Elgar is currently a research assistant at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of the University of Hong Kong working on mining social media data and teaching journalism students how to tell stories with data and programming.
Being born and raised in Hong Kong, Elgar has spent most of his time in his city of birth. He also stayed in Singapore for two years to fulfill his compulsory military service for being a Singaporean.
Graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree, Elgar is interested in video production, data journalism and politics. He also likes street photography streets and travelling to places not flooded with tourists.
In addition to Cantonese, English and Chinese, Elgar also speaks a very tiny bit of Korean and Russian.
I am currently a research assistant at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre developing solutions for mining and visualising social media data under the supervision of Dr. King-wa Fu. I am also the teaching assistant of the Master of Journalism course JMSC6116 Social Media Analytics for Journalists.
I worked as a research assistant in a collaboration project between HKU and LegCo on improving the open data access of the parliamentary records and promoting the use of the data in journalism, in which I developed an R package to facilitate access to the LegCo open data and conducted preliminary parliamentary analysis. My work in this project can be found here and on GitHub.
I assisted Dr. Courtney Fung from the Department of Politics and Public Administration in her research on the involvement of Chinese troops in UN peacekeeping missions.
I cooperated with Ukrainian volunteers and English teachers from Khmelnytskyi School No.5 to organise interactive activities for students of age 8 to 16 during a summer workshop. News coverage here.
I served as a Combat Engineer during my compulsory military service and maintained good disciplinary conduct.
- Graduated with first class honours
- Double major in Journalism & Politics and Public Administration
- Recipient of the K.K. Ho Scholarship in May, 2017
- Dean’s Honour List 2016 – 2017 and 2018 – 2019
- Studies with main focuses on politics and social issues in former-Soviet republics