Dr Lin Yuan and his student Dr Gong Ze from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with researchers from University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia and Stanford University, have made a significant breakthrough in the area of cell mechanics which marks a major step in furthering scientists’ fundamental understanding of how cells perform their biological duties in vivo.
Hong Kong achieved record breaking results at the 18th Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Awards held in Guangzhou during October 10-13 sweeping six Winner and 13 Merit awards. Among the six Hong Kong award winners at APICTA 2018, two were from HKU including Fano Labs, an 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.
An Engineering team won a First Prize Award with their app "Air Guitar" at the “2018 China Collegiate Computing Contest – 3rd Mobile Application Innovation Contest” co-organised by Zhejiang University and Apple Inc. Another HKU team won a Second Prize Award with the app “Luminosite”, which uses navigation and AI obstacle detection technology to provide surrounding information to people who are visually impaired.