Dozens of young female engineers and postgraduate students from top universities and institutions worldwide arrived at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on October 4, 2018 to explore a career of teaching and research in Asia Pacific. They participated in a first-of-its-kind workshop where faculty members from top Asian universities will mentor and inspire them on ways to begin a rewarding career in academia.
A research team led by Prof. CHEN Guanghao, Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, received the Bronze Medal of 2018 International Water Association (IWA) Project Innovation Awards under the category of Breakthroughs in Research and Development for their project on SANI technology.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to disrupt every industry in every walk of human life. To promote healthy development of AI, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) recently established the Center for AI Research (CAiRE) – the first such center among local universities, to spearhead cross-disciplinary research in all scientific, technological, societal, business and educational aspects of AI.
From basic science to engineering with an impact, from building huge computers as a college boy to solving current problems involving hot virtual reality technologies, HKUST’s Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) Prof. Richard H. Y. SO talks passionately about the importance of finding one’s own dream in science and technology.
The Smart Car Team of the HKUST Robotics Team brought forth another year of laurels in the 13th NXP Cup Intelligent Car Racing Competition (South China Region) held in Hubei Engineering University in Xiaogan, Hubei province, from July 26-29, 2018. The team received four awards, including one First Class Award in the Quad-Wheel Photoelectric Category, the first such award by a Hong Kong team in this competition since it was first organized in 2006, one Second Class Award in the Dual-Wheel Vertical Category, and two Third Class Awards in Dual-Car Crossover Category and Beacon Duelling Category respectively.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is enhancing its efforts in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education in Hong Kong. With the support of its faculty, staff, students and alumni, HKUST has recently launched an interactive platform to help spark junior high students’ inquisitiveness and support local teachers in teaching STEM subjects in Hong Kong.
Prof Fugee Tsung, Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics (IEDA), and two IEDA PhD alumni Prof Yanting Li (2008) and Prof Lianjie Shu (2002) received the IISE Transactions 2018 Quality & Reliability Engineering Best Application Paper Award for their paper on “A False Discovery Approach for Scanning Spatial Disease Clusters with Arbitrary Shapes”.
Nearly 40 distinguished scholars from Hong Kong, Macau and the Mainland attended the two-day Xiangshan Science Conference hosted by HKUST yesterday. The Honorable Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mr Chen Dong and Dr Tan Tieniu, Deputy Directors of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in HKSAR officiated at the closing ceremony of this high-profile conference today, which was founded by the State Science and Technology Commission (now the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China, PRC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.