Professor Guo Yike assumed office as the Provost of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on December 1, 2022. He is concurrently a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Professor Guo received his first-class honours degree in Computing Science from Tsinghua University in 1985 and obtained his PhD degree from Imperial College London in 1994. He has been a full Professor in Department of Computing of Imperial College London since 2002. He was the Founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London since 2014. In 2015 – 2020, Professor Guo was appointed as Non-Executive Dean of the School of Computer Engineering and Science in Shanghai University, and he is now the Honorary Dean of the School.
Prior to joining HKUST, Professor Guo was the Vice President (Research and Development) and the Dean of Graduate School at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) since 2020. He led the transformation of the research culture and reorganization of the research management structure with a multidisciplinary research environment. He has successfully built six institutional multidisciplinary laboratories to form a matrix-based research framework in the university. Under his leadership, HKBU has advanced its research capacity with a record high research grant and knowledge transfer incomes.
Professor Guo is a world leading computer scientist with research focuses on machine learning and data mining for large-scale scientific applications including distributed data mining methods, machine learning and informatics systems for biology, chemistry, geophysics, healthcare, environment, economy, finance, social media, creative design and art applications.
He is Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), a Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (FHKEng), Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS), and Fellow of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (FCAAI).
Professor Guo has extensive experience in working with industries. He has led the development of start-up companies and worked with leading international companies such as GSK, Pfizer, Roche, KPMG, Huawei and BBC et al in large research projects and consulting services.
Professor Guo has served on the editorial board of many first-tier journals. He is the editor-in-chief of Annual Reviews of Data Sciences (World Scientific), and the deputy editor-in-chief of CAAI Transections on Intelligent Systems (the official journal of CAAI), Machine Intelligence Research (Springer).
Professor Guo is dedicated to contributing to the advancement of the University with his international vision, creative mind, and entrepreneurial spirit. He is playing a key role in leading the university to achieve its strategic goals through talent development, cross-sector collaboration, interdisciplinary research and education. He also works closely with different stakeholders to take HKUST to its next level of excellence.