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Recipients of Award

2016 - 2017

Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Prof. Q.Z.Q. Yue Professor LIN Aiming
(TBC)
Scismogenic fault strength and seismic rupture mechanisms
Dr. G. Chiribella Professor Gilles Brassard
(April 2017)
Cryptography in a Quantum World
Dr. Wu Chuan Professor Kien A. Hua
(December 12, 2016)
Surging Demand for Internet Bandwidth: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. W. Choy Professor Eric Mazur
(April / May 2017)
Zero-index nanophotonics, nonlinear optics, and quantum entanglement
Dr. R.C. Roberts Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa
(September 19, 2016)
Resonators for Sensing Applications
Professor Ning Xi Professor Ho Chih-ming
(February 2017)
Phenotypic Personalized Medicine
Professor Y.G. Li Professor Stephen Ernest Belcher
(November - December 2016)
Climate change, urban climate and turbulence
Dr. K.L. Chan Professor Takao Someya
(November 16, 2016)
Bionic skins with ulraflexible organic devices

First Round

Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Professor Y Z Yu Professor Jean PONCE
(December 2, 2015)
Making Computers Understand Images and Videos with Little Supervision
Professor P Y S Cheung Professor Ruby B. LEE
(June 14, 2016)
Designing computers that are aware of security threats
Dr Tony S P Feng Professor Gang CHEN
(July 24, 2015)
Materials and Devices for Efficient Solar and Thermal Energy Utilization
Dr Anderson H C Shum Professor Howard STONE
(August 17, 2015)
Elementary channel flows with surprising responses: (i) Biofilms and flow and (ii) Trapping of bubbles in stagnation point flows

Second Round

Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Dr. T Zhang Professor James M. TIEDJE
(July 8, 2016)
Metagenomics: a crossroads of opportunity for environmental protection and management
Dr. W Pan Professor David FISK
(TBC)
Complex Systems Engineering and Innovation: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Dr. Reynold Cheng Professor H.V. JAGADISH
(June 13, 2016)
Data Ethics: A Socio-Technical Framework for Doing Big Data Right
Dr. K K Y Wong Professor Andrew WEINER
(July 15, 2016)
Signal Processing at Light Speed: Ultrashort Optical Pulse Generation with Arbitrary Waveforms
Professor EX Wu Professor LIANG Zhi-Pei
(September 12, 2016)
Molecular Imaging Using Intrinsic MR Signals: A Path to High Resolution through Subspaces
Professor N. Tien Professor Arun MAJUMDAR
(TBC)
Options to Create a Sustainable Energy Future
Professor G Q Huang Professor David PARKES
(July 22, 2016)
Incentive Engineering: Getting to the Right Inputs
Professor L Q Wang Professor Lorente SYLVIE
(May 24, 2016)
The city: live organism with design and sustainability from principle
Professor James Lam Professor Jan MACIEJOWSKI
(November 28, 2016)
Modern control: making optimal decisions online
Dr Tony S P Feng Professor REN Zhifeng
(April 7, 2016)
High Performance Thermoelectric Materials and Superflexible transparent Conducors
Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Professor Y.K. Kwok Professor Albert Y. Zomaya
(January 29, 2015)
Environmentally Sustainable Distributed Computing Systems
Professor Y.Z. Yu Professor Irfan ESSA
(December 11, 2014)
Video Cameras Everywhere: Data-Driven Methods for Video Analysis and Enhancement
Prof A.H.W. Ngan Professor George M. Pharr
(October 29, 2014)
Smaller is Stronger? - Exploring the Strange New World of Small-Scale Mechanical Behavior with Nanoindentation
Dr W.C.H. Choy Professor Micheal Gratzel
(June 25, 2014)
Light energy harvesting and charge carrier collection in mesoscopic solar energy conversion systems
Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Prof Y.G. Li Professor Paul Linden
(July 9, 2014)
Fluid mechanics of sustainable building
Professor F. Chin Professor Gordon Cheng
(Mar 5, 2014)
Interaction between Humanoid Robotics and NeuroScience
Dr. M. Song Professor David Simchi-Levi
(Jan 3, 2014)
OM Research: From Problem Driven to Data Driven Research
Dr. Kaimin Shih Professor Alexandra Navrotsky
(Nov 25, 2013)
Energetics of Nanophase Oxides - Implications for Materials, Environmental, and Earth Science
Professor W.P. Wang Professor Ming C. Lin
(Nov 15, 2013)
Fast Visual Simulation of Complex Multiscale Phenomena
Professor Ed Wu Professor Jürgen Hennig
(Nov 18, 2013)
Visualize and Quantify Living Biological Systems: Present and Emerging Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologies
Professor G.Q. Huang Professor David John Williams
(Oct 16, 2013)
Healthcare Engineering: Making Regenerative Medicines
Professor D.Y.C. Leung Professor M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer
(Sep 26, 2013)
Meeting the Energy Challenge
Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Professor F. Chin Professor Avi Wigderson
(May 22, 2013)
The "P vs. NP" problem: efficient computation, Internet security, and the limits to human knowledge
Professor V.O.K. Li Professor Deborah Estrin
(May 29, 2013)
mHealth: Leveraging every day mobile phones to personalize healthcare
Dr. M.X. Huang Professor Jeff De Hosson
(Oct 24, 2012)
Metallic Muscles at work
Applicant Speaker Lecture Topic
Professor K.Y. Sze Professor Y.W. Mai
(Apr 19, 2012)
Exploring Reinforcements of Different Scales in Polymer Composites
Dr. H.C. Shum Mallinckrodt Professor David A. Weitz
(Jun 12, 2012)
Dripping, jetting, drops and wetting: the magic of microfluidics

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