Since last visit in February 2017 by Professor Stephen P. Boyd, a renowned scholar and high caliber figure of control systems engineering and optimization, Prof Boyd visited CityU again from 8 September to 14 September 2017. The 5-day programme was intensive and constructive. The charisma of Prof Boyd attracted six departments – Departments of Electronic Engineering (EE), Computer Science (CS), Mathematics (MA), Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE), Management Sciences (MS), and Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) -- to get together to explore high impact interdisciplinary research and education opportunities.
Audiences profoundly benefited from two seminars titled “Domain-Specific Languages for Convex Optimization” and “Multi-Period Trading via Convex Optimization” to know the latest innovation and technologies in the field. Worthwhile discussions were made on interdisciplinary teaching and research that inspired faculty and students to start thinking along the direction to create more innovative opportunities and research collaborations.
EE colleagues and faculty from other departments have had very productive exchanges with Stephen during his stay.