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 & Engineering, was named a 2017 Distinguished Member by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for “scientific contributions to computing”.
Four leading faculty members of the School of Engineering were recognized with prestigious named professorships at HKUST’s fourth inauguration ceremony for such honors today. They were among a group of 15 outstanding academics across the University to receive named professorships.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has recently joined an international not-for-profit consortium – Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society – to promote the development of ethical artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure safety, security, privacy, transparency and fairness of such technology in Asia.
Two papers by professors and PhD students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and their collaborators from the Hong Kong Government were honored by best paper awards of leading international geotechnical journals. This marks the first time the awards were given to teams with members all from Hong Kong.
Three PhD students of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management at HKUST demonstrated their audio technology research to the parents of hearing-impaired children on October 7, enabling parents with normal hearing to experience what their hearing-impaired children are listening to every day.
CLP Holdings Professor of Sustainability Prof Charles W W Ng, Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and HKUST Associate Vice-President for Research and Graduate Studies, was elected as the 17th President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.