Undergraduates Anny Hiu Yan Mok, Mick Hon Ming Tse, both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), and Eddie Wing Tai Yeung, Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), won the champion in the Pit Crew Challenge – Intercollegiate Speed Engine Assembly and Disassembly Competition in the Hong Kong Classic 2015.
Two faculty members were honored in the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award 2014-15. Established 20 years ago, the award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate continuous excellence in undergraduate teaching, foster students’ interest in the subject, promote students’ learning, and more.
Prof Tim Woo of Electronic and Computer Engineering has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching at HKUST. This is the highest recognition for teaching at HKUST and is awarded to one member of academic staff each year.
The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team of HKUST has won the First Prize in the International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC) 2015 – Asia/ Pacific Venue, which was held in Beijing from 5 to 8 Nov 2015.
Prof Pascale Fung from Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, an expert in intelligent systems that understand and empathize with humans, developed a prototype machine capable of chatting with humans in both English and Mandarin, it is expected to chat in more languages including French in the future.
According to the newly released Global Employability University Ranking 2015, HKUST was ranked No.14, its highest ever position in this ranking exercise. HKUST moved up two places from No.16 in 2014 and has garnered the No.1 spot in Greater China for three years in a row.
The newly released prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology 2015-16 ranked HKUST No.16 worldwide, the best ever position achieved by any local university since the establishment of this league table in 2010. HKUST Engineering made an impressive jump of five places from No.21 in 2014-15 and has hit the No.1 spot in Greater China for five straight years.
Prof Kwang-Ting (Tim) Cheng (鄭光廷教授) has been appointed as Dean of Engineering with effect from 1 May 2016 concurrent with his professorial appointment as Chair Professor jointly in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.