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Professor Anthony Man-cho SO
Dean, Graduate School
Deputy Master, Morningside College
Professor, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Awardee of 2022
(Category: General Faculty Members)
Anthony Man-Cho So received his BSE degree in Computer Science from Princeton University with minors in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Engineering and Management Systems, and German Language and Culture. He then received an MSc degree in Computer Science and a PhD in Computer Science with a PhD minor in Mathematics from Stanford University. Dr. So joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2007. He is currently Dean of the Graduate School, Deputy Master of Morningside College, and Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management. His research focuses on optimization theory and its applications in various areas of science and engineering, including computational geometry, machine learning, signal processing, and statistics.
Dr. So has been a Fellow of IEEE since 2023 and an Outstanding Fellow of the Faculty of Engineering at CUHK since 2019. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Global Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Mathematics of Operations Research, Open Journal of Mathematical Optimization, Optimization Methods and Software, and SIAM Journal on Optimization. He has also served as the Lead Guest Editor of IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on Non-Convex Optimization for Signal Processing and Machine Learning. Dr. So has received a number of research and teaching awards, including the 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, the 2016-17 CUHK Research Excellence Award, the 2015 IEEE Signal Processing Society Signal Processing Magazine Best Paper Award, the 2014 IEEE Communications Society Asia-Pacific Outstanding Paper Award, the 2010 INFORMS Optimization Society Optimization Prize for Young Researchers, and the 2010 CUHK Young Researcher Award. In addition, he received the 2022 University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award (General Faculty Members Category), the 2022 University Education Award, the 2013 CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award, the 2011, 2013, and 2015 CUHK Faculty of Engineering Dean’s Exemplary Teaching Awards, and the 2008 CUHK Faculty of Engineering Exemplary Teaching Award. He also co-authored with one of his students a paper that received the Best Student Paper Award at the 19th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC 2018).