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Principal Investigators


Prof. Jason Pui Yin Cheung

Prof Cheung has been the Head of the Department since Dec 2021. As of date, he has published over 250 papers, 20 book chapters, 100 invited lectures and over 350 conference papers. He has received over 50 international awards.


Dr. Prudence Cheung

She is currently a Research Assistant Professor and has conducted numerous clinical studies, randomised controlled trials and laboratory tests. Her main research interests include idiopathic scoliosis, developmental spinal stenosis and health-related quality of life of patients and their caregivers.


Dr. Teng Grace Zhang

Grace is an Assistant Professor, in charge of the Digital Health Laboratory. The ongoing projects include HMRF08192266 on light-based AI-driven malalignment quantification, HMRF19200911 on AIS digital health, PRP/078/21FX for surgical planning, and MRP/038/20X for non-radiation AI diagnosis.


Dr. Nan Meng

He is a Research Assistant Professor, at the Digital Health Laboratory of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). At HKU, he conducted research for the image-based cancer diagnosis and released the first large-scale dataset for human somatic bright-field cells..

Research Fellows


Dr. Chenxi Yu

He received his MD in Surgery (Orthopedics) in 2018 from Shandong University, and Ph.D. degree in 2021 from Tsinghua University (Peking Union Medical College). During his Ph.D., His main research interests include the genetics research of congenital skeletal deformities, molecular genetics experiments and genetic data analysis.


Dr. Xihe Kuang

He received his BEng degree from Beihang University (BUAA) in 2019. He earned his Ph.D. in 2024 in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. His research interests include medical image processing and enhancement, as well as the development of AI systems for automated clinical diagnosis and pathology progression prediction.


Dr. Weichen Qi

Dr. Qi Weichen graduated from Shandong University of Science and Technology in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in metal materials science and engineering, and later earned his master's degree in materials science in 2016. He furthered his studies in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong, where he obtained his PhD in 2020. His research focused on the design and manufacturing of orthopedic medical devices. 



A/Prof. Kwan-Yee K. Wong

Since 2001, he has been with the Department of Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong, where he is currently an associate professor. His research interests are in computer vision and machine intelligence. He is currently an editorial board member of International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV).


Prof. Ashish Dhar Diwan

He is the Director of Spine Service at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. George Hospital, University of New South Wales. He is also the Director of Bone Biology at the Orthopaedic Research Institute. Within the University of New South Wales, he also functions as the Post Graduate Coordinator for St George & Sutherland Clinical School. Prof. 


Dr. Xiaowei Deng 

He is an associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, the University of Hong Kong. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in aerospace engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He received the William F. Ballhaus Prize for outstanding Ph.D. dissertation, and two best paper awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), respectively. 


Dr. Morgan Cheng

He is an entrepreneur and had successfully directed two high technology companies. Morgan has profound experience in software engineering and he is currently overseeing a 100-people development team specialised in Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.  Previously, Morgan worked as an SW architect in several Silicon Valley companies including Google and HP. Morgan has been working closely with Dr Teng Zhang on the development of the Artificial Intelligence platform for managing spine malalignment since 2017.


Dr. Siyu Wang

He received a B.Eng in Automation and B.B.A (minor) in Business Administration from the Tsinghua University in 2013. He recently obtained a Ph.D. degree in Robotics at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).  His research interests include the localization, and navigation in 3D unstructured environment with uncertainties, and motion control of legged and wheeled robots.


A/Prof. Tak-Man Wong

He is the Assistant HCE of The University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Hospital. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor working at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. He has published over  20 peer-reviewed papers in SCI journals and over 50 invited lectures. He is currently the Community Officer of AOTrauma Asia-Pacific, Committee member of SICOT education committee and National Delegate of Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association. 


Prof. K. Y. Sze

He graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Hong Kong with First Class Honours, and as the Williamson Prizeman of the year. He continued his studies in the same Department and earned his Ph.D. three years later. Before returning to his alma mater, he had taken up research and faculty positions in Canada, Singapore, and Hong Kong.  


Dr. Arnold Wong

He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked as a Physiotherapist in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for several years and completed his Ph.D. training from the Uni-versity of Alberta in Canada. His research interests focus on the investigation of mechanisms underlying common musculoskeletal disorders. 


Dr. Sloan Kulper

He is an entrepreneur and founder of Lifespans Limited, a medical device startup company that spun out of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of HKU, where Dr Sloan Kulper also completed his PhD. Sloan obtained his B.S. in Design from MIT, where he conducted protein engineering research at the Laboratory for Molecular Self-Assembly, and design research at the MIT Media Lab. 

Postgraduate students


Ms. Moxin Zhao (Ph.D. Student)

She received her BEng degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2017. Then, she joined the Key Laboratory of Microwave Remote Sensing, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2020, Moxin got her Master of Science in Engineering, and now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong University.


Mr. Zeyuan Zuo (Ph.D. Student)

He received his BEng degree in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2019, followed by his M.S. degree in Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in 2021. He was awarded the Hong Kong University Presidential Scholarship upon joining AIMed lab as a Ph.D. student. With his research interests in big data and artificial intelligence, Zeyuan intends to develop techniques for user experience optimization across different health care system applications. 


Mr. Yi Zeng (Ph.D. Student)

He obtained a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2020, followed by an M.S. degree in Computer Science from SJTU in 2023. His research interests lie in the field of security and privacy in healthcare systems.


Ms. Lijuan Ren (MPhil. Student)

She received her BMedSc degree from Chongqing Medical University in 2020, followed by her MMedSc degree in the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2022. Now, she is a full time research assistant in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Clinical Medicine, the University of Hong Kong. Her research field is MSK Rehabilitation Biomechanics.


Mr. Hao Wu (Ph.D. Student)

He received a B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis in 2018. He recently finished an MPhil degree in Bioengineering at the University of Hong Kong (HKU).  His research interests include the design and improvement of Orthopedic medical devices, Biomechanics of Orthopedic implants, and effects of biomaterial on cellular response.


Mr. Zhaolong Wu (Ph.D. Student)

He received his B.S. degree (with first class) in 2021 in Information and Computing Science from Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University(XJTLU),  followed by his M.S. degree from University College London (UCL) in 2022. His research interests include using natural language processing (NLP) for medical free-text and developing AI systems for personalised therapy.


Ms. Qiuya Li (Ph.D. Student)

She received her B.S. degree in Clinical Medicine from Peking University in 2015. Then, she finished a Master degree in Surgery from the Fourth Medical College of Peking University, Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, National Center For Orthopaedics in 2020. Now she is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong University.


Mr. Tao Huang (MPhil. Student)

He received his B.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. I used to work in Huawei and Bytedance to do database slow SQL and big data recommendation model, and now I mainly focus on surgical quantification.

Research assistants and interns


Mr. Yue Zhang (Research Assistant)

He received his M.Eng. degree in pattern recognition and intelligent systems from the Department of Automation Sciences and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2021. In 2022, he worked as a deep learning researcher at Deepwise AI lab. His research interests include computer vision, deep learning, and medical image analysis.


Ms. Dorothy (Research Assistant)

She is a yoga teacher for over 15 years across Euro-Asia including India, UK, Australia, Hong Kong and China.  She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in the University of Hong Kong, specializing in physical and applied geography. Upon her return from China in late 2011, she continues to provide extensive yoga trainings and body rehabilitation treatments to her clients.

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Mr. Chang Shi (Research Assistant)

After receiving his B.S. degree in Information Management and Information Systems from Suzhou University in 2022, he furthered his education at the University of Hong Kong, where he earned an MSc in Computer Science in 2023. With a profound experience in machine learning, he now specializes in applying computer vision to medical imaging.


Mr. Pengyu Lu (Research Assistant)

In 2022, he earned his BEng degree in computer science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), followed by his MSc degree in computer science from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). With a strong passion for computer vision, he currently serves as a research assistant, specializing in the application of machine learning to medical imaging. 


Ms. Wenting Zhong(Research Assistant)

She received her B.S. degree in Clinical Medicine from Jinan University. She completed one year medical intern at Shenzhen People's Hospital and currently pursued as a Research Assistant in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong University.



Medical Interns

Existing medical interns under the team from junior to senior years of the Medicine program include: Mr. Chris Cheng, Mr. Kenneth Chu, Mr. Richard Wai, Mr. Samuel To... etc.



Ms. Li P.H. Sofia

Research Assistant

Dr. Yongqiang Jin



Ms. Noel Liang

Research Assistant


Dr. Kun Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi

Postdoctoral Fellow


Mr. Wenlan Xie

Research Assistant

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