Dr. Michael Chau

Ph.D., The University of Arizona
B.Sc., The University of Hong Kong

+852 3917 1014
mchau at

Current and Past Major Roles

  • Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School), The University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Fellow, HKU HKJC Center for Suicide Research and Prevention
  • Warden, Lee Chi Hung Hall (2009-2021)
  • BBA(IS) Program Director/Coordinator (2006-2009, 2012-2018)
  • Member, HKU Senate
  • Member, HKU Court

  • Program Co-chair, Pacific-Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2024)
  • Program Co-chair, International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013)
  • Program Co-chair, IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI 2019)
  • Founding Co-chair, Pacific-Asia Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics (PAISI 2006-2019)

Recognition and Awards

  • Ranked as the 14th top author worldwide (1st in Asia) in research productivity in the discipline of information science in the period 1998-2007 out of 1,823 distinct researchers (Chua, A. & Yang, C. C., 2008, JASIST)
  • Ranked as the 11th most productive researcher worldwide in the field of business intelligence and analytics in the period 2000-2011 (Chen, H. et al., 2012, MISQ)
  • Stanford University's List of the Top 2% scientists
  • INFORMS ISS Design Science Award 2020
  • IEEE ITSS Leadership Award in Intelligence and Security Informatics 2020
  • AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award 2016
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award 2014, The University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2013 & 2016, The University of Hong Kong
  • Faculty Research Postgraduate Supervision Award 2020, The University of Hong Kong
  • Journal on Information Systems Education Best Paper Runner-up 2019
  • IEEE ISI Best Conference Paper Runner-up 2016
  • PACIS Best Conference Paper 2006
  • Papers cited over 8,000 times with an H-index of 45 (Google Scholar)
  • Media interviews and coverage of research (CNN, New York Times, ATV, Ming Pao, Apple Daily, HKET, HKEJ, SCMP, Oriental Daily, Sun Daily, PC Market)

Current Research Students and Assistants

Wanghongyu Wei

PhD Student

Jin Hu

PhD Student (HKU-SUSTech)
Open-source communities

Huilin Gao

PhD Student
Social justice

Sichen Dong

PhD Student (HKU-SUSTech)
Blockchain communities

Yuting Feng

PhD Student
IT and financial performance

Dongjun Wei

PhD Student
Large language models and generative AI

Ainong Duan

PhD Student (HKU-SUSTech)

Cheng Tao

PhD Student (HKU-SUSTech)

Jack Chan

Research Assistant

Former Graduate Students

Feiyu E
(PhD 2023)
First job at the University of Maryland

Philip Lee
(PhD 2022)
First job at Shue Yan University

Bingjie Deng
(PhD 2022)
First job at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Wenwen Li
(PhD 2020)
First job at Fudan University

Hongming Gao
Visiting PhD student 2019-2020

Zhuolan Bao
(PhD 2018)
First job at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen)

Thomas K. K. Lo
(PhD 2017)
First job at the Hong Kong Government

Yan Lu
(PhD 2010)
First job at the Singapore Institute of Management

Boye Yang
(MPhil 2009)
First job at the Chinese Government

Former Research Assistants

Harry Kwan

Claudia Tam

Haoyan Li

Samantha Lee

Sangnapa Sriweerawanidchakun

Marvin Pang

Benjie Ko

Richie Lo

Alvin Lu

Yizhi Liu

Sara Chan

Andy Ho

Kin Au

Kevin Wong

Jenny Leung

Chuxun Chen

Reno Ha

Gokce Ozer

Priyank Sharma

Simon Lee

Kevin Wong

Katherine Ho

Tim Li

Broderick Koo

Watery Choi

Leo Lu

Alice Lee

Chris Wong

Anson Wong

Eleanore Lau

Stephen Lee

Han Zhou

Yuanyuan Hong

Kristal Chan

Ben Ng

Tim Jin

Yudi Lu

Ken Tse

Frances Law

Vincent Lau

Chi-Wai Chan

Songnia Lai

Joe Wong

Jim Tam

Tommy Li

Boby Shiu

Keith Tseung

Sally Poon

Ivan Ho

William Lau

Cynthia Wong

Porsche Lam

Louisa Lam

Sandy Lai

Raiz Wai

Jackey Ng

Kevin Lee

Raygen Lam

Jolly Cheng

Wing-Kai Cheng