I have the pleasure of leading the following team of excellent young researchers in computing and math. We are a uniquely strong group, boasting both the highest number of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship (HKPF) awardees in recent years and the highest HKPF success rate (100%). Our group has more IOI, IMO, IMC, and ICPC medals than most countries! My team is also by far the most diverse and international research group in Hong Kong with people from 12 different countries in 4 continents. If you want to join us, read this page.

PhD Students:

  1. Togzhan Barakbayeva (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship)

  2. Zhuo Cai (MPhil+PhD)

  3. Giovanna Kobus Conrado (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship)

  4. Soroush Farokhnia (MPhil+PhD)

  5. Pavel Hudec (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship)

  6. Abbas Jafari (Based at Yazd University, Co-supervised with Saeid Alikhani)

  7. Ivan Kamyshan (RedBird PhD Fellowship)

  8. Kerim Kochekov (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship)

  9. Chun Kit Lam (Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, Co-supervised with Lionel Parreaux)

  10. Pingjiang Li

  11. Sergei Novozhilov (RedBird PhD Fellowship)

  12. Pouria Omidi

  13. Hitarth Singh

  14. Ahmed Zaher (MPhil+PhD)


  1. Shayan Cheshm Jahan (Sharif UT)

  2. Pouria Fatemi (Sharif UT)

  3. Harshit Motwani (KU Leuven)

FYT (Undergraduate Thesis) Students:

  1. Tamzid Morshed Rubab

UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities) Students:

  1. Yun Chen Tsai


  1. Tien-chun Cheng (UROP, 2022)

  2. Yi-feng Huang (UROP, 2022)

  3. Zherui Zhu (UROP, 2022)

  4. Roodabeh Safavi (Intern, 2021-22), now a PhD student at ISTA

  5. Sanzhar Bidaibek (UROP, 2021)

  6. Chun Kit Lam (UROP, 2021), now a PhD student in our own group

  7. Zhiang Wu (UROP, 2021)

  8. Ali Ahmadi (Intern, 2021), now a PhD student at U Maryland

  9. Majid Daliri (Intern, 2021), now a PhD student at NYU

  10. Mehrdad Karrabi (Intern, 2020-21), now a PhD student at ISTA

  11. Mohammad Mahdavi (Intern, 2020), now a PhD student at U Maryland

  12. Parsa Mirtaheri (Intern, 2020)

  13. Ali Asadi (Intern, 2019-20), now a PhD student at ISTA

  14. Kiarash Mohammadi (Intern, 2019-20), now an MSc student at U Montreal

  15. Ehsan Goharshady (Intern, 2019), now a PhD student at ISTA

  16. Arash Pourdamghani (Intern, 2018-19), now a PhD student at TU Berlin

  17. Ali Behrouz (Intern, 2018), now an MSc student at UBC

  18. Nastaran Okati (Intern, 2017-18), now a PhD student at MPI-SWS