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Mr. Pili Hu
Lecturer
(852) 3411-8168
Mr. Hu is an entrepreneurial technologist with expertise in the communications domain. An enthusiast in developing and bringing disruptive technologies to the media and other sectors, his experience spans from data journalism, new media and technology start-ups. Before joining HKBU, Mr. Hu served as the Chief Technology Officer of Initium Media, responsible for developing technologies to power the fast-growing digital media outlet. During his time at Initium, he founded the Initium Lab where he designed award-winning data-driven news reporting projects in Greater China and Asia. Prior to Initium, Mr. Hu founded a social-network search engine start-up which is awarded the TSSSU fund from ITC and Incu-Tech fund from HKSTP. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Baidu in Beijing, focusing on link analysis and user behavior studies. Mr. Hu holds an MPhil of Information Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Classes taught
  • Data Journalism
  • Data Visualization for News
Research & Teaching Interests
  • Data-Driven news reporting
  • Computer assisted investigation
  • Online Social Networks
  • User behavior analysis