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Events 2020

Prof Ron Chen gives talk in「求學與治學」講壇

The Provost Office is proactively launching different School Outreach activities to high school and university students to promote CityU education. 「求學與治學」講壇  is one of the initiatives that promotes an exchange platform between scholars and students on scholarly exploration. The first seminar titled「漫談質疑與創新」delivered by Prof Ron Chen, EE Chair Professor, was held successfully on 15 April, 2020.  The talk is very inspiring and well attended, and we are pleased to share Prof Chen’s ppt file and the recording clip.

Prof Ron Chen gives talk in「求學與治學」講壇

 

EE Soft Skills Seminar – “The Road from Engineering Students to Serial Entrepreneur"

Ir. Dr. Alan Lam, EE Adjunct Professor and CEO of Sengital Limited, shared with students his own journey from an engineering student to a serial entrepreneur in the EE Soft Skills Seminar that was held on 3 April 2020. The topic is “The Road from Engineering Students to Serial Entrepreneur”.

Soft skill is one of the crucial attributes for success in career. In the seminar, Dr Lam shared with students the different skills that add value to a university student, the considerations for the choice of further studies or starting a company, how to transfer a research project idea into a final product, and his own journey from engineering start-up to a successful entrepreneur.

The Road from Engineering Students to Serial Entrepreneur

EE Soft Skills Seminar- The Road from Engineering Students to Serial Entrepreneur’s video recording is available here .

EE Faculty Sharing on Online Teaching

While the Pandemic COVID-19 is developing so rapidly and affecting different aspects of daily life, thanks to the extensive efforts of our EE faculty and staff, online teaching and learning have been adopted effectively across different class activities.

In order to maximize student learning through this new mode of class delivery, EE organized two ZOOM sharing sessions held on 5 February and 27 March where faculty actively shared their best practices on online teaching for lectures, labs, projects, presentations, and tests. To prepare faculty for the upcoming examinations held in May, apart from all best practices shared at the briefing, it also served as a good opportunity to collect different suggestions from faculty in formulating the departmental guidelines on online tests/examinations.

Our faculty’s resilience in the face of adversity is indeed admirable. We all adapt differently and we will all adapt together.

EE Faculty Sharing on Online Teaching

 

Connecting with Students in the Special Time

When teaching and learning all to be conducted online in this semester, Department keeps interacting with students in various ways. Course lecturers are the frontline ones to keep close contacts with students taking their courses through user-friendly electronic platforms. We also invited all EE students to do a survey for the first two-week of online teaching to let us know how they have learnt. During the mid of the semester, the respective five programme teams together with Head of the Department met with student representatives of different majors/programmes (both undergraduate and postgraduate ones) via Zoom to hear their feedback and concerns. Technology keeps us connected and voices from students are always the foundation and drive for the Department to do better and further.

Connecting with Students in the Special Time

 

Data-driven Modelling and Prediction of Global Spreading of COVID-19

EE Chair Professor Prof Michael Tse joined hand with South China Normal University to engage data-driven modelling in the prediction of spreading trend of COVID-19 epidemic in China, with the goal of better control of the spread and facilitate timely hospitalization and treatment plans.

Under this research, a library of spreading profiles and corresponding model parameters is to be established based on the current results obtained for more accurate estimation of future outbreak in a specific population. Current progress has included Europe, Japan, South Korea, Iran, and more.

News release in Sing Tao Daily on March 19, 2020.

Data-driven Modelling and Prediction of Global Spreading of COVID-19

 

First-ever CityU Online Learning Taster Workshops for High School Students

The first-ever CityU Online Learning Taster Workshop by EE for high school students has been launched in February 2020, which attracted over a hundred of S.1 to S.6 students from 50 local secondary schools. The EE workshop titled 「精靈寶可夢的人工智能工作坊」conducted by Dr Ray Cheung, Associate Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering, attracted over 70 participants as an exciting kick-start for the workshop series. Students found the online teaching platform interactive which got them an early taste of prevailing technological topics such as Artificial Intelligence in EE.

News release in Sing Tao Daily on March 5, 2020. We are pleased to share Dr. Ray Cheung’s recording clip.

CityU Learning taster course

 

Festive Gathering 2020

Over 160 EE staff and postgraduate students got together at Festive Gathering held on 15 January 2020. It was a valuable occasion where faculty members and students gathered and mingled with each other so as to exchange ideas on teaching and learning, and build up connections. Everyone enjoyed the fruitful knowledge exchange in this event. It also served the purpose to celebrate the hard work of a year and welcome another good year.

Festive Gathering 2020

EE Staff Retreat 2020

EE staff retreat is an annual event gathering all academic and teaching staff for discussing departmental strategic areas identified for development. This year, some 40 staff attended the retreat held at the Aberdeen Marina Club on 6 January 2020. Group discussions on topics ‘Students and Faculty Recruitment’, ‘Teaching Quality’, ‘EE Strategic Focused Areas and University Strategic Focused Areas: “Matter” and “Brain”’, and ‘Qualifying Examination’ have led to a solid implementation plan of actions. Besides, the team building activities were so enjoyable and served as a good chance to know the different big talents of our faculty!

EE Staff Retreat 2020