Champion of the Chengdu 80 - FinTech Design and Development Competition
A team of six undergraduates from Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Science crowned Champion at the Chengdu 80 - FinTech Design and Development Competition held from October 29 to November 4, 2019 in Chengdu of China. UC Berkeley and National University of Singapore shared the second place.
The team was supervised by Professor S.M. Yiu of the Department of Computer Science and comprised of Waqas Ali (BEng(CompSc)), Utkarsh Goel (BEng(CompSc)), David Boli Han (BEng(CompSc)), Piyush Jha (BEng(CompSc)), Nitya Pendkar (BEng(CompEngg) and Hanfei Li (BSc).
Champion of the Smart Cooling Challenge at Hack Asia 2019, Singapore
A group of Mechanical Engineering undergraduates, Chan Ka-ho, Chan Ka-man, Cheng Yiu-him and Yum Ka-lok, won the Smart Cooling Challenge at Hack Asia 2019 in Singapore. More than 100 teams participated in Hack Asia this year and Smart Cooling Challenge was one of the six challenges of the competition. The Smart Cooling Challenge was sponsored by Hong Kong Land and was open to participants in South East Asia. Participating teams were required to develop new software and hardware solutions to help cool buildings more efficiently and sustainably.
After assessing the initial proposals, six teams were invited to participate in the two-day Hack Asia in Singapore from October 18 to 19, 2019. During the hackathon, the participating teams further developed their concept and were mentored by industry experts. Eventually, our team stood out from the competitors and received a SGD 2,500 cash prize.
Silver Award at the HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2019
Sharif Mohammed Nawaj, a recent graduate of BEng(EE), won the Silver Award in HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2019 with his final year project entitled “Design and Implementation of a practical, compact and low-cost wireless power transfer system”. The project was supervised by Professor S.C. Tan of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Third Prize and Outstanding Aesthetic Design Award at RoboMaster 2019 International Regional Competition
HKU RoboMaster team, HerKules, with membership of over 30 students from different Engineering disciplines, received a third prize (ranked from 9 to 17 among 173 teams) and the Outstanding Aesthetic Design Award in the RoboMaster 2019 International Regional Competition held in Shenzhen. In addition, Mr Andy Kong, the Experiential Officer and a current PhD candidate in Computer Science Department, received the Outstanding Advisor Award.
This team was supervised by Dr Kenneth K.Y. Wong of the Department of Computer Science and is supported by the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing under the directorship of Dr C.K. Chui.