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Executive Board

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Andy was drawn to EA out of curiosity to optimize the way people do good. Community building is what he enjoys: he co-founded the first EA Fellowship Program in Asia and headed event coordination & volunteer management for the global Fellowship Weekend. As a Tianxia Fellow, he advised the Chinese translation of The Precipice by Toby Ord on the future of humanity. In his spare time, he likes pop music, Latin dance, audiobooks and Netflix.

Andy Tao

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Anthea grew up in Xiamen, Fujian, and is currently a penultimate student in HKU majoring in economics and finance. She joins J.P Morgan Chase as a summer analyst in the asset & wealth management department this summer. She learned about Effective Altruism during her freshman year and decided to make the world a better place by adopting EA methodologies. After becoming a core team member of EAHK, Anthea has developed interests in extreme poverty, global priorities research, and international cooperation. For the year 2019-2020, she actively participated in organizing monthly meetups and the first EA fellowship in Asia. This year, she continues to serve as one of the organizers for EAHK and looks forward to interacting with more people who identify with EA principles. 

Anthea Zeng

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Winky is a junior year FinTech student at HKU who co-founded the Global FinTech Network (GFTN) and is a host for the FinTech: Byte-Sized podcast series. She joined the inaugural EAHK Fellowship before joining the executive team, and is especially keen to explore FinTech as a force for good in sustainability issues and social inclusion. In her spare time, she loves exploring nature and experimenting with vegan recipes. 

Winky Leong

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Born and raised in Malaysia, Winky is a sophomore double majoring in FinTech and Urban Governance at HKU. Upon joining the inaugural EAHK Fellowship, Winky wishes to explore deeper into longermism and animal welfare, while being open-minded to different EA concepts. She is keen to explore FinTech as a force for good in climate-related issues and inclusive societies. Upon completing her freshman year, Winky joined Mellow - an award-winning FinTech startup as a summer intern, and co-founded HKU’s FinTech Student Association. Winky also co-founded the Global FinTech Network (GFTN) and is a host for the FinTech: Byte-Sized podcast series. In her spare time, Winky loves spending time outdoors and exploring nature.

Winky Leong

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Born and raised in Malaysia, Winky is a sophomore double majoring in FinTech and Urban Governance at HKU. Upon joining the inaugural EAHK Fellowship, Winky wishes to explore deeper into longermism and animal welfare, while being open-minded to different EA concepts. She is keen to explore FinTech as a force for good in climate-related issues and inclusive societies. Upon completing her freshman year, Winky joined Mellow - an award-winning FinTech startup as a summer intern, and co-founded HKU’s FinTech Student Association. Winky also co-founded the Global FinTech Network (GFTN) and is a host for the FinTech: Byte-Sized podcast series. In her spare time, Winky loves spending time outdoors and exploring nature.

Winky Leong

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Kenneth works in international education and joined EA Hong Kong as a community builder in 2021. He is actively following the Kingdom manga and he goes to the gym in the spare time between midnight and bed-time.

Kenneth Chan

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Tony is a Year 2 student at HKU. Although he is relatively new to EA, he is inspired by this thriving community. He studied actuarial science for the past two years, but after reading 80000 hours articles and receiving feedback from many friendly advisers, he has decided to focus more on statistics and machine learning.

Tony Wang

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Matthew is a sophomore student at HKUST, studying Mathematics and Economics. He first learnt about EA in high school and it remains to be one of his strong beliefs. He is particularly interested in priorities such as global poverty and the recommender system. He is currently a NLP AI engineer. In his spare time, he likes to play poker, code projects and listen to music.

Matthew Chuang

Advisory Board

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Cynthia is currently a research intern at Prof. Stuart Russell's group at UC Berkeley working on AI's efficient learning of human preferences. She is deeply passionate about developing AI systems that are beneficial to society and align with human values. Cynthia is among the Organizing Committee of SafeAI workshops at top AI conferences, where she helps with growing the AI alignment research field. Prior to this, she spent her undergrad years at Stanford University, Columbia University, and The University of Hong Kong. Cynthia has been involved in the EAHK community for the past four years and deeply cares about global poverty and climate change. Besides her care for the world, she loves playing the piano and hosted her first personal concert at the age of 15. You can find out more about Cynthia at her website.

Cynthia Chen

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Yawen Duan

Yawen has engaged in Effective Altruism for three years. He currently focuses on technical AI safety research. Driven by his vision to steer the Chinese AI research towards safety-aligned impacts, he contributed to the Chinese translation of Human Compatible. Currently, Yawen serves as a technical advisory panelist in a group advising Google DeepMind, OpenAI, Baidu, etc. His work relating to the Chinese AI safety landscape has been presented to the Center for Human-Compatible AI (CHAI), UC Berkeley, and Future of Humanity Institute (FHI), Oxford University. 

Previously, Yawen has studied statistics and data science at the University of Hong Kong and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He has conducted research at Huawei Noah’s Ark Lab and Shanghai Jiaotong University. He has published one academic paper at the European Conference of Computer Vision (ECCV) 2020.

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Jenny is a PhD student in political science at Columbia University and a former member of the EAHK executive team. Her main EA interests lie at the intersections of international relations, AI governance, and global catastrophic risks (GCRs). She is a summer fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University, where she conducts research on international cooperation against GCRs. Jenny was previously a Tianxia Fellow, an author of 80,000 Hours’ new China specialist guide, and a regular contributor to Intellisia Institute’s AI Insights Weekly report. She received her BA (first-class honors) at HKU and participated in exchange programs at the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, and Peking University. As an undergraduate, she was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist and winner of the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) 2019 Blog Post Contest.

Jenny Xiao

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Leonard is a third-year student at HKU, majoring in philosophy. He also studied short-term at UC Berkeley, Peking University and Nanjing University. Leonard is currently working part-time as a researcher on cause prioritization for Charity Box, an EA-aligned charity evaluator in mainland China. He joined EAHK Fellowship and EA Oxford In-Depth Fellowship before becoming a member of EAHK executive team. He is keen about approaching EA-related questions from a philosophical perspective, and is interested in a range of such topics including meta-questions with EA, moral progress, animal welfare, and AI ethics/policy. He hopes to learn more and think deeper about EA in the future while being conscious of its limitations.

Leonard Li

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Yvonne is a penultimate year statistics and psychology student at HKU. Her interest lies at the intersection of data analysis and social science. She has participated in the EAHK fellowship as well as the EA Oxford Introduction Fellowship. Influenced by EA principles, She is now diving deeper into data-driven policymaking by studying how to make informed decisions that can effectively benefit society. She especially cares about mental health issues in low income and developmental settings. She was admitted to the 2020 Globalink research internship at Mcgill University, studied short-term at the University of Chicago as well as the University of Pennsylvania. She loves to spend her spare time watching old movies, hiking and explore photography.

Yvonne Jin

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Timothy was introduced to concepts in EA through his reading of Brian Tomasik's essays on reducing suffering. He is especially interested in suffering-focused ethics, wild animal suffering and suffering risks (s-risks) from emerging technologies. Timothy is currently engaged in research and private study into topics relevant to suffering reduction. Previously, Timothy studied at the University of Oxford and the University of Hong Kong. He was awarded several scholarships – notably the Innovation and Technology Scholarship, which is jointly sponsored by the Innovation and Technology Commission, and HSBC.

Timothy Chan

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Zhilin studies Political Science and Economy at the University of Hong Kong. He is currently on a gap year, working as the Research Manager at Charitybox, a start-up aiming to find and fundraise for the best evidence-based charities in China. He also assists philosophers in their work on AI ethics and international relations at Berggruen Institute China Center in Peking University. Zhilin has prior experience as an intern at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a China-focused political risk consultancy. He is a Jockey Club Scholar and a former Tianxia Fellow.

Zhilin(Alan) Li

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Larry is a neuroscientist and teacher at HKU. Working in biomedicine, he felt that global health efforts could help many people, and he liked the idea of getting the biggest bang for the buck when donating to charities, but he didn't know how to combine these desires and evaluate charities until he heard of EA several years ago. He likes hiking, music, silly humor, and balancing statues on his head. He helped start an EA effort to encourage Hong Kong to give more anti-poverty aid abroad: https://generocity.mystrikingly.com/

Larry Baum