest dreams of many, climbing high in international esteem and reaping numerous honors and accolades. In 2021, HKUST is ranked 27th among 1000 universities and no.2 in the world’s top 50 Universities Under 50 by QS.

With respect to individual Schools, HKUST also puts in a strong performance. The School of Engineering is named No. 20 amongst world’s top 500 engineering and technology universities by QS Rankings published in 2019. It is ranked No. 2 in Greater China. Its much sought-after Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA (EMBA) program, amid high expectations, also topped the Financial Times EMBA global rankings for ten times from 2007 - 2020.

Hailed widely as a ‘miracle’, the stunning achievements of HKUST do not come about miraculously. They boil down to the University’s positioning as a focused elite research university; its strong ties to global institutions and wide-ranging connections with Mainland China; the championing of interdisciplinary studies; its dedication to educating well-rounded students who flourish in today’s world, strong in entrepreneurial spirits and innovative in thinking; its mission to be a global premier knowledge hub, crystallized in the Institute of Advanced Study; and, last but not least, a spectacular setting by the sea that makes the University an attractive location for the pursuit of intellectual and academic excellence.

Keen on curating a diversified and international learning environment, HKUST is now home to over 16,000 students spanning more than 80 countries over five continents. Whereas world’s amazing talents are flocking to the campus for an eclectic educational experience, students enrolled are earnest in expanding their horizons by joining the University’s varied exchange programs, which now include over 300 partners worldwide. An international mix of students aside, HKUST also lives up to its promise as a stronghold of cutting-edge research and magnet for distinguished academics and influential thinkers. HKUST has consistently achieved the highest success rate in the Research Grant’s Council’s annual competitive General Research Fund exercise, which reaches 45% in 2019-2020. The University sees a total of 42 faculty named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is among the highest in Hong Kong. In 2011, its faculty reaped five State Science and Technology Awards, which are among the most prestigious awards in science and technology conferred by the State Council of the People's Republic of China, the largest share among local tertiary institutions. In addition to the six Chinese Academy of Sciences academicians at HKUST, nine faculty members also entered the National Science and Technology Programs Expert Database.


Faculty Awards

2019 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award
2019 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), The Ministry of Education
2020 Nick Holonyak Jr Award, Optical Society of America
2020 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) Scholars
2020 Fellow of The Optical Society
2020 Frank M. Masters Transportation Engineering Award, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2020-2021 AUA Scholars Award, Asian Universities Alliance
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering 


All faculty awards:
https://hkust.edu.hk/about/awards


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