Mr WONG Yiu Ting (INFE, final year) and Mr CHAN Tin Nam (INFE, year 3), who teamed up with students from School of Creative Media and University of Hong Kong, have been the Winner of HSBC Safeguard App Competition. All the CityU students are members of CityU Apps Lab. The winning project, supervised by Dr Ray Cheung, is called “InstaSure” which provides an easy-to-navigate interface for retail users to monitor and maintain their bank account’s security level. More about the project can be found from the demonstration video and the news release at HK 01 and Apple Daily.
The competition aims to mobilize talent in Hong Kong to develop app-based solutions that enable customers to meet banks' information requirements in more convenient and secure ways. The Winner has been given a cash prize of HK$100,000 as encouragement.
Prof K S Chiang, Dr Jin Wei (Senior Research Assistant), Dr Wu Yunfei (PhD graduate) and Mr Huang Quandong (PhD student), have won the Best Paper Award at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2017. The winning paper is titled “Six-mode multiplexer with cascaded vertical asymmetric waveguide directional couplers”.
ACP is currently the largest conference in Asia-Pacific region on optical communications, photonics, optical sensing and relevant optoelectronic technologies. There were about 300 oral contributed papers submitted to the conference and the named paper is one of the only two papers being selected to receive such award.
Mr Yip Yu Cheong (INFE, final year) and Mr Lam Yu Hin (CE, final year), who teamed up with student from School of Creative Media, have been selected to join The Cyberport University Partnership Programme (CUPP) 2017 and awarded HK$100K seed fund to develop their FinTech start-up project “ODAPP – One Device All Payment Platform”. The winning team is supervised by Dr Ray Cheung, Associate Professor of EE.
CUPP is a FinTech-focused entrepreneurship programme for local university students to unleash their potential, gain insights into the global market, and receive a unique chance to participate in an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) and receive mentorship from industry elites. More about this meaningful programme can be found here.
This is the third year Cyberport running such a programme and two EE teams had been selected to join the programme in 2015 and 2016 respectively. It’s so exciting that EE team did a good job this year again and got the funding to further develop their FinTech idea. I’m also glad to tell you that the winner in 2015, Mr Kinni Mew (CE graduate in 2012), is now successfully running his start-up through the CUPP. You may check here for his successful story.
Miss CUI He (INFE, 2015 entering major) has recently won the IET Prize 2017, which was organized by The Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).
IET’s vision is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, and to support technology innovation to meet the needs of society. The IET Prizes were set up to recognize excellent students who have achieved excellence at selected programmes that falls within the IET’s scope of interest. Being the top student in INFE (CGPA 3.99 and being placed on Dean’s List for 5 consecutive semesters) and actively participated in numerous co-/ extra-curricular activities such as EE Student Ambassador Scheme, Summer Exchange and Student Tutor for the Department, Miss Cui was nominated to compete for the prizes.
Two teams of EE postgraduate students under the supervision of Dr K F Tsang have been awarded 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up in IET Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition (YPEC) 2017.
YPEC acts as a dynamic platform for young professionals from different segments to exhibit their engineering and technology innovation in project presentations and booths. The theme this year is “Imagineering”, which is the integration of "Imagination" and "Engineering”. It aims to encourage young engineering professionals to embrace innovative ideas, transform imagination into reality and spread it all over the world.
The EE team, comprising of three PhD students, Mr CHI Haoran, Mr HUNG Mr Faan Hei and Mr WU Chung Kit, and one Research Assistant, Mr ZHU Hongxu, has won the Second Prize in the 2nd Wise Friends Competition. The winning project, supervised by Dr K F Tsang, is titled "Emerging Internet of Things Secure Payment System".
Organized by BBPOS, a leading mPOS (mobile point of sale) solution provider, the competition is the first FinTech competition hosted in Hong Kong with the aim of encouraging innovation and creative thinking among the new generation of potential mPOS developers.
ECE final year student, Miss Yip Yuk Ngang Zita, and PhD student, Mr Zhu Ze, have won the Best Student Paper Award (3rd Place) at The 18th International Conference on Electronic Packaging Technology (ICEPT) 2017 which was held in Harbin, China, from August 16 to 19, 2017. The winning paper, supervised by Prof Y C Chan, is called “Reliability Analysis of Smartwatch”
Two INFE Year-3 students, Miss Do Ka Yui and Miss Tong Ka Yan, have won the Special Inventor Award for their project titled “Figano” (an invisible musical instrument gadget consisting of a pair of gloves and an app) and the Turkish Inventors and Inventions Association (TUMMIAD) Special Award for another project called “Veinian” (the finger vein authenticator) at iCAN 2017. The two winning projects are both supervised by Dr Ray Cheung, Associate Professor of EE. The two projects were awarded Gold Award and Silver Award respectively at the preliminaries in order to enter the final round.
Organized by Toronto International Society of Innovation & Advanced Skills (TISIAS), iCAN 2017 is arguably the first international invention exhibition and global networking event ever created in Canada for worldwide inventors to showcase their creative inventions, innovation projects and scientific research outcomes. The event this year attracted 415 applications from more than 30 countries and 121 inventions were exhibited at the Finals.
The CityU Underwater Robotics Team has won the Second Prize in the 10th International Underwater Robot Competition which was held in Hefei, China. The team, comprising three CE/CDE students namely Chan Peter, Cheng Yuk Shing and Tang Ka Chung and students from Department of Physics and Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, is supervised by Dr Ray Cheung (Associate Professor, EE) and Dr Yajing Shen (Assistant Professor, MBE).
There were over 100 teams from Asia, including teams from Peking University, National Taiwan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, joined the competition. Participating teams had to create a control algorithm instructing the robotic fish to complete different tasks such as scoring the most balls in a net in 10 minutes or picking up floating garbage from the lake.
Sharing of Learning Experience: https://youtu.be/JhhfArZaUt4.
The paper “Sidelobe Suppressed Wideband Array Antenna for 60 GHz Applications”, co-authored by Prof C H Chan (Chair Professor), Dr Ng Kung Bo (Senior Engineer at State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves) and Miss Zhu Qian (PhD student), has been conferred the Outstanding Paper Award at 2017 Cross Strait Quad-Regional Radio Wireless Conference (2017兩岸四地無線電技術研討會 – 優秀論文獎) which was held on 21 -24 July 2017 in Chenzhou, Hunan, China.
CSQRWC held annually aims to strengthen the communication of cross-strait in the field of radio technology and promote cross-strait common development and cooperation in the field of wireless communications.
The paper “Impact of Magnetic Field Generated by Wireless Power Transfer System of Electric Vehicle on Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cell in Vitro”, co-authored by Dr Peter Leung (Associate Professor), Dr Y M Siu (Associate Professor), Dr Diao Yinliang (Postdoctoral Fellow), Miss Sun Weinong (PhD student), Mr He Yaqing (PhD student) and Dr Richard Kong (Associate Professor, BCH), has been selected to receive the Best Poster Paper Award at 2017 Asia-Pacific International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (APEMC). This is a pilot study to investigate the potential risk of damage to DNA of Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) cells due to the exposure of acute magnetic field (MF) of wireless power transfer (WPT) of electric vehicles (EV) at 100 kHz.
A paper, co-authored by Prof Xue Quan (Chair Professor of EE), Dr Liao Shaowei (Engineer at State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Wave) and Mr Bisharat, Diaaaldin J M (PhD student), has been selected for H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award 2017 by IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S). The award is presented to the authors of the best applications paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. The winning paper, titled “High Gain and Low Cost Differentially Fed Circularly Polarized Planar Aperture Antenna for Broadband Millimeter-Wave Applications”, has been published in IEEE TAP, vol. 64, no. 1, 33-42, 2016.
Two CityU teams, which were formed by 32 undergraduate students from Department of Electronic Engineering (EE), Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering (MBE) and Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM), participated in the Robocon HK Contest 2017 on 18 June 2017. Supervised by Dr Ricky Lau (EE), Dr Louis Liu (SEEM), Dr W C Lai (MBE) and Dr B L Luk (MBE) , one of the teams “City Dreamwork” has won the “The Best Engineering Design Prize” and “The Best Artistic Design Prize”, while the other “Dream Development” was bestowed “The Best Team Spirit Prize”.
Robocon is an international robot contest launched by Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) since 2002. It aims to promote the exchange of robot-building skills and enhance the friendships among the young people in the Asian-Pacific region. The Robocon Hong Kong Contest 2017 was jointly organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Hong Kong Computer Society and The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers. Twelve teams from six higher education institutes, namely CityU, CUHK, HKUST, IVE, PolyU and HKU were attracted to join the competition.
More can be found from news report by Hong Kong Economic Times.
Two PhD students have won the Best Student Paper Awards at IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition (iWEM 2017). Totally 80 papers were presented in the conference and only our two students were selected to receive the Best Student Paper Awards. They are:
PhD student, Mr Zhou Xinyu, supervised by Dr W S Chan, has won the First Prize in the 13th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition, which was held during the IEEE MTTS 2017 International Microwave Symposium. Competitors were required to design and construct a Power Amplifier (PA) with both high efficiency and linearity. The one who developed a PA with the best performance as evaluated by industry experts would be the First Prize winner. The winning project is called "Efficiency Enhanced Post-Matching Doherty Power Amplifier Based on Modified Phase Compensation Network ".
PhD student, Mr Hadrien Van Lierde, has been selected as the Best Presenter at ACM-2017 International Conference on Data Mining, Communications and Information Technology (DMCIT 2017). The winning paper, supervised by Prof Tommy Chow, is titled “A Hypergraph Model for Incorporating Social Interactions in Collaborative Filtering” and will be published in the volume of ACM International Conference Proceeding Series.
Mr Wu Chung Kit and Mr Chi Haoran (PhD students) have won the First-runner up and Second runner-up respectively in the HKIE Electronics Project Competition 2017 "Intelligent Technology Innovations for Smart Cities".
The two winning projects, both supervised by Dr K F Tsang, are titled:
Organized by The HKIE Electronics Division, the project competition aims to uplift the awareness and knowledge of IoT technologies of Hong Kong people, as well as to nurture engineers and students to effectively use and apply IoT technologies to improve the quality of life.
Two EE Year-4 students, Mr Chan Yin Hei (INFE) and Miss Xin Yan (CE), who teamed up with students from College of Business, have won the Best Presentation Award in the Inter-University Algo Trading Contest 2016/17. The winning project, which is supervised by Dr Ray Cheung (Associate Professor of EE) and Dr Michael Wong (Associate Professor of EF), is called "Salomon UPT Strategy". Organized by CASH Algo Finance Group, the competition aims to encourage university students to form a team with different required skills, including Mathematics, Statistics, Programing, Data Analytics, Quantitative Finance, Modeling, Reporting/Presentation, etc., to create and test their own designed algo trading strategies.
Mr WONG Chun Kit, BEngECE final year student, has been awarded the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate/Pre-graduate Scholarship for Spring 2017 by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S), USA. This is the seventh time our students received this award. His winning research project proposal is called "A Terahertz Near-Field Measurement System" which is supervised by Prof C H Chan.
IEEE MTT-S will award up to ten undergraduate/pre-graduate scholarships each for the fall and spring semester. The purpose of these scholarships is to attract BS and MS students to the microwave and RF discipline, and to encourage them to pursue a job in the field or a PhD degree in this field.