OUR TEAM

We believe that Genius Development's elite team are able to educate and nurture future talents!

Founder

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Founder

Kenneth Ma

(MIT, HKUST, UniSA)

Experience:

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Chairman

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Angel Investor

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Founder

(next venture)

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Alibaba Brazil 

Partner

“Geniuses are made, not born.”----Kenneth Ma

 

The genius development is the culmination and application of Kenneth’s lifelong learning journey. His goal is to discover and train children and teenagers to be geniuses. Every student who studies in a Genius classroom is a child of Kenneth’s. They will become the next inventors, scientists, innovators and IT entrepreneurs of the future. At Genius, our vision is to breed future leaders in the science and technology fields and eventually the next Nobel prize winner.

 

To parents:

Believe in your child; give your children systematic training that will spark their interest from a young age. Even though not every child is a musician, every parent is giving their child systematic music training; rather each child should instead receive systematic scientific training from an early age. Rest assured that the scientific training of Genius’ classroom will not be boring. STEM in Genius’ classrooms is always full of fun and inspiring materials; learning becomes reading a novel: fun and exciting while satisfying your child’s curiosity.

 

Scientists are cultivated this way. Please believe in Genius Development’s scientific elite team.

 

Bring your child and we will cultivate a genius.

Founder's Message

 

Co-Founders

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Dr. Tuan Quang Phan

Harvard, MIT, HKU Associate Professor 

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Co-Founder

Experience:

Professor

Professor

Professor

Dr. Tuan Q. Phan is an Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Business School, in the Marketing Area and in Innovation & Information Management (IIM) Area. His research uses large and population-size datasets and spans multiple disciplines including economics, marketing, consumer behavior, computer science, and statistics. His expertise covers various industries including FinTech, retail and e-commerce, logistics and transportation, social media, news and video media, technology and consumer products, and education. His research has been published in leading scientific and management journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), Harvard Business School Publishing (HBSP), Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research (JMR), and Information Systems Research (ISR). Dr. Phan was previously at National University of Singapore (NUS) for nine (9) years where we received tenure in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics (School of Computing), and the Department of Analytics and Operations (Business School). He was also a Research Team Lead at the Institute of Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology, and affiliated with the Business Analytics Centre. He received his doctorate from Harvard Business School, and an undergraduate from MIT. He is also an entrepreneur, expert witness, board member, and frequently consults industry leaders.

 

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) at Harvard

  • MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, MA, USA B.S. in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering, with concentrations in Business and Economics

  • Professor of The University of Hong Kong

  • Professor, National University of Singapore

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Timothy Leung

London School of Economics and Science, MBA(CUHK) 

Co-Founder

Experience:

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GM

Executive Director

Global Business Director

 

Timothy is Executive Director of HK AI Lab which is  funded by SenseTime, Alibaba and HKSP.

Strong business and management experience in Information and Internet industries.
In-depth understanding of the startup journey from being a co-founder, angel investor, and head of an accelerator program.
Experienced in managing direct sales team and channel partners for technology products and internet services.
Successes in government and private sector partnership development and management.
Strong at strategic planning and hands-on implementation.
Led a team of over 100 staff spread in multiple continents.
More than 22 years' experience covering Asia, Europe, and Americas, such as Japan, Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Turkey, USA, Italy, Brazil and Peru.

Specialties: Specialised in online business, business development, channel management, and strategic partnership development.

  • Bachelor of Economics (UOA) & MBA (CUHK)

  • Director of Overseas Business Development and Global Business Sales Director of Alibaba Group and the Executive Director of Alibaba's “Hong Kong AI & Data  Lab”

  • Former senior management at Apple and PCCW Telecom

* HKAI LAB is a non-profit initiative that is fully funded by Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund (AHKEF) and SenseTime supported by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), Alibaba Cloud and Alibaba DAMO Academy

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UNA, CUHK,MITx

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Shareholder

(next venture)

Liu Liangping

Experience:

Co-Founder

Shareholder

Director

 

 

  • University of Bedfordshire, (Hons) Bachelor of Accounting

  • Master degree of Arts at UNA

  • Master Degree of Business Administration (EMBA) The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • MITx- Supply Chain- MicroMasters (Certificate)

  • Research interest: Educational development in children

  • A firm believer in proper education and have invested many hours in educating young children and adolescents

  • Having rich management experience in information and high-tech industries.

  • Providing perceptive insights into the entrepreneurial journey as a co-founder, angel investor and accelerator program participant.

  • Experience in managing high-tech products and the Internet industry.

  • Having considerable expertise in strategic planning and practical execution.

  • Over 15 years of international work and management experience covering Asia, Europe and America.

Course Directors

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Course Director

Dr. SeyedAbdolreza Sadjadi

PhD (Computational Quantum Chemistry), The University of Hong

Kong, 2013, Hong Kong

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Experience:

Dr. SeyedAbdolreza Sadjadi is an internationally recognized Astrochemist scientist with active participation in different chemistry and astrochemistry projects in Hong Kong, Macao, Mainland China, and globally. He is the writer of 29 scientific peer-reviewed papers published in chemistry and astronomy journals. He had 15 invited and contributed talks at international conferences.

His expertise is in computational quantum astrochemistry, an advanced theoretical approach for the exploration of the nature of substances that are being made in outer Space and deep in the universe.

Dr. Sadjadi has spent 8 years of research in the Laboratory for Space Research of the University of Hong Kong before joining us as a full-time teacher.

He has received a Ph.D. degree in computational quantum chemistry at the University of Hong Kong (2013). His master’s degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Tehran (2000) and Bachelor's degree in Pure Chemistry at Shahid Beheshti University (1996).

Some of his research and teaching achievements are:

  • Guest lecturer on The Periodic Table of Elements as one of the sessions of a common core course on scientific revolution and its impacts on modern society. The University of Hong Kong (Nov 2021)

  • Winner of the open project research grant of the State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau

  • Winner of the small project grant, The University of Hong Kong

  • Awarded the reviewer certificate of international chemistry journals.

  • Member of the network of proposers of COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology

  • Member of Cosmic Fullerenes community

  • Served as International scientific advisory board of international union of crystallography (IUCr) Conference (SAGAMORE 2018).

  • Member of the Local organizing committee of Asymmetric Planetary Nebulae VII, The University of Hong Kong (2017).

Local organizing committee member of 19th Meeting of Physical Society of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong (2016)

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Senior Astrophysist

Dr. Chih-Hao Hsia

Course Director

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (2008) National Central University

  • State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences, Macau University of Science and Technology

  • Ph.D. (2008) National Central University, Taiwan; MSc (2003) National Central University, Taiwan; BSc (2000) National Central University, Taiwan (2000)

  • Research Interests: Planetary Nebulae and Evolved Stars; Star Formation, Exoplanets, Comets, and Asteroids; The Origin and Evolution of Organic matters in the Solar System

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London School of Economics

Sergey

Course Director

Professor at Cardiff University.

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  • Current Professor at Cardiff University, UK.

  • A reader at Aberystwyth University.

  • Published dozens of academic works and hundred of academic papers.

Course Supervisors

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Course Supervisor
Timothy Gallagher

Queen Mary College,

University of London  BSc (Eng)

University of Hull (MBA), Harvardx

  • Native English Speaker

  • BSc (Eng) in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London

  • MBA from University of Hull

  • TEFL certification from International TEFL and TESOL Training

  • Over 30 years' experience in hospitality industry finance

  • Taught English as a Second Language in local schools and language centres for two years

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Course Supervisor
Ismail

South China University of Technology BEng(CompSc)

The Education University of Hong Kong Master of Arts in STEM Education [MASTEM], MITx

  • (状元老师)

  • IB 45/45

  • Native English Speaker

  • BEng (Computer Science and Technology Engineering) South China University of Technology

  • MASTEM (Master of Arts in STEM Education) The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Game developer and programmer

  • Published papers on machine learning for cancer cell detection and using genetic algorithms for vehicle routing issues in highly populated areas

  • CELTA certification from Cambridge International House

  • Taught in Hong Kong schools for several years

  • Experience teaching students from 3-17

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Course Supervisor
Andre ARSM Jagger

       The University of Western               Australia,MITx

  • Native English Speaker (Australian)

  •  Bachelor of Science (Hons. Pure Mathematics)

  •     Majors : Pure Mathematics,

  •                     Mathematical Statistics.  

  •            Minors : Chemistry, Botany, Bioinformatics

  • Master of Science 

  •         (Mathematics & Theoretical Physics)

  • Natural History, Botany, Mycology, Natural Product Chemistry are continuous self-taught studies and interests.

  • Scientific Illustration & Graphic Design

  • .       Photographer 

  •         (Super-Macro, Macro & Scientific)

  • Over 27 years in the Information Technology Industry within Telecommunications, Internet Service Providers, and very large Banks. 

  • Recently - Senior Operating Systems Engineer responsible for managing Unix & Linux Operating Systems and Automating processes with industry standard tools, scripting with various shells, Bourne, Korn, Bash, and tools like awk and sed, and languages like Perl. 

  • Teaching / Tutoring experience in mathematics.

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Course Supervisor
Dr.Garima Jain

National institute of medical sciences,Jaipur(MBBS)

Practiced as Resident doctor in Jaipur and Gurugram (India), Stanfordx

  • MBBS (National institute of medical sciences,Jaipur)

  • Practiced as Resident doctor in Jaipur and Gurugram (India)

  • Native English Speaker

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Course Supervisor
Nikos

University College London,

​MITx

  • (状元老师)

  • A-levels 4A (Physics, Chemistry,Maths)

  • Many years of experience for science in Hong Kong and UK.

  • Experience teaching students from 3-17 in science

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Course Supervisor
KC

Australian Aviation Civil Academy

  • Native English Speaker and ICAO Level 6 English 

  •  29 years of experience in the aviation industry, including 27 years in the airline business in Asia 

  • Airline Transport Pilot Licence holder of  Hong Kong and Malaysia

  • Former Airline Captain in the Boeing B737-300/400/500/800NG, Airbus A319/320/321 and A330-200/300

  • Over 12000 Jet flying time.

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Course Supervisor
Arthur Cheung

University of Leicester, MITx

  • Bachelors degree in Zoology

  • Native English Speaker

  • CELTA qualification

  • English teaching experience
    GCE A-Levels 4A* (Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Double Maths)

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Course Supervisor
Sing

Edinburgh Napier University (MSc)

MITx

  • Master’s degree (MSc) in Biomedical Science

  • Bachelor’s degree (BSc, First Hon) in Testing and Certification (Chemical & Microbiological Stream)

  • Experience Programme coordinator in LEGO Education Afterschool (LEAS) programs

  • Research experience in Proteomics

  • Many years of teaching experience

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Course Supervisor
Onon

Cambridge University

  • MPhil from Cambridge University

  • Previously worked in Cardiff University & Aberystwyth University in the UK and HKU in HK

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Course Supervisor
Norman Lee

University of Oxford (MEng)

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (MSc)

  • MEng Engineering and Computing Science

  • MSc Mathematics

  • Recipient of the Swire Scholarship

  • Experience teaching 8-17 year old students for many years.

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Course Supervisor
Michael Chan

Newcastle University (PGCE)

University of Hull (BSc), MITx, Stanfordx

  • Native English Speaker

  • PGCE at University of Newcastle and BSc with Honours at the University of Hull

  • Private tutor since 2012

  • Experienced teacher in U.K. schools

  • Experience teaching 6-17 year old students

Experience:

Head Teachers

Where are they come from


The academic team of the Genius Development Workshop includes teachers from the world's top universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, Hong Kong SAR and Mainland China. We are proud of not only the quality of our team and mentors, but also our systematic teaching materials and our unique system and the diversity of our staff.
Most of our teachers have graduated in STEM majors  from world-famous universities. Our team also includes examination experts who are familiar with many international exams, such as IGCSE, IB, GCE, SAT, SSAT, A-level, AP and ACT.