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Tony Chan Appointed President of University in Hong Kong

Tony Chan

Tony Chan has been appointed the next president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for a five-year term, effective September 1. A UCLA professor of mathematics since 1986, Chan was dean of the Division of Physical Sciences from 2001 to 2006 in the College of Letters and Science. In October 2006, Chan took a temporary leave from his faculty position at UCLA to become the NSF assistant director in charge of its Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate to guide and manage research funding totaling approximately $1 billion a year to support astronomy, physics, chemistry, mathematics, materials science and multidisciplinary activities.