The Institute of Theoretical Computer Science and Communications (ITCSC) was established in July 2007 to promote and support innovative and cutting-edge research in theoretical computer and communication sciences. The core members of the institute work broadly in the areas of complexity theory, algorithms, convex and non-convex optimization, multi-user information theory, coding theory, quantum information theory, and other related sub-areas in the theoretical foundations of computer and information sciences.
The objective of the institute is to foster innovative research by working across traditional disciplinary boundaries and to bring together theoretical researchers from different departments. The institute also hosts a few post-doctoral fellows who are free to work with any of the members of the institute.
Since 2007, over 150 scholars from all over the world visited to CUHK for short-term and long-term collaboration with ITCSC members, where26 workshops, 13 colloquiums, and over 120 seminars have been organized.
Prof. Andrew Yao was the founding director and guided the institute through its formative years. Upon stepping down from the director position in 2017, he continues to serves as the honorary director and mentor of this institute.