Staff Achievements 2022

Prof Michael Tse Winning Second Place for 2021 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award
Prof Michael Tse Winning Second Place for 2021 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award

Prof Michael Tse, Chair Professor of EE, has received Second Place for the 2021 IEEE Power Electronics Society Transactions Prize Paper Award. The winning paper, co-authored with scholars from Harbin Institute of Technology, is titled “General pathways to higher order compensation circuits for IPT converters via sensitivity analysis”.

Their paper was ranked as one of the best of the awarded papers from a total of 1233 papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics in 2021. Being selected for this award is a high honor and a tribute to the fine research quality, presentation, and potential impact that the research has on the field.

Dr Haoliang Li Winning ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award 2022
Dr Haoliang Li Winning ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award 2022

Dr Haoliang LI, Assistant Professor of EE, has received the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award at the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2022. The winning paper, co-authored with scholars from CityU, Nanyang Technological University, and Singapore Management University, is titled “Cross-Lingual Transfer Learning for Statistical Type Inference”.

The ACM SIGSOFT ISSTA is one of the top international conferences in operated system/software engineering/programming language that brings together academics, industrial researchers, and practitioners on how to analyze and test software systems.

Prof Ron Chen and Prof Chengqing Li Winning IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award 2022
Prof Ron Chen and Prof Chengqing Li Winning IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award 2022

Prof Ron Chen (Chair Professor of EE) and Prof Chengqing Li (2008 PhD graduate supervised by Prof Chen and now Professor at Xiangtan University) have received the Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award 2022 by IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. The winning paper, co-authored with Mr Bingbing Feng (2018 MS student of Prof Li), Prof Shujun Li (Professor at Kent University and Postdoc of Prof Chen in 2003 – 2005) and Prof Jergen Kurths (Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin) is titled “Dynamic Analysis of Digital Chaotic Maps via State-Mapping Networks” and published in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Volume 66, Issue 6, June 2019).

The award established in 1968 is to recognize the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. The award is highly competitive and the winning paper this year is selected among 3300 eligible papers considering the general quality, originality, contributions, subject matter, and timeliness. It is the second time for Prof Chen to receive this award and the first time was in 2005.

Prof K M Luk on Receiving the 14th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award
Prof K M Luk being Honored the 14th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award

Prof K M Luk, Chair Professor of EE, has been honored with the 14th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award (光華工程科技獎) by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (中國工程院), most significant recognition of his seminal contributions to Electromagnetic Field and Antenna Technology (電磁場及天線技術).

Established in 1996, the Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award is presented biennially to honor outstanding Chinese engineers and scientists who have made outstanding achievements and significant contributions in the field of engineering technology and engineering management. To know more about the award this year, please visit Ta Kung Pao and Weixin.

This is regarded as the highest award in the field of Engineering Science and Technology in China. It is very competitive among the best engineers and scientists. This year, a total of 39 scientists from all over the country including Hong Kong and Macao are selected from among 340 eligible candidates. Prof Luk is one of the three Hong Kong scholars being honored with this award.

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Prof Michael Tse Winning IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (CASS) Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award 2022

Prof Michael Tse, Chair Professor of EE, has been selected to receive the IEEE CASS Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award 2022 by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in honor of "His outstanding contributions and continued leadership to the development of research in complex behavior of power electronics and energy systems.".

The IEEE CASS Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award was established in 1985 to honor individuals whose exceptional technical contributions to a field within the scope of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society have been consistently evident over a period of years.  This is the top IEEE award for technical achievement in circuits and systems. It is extremely competitive among the top scholars around the world and a great honor to be recognized.

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Dr Haoliang Li being Selected as Top 50 AI Chinese Young Scholars

Dr Haoliang Li has been selected as Top 50 AI Chinese Young Scholars (AI+X) by Baidu for his outstanding research achievement in the area of AI+X (AI交叉領域).

The selection of Top AI Chinese Young Scholars aims to encourage young scholars in AI and AI+X to pursue impactful research in the said areas (Weixin and Baidu). 

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Seven EE Faculty on Top Scientists List by Research.com

Seven EE faculty are on the Top 1000 Scientist List in the world or Top 100 Scientist List in China in the areas of “Electronics and Electrical Engineering”, “Computer Science”, and “Materials Science” according to the h-index, publications and citations collected on December 6th, 2021 by Research.com, one of the major websites for scientific ranking since 2014.  These reflect the high-impact research and outstanding accomplishments of our EE faculty. 

Name

Discipline

Ranking in China

Ranking in the World

H-index

Citations

Prof Ron Chen

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

2

11

128

72,784

Prof Michael Tse

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

13

146

80

22,596

Prof K M Luk

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

16

167

77

17,960

Prof Henry Chung

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

25

253

71

12,322

Prof Din-ping Tsai

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

39

391

65

16,533

Materials Science

229

951

82

28,783

Prof King Ning Tu

Materials Science

117

266

111

43,240

Prof Hong Yan

Computer Science

82

946

68

15,041

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Congratulation to Prof Henry Chung and Dr Ray Cheung - CityU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021/22

The 'Train-the-trainer Education Team', led by Prof Henry Chung and Dr Ray Cheung, together with three other faculty, has been selected to receive the CityU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021/22 for ‘STEAM: Sharing, Training, Empowering, Aspiring, Motivating’. A total of 27 nominations were received and the team is one of the 2 award recipients.

It is the second time Prof Chung and Dr Cheung have received the CityU Teaching Excellence Awards. Previous awards were separate awards, not team award. They are passionate about coaching students on projects which leads to a number of student awards and start-ups by EE students and graduates.

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Prof Ron Chen being Titled Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Chair Professor of Engineering

Prof Ron Chen, EE Chair Professor and Director of the Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks, has been appointed as Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Chair Professor of Engineering, which is supported by the Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund (SHECF).

Named professorships represent the highest honour that a university can bestow upon a scholar for his/her outstanding academic and research achievements. It is also a lasting tribute to the donor who establishes the endowment or financially supports the Scheme. Prof Chen is a world-recognized scholar in the areas of nonlinear systems control and dynamics, as well as complex networks. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1997 and became a Life Fellow in 2019. He has been put on the Highly Cited Researchers List (Clarivate Analytics) 2021 for the field “Engineering” and has been on the list for 9 years. He was also awarded EE Outstanding Teacher Awards in 2021, 2019, 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Dr Katie Chan Winning 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award
Dr Katie Chan Winning 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award

Dr Katie Chan, Assistant Professor of EE, has recently won the 2022 Paul Dudley White International Scholar Award for abstract “Identification of Genetic Signals For “Diabesity” -- Type 2 Diabetes And Obesity -- Among African American And European American Participants In Four Cohorts Of The TOPMed Consortium”.

The award, presented by the American Heart Association, is to recognize the primary author with the highest ranked abstract from Hong Kong at the EPI |Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2022. The work of Dr Chan and her co-authors reflects Dr White’s vision for global excellence in cardiovascular science and medicine.