Our Staff

Director | Associate Director | Technology-enhanced Teaching | Professional Development |
Undergraduate Core Education | Center for the Arts | Teaching Support | General Administration |


Prof Ting Chuen PONG, Acting Director of CEI

Professor Pong, currently Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, is a founding faculty member of the University and an experienced academic administrator.  He is an accomplished scholar with international reputation in the areas of computer vision, E-learning, artificial intelligence and big data for education.  In support of the University’s pursuit of excellence in teaching and education, Professor Pong has been instrumental in leading the campus-wide E-learning activities to enhance educational experience of students, and has actively developed and promoted e-learning/ MOOC platform and blended learning.  He has also led the efforts for HKUST to become the first University in Asia to join both Coursera and edX, and launched Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
During his tenure at the University, Professor Pong has taken on multiple leadership roles, including, inter alia, Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Postgraduate Studies & Academic Research), Senior Advisor to the Provost (Teaching Innovation and E-learning), and Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation.


Mr Nick NOAKES, Associate Director of CEI

Nick Noakes joined The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 1994 and has been in the Center (previously CELT) since January 2001.

Nick's areas of research interest are teaching and learning practices around emerging technologies in higher education, epistemological and cognitive change, and institutional change strategies. Click here if you want to know more about Nick.


Technology-enhanced Teaching (eLearning)

Ms June CHAN Head, Technology-enhanced Teaching
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Instructional Designer
Senior Officer (eLearning Content Development)
Education Development Officer
Ms May TSE Education Development Officer
Assistant Officer (IT)

The team promotes the adoption of instructionally sound technologies in learning and teaching at HKUST. We support faculty and teaching staff in their teaching efforts through the followings:

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Professional Development

Dr Beatrice CHU Head, Professional Development
Education Development Manager
Mr Donn GONDA Assistant Education Development Manager
Mr Ritchie WONG Education Development Officer
Ms Nicole LAI Research Assistant
Mr Eric YEUNG Research Assistant

The team fosters and advocates innovative pedagogies and best practices in learning and teaching. We support faculty, teaching staff and graduate teaching assistants through the followings:

  • provide professional development programs for faculty and teaching staff according to the university’s teaching and learning initiatives, including faculty orientation; university teaching course; seminars and workshops; and annual teaching and learning symposium,
  • provide institutional-wide teaching and learning course for all research postgraduates to prepare them for their teaching duties, and to collaborate with Teaching Assistant Coordinators (TAC) to support their departmental graduate teaching assistants,
  • support teaching innovations through teaching development grant projects by providing instructional advice and evaluation support, and
  • discover and promote the adoption of innovative active learning methods in course design, such as authentic learning through experiential approaches.

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Undergraduate Core Education

Ms Theresa TAM Manager
Ms Alison LAM Assistant Manager
Ms Aerica LEE Assistant Manager

The team provides administrative and executive support to the Committee on Undergraduate Core Education (CUCE) in common core course administration and promotion of university core education. It also supports and coordinates the quality assurance activities of the Common Core Program.

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Center for the Arts

Dr Anna KWONG Program Director
Ms Catherine TSE Senior Officer (Project)
Ms Gloria CHOI Assistant Officer (Project)
Mr Sunny TANG Administrative Support Assistant

The team's mission is to bring art and culture into this business and science-oriented university, and to nurture students’ artistic awareness and appreciation of the arts. We hold exhibitions, concerts, film shows, seminars, workshops, and arrange visits and many more to serve the HKUST community.

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Teaching Support

Ms Aki LEUNG Teaching Associate (Entrepreneurship Education)

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General Administration

Ms Kaltrina WONG Senior Manager
Ms Tammy SHA Manager
Ms Emily YEUNG Assistant Manager
Ms Gloria LO Officer (Administration)
Ms Connie YUE Assistant Officer (Administration)

The support and services provided by the team range from fielding enquiries, budget administration, logistics arrangement for workshops, seminars and special events, office management, maintaining office supplies, procurement/acquisition, inventory control, administration support for General Education courses and personnel matters to record keeping.

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