Faculty Advisory Board

The Faculty Advisory Board of The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong works with faculty across campus to plan academic events and ongoing programs around three broad and intersecting themes:

  • Business, Economics and Policy
  • Culture, Society and the Arts 
  • Science, Medicine and Public Health

For faculty and researchers who wish to utilize the campus in Hong Kong and its services, please also see Call For Proposals,  Facilities & Services  for more information on funding support and practical matters such as travel, visas, and hotels. Please contact the campus staff if you have any questions.

For past and upcoming conferences, events, and workshops at the campus, please view Academic Proposals from past years and Upcoming Events.

Kenneth Pomeranz
Faculty Director and Chairperson of the Faculty Advisory Board of the Yuen Campus in Hong Kong
Chair of the History Department
University Professor of Modern Chinese History and in the College
UChicago Center in Beijing Steering Committee Member

Kenneth Pomeranz is Chair of the History Department and Professor of Modern Chinese History. Most of his research is in social, economic, and environmental history, though he has also worked on state formation, imperialism, religion, gender, and other topics. His publications include The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy, which won the John K. Fairbank Prize from the AHA, and shared the World History Association book prize; The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society and Economy in Inland North China, 1853‑1937 , which also won the Fairbank Prize; The World that Trade Created , and a collection of his essays, recently published in France. He a former President of the American Historical Association as well as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, American Council of Learned Societies, the Institute for Advanced Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other sources. His current projects include a history of Chinese political economy from the seventeenth century to the present, and a book called Why Is China So Big? which tries to explain, from various perspectives, how and why contemporary China's huge land mass and population have wound up forming a single political unit.

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Chin-Tu Chen
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Chin-Tu Chen's research interests, primarily in integrative multi-modality molecular imaging, cover a broad spectrum of imaging-centered topics including imaging physics and instrumentation, image reconstruction and processing, imaging tracers and probes development, physiological modeling, quantitative and intelligent image analysis, as well as applications of molecular imaging methods in a wide spectrum of biological and medical investigations, especially in cancer, brain disorders, cardiopulmonary diseases, and diabetes.

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Fred Chong
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Seymour Goodman Professor, Department of Computer Science

Fred Chong is the Seymour Goodman Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. He is also Lead Principal Investigator for the EPiQC Project (Enabling Practical-scale Quantum Computing), an NSF Expedition in Computing. Chong received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1996 and was a faculty member and Chancellor's fellow at UC Davis from 1997-2005. He was also a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Engineering, and Director of the Greenscale Center for Energy-Efficient Computing at UCSB from 2005-2015. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, and 9 best paper awards. His research interests include emerging technologies for computing, quantum computing, multicore and embedded architectures, computer security, and sustainable computing. Prof. Chong has been funded by NSF, DOE, Intel, Google, AFOSR, IARPA, DARPA, Mitsubishi, Altera and Xilinx. He has led or co-led over $40M in awarded research, and been co-PI on an additional $41M.

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Chang-tai Hsieh
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Phyllis and Irwin Winkelried Professor of Economics And PCL Faculty Scholar

Chang-Tai Hsieh conducts research on growth and development. Hsieh has published several papers in top economic journals, including “The Life-Cycle of Plants in India and Mexico,” in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; "Misallocation and Manufacturing TFP in China and India," in the Quarterly Journal of Economics; "Relative Prices and Relative Prosperity," in the American Economic Review; "Can Free Entry be Inefficient? Fixed Commissions and Social Waste in the Real Estate Industry," in the Journal of Political Economy; and "What Explains the Industrial Revolution in East Asia? Evidence from the Factor Markets," in the American Economic Review.

Hsieh has been a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco, New York, and Minneapolis, as well as the World Bank's Development Economics Group and the Economic Planning Agency in Japan. He is a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Bureau for Research in Economic Analysis of Development, and a member of the Steering Group of the International Growth Center in London.

He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, an Elected Member of Academia Sinica, and the recipient of the Sun Ye-Fang award for research on the Chinese economy.

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Kimberly Kay Hoang
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Associate Professor of Sociology
Director of Global Studies

Kimberly Kay Hoang’s research interests center on sociology of gender, globalization, economic sociology, and qualitative methods. A central focus of her work is to understand the gendered dynamics of deal brokering in Southeast Asia’s emerging markets.She is the author of, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (2015) published by the University of California Press. This monograph examines the mutual construction of masculinities, financial deal-making, and transnational political-economic identities. Her ethnography takes an in-depth and often personal look at both sex workers and their clients to show how high finance and benevolent giving are intertwined with intimacy in Vietnam's informal economy. Dealing in Desire is the winner of seven distinguished book awards from the American Sociological Association, the National Women Studies Association, the Association for Asian Studies, and the Society for the Study of Social Problems.

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Randall S. Kroszner
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Wallman Family Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean of the Part-Time MBA Program

Randall S. Kroszner is Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics. Dr. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards. He represented the Federal Reserve Board on the Financial Stability Forum (now called the Financial Stability Board), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Central Bank Governors of the American Continent and was a director of NeighborWorks America. Dr. Kroszner chaired the working party of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), composed of deputy central bank governors and finance ministers, on Policies for the Promotion of Better International Payments Equilibrium. As a member of the Fed Board, he was also a voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee.

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Haun Saussy
Faculty Advisory Board Member
University Professor of Comparative Literature, the Committee on Social Thought, and East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Professor Haun Saussy joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011. He received his B.A. (Greek and Comparative Literature) from Duke University and his M.Phil and Ph.D from Yale (Comparative Literature); between undergraduate and graduate schools, he studied linguistics and Chinese in Paris. He has previously taught at UCLA, Stanford, Yale, the City University of Hong Kong, the Université de Paris-III, and the University of Otago (New Zealand). He was president (2009-2011) of the American Comparative Literature Association. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Faculty Advisory Boards for two new initiatives at the University of Chicago: the Neubauer Family Collegium for Culture and Society and the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, as well as of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

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Scott Stern, MD
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Junior Clerkship Program in Medicine
Department of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

Dr. Scott Stern, MD, is an Internal Medicine specialist in Chicago, Illinois. He attended and graduated from University Of Illinois At Chicago Health Science Center in 1984, having over 34 years of diverse experience, especially in Internal Medicine. He is affiliated with many hospitals including The University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Scott Stern also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including The University of Chicago Medical Center, University Of Chicago.

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Dali Yang
Faculty Advisory Board Member
William C. Reavis Professor of Political Science
Senior Advisor to the President and the Provost (Global Initiatives)
Steering Committee Chair for the UChicago Center in Beijing

One of the leading scholars on China’s political economy, Professor Yang’s current research is focused on the politics of China’s development, particularly risk regulation and governance, and state-society relations. Dali L. Yang received his Ph.D. in political science from Princeton University and joined the University of Chicago faculty as a Professor of Political Science in 1992. He is the founding Director and Chair of the Faculty Steering Committee for the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, and has previously served as Chairman of the Political Science Department, Director of The Center for East Asian Studies, and Director of the Committee on International Relations of the University of Chicago, as well as Director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore and founding Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Chicago.

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Alan Yu
Faculty Advisory Board Member
Professor, Department of Linguistics

Alan Yu is interested in questions related to language variation and change, particularly with regard to the so-called actuation problem: what causes the inception of language change, if the linguistic conditions favoring particular changes are always present? He approaches this question from the point of view of individual differences, focusing particularly on how differences in the socio- and neuro-cognitive make-ups lead to variability in perceptual and production norms across individuals and how such variability relates to socio-indexical factors. He has done extensive work on Cantonese and Washo, a Native American language spoken in California and Nevada. In his spare time, he also works on the morphology-phonology interface, his first love in linguistics.

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Judith Zeitlin
Faculty Advisory Board Member
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations and the College

Judith Zeitlin is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages & Civilizations and the College. Her research concentrates on Ming-Qing literary and cultural history, with specialties in drama and the classical tale.  Her publications include "Historian of the Strange: Pu Songling and the Chinese Classical Tale" and "Shared Dreams: The Story of the Three Wives' Commentary on The Peony Pavilion." She is currently working on a book on ghosts and the Chinese literary imagination, and her research interests also include gender and sexuality and the intersection of literature and medicine, particularly the case history.

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