Student Award 2020
Mr YAN Boxun and Mr CHENG Feng (ECE Year-3 students), who teamed up with a student from Department of Mathematics, have won the Second Prize in Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM) 2020. The winning project, supervised by Dr HU Xianpeng from Department of Mathematics, is titled "Furnace Temperature Curve Analysis and Optimization".
CUMCM has been held annually since 1992 which aims to improve the understanding of mathematics among university students, especially mathematical modeling and mathematical software. Participating teams have to develop mathematical and/or computer models to solve a simplified real-word problem in engineering, management, etc. in three days.
Mr Zheng Shaomian (MScMIT), has won the Second Prize in Zhejiang Lab Cup Global AI Competition-Video Generation Challenge 2020. The winning project, supervised by Dr Yanni Sun, is titled "Quadratic Video Interpolation Based on Multiple Discontinuous Frames".
The challenge was launched in 2018 which aims to promote AI research and boost the AI industry. There were 327 teams joined the contest and the top 12 were shortlisted for entering the final. Mr Zheng is one of the 6 awardees and awarded RMB100,000 and a certificate.
Mr ZHANG Yiqing (MScEIE and CDE graduate 2020) has won the 12th China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award (第十二屆中國青少年科技創新獎)*. The winning project, supervised by Dr Ray Cheung and Dr Alan Lam, is titled "Smart Baseball Training System".
The award has been established to encourage innovation and technological invention among youngsters. This year, there are 91 awardees from different provinces of China and Mr Zhang is one of the two awardees coming from Hong Kong.
*Please take the Chinese award title as the official one.
Mr WANG Hao and Ms WEI Yang (PhD student) have been awarded the 2nd Runner Up in IET Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition (YPEC) 2020 – Postgraduate Section. The winning project, supervised by Dr K F Tsang, is titled " A Novel COVID-19 Quarantine Directive: Optimized Dynamic Geofencing ".
YPEC, organized by Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is a dynamic platform for young professionals from different segments to exhibit their engineering and technology innovation. The theme this year is “PIENGINEER” which aims at inspiring young professionals to become a “Pioneer” and “Engineer” in different aspects and unleash their innovative ideas.
PhD students, Mr AGADAGBA Stephen Kugbere and Mr ELDALY Abdelrahman Bakr Mohammed Abdelnaby, have won the Second Prize in the IEEE EMB Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter Student Paper Competition 2020. The winning paper, supervised by Dr Leanne Chan, is titled "Electrical Stimulation Enhances and Maintains Theta-Gamma Modulation in Retinal Degeneration Mice".
IEEE EMB Hong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter Student Paper Competition is held annually which aims to encourage postgraduate students from all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhongshan to present their project works in biomedical engineering related topics.
Miss RUAN Yuyan (CDE, 2019 entering major) has recently won the IET Prize 2020, 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 CDE (CGPA 4.0 and being placed on Dean's List for 4 consecutive semesters) and actively participated in numerous co-/ extra-curricular activities organized by the Department, the College, Student Development Services and the Student Residence Office, Miss Ruan was nominated to compete for the prizes.
Mr LAU Chi Ho (PhD) and Mr YIM Kwok Woon (CDE, Yr-4), who teamed up with students from Department of Biomedical Science, School of Data Science and Department of Finance, have won the Best Fintech Award in International Blockchain Olympiad (IBCOL) 2020. The winning team, supervised by Dr Ray Cheung and Dr Alan Yeung, developed a project which aims to nurtures the existing microcredit industry by utilizing indigenous machine learning algorithms and the disruptive attribute of blockchain that bring the highest standards of evaluation, transparency, and cost-efficiency.
IBCOL 2020 attracted 60 teams from 15 different countries to join the international round. It embodies the characteristics of a business case competition, an academic whitepaper conference, and a "hackathon". Contestants of up to six students first write a whitepaper to describe a complete solution, and finalists are required to create a poster board and a pitch presentation. This competition rewards students who can think deeply about a problem and the solution, and explain it to others in a coherent manner.
PhD student, Mr AGADAGBA Stephen Kugbere has been awarded the HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers 2020 for his paper “Modulation of Narrowband and Broadband Gamma Connectivity in Retinal Degeneration Mice According to Electrical Stimulation Pulse Width”, which was supervised by Dr Leanne Chan. A total of three papers have been awarded this year and Mr Agadagba is one the award recipients.
This is the 15th consecutive year that the Institution organizes this international competition to encourage young engineers and researchers from worldwide aged 35 or below to publish their works and advance in their professional fields. It also serves to promote the engineering advancement among the younger generation as a whole.
PhD student, Mr DING Chen, has won the First Prize of Best Student Paper Award at the 2020 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference of Antennas and Propagation (APCAP). The winning paper, supervised by Prof K M Luk, is titled “Rotation-Free Phaseless Far-Field Gain Measurement of Linearly polarized Antennas Using Artificial Anisotropic Polarizers”.
APCAP is an international forum for the exchange of information on the progress and recent advancements in the research and development of innovative antenna technology and radio wave propagation. The 9th APCAP originally scheduled to be held in Xiamen, China was held online on 4 -7 August 2020 due to the COVID-19. There were 8 prizes (First/Second/Third Prize) presented and our student is the only one to receive the First Prize of the Best Student Paper Award.