A research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology recently invented a new fusion-based technology which achieves remarkably improved accuracy to position people indoor, enabling novel smart location-based applications such as indoor navigation, location-based personalized recommendation, crowd analysis and people flow control.
Prof Mansun Chan from HKUST’s Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering is a lover of board games. He first extended his sense of playing board games to his engineering studies. Now he is materializing his passion in engineering education and his dream of founding the International Olympics of Technology inspired by sportsmen’s Olympic Games.
An international multi-disciplinary research team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has discovered for the first time a computational framework that could map out the fitness landscape of a crucial protein in the human immunodeficiency virus, potentially paving the way for rational design of a vaccine that may force the deadly virus to mutate into forms that lead to its demise.
Prof Mansun Chan, Electronic and Computer Engineering, received the 2017 IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Education Award for his pioneering innovative approaches in electronic engineering education. Presented annually since 2006, the award is EDS’s highest honor to recognize distinguished contributions to education within the field of interest of EDS.
Prof Pan Hui, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the Class of 2018 for his contributions to social-based opportunistic networks. This will bring the total number of IEEE Fellows at the School of Engineering to 40.
Prof David Rossiter, Computer Science and Engineering, has won the prestigious Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching in 2017. The honor was established by the University Council in 1994 and is awarded to the faculty member who best exemplifies the continued pursuit of excellence, devotion to teaching and the ability to inspire and motivate others.
Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment Prof Tianshou Zhao, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of HKUST Energy Institute, has been ranked as a 2017 Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics. This is the fourth consecutive year he has been selected in the list.
Prof Siu Wing Cheng, Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies) and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, was named a 2017 Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “scientific contributions to computing”.