Department Events 2019
Departmental Advisory Committee - Luncheon and Meeting
It comprises 10 some members who are experienced professionals in the EE field providing us support and constructive advice on curriculum and training enhancement, programme promotion and how to foster closer collaboration with the industry. Nine members came to CityU to have luncheon and meeting with our faculty members on 30 October 2019. Prof Ron Chen, Dr Cheng Wang and Prof Moshe Zukerman were invited to have lunch with DAC members during which their recent research works were presented fostering academic-industry collaborations. A meeting was held on the same day where active discussions were made on teaching and research leading to new bright ideas incubated for future development.
Honorable Long Servicing EE Staff
Among the award recipients were 23 EE professors, technical staff and administrative staff who have worked at CityU for 10 years to 30 years. Some of them who have served the University for 25 years or 30 years were presented awards by President Kuo and senior management at the ceremony. Our achievements and successes are down to the dedication and professionalism of these valuable staff. Our heartfelt thanks to all of them!
EE and Five Technology Organizations Establish Joint Laboratories to Drive Research and Commercialisation
CityU EE Joint Lab is a “Government-Industry-Academic-Research Centre” scheme for collaboration between EE Department and industrial associations, research centres, corporates and organisations. This scheme includes physical lab logo wall setup in the EE Department; an online platform linked up with the EE Department website to share the progress of collaboration and projects; a series of regular networking events for industrialists, faculty members, and students, etc.. The Joint Lab aims to empower recruitment, research collaboration, commercialisation, and technology transfer.
CityU News Centre: https://newscentre.cityu.edu.hk/media/news/2019/09/19/5g-and-dc-smart-building-first-project-cityu-ee-joint-lab
News reports in: Skypost, Hong Kong Economic Times, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Sing Tao Daily, MingPao, Wen Wei Po, Lion Rock Daily, The Standard
Prominent Scholar from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, shared on "Facing Trade Wars in the Information Age”
This seminar aimed at exploring trade war and its relationship to IP protection as well as providing legal advice to protect important research and business information. During the visit, she also joined the science and engineering female faculty meeting. Her sharing at the seminar and the meeting stimulated vibrant discussion among faculty, researchers and students.
Distinguished Scholar, Professor Evelyn L. Hu, from Harvard University Stimulating Academic Exchange
This seminar highlighted the studies in 4H-SiC of defects (qubits), integrated within photonic amplifiers. There was lively discussion after the presentation fostering in-depth exchanges among faculty, researchers and students. She also met with our new faculty and joined the science and engineering female faculty meeting to share her insights and visions with us.
Sharing of Best Practices in Lecture Preparation
Their talks coupled with highlights of guidelines on teaching by Prof Stella Pang (Head of Department) were all inspiring to faculty members on getting start their teaching in a new academic year.
JS1205 Programme Information Session and its complementary mBot Workshop
F.6 students who were serious in their final choice of studies joined the Programme Information Session for JUPAS Applicants on 26 June which comprised an interactive Technology Play acted by 3 EE students showcasing the latest student-faculty innovative projects, a talk on “Programme and Career Opportunities” introducing our programme and the bloom of EE sector in the recent job market, and parallel sessions of conversations with EE professors at the end to wrap up the day.
On the next day in the mBot workshop, participants were given a challenge to build, programme and remote control an mBot to compete in a car race against each other.
Prof Henry Chung, Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering shared topic on “Application of a Problem-Based-Learning Model in Designing Electronic Engineering Curriculum”
He is Editor-in chief of the IEEE Power Electronics Letters from 2014-2018. He was recipient of the CityU President’s Award in 2016 and Teaching Excellence Award in 2018. He was voted for by EE students as outstanding teacher in the Department from 2008 to 2018 consecutively. His research interests include renewable energy conversion technologies, lighting technologies, and smart grid technologies. He has received numerous industrial awards for his invented energy saving technologies.
He was invited to speak on the topic “Application of a Problem-Based-Learning Model in Designing Electronic Engineering Curriculum” on 26 April 2019.
Staff and Postgraduate Students Get-to-gather – Hiking and Dinner
It took about three hours for the hike and we were fascinated with the spectacular sea view and the stunning natural environment. The trip ended with a hot pot dinner in a Chinese restaurant in Mongkok. We took a lot of photos and everyone has had a lot of fun on that day. Connection between students and staff were developed and we look forwarding to having more research collaborations in new or interdisciplinary directions based on this foundation.
Dr Corrigan, Senior Education Development Officer of the Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE) shared topic on “Lecturing Made Easy as P.I.E”
Dr Corrigan has been teaching at CityU since 1994 and works largely on faculty development at CityU.