Faculty

 
Matthew McKAY
PhD, Univ. of Sydney
Professor
Dept of Electronic & Computer Engineering, HKUST
Hari Harilela Associate Professor of Electronic & Computer Engineering

Research Areas
Data Science and AI (DSAI)

Tel : +852 2358 5035
Email : m.mckay
Room : 2450
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Research Interests
Signal processing, high-dimensional statistics and random matrix theory, wireless communications, computational biology, financial engineering

Biography
Matthew McKay (S’03-M’07-SM’13) received the combined B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and the B.IT. degree in Computer Science from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2007. He joined the ECE Department at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2007, where he holds the position of Hari Harilela Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering. He is also a member of HKUST’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE). Matthew was a Research Scientist with the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014, and with the Department of Statistics at Stanford University in 2015. His research interests include communications and signal processing, random matrix theory, high-dimensional statistics, financial engineering, and computational biology/immunology.

Matthew was awarded the University Medal upon graduating from the Queensland University of Technology. He and his co-authors were awarded a Best Student Paper Award at IEEE ICASSP 2006, Best Student Paper Award at IEEE VTC 2006, Best Paper Award at ACM IWCMC 2010, Best Paper Award at IEEE Globecom 2010, Best Paper Award at IEEE ICC 2011, and Best Student Paper Award at IEEE ICASSP 2014 (Information Forensics and Security Track). In addition, he received a 2010 Young Author Best Paper Award by the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the 2011 Stephen O. Rice Prize by the IEEE Communication Society. He also received the 2011 Young Investigator Research Excellence Award by the School of Engineering at HKUST, and the 2013 Best Young Researcher Award (Asia Pacific Region) by the IEEE Communication Society. He serves on the editorial board of the mathematics journal, Random Matrices: Theory and Applications, and previously served on editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.