HKU teams won top prizes at the 18th Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards
“Tale”, a student project on an A.I. enabled solution for the coaching of presentation skills, initiated by (from left) David Lau Kin Fung (CS), Jaime Lao Kit Ying (ME) and HKUST student Douglas Tse.
Hong Kong achieved record breaking results at the 18th Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards held in Guangzhou during October 10 to 13 sweeping six Winner and 13 Merit awards.
Among the six Hong Kong award winners at APICTA 2018, two were from HKU including Fano Labs, a HKU A.I. spin-off company specialising in speech and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, and Tale, a student project on an A.I. enabled solution for the coaching of presentation skills. Fano Lab won the top award in the “Business Services - ICT Solutions” category and Tale won the top award in the “Student - Tertiary Students Project” category respectively.
For more details, please visit https://www.hku.hk/press/press-releases/detail/18566.html.
A EEE student group received Silver Award at the “The 4th Chinese College Students ‘Internet Plus’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition"
(From left) Li Min, Wang Rong and Qiu Haimi.
A team of EEE research postgraduate students, included Wang Rong, Qiu Haimi and Li Min, received the Silver Award at the “The 4th Chinese College Students ‘Internet Plus’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition” in Xiamen in October 2018. Their project entitled “On-demand Band-rejected Wideband Antenna Based on Peelable DELC Resonator Membrane” and was supervised by Dr Jiang Liqun. For more details, please visit https://www.eee.hku.hk/news/award-at-the-the-4th-chinese-college-students-internet-plus-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-competition/.
Six CS students won a second award (Pioneer Award) at 80-hour FinTech competition in Chengdu
A team of six members comprised of a PhD candidate and five BEng(CompSc) students from the Department of Computer Science came 2nd in a FinTech Design and Development Competition named "Chengdu 80" held from October 30 to November 5, 2018 in Chengdu. The team was led by Chan Chui Fai (PhD student) and comprised of Ali Waqas, Arora Saksham, Tarun Sudhams, Vashishtha Anushka and Jha Piyush. More details could be found in https://www.cs.hku.hk/news/display.jsp?file=2018/1109_Chengdu80.htm.
IMSE “Alpha” team won a Second Runner-up in the 2018 Smart City Datathon
The team comprised of (from right) Wu Jian, Felicia Sutanta and Feraldy Soegianto.
“Alpha” Team of IMSE won a second runner-up in the 2018 Smart City Datathon which was organized by the Asian Institute of Supply Chains & Logistics (AISCL) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 12 to 14, 2018. The Datathon was designed to inspire innovation in the development of creative applications, business models and smart city concepts through Big Data Analytics.
More than 70 teams from top universities in Asia registered for the event and 20 teams from Mainland, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia and Hong Kong were selected for final round. Selected teams were provided with the access to air flight schedules and flight recorded data, as well as the flight details database published by the HKSAR Government. The teams were given 35 hours to develop innovative operation and business models, services, or systems that could bring values to the cities and the aviation and logistics industries. After two nights of competition, “Alpha” won a second runner-up in this competition.
For more details, please visit http://aiscl.cuhk.edu.hk/datathon2018/.
Guo Lin (ME) won Second Prize at Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition 2018
Guo Lin gave her lecture at the competition.
Guo Lin, a ME final-year PhD student supervised by Professor Min Wang, won a Second Prize at Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition 2018 (YPWLC 2018) which was held at Port Elizabeth in South Africa from October 6 to 12, 2018. Her lecture entitled “Combating Cancers with A New Superweapon” was based on her PhD research on advanced tissue engineering scaffolds incorporated with theranostics that has been conducted exclusively in HKU.
For more details, please visit http://me.hku.hk/index.php?tpl=news_info&id=366.
Wang Rong (EEE) won the Champion of the Student Paper Competition (AP Session) at 2018 IEEE AP/MTT Postgraduate Conference
Wang Rong, EEE RPg student of Dr Jiang Lijun, won the Champion of the Student Paper Competition (AP Session) at 2018 IEEE AP/MTT Postgraduate Conference which was held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on November 3, 2018. The awarded paper entitled “Band-rejected Wideband Antenna Based on Peelable Resonator Membrane” was co-authored by Wang Rong, Li Min, Raju Salabuddin (HKUST), Robert C. Roberts, Mansun Chan (HKUST) and Dr Jiang Lijun.
For more details, please visit https://www.eee.hku.hk/news/champion-of-student-paper-competition/.