Professor Yike Guo, BSc, PhD


Professor Guo Yike was appointed as the Provost with effect from 1 December 2022. He is concurrently a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Professor Guo received his first-class honours degree in Computing Science from Tsinghua University in 1985 and obtained his PhD degree from Imperial College London in 1994. He has been a full Professor in the Department of Computing of Imperial College London since 2002. He was the Founding Director of the Data Science Institute at Imperial College London since 2014. In 2015 – 2020, Professor Guo was appointed as Non-Executive Dean of the School of Computer Engineering and Science in Shanghai University and he is now the Honorary Dean of the School. Prior to joining HKUST, Professor Guo was the Vice President (Research and Development) and the Dean of Graduate School at Hong Kong Baptist University since 2020.

Professor Guo is a world leading computer scientist with research focuses on machine learning and data mining for large-scale scientific applications including distributed data mining methods, machine learning and informatics systems for biology, chemistry, geophysics, healthcare, environment, economy, finance, social media, creative design and art applications.

Professor Guo is Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), a Member of Academia Europaea (MAE), Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (FHKEng), Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), Fellow of British Computer Society (FBCS), and Fellow of Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence (FCAAI).

Professor Guo has extensive experience in working with industries. He has led the development of start-up companies and worked with leading international companies such as GSK, Pfizer, Roche, KPMG, Huawei and BBC et al in large research projects and consulting services.

Professor Guo has served on the editorial board of many first-tier journals. He is the editor-in-chief of Annual Reviews of Data Sciences (World Scientific), and the deputy editor-in-chief of CAAI Transections on Intelligent Systems (the official journal of CAAI), Machine Intelligence Research (Springer).


Areas of Responsibility

Among his major responsibilities, Provost plays a key role in setting the University’s overall academic strategy and priorities and oversees the University’s core mission in advancing learning and knowledge through teaching and research. The Provost also provides vision and leadership in the University’s academic and education enterprise, including oversight of Schools and academic divisions/departments, interdisciplinary units and academic support services and programs; academic planning and resources management; academic personnel policies and their implementation; and student recruitment and development.