Prof Pascale Fung and Prof Patrick Yue of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) were elected Fellows of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2015, bringing the total number of IEEE Fellows at HKUST to 35.
The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Prof Ting Chuen Pong, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has taken up the post of Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E²I), following the retirement of Prof Neil Mickleborough, Civil and Environmental Engineering, with effect from 1 January 2015.
A School of Engineering professor and his team secured two awards at the inaugural Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education, an event that drew more than 425 universities and enterprises from over 40 countries. The contest was organized by The Wharton SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, University of Pennsylvania, and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), publisher of the QS World University Rankings, in December to recognize and share higher education innovations worldwide, enhance learning and nurture employability.
Prof Tianshou Zhao, the Distinguished Research Excellence Award 2014 recipient, delivered an insightful keynote on the topic “Innovating Energy Technologies through an Interdisciplinary Approach”. The keynote attracted 150 audiences including academics of other institutions, government representatives, industry members, faculty members and students.
Four students Jitesh Chhabria, Phillip Chan, Derek Yip and Yang Xi of the MPhil in Technology, Leadership and Entrepreneurship won Champion at the first Healthcare Designathon Competition. The winning team NGgear designed the product, namely “Fit-Kick”, for athletes to improve performance and prevent injuries. The AIA Group which sponsored the contest sees the product’s potential, and is advising the students on its future development. The team will hold talks with AIA EDGE, The AIA Group’s innovation unit, and venture capitalists in the upcoming weeks for discussions on commercializing the product.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has risen two places to rank #16 in the high-profile annual Global Employability University Survey and Ranking this year, as reported by the New York Times. HKUST remains No. 1 in Greater China.
Chan Wing Hong, Phillip, a graduate of the Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and currently an MPhil student, has won the Merit Award in Best of Tertiary Student Project in the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) 2014.
Yuen Cheuk Ho, Ambi, currently an undergraduate student of the Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, reaped the Gold Prize Award at the international session of the Capstone Design Fair of Engineering Education Festa 2014, co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, and Korea Association for Innovative Engineering Education. Over 300 outstanding capstone design projects were exhibited in the Festa.