Job: 2018 PhD Student Openings in Applied Machine Learning, Data Science, and Bioinformatics
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2018 PhD Student Openings in Applied Machine Learning, Data Science, and Bioinformatics (

Dear Sir/Madam,

With the aim at recruiting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue PhD study in Hong Kong, the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the Government of Hong Kong SAR has established the “Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme”. I am writing to appeal to you for your assistance in recommending outstanding and good research potential candidates in Applied Machine Learning, Applied Data Mining, and Bioinformatics to apply for the Scheme with Ka-Chun Wong’s lab ( at City University of Hong Kong. Each Fellowship recipient will receive a financial award in the amount of USD105,320 for the 3-year PhD study. The financial award consists of CYC SGS Entrance Scholarship (which covers the tuition and on-campus hostel fees in the first year of research study), and a monthly stipend and a conference and research-related travel allowance. Students with outstanding academic progress in their later years of study may receive a Research Tuition Scholarship to cover their tuition fees. The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme will invite applications for 2018 entry from 1 September – 1 December 2017 (12.00.00 GMT +8 hours). The key milestones and application procedures are as follows:

Step 1: Applicants should first submit an initial application at the RGC's Online Application System (OAS) to obtain a RGC reference number (RGC’s deadline: 1 December 2017 [12.00.00 GMT +8 hours]).

Step 2: Applicants are then required to submit full application, together with supporting documents, to CityU's Online Admission System or (, and quote the RGC reference number (CityU’s deadline: 1 December 2017). Please put down "Ka-Chun Wong" as your potential supervisor in your applications (i.e. please type "Ka-Chun Wong" in the question "If you have contact any CityU academic staff member, please provide his/her fullname." in the Other Information section in the CityU(HK) graduate school application system); otherwise, your applications may not reach us.

Announcement of Fellowship results by the RGC: March 2018

Firm admission offer with regular postgraduate studentship will be given to selected CityU’s nominees, even if they are not awarded the Fellowship by the RGC. The admission offer will be confirmed by the University in January 2018. I have pleasure in enclosing an e-poster prepared by our Graduate School for your information/dissemination to potential students. Should you or your students wish to know more about the Scheme, please visit our website ( or contact School of Graduate Studies by email{}.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Best regards, Ka-Chun

Ka-Chun Wong BEng, MPhil (CUHK), PhD (Toronto) Assistant Professor Computer Science City University of Hong Kong

Office: B6424 AC1 Phone: (852)34428618 Email: Web:

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