Staff Achievements 2016

HK$11 Million Mainland Funding for Research on Ultralight Antenna for 5G Networks

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28 DEC 2016

The research team, comprising Dr Steve Wong (Principal Investigator), Prof K W Leung and Prof Quan Xue, has received the grant of more than HK$11 million from the National Science and Technology Major Project for the project titled “TD-LTE Small Dielectric-Resonator Based Station Antennas Development and Industrialization”, funded by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China. The research is a joint effort with telecommunications professionals and researchers from Comba Telecom Systems (Guangzhou) Ltd., Jiangsu Jiangjia Electronic Co., Ltd., and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. With the joint research effort, it is expecting that the new antenna’s weight and size are reduced by as much as 50% and will bring about a brand new user experience for the forthcoming 5th generation (5G) mobile networks and beyond.

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Winning CICC Scientific and Technological Award 2016 - 1st Class (Natural Science)

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15 DEC 2016

Prof Ron Chen who teamed up with scholars from Southeast University in China has won the Scientific and Technological Award 2016 - First Class (Natural Science) by Chinese Institute of Command and Control (CICC) (中國指揮與控制學會科學技術獎一等獎(自然科學類)). The winning project is titled “Control and Optimization of Networked Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications” (網络耦合系統控制與優化理論及其應用). One of the scholars of Southeast University in China, Prof YU Wenwu, is our PhD graduate in 2010 and was supervised by Prof Ron Chen during his studies with EE.


Best Session Presentation at 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Society (IEEE-IECON2016)

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9 NOV 2016

Dr K F Tsang (Associate Professor), Mr Zhu Hongxu (Research Assistant), Mr Wu Chung Kit and Mr Hung Faan Hei (PhD students), have been awarded Best Session Presentation at 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Society (IEEE-IECON2016) for their co-authored paper “BER Performance Evaluation of Spatial Modulation via Numerical Simulations”.

IECON 2016 is the 42nd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, controls, communications, instrumentation and computational intelligence. The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology, and fellowship.


Winning the 2016 Norbert Wiener Award

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23 SEP 2016

Prof Hong Yan, Dean of College of Science and Engineering and Chair Professor of EE, has been selected to receive the 2016 Norbert Wiener Award for his contributions to image and biomolecular pattern recognition techniques. The award, which is regarded as the IEEE's highest award in the field of cybernetics, will be presented to Prof Yan at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics held in Budapest this October.

 The Norbert Wiener award was established in 1980 by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society in memory of Norbert Wiener (1894 – 1964), an American mathematician and philosopher who taught mathematics at MIT. Wiener is considered the father of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, neuroscience, philosophy, and the organization of society.

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Winning 2015 ECCE First Prize Oral Paper Award

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26 SEP 2016

The paper “Modeling and Experimentation of Loosely-Coupled Coils with Transmitter Having Orthogonally-Placed Windings”, co-authored by Prof Henry Chung (Professor), Dr Leanne Chan (Assistant Professor),  Mr Sai Chun TANG (Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; EE PhD graduate 2000), Mr Chow Po Wa (PhD student), Mr Cheng Chun Sing (MPhil student) and Mr Abdulmecit Gungor (ECE graduate 2015), has been evaluated as 2015 ECCE First Prize Oral Paper Award. This award was presented to the team by The High-Performance and Emerging Technologies Technical Committee of the IEEE Power Electronics Society at the 2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) held at Milwaukee last week.


Winning the IoT Heroes Award 2016

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10 JUN 2016

Dr K F Tsang, Associate Professor of EE, has won the IoT Heroes Award 2016 which is jointly presented by Hong Kong IoT Industry Advisory Council (HKIAC) and GS1 Hong Kong.

The award is newly established this year to recognize industry individuals who have devoted great efforts in spearheading IoT technology awareness and accelerating adoption in the local community. Winners were selected based on IoT innovations leadership, market impact, creativity, and industry influence.


Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology)

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3 JUN 2016

Prof H C So, Professor of EE has won the Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education. The winning project “Study on High-resolution Methodologies for Fast and Robust Target Localisation” is a collaborative research project with scholars from Xidian University and Shenzhen University.

The Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), which were set up by the Ministry of Education, are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievements in fundamental and applied research of natural science conducted by scientists.

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Dr Taejoon Kim Winning 2016 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory

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14 APR 2016

Dr. Taejoon Kim, Assistant Professor of EE, has recently received the 2016 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize in the Field of Communications Theory, the IEEE Transactions on Communications Best Paper Award. The winning paper, co-authored with scholars from Purdue University and Nokia Networks, is “Millimeter Wave Beamforming for Wireless Backhaul and Access in Small Cell Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 61, No. 10, pp. 4391-4403, October 2013.  

The award is only given to one paper each year published in the IEEE Transactions on Communications in the previous 3 calendar years. It is named for Stephen O. Rice, a pioneer in the fields of information theory and communication theory.


Prof Quan Xue Winning First Prize of Guangdong Science and Technology Award 2015

17 MAR 2016

Prof Quan XUE, Chair Professor of EE, has been conferred First Prize of Guangdong Science and Technology Award 2015 (廣東省科學技術獎一等獎) by the Guangdong Provincial Government. The winning project, competed under the Scientific and Technological Progress category (科學技術進步類) and jointly conducted by scholars mainly from South China University of Technology, is titled “Research on the miniaturization and low power consumption of radio frequency systems”.

The Award was set up to encourage the development of science and engineering and recognize the achievement in the said area. In 2015, more than 450 nominated projects were accepted and there were a total of 25 First Prizes. There is only one First Prize in the field of Electronics and Information Technology every year.

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