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Events 2019

Departmental Advisory Committee - Luncheon and Meeting

Departmental Advisory Committee is a very important arm of the Department. It is established to act as an interface with public and private sectors and the community at large. 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.

Departmental Advisory Committee - Luncheon and Meeting

Honorable Long Servicing EE Staff

The Long Service Award Ceremony on 15 October 2019 acknowledged the loyalty and dedication of staff members at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). 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!

Honorable Long Servicing EE Staff 2019

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OIS Final Presentation Competition

OIS Final Presentation Competitionn

The 38 contestants, mostly Year 3 students, have accomplished the two month-long international experiential learning, which took place during the past summer semester in 7 countries. Under the Overseas Internship Scheme OIS 2019, they geared up to travel across the continent to the USA, the UK, Spain, Canada, Denmark, Finland or France.

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EE and Five Technology Organizations Establish Joint Laboratories to Drive Research and Commercialisation

City University of Hong Kong (CityU) - Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) and five technology organizations including Automotive Platforms and Application Systems R&D Centre (APAS), Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), Hong Kong Applied Science And Technology Research Institute Company Limited (ASTRI), Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA), and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) announced the establishment of five CityU EE Joint Labs on 19 September 2019.

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.

A Full House of Students joining JS1205 Programme Information Session

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

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Prominent Scholar from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, shared on "Facing Trade Wars in the Information Age”

Professor Chih-Chieh, Carol, LIN, the Distinguished Professor at National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, and the Chair Professor of Social Justice of NCTU School of Law, delivered a seminar titled "Facing Trade Wars in the Information Age-Trade Secret Protection and the U.S. Economic Espionage Act" on 6 September 2019. 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.

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CityU EE International Summer Programme 2019

In 2019 summer, the Department of Electrical Engineering organized two student activities: Summer Exchange Programme for Overseas Students and EE Summer Taster Programme for Senior Secondary Students. The Department partnered with four overseas universities for the Summer Exchange Programme this year. They offered EE-related courses along with company visits, local field trips and cultural activities for our 50 EE students. In parallel, we ran our on-campus-residential summer programme during 5 July 2019 – 10 August 2019 to receive 57 overseas students of our exchange partners. Themed “Remote Controlled Land Hovercraft”, the training was conducted on combined lecture-laboratory basis. Students built a mini land hovercraft from scratch, starting from circuit and signal design, 3D printing, wireless control to Android programming.

It was really fun to everyone!

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Student Induction 2019 - Big Welcome to EE Newly Admitted Students

EE Student Induction was held on 27 August 2019 (for undergraduates) and 30 August 2019 (for postgraduates) to welcome our newly admitted students joining the EE big family. It was so exciting and happy that over 300 students and professors met and greeted on the days. Apart from different informative sessions to let students know more about the Department, the majors or programmes related matters, student learning support and graduate career outlook, lunch gatherings were arranged for students to meet and chat with all our professors. What a nice start! May the youngsters flourish and enjoy studying EE.

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Distinguished Scholar, Professor Evelyn L. Hu, from Harvard University Stimulating Academic Exchange

Professor Evelyn L. Hu, the Tarr-Coyne Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, was invited to deliver a seminar titled “Inverted Atoms in SiC: Silicon Vacancies as Qubits" on 14 August 2019. 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.

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Sharing of Best Practices in Lecture Preparation

A Sharing Session on Best Practices in Lecture Preparation was held on 14 August 2019 where two experienced EE faculty members, Prof Ron Chen (Chair Professor) and Prof Moshe Zukerman (Chair Professor) shared with colleagues on the topics “Teaching: Preparation and Practice" and "My Approach to Lecture/Course Preparation” respectively. 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

This year the JUPAS Programme Information Session and its complementary 1-day mBot workshop for JUPAS applicants, were held on 26 June and 27 June respectively. 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.

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EE Shenzhen Technical Visit 2019

44 EE UG and PG students have joined the EE Shenzhen Technical visit 2019. The dramatic development of the innovations- and digital-driven industry in Qianhai, where gigantic tech firms such as Kingdee and Huawei are situated, is something EE students must not miss out in terms of paving the way of future career development. EE department would like to offer different opportunities to our EE students to have a chance to explore and learn more about the world high tech environment. The main purpose of this activity is to arouse and cultivate students’ interests in and enhance their knowledge of the recent development of Qianhai New District, and Shenzhen City.

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Career Preparation Seminars and Workshops for EE Students

Five seminars and workshops titled “Sharpen Your Interview Skills and Get Hired” and “Sharpen Your Interview Skills through Group Coaching” were co-organized by Department of Electronic Engineering (EE) and Career and Leadership Centre (CLC) in April 2019 to maximize EE students’ success rate in job hunting and getting a place in internship. The events attracted over 40 undergraduate students.

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The Final Year Project Competition cum Product Design Competition 2019

The Final Year Project Competition cum Product Design Competition 2019 was successfully held on 30 April 2019.

For Final Year Project (FYP) Competition, a total of 32 projects entered the semi-final which was a poster session. All semi-finalists were enthusiastic and professional in introducing their innovative and novel ideas in their project works. Six of them were immediately selected after the semi-final to compete in the final round held on the same day for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Prizes.

As for Product Design (PD) Competition, there were a total of five teams participated and worked on the product titled “Remote-controlled Airship”. There are Champion, Creativity, First Runner-up, Second Runner-up, and Merit Awards.

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Prof Henry Chung, Professor, Department of Electronic Engineering shared topic on “Application of a Problem-Based-Learning Model in Designing Electronic Engineering Curriculum”

Professor Henry Shu-hung Chung is currently professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering and Director of the Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research.  He is Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  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. 

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EE Quiz Competition 2019

EE Quiz Competition 2019 (EE常識問答比賽), was successfully held on 22nd February 2019 at the EE Multidisciplinary Projects Laboratory, where 14 teams of EE undergraduate students competed with each other intensely by pressing the buzzer, answering the questions, and flipping up and down their score cards placed next to them. Contestants and audience learned lots of common technology knowledge throughout the competition. It was an afternoon full of claps, cheers as well as a strong smell of nervousness mixed with excitement. The winners fully demonstrated their quick wit and strong determination. If you want to experience what it is like, you must join us the next year when this EE Quiz Competition is held again.

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Postgraduate Soft Skills Development Series in 2018/19

There were three soft skills development workshops organized in the academic year 2018/19 for postgraduate students on topics related to academic writing, paper publishing and conference preparation and presentation. The iconic speakers had attracted overwhelming responses from the participants.

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Staff and Postgraduate Students Get-to-gather – Hiking and Dinner

It was such a wonderful get-together that 40 some EE staff and postgraduate students had enjoyed a hiking at Po Toi Island (South Pole of Hong Kong) on 16 March 2019. 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.

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Career Talk to EE Graduate-to-be

Delegates from nine renowned companies, namely ASM Pacific Technology, Automated Systems Holding Limited, Fujitsu Hong Kong Limited, GP Electronics (HK) Limited, HKT Limited, Jardine OneSolution (HK) Limited, Macroview Telecom Limited, PCCW Solutions Limited and Siemens Limited, were invited to deliver career talks to our Year-3 and final year students, giving them a clear picture of the career prospect and development in the respective companies and in the industry. Students were excited by the job opportunities and the challenges ahead.

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Research Symposium for Postgraduate Students 2019

Around 150 EE postgraduate students, faculty members and research staff got together at the Research Symposium held on 26 February 2019. This year, a total of 58 posters were submitted and presented, and eight were selected to receive the Best Presenter Awards according to topical track. Participants enjoyed the interactions with peers and faculty members and the day rounded off with invaluable exchanges and conversations.

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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, Senior Education Development Officer of the Office of Education Development and Gateway Education (EDGE), was invited to speak on the topic “Lecturing Made Easy as P.I.E.” on 31st January 2019. Dr Corrigan has been teaching at CityU since 1994 and works largely on faculty development at CityU.

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Department Academic Advisor Visit

EE’s Departmental Academic Advisors (DAA) Prof Hugh Griffiths from University College London and Prof Vincent W S Chan from Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited EE during 28-30 January 2019 for an academic excellence review exercise. The 3-day program was so packed but remarkably meaningful – the DAAs met with different parties that included EE management team, teaching and research team, new hires, students of all levels; and visited department’s state-of-the-art facilities in the lab area; for coming up with a wrap-up that concluded the visit with commendations of the department’s efforts, recommendations for department to sustain our leadership in the field, and constructive exchanges of good practices between different universities.

EE Soft Skills Series I – How Engineers Could Shape the Future?

Soft skills is considered much more important than ever in the workplace, so EE Department is going to organize a series of Soft Skills Workshop in Semester B 2018/19. To begin, Mr Ian Huang, Founder and CEO of Digital Transaction Limited, was invited to share with us what soft skills really mean to professionals in the real-world workplace in his talk titled “How Engineers Could Shape The Future”.

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Award Ceremony of "What is EE?" Microfilm Competition 2018

“What is EE?” Microfilm Competition 2018 was held among Form 4 or above full-time secondary school students/ alumni or students of City University of Hong Kong/Community College of City University of any discipline with an aim to enhance the public’s awareness and understanding of electronic engineering through the production of microfilm. The award ceremony was held on 9 January 2019 to celebrate among winners, secondary school teachers and EE professors.

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Bridging EE Students with Friends from Industry

Close to 79 CEOs, directors, vice presidents, division heads, managers and officers of 56 companies participated in two industrial gatherings with EE programme management team and faculty members held on 28th December 2018 and 4th January 2019. The gatherings were very constructive in a way that good exchanges on university-industry collaborative proposals were carried out for a number of career-related and student projects namely Design Projects, Industrial Placement Scheme, Final Year Projects, 1-year Internship Program and Career Coaching.

More events fostering university-industry collaboration will be organized to bridge our students with industry friends and their potential future employers !