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”.
The Robocon sub-team of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Robotics Team scooped the championship in the 2018 Robocon Hong Kong Contest, marking their ninth win since the competition was launched in 2004.
The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team defended their championship status in the 13th 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 eighth consecutive year. They will represent Hong Kong to take part in the MATE International ROV Competition 2018 in Federal Way, Washington, US on June 21-23.
After hosting the SENG Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for four years, the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I) of the School of Engineering collaborated with the HKUST Office of Postgraduate Studies to jointly organize the first HKUST 3MT® Competition on March 27, 2018.
Mr Kang Eun Jeon, a doctorate student in HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab under the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has developed the “HKUST luXbeacon” – a Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon that can harvest and store energy from both solar and indoor lighting, thereby capable of operating without batteries.
Mr Ming Cheung, a PhD candidate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has analyzed 11 million images shared on social media from over 150 countries/locations, and made use of “social signals” to make smart recommendations on daily living that have never been possible.
An innovative project developed in the four-week Design Thinking course collaborated by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the China Academy of Art received recognition outside the classroom as it was named the National Winner of the James Dyson Award 2017 in the Hong Kong region.