Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data (SRIBD) was established in March 2016, initially by the team on information processing and application in big data related field, led by Prof. Zhi-Quan Luo, Vice President of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.  In 2019, SRIBD became a Shenzhen City Institute for Fundamental Research.

Focusing on Mathematics and Applications of data science, SRIBD devotes its efforts in three major research directions: theories and algorithms, common software and technologies, and applications of big data. SRIBD strives to be a world-class research institute and a platform for international collaboration, to contribute to the development of the China big data industry, to advance big data research and development, and to create social and commercial impact in Shenzhen and the Greater Bay Area.

SRIBD has gathered a number of international big data leaders, including academicians, and National Outstanding Youth Fund recipients. There are over 400 people at SRIBD, including regular staff, visiting professors/scholars for short-term research, university professors and affiliated members working on scientific research projects, and visiting students for training.

Since its establishment, SRIBD has made outstanding achievements in academics, scientific research, and industrialization. SRIBD members have published over 900 papers in top international journals. As leaders and core members, they have undertaken major and key projects in China and Guangdong Province. SRIBD has reached a series of milestones through strategic industrial partnerships with government agencies, enterprises, and institutes, such as the National Health Commission, Health Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Science, Technology and Innovation Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Shenzhen Judicial Bureau, Meteorological Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality, Longgang District Science and Technology Innovation Commission, Longgang District People's Hospital, Luohu District People's Hospital, Huawei, Tencent,, China Mobile, China Unicom, Alibaba, China Southern Power Grid, Didi, CITIC, etc.