Minghua Chen

Minghua Chen 

Minghua Chen, Professor
Director, Design and Analysis of Networked, Computing, and Energy (DANCE) Systems Lab
School of Data Science
The City University of Hong Kong

Assistant Director
Hong Kong Institute for Data Science
The City University of Hong Kong


Room B6625, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building (a.k.a., the AC-1 building)
The City University of Hong Kong
Kowloon Tong, NT, Hong Kong

Office hour (for Spring 2020): Tuesday 5-6 pm. (Students are encouraged to drop by for discussions.)

Tel: +852 3942-4206
E-mail: {firstname.lastname}@cityu.edu.hk
Homepage: http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~mchen88

Mailing Address
Minghua Chen
School of Data Science
17-239, 17/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building
City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

Research Interests

My current research interests include online optimization and algorithms, energy systems (e.g., smart power grids and energy-efficient data centers), intelligent transportation systems, distributed optimization, delay-constrained network coding, machine learning in networked and societal systems, and capitalizing the benefit of data-driven prediction in algorithm/system design.


  • [16/10/2017] CUHK hosted a press conference introducing several research progress, including our CHASE work on energy generation scheduling in Microgrids; see the press release. The progresses also received a number of news coverage.

  • [2/10/2016] Our WISER work on indoor white space networking for enabling Super WiFi is covered in a technical article on Yahoo! News.

  • [30/09/2013] CUHK and Microsoft jointly issued a press release on our WISER work on indoor white space networking. WISER also received a number of news coverage.

  • I am constantly looking for motivated graduate students and postdocs who have solid mathematical skills and interests in optimization and control theories, algorithms, networks and distributed systems, network coding and security. Candidates with strong system building capability are also very welcome to apply. Please contact me with your CV if interested.