CHAN Hon Fu Raymond, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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1987 …2024

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Prof Raymond Hon-fu Chan is the Vice-President (Academics) cum Provost and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Scientific Computing at Lingnan University. Before joining Lingnan, he was the founding Dean of the College of Science and Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and the Co-Director and Chief Scientist of the Hong Kong Centre for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE). He also served as CityU's Vice-President (Student Affairs) between 2021 and 2023. Prior to this, he worked at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, The University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Prof Chan has published 160 journal papers and authored three books. His 2019 textbook “Financial Mathematics, Derivatives, and Structured Products” has 102,000 paid downloads on SpringerLink and was the highest-accessed mathematics textbook published by Springer in 2019. Prof Chan was in the ISI Science Citation List of Top Highly-Cited Mathematicians in the World (2001 List) and is listed in the Stanford study of the World’s top 2% scientists (top 1% in Numerical and Computational Mathematics) since the ranking started in 2019. He has successfully secured over HK$13 million in external grants as Principal Investigator, including one Collaborative Research Fund from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, marking the first CRF awarded to a mathematician.

Prof Chan has garnered accolades throughout his career, including winning the Leslie Fox Prize for Numerical Analysis in 1989, given by the UK Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He further received the Feng Kang Prize of Scientific Computing in 1997 and a Morningside Award in 1998, both in Beijing, China. His outstanding contributions were recognized with the 2011 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (First Prize) from the Ministry of Education in China. He was also elected a Fellow of the US Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in 2013, a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) in 2021, and a Fellow of the China Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM) in 2022. Prof Chan was the first and remains the only one from an Asian university elected to the SIAM Council since its establishment in 1952, and he served for two terms from 2015 to 2020. He is now on the SIAM Board of Trustees. Since 2016, Prof Chan has been Vice-President of the International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM).

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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