The School of Engineering had the pleasure of hosting 67 top engineering students at bachelor’s or master’s level who demonstrated outstanding academic performance and research capabilities at the Summer Camp for Elite Students at HKUST on July 7-13, 2019.
In Hong Kong, 1 in 6 couples struggles to get pregnant, compared to 1 in 10 two decades ago. In China, the infertility rate has risen to 12-15% from just 2.5% in the early 1990s. Many couples have begun to seek medical help to fulfil their desire to have a baby – there are 50 million patients with fertility problems in China. Listening to Dr. SHU Yiwei Ervin, current student of MPhil Program in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship (TLE) offered by the Division of Integrative Systems and Design of HKUST's School of Engineering, talk about the pain involved in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process, and his hope that his startup can eventually increase the success rate of the procedure, is both moving and inspiring.
New Bright Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor Khaled BEN LETAIEF, Adjunct Assistant Professor ZHANG Jun and alumnus Dr. MAO Yuyi (2017 PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering), all from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), received the 2019 IEEE Communications Society & Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award.
The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team was crowned the All-Around Champion and Engineering Presentation Champion in the MATE International ROV Competition 2019. This marks the second time that the team receives all-around championship in this international competition since they first participated in 2011, after the first time in 2017.
Three School of Engineering faculty members were honored in the Ministry of Education’s 2018 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology). These significant national awards recognize leading contributions to scientific discovery and technological innovation carried out in tertiary institutions across China.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Xunlei Limited (“Xunlei” or the Company) (Nasdaq: XNET) today announced the establishment of HKUST-Xunlei Joint Laboratory on Blockchain Technology.
The Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japan announced that Prof. TANG Ching-Wan, IAS Bank of East Asia Professor of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is the recipient of the 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology.
The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team defended their champion title in the 14th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV Competition. The ROV Team, a sub-team of the HKUST Robotics Team, has been named champion in this competition for the ninth consecutive year.