The awardees were selected by the Research Award Committee which was chaired by Prof Joseph Lee, HKUST Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Division of Life Science. [+] Speaker: Prof. Matthew McKay (HKUST) (June 12, 2020, 10:00am) Title : Computational approaches for guiding rational vaccine design: Case studies in HCV, HIV, and COVID-19 ( DataSci ) Abstract : This talk will describe how computational modelling and high-dimensional statistics can aid the rational design of vaccines. Signal Processing meets Immunology: Towards a Hepatitis C Vaccine via High-Dimensional Covariance EstimationSpeaker: Matthew McKay, Hari Harilela Associate Professor, Electronic and Computer Engineering Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Abstract Some other HKUST professors will also speak at the Forum and learn more: https://wlf2020.wlaforum.com Signed (in alphabetical order) by following professors from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology: Prof. Rashmi Adaval, Prof. Sunil Arya, PhD students who are HKUST MPhil graduates and have completed PDEV 6770 or other professional development courses offered by the University before may be exempted from taking PDEV 6770, subject to prior approval of the School. An estimated 36.7 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2016, while around one million people died from Aids-related illnesses in that year alone, according to UNAids. Matthew McKay, associate professor in HKUST’s department of electronic and computer engineering. According to the HKUST, “Scientists have been drawing on previous data and knowledge of the SARS virus in search of a way to crack SARS-CoV-2.” Here are the most popular tips to help you stay awake! Matthew McKay (Project Manager) and K. B. Letaief: Funding: $400,000 Granted for 2008-2010 : 6. This work presents theoretical advances in the field of high-dimensional random matrix theory and, in particular, of relevance to the applied statistics community. Donald C Chang : Adjunct Professor: bochang@ust.hk: Tom Cheung: Assistant Professor: tcheung@ust.hk: Toyotaka Ishibashi: Assistant Professor Details Research 26 February 2020 A team of scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has recently made an important discovery in identifying a set of potential vaccine targets for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, providing crucial leads for guiding experimental efforts towards the vaccine development against the novel pneumonia (COVID-19) caused by the virus. After obtaining his Master’s degree in 2011, he joined Professor Matthew McKay’s team to “work on the exciting interdisciplinary research area of computational immunology”. Please like the 3 that works best for you! The method is restricted to data the sparsity of which is block-wise structure, but allows to identify in practice the correct number of blocks to be selected. Tel: (852) 2358 6811 Fax: (852) 2358 2201 Email: cei@ust.hk Download the Guide to CEI Services Connect with us thru Facebook Now, a team led by HKUST data scientists Prof. Matthew MCKAY and Dr. Ahmed Abdul QUADEER have identified a set of B cell and T cell epitopes derived from SARS – protein fragments that can trigger the immune response against SARS-CoV – that may similarly trigger an immune response against the novel coronavirus. Our paper “Extreme eigenvalue distributions of Jacobi ensembles: New exact representations, asymptotics and finite size corrections”, with Laureano Moreno-Pozas and Matthew McKay (HKUST) just appeared in Nuclear Physics B. Credit: HKUST As genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the novel pneumonia (COVID-19), are similar to those of the “HKUST is wholeheartedly grateful to all donors and benefactors for their generosity and support, which add significantly to the University’s efforts to uphold academic excellence and recruit outstanding faculty while providing the flexibility needed in the pursuit of its goals. They drew on data previously collated to fight the SARS-CoV virus, which caused the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003. Address: Rm 6401, HKUST. "Traffic scheduling and rate adaptation for IEEE 802.11n MIMO wireless networks," (RGC CERG HKUST 610307) Investigator: K. B. Letaief (Project Manager) and M. Hamdi: Funding: $369,600 Granted for 2008-2009 "Making Hong Kong a high-technology leader in wireless communications product innovations … 2011-07-08. Nicolas Auguin 1 David Morales 1 Matthew Mckay 1 Romain Couillet 2 Détails. Title: Name: Phone: E-Mail: Room: Head/Professor: Prof: I Ming HSING: 2358 7131: kehsing@ust.hk: 4571: Chair Professor: Prof: Inchi HU : 2358 7734 Prof Matthew McKay (third from right) with the Stephen O Rice Prize: When it comes to electronic communications, HKUST is right up there with the best of them. HKUST Professors' Breakthrough Research Work in Electronic Communications Win Prestige IEEE Awards . According to the HKUST, “Scientists have been drawing on previous data and knowledge of the SARS virus in search of a way to crack SARS-CoV-2.” 2 L2S - Laboratoire des signaux et systèmes Abstract: Robust high dimensional covariance estimators are considered, comprising regularized (linear shrinkage) modifications of Maronna's classical M-estimators. HKUST SPD contains HKUST Research Outputs in all forms and hosts the HKUST Scholar Profiles. “With many highly-qualified nominees who are top scholars in their fields, the selection process had been competitive and rigorous. Prof. Matthew McKay, Dr. Ahmed Abdul Quadeer, and Mr. Syed Faraz Ahmed, PhD student – recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets. Led by data scientists Professor Matthew McKay and Dr Ahmed Abdul Quadeer, the team successfully identified a set of potential vaccine targets for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in late February. Center for Education Innovation. Prof. Matthew McKay . # HKUST Engineering academics Prof. Matthew McKay and Prof. Kai Chen are selected as Young Scientists to speak and join global scientific elite to explore frontiers of research in the 3rd World Laureates Forum. Are you having hard time staying awake in your online class? Along with Matthew McKay (professor at HKUST), a (not too) sparse PCA method based on random matrix theory was also devised. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Department of Computer Science and Engineering PhD Thesis Defence Title: "The Emotional Characteristics of Western Orchestral Instruments with Different Pitch and Dynamics" By Miss Hiu Ting CHAN Abstract: Recent research has shown that different musical instrument sounds have strong emotional characteristics. HKUST professor Matthew MCKAY said: “While an effective SARS vaccine was never formally released, a lot of experiments had been done to identify SARS epitopes that can induce an immune response in humans. Prof. Matthew McKay, Dr. Ahmed Abdul Quadeer, and Mr. Syed Faraz Ahmed, PhD student – recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets. The beginning of 2020 has seen the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in mainland China, which has quickly spread to over 30 countries around the world, infecting over 80,000 people and causing over 2,600 deaths as of late February 2020.