Student Achievements

Third Prize in Huawei Cup – IC Competition for Postgraduate Students in China (首屆中國研究生創“芯”大賽)

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12 Sep 2018

Three PhD students, Mr HUANG Weipei, Mr LYU Songyang and Mr XU Zhe, have won the Third Prize in the Huawei Cup - IC Competition for Postgraduate Students in China (首屆中國研究生創“芯”大賽) which is organized by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC, 中國教育部學位與研究生教育發展中心) and Children & Youth Science Centre (CYSC) of Association for Science and Technology (中國科協青少年科技中心). The winning project, supervised by Dr Ray Cheung, is called “High Performance Hardware Architecture for Singular Spectrum Analysis of Hankel Tensors”.

There were 254 teams submitted applications and 148 teams were selected to join the final round. Our team is the only team from Hong Kong joined the competition. Teams were invited to submit creative, innovative or entrepreneurial works related to the IC industry, including but not limited to IC design, manufacturing, packaging, testing, materials, equipment, MEMS and their applications. This competition offered a platform for postgraduate students to demonstrate their integrated circuit design ability. It also provided students with precious opportunities for knowledge exchange and exploration. Apart from the competition, talent training seminar, high-level forum on IC production, education and research, as well as enterprise exhibition and recruitment activities were arranged for participants to gain all-rounded exposure about IC. More information can be found at the new reports: sina.com.cn, people.cn and iQIYI.

Best Paper Award at CLEO Pacific Rim 2018

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7 Aug 2018

Prof K S Chiang (Chair Professor) and his PhD student, Mr Chang Zeshan, have won the Best Paper Award at the 13th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO Pacific Rim 2018). The winning paper is titled “All-optical control of propagation loss with a graphene-embedded polymer waveguide”.

The Conference is organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and co-sponsored by the Optical Society, IEEE Photonics Society Hong Kong Chapter and the IEEE Hong Kong Section. The Optical Society is the Technical Co-sponsor of the Conference and accepted papers for the Conference shall be eligible for inclusion in the OSA Digest. There were around 600 contributed papers and Prof Chiang’s team is one of the five award recipients.


Third Prize in the 3rd Underwater Robot Competition (第三屆上海“臨港杯”水下智慧型機器人大賽)

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3 Aug 2018

The CityU Underwater Robotics Team has won the Third Prize in the 3rd Underwater Robot Competition which was held in Shanghai, China (第三屆上海“臨港杯”水下智慧型機器人大賽). The following winning team, comprising five EE students and four students from Department of Computer Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is supervised by Dr Ray Cheung (Associate Professor, EE), Dr Angus Wu (Assistant Professor, EE), Dr Pakpong Chirarattananon (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering) and Dr Yajing Shen (Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering).

EE Students: Cheng Yuk Shing, Lam Michelle Wing Yan, Lam Nga Wai, Li Shing Hin, Yim Man To
CS Students: Wang Ka Chun Kevin
MNE Students: Mok Tsz Ling, Sze Tsz Ho
MSE Students: Wong Wui Leung

24 teams joined the competition this year including top mainland universities such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University and Shanghai Maritime University. CityU is the only university from Hong Kong joining such competition. You may check here for more information about the competition.



Champion in IET Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition 2018 (Postgraduate Section)

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18 Jul 2018

Mr ZHU Hongxu (PhD student) and Mr LIU Yucheng (Research Assistant), have been awarded the Champion in IET Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition (YPEC) 2018 – Postgraduate Section. The winning project, supervised by Dr K F Tsang, is titled "A new machine learning based real-time anomaly detection system for Hong Kong’s Internet".

YPEC, organized by Institution of Engineering and Technology, is an annual exhibition and competition for students and young professionals in Hong Kong to present their innovative engineering ideas. The theme this year is “Supernova”. Exhibits covered a wide spectrum of engineering and technology from improving your sleep quality and online shopping experience to new idea on radar technology, machine learning, solar car building and even a Mars colony plan.



Winning Runner-up Team in PwC's HackaDay 2018

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20 Jun 2018

Mr Hui Kam Leung (INFE, Yr-3) together with students from Computer Science and Information Systems, were the Runners-up in PwC's HackaDay 2018. Dr Ray Cheung has served as the mentor to help interested students to form the team for joining the competition.

It’s the second year for PwC to organize such a competition where undergraduate students from local universities competed in a 6-hour hacking session on skills and knowledge related to IoT, web, network and binary. It aims to increase the general awareness of the importance of cybersecurity amongst Hong Kong’s youth, who will eventually become the pillars of our society. HackaDay also serves as a platform to raise the competency level of new talents to better prepare them for a meaningful career in cybersecurity.



Winning Second Prize in IEEE EMBS Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter Student Paper Competition 2018

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16 Jun 2018

PhD student, Mr Nabeel SIDDIQUI, has won the Second Prize in the IEEE EMBS Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter Student Paper Competition 2018. The winning paper, supervised by Dr Rosa Chan, is titled "Hand Gesture Recognition Based on Multi-band Acoustic Sensors at Wrist".

IEEE EMBS Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter Student Paper Competition is held annually which aims to encourage postgraduate and undergraduate students from all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhongshan to present their project works in biomedical engineering related topics.



Winning Second Place in the 14th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition

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14 Jun 2018

PhD student, Mr Zhou Xinyu, has won the Second Place in the 14th High Efficiency Power Amplifier Student Design Competition. The winning project supervised by Dr W S Chan is called "Broadband High Efficiency Post-matching Doherty Power Amplifier Based on Mixed-Topology".

The competition was held at the IEEE MTTS 2018 International Microwave Symposium. Competitors were required to design a Microwave Power Amplifier (PA) with both high efficiency and linearity. Mr Zhou received an award from the same competition last year.


Winning 1st Runner-up in JOS Innovation Awards 2017-18

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27 Apr 2018

Miss Ng Chak Lam (INFE, Yr-3), who teamed up with students from College of Business, The University of Hong Kong and The University of Science and Technology, has won the 1st Runner-up in JOS Innovation Awards 2017-18. Their winning project is called “Algotritionist”.

The theme of the competition this year is “Happy Ageing – Innovation Healthcare Solution”. There were 48 teams from different tertiary institutions joined and 9 were shortlisted to the final round. “Algotritionist” is a system with algorithms that will suggest possible meals combinations suitable for the elderly, and keep track of the elderly’s consumption of different food elements. The data collected will be useful for doctors to provide more precise treatment and nutrition plan.

JOS Innovation Awards have been established since 2015. It aims to inspire and nurture students in Hong Kong for their smart ideas and innovative thinking in improving industry performance.


Winning 2nd Runner-up in Bank of China HK FinTech Hackathon

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21 Mar 2018

Mr RAJNIKANTH Ajay (BDEE, Yr-1) who teamed up with students from Computer Science and Physics, has won the 2nd Runner-up in Bank of China HK FinTech Hackathon. All the students are members of CityU Apps Lab. The winning project, supervised by Dr Ray Cheung, is called “I"PocketIn - AI Smart Investment”. Apart from a cash prize of HK$30,000, the team is entitled to a fast-track interview opportunity to Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) or Cyberport Incubation Programme.