Professor Helen Meng and her research team received the Best Oral Paper Award in APSIPA 2010
2011-01-11 [ view ]
Professor Helen Meng and her research team from the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management won the Best Oral Paper Award at the Annual Summit and Conference of The Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA2010). The paper, entitled "Development of Automatic Speech Recognition and Synthesis Technologies to Support Chinese Learners of English -- The CUHK Experience", presents the recent achievements in computer-aided pronunciation training made by the team. The list of authors include:
Helen Meng, Wai-Kit Lo, Alissa Harrison, Pauline Lee, Ka-Ho Wong, Wai-Kim Leung and Fanbo Meng.
APSIPA aims to be one of the most competitive conferences covering the area of signal processing, information technology, and communications. The acceptance rate of oral papers in APSIPA2010 is 23.4%.
Three Engineering Professors have been awarded the IEEE Fellows in 2011
2011-01-10 [ view ]
Prof. Ching Pak-Chung, Prof. Li Wen Jung and Prof. Wu Ke-li have been elected the prestigious IEEE Fellows effective from 1 January 2011 for their contributions in the following areas:
(1) Prof. Ching Pak-Chung, BBS (Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Electronic Engineering)
- for leadership in engineering education and accreditation.
(2) Prof. Li Wen Jung (Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering)
- for contributions in low-power integrated nanotube sensors and devices.
(3) Prof. Wu Ke-li (Department of Electronic Engineering)
- for contributions to non-planar microwave filters and embedded radio frequency passive circuits.
The prestigious IEEE Fellowship was founded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world largest electrical and electronics association. The award is only given to individuals who have significant contributions and achievements to research and the society.
Including the three professors above, there is a total of 27 current teaching and emeritus/honorary professors of the Faculty who are IEEE Fellows....
Engineering Professor Wins Best Paper Award at International Premier Telecommunications Conference
2010-12-27 [ view ]
Prof. Jianwei Huang and his Postdoc, Dr. Fen Hou, of the Department of Information Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) won the Best Paper Award for the paper entitled “Dynamic Channel Selection in Cognitive Radio Network with Channel Heterogeneity” at the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2010. Sponsored by IEEE Communication Society, IEEE GLOBECOM is the premier international conference covering all aspects of modern telecommunications. This year, a total of 3613 papers were received this for this competition, and 11 Best Paper Awards were given. The above CUHK paper is the only one in the area of cognitive radio networking....
CUHK Faculty of Engineering Announces the Establishment of the Tsinghua-MIT-CUHK Research Center for Theoretical Computer Science
2010-06-29 [ view ]
The Tsinghua-MIT-CUHK Research Center for Theoretical Computer Science was inaugurated on June 21, 2010 by President Bing Lin Gu of Tsinghua University, President Susan Hockfield of MIT and President-Designate Joseph Sung of CUHK. The plaque unveiling ceremony took place in Tsinghua University. Professor Andrew Yao will serve as Director of the Center in CUHK. Research will focus on Theoretical Computer Science, which is the science underlying the field of computing. Its central mission is to develop smart algorithms that drive today's information technology. Increasingly, smart algorithms have created amazing applications such as computer animation, electronic commerce, bio-informatics, and many scientific explorations. These applications, and many more to come, are all built upon the rich foundations laid by Theoretical Computer Science over the last few decades.
- Hong Kong Commercial Daily (2010/06/22)
- Ta Kung Pao (2010/06/22)
- Wen Wei Po (2010/06/22)...
Engineering Professor elected as ACM and IEEE Fellows
2009-12-15 [ view ]
Professor C.S. Lui, Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious ACM Fellow 2009 and the IEEE Fellow 2010 for his contributions and achievements in his respective research areas. Prof. Lui is also the only one ACM Fellow awarded in Hong Kong.
Hearty congratulations to Professor Lui!...
CUHK Appoints New Dean of Engineering
2009-12-03 [ view ]
Professor C.P. Wong, a world-renowned scholar in electronic engineering and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, is appointed as the Dean of Engineering effective in 2010.
Professor Wong received his BS degree from Purdue University, and his MS and PhD degree from the Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is a Regents’ Professor and the Charles Smithgall Institute Endowed Chair at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (GT). Professor Wong has been awarded numerous international honours. He has published widely with over 1000 technical papers. He has also yielded fruitful research results and holds over 50 US patents.
Details can be found here....
Congratulations to Prof Charles Kao being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2009
2009-10-08 [ view ]
Professor Charles K. Kao, our former Vice-Chancellor and founder of Engineering Faculty of CUHK, has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for his "groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibres for optical communication". A party in celebration of Professor Kao's achievement was held in CUHK on Oct 7. The details could be found here.
Professor Kenneth Young, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, quoted the response of Professor Charles Kao towards receiving the Nobel prize as below:
“I am absolutely speechless and never expected such an honour. The Nobel has never been given out for applied sciences before. This is very very unexpected. Fiber Optics has changed the world of information so much in these last forty years. It certainly is due to the fiber optical networks that the news has travelled so fast.”
A brief profile of Professor Kao could be found here....
New Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Programme in 2010/11
2009-10-02 [ view ]
Starting from the academic year of 2010, the Faculty of Engineering is going to offer a new undergraduate programme in Biomedical Engineering, which is a joint initiative of the Engineering Departments with strong support from the Faculty of Medicine. Today biomedical engineering is pushing the frontiers of science and technology by using electronics, photonics, advanced mechanics and information technology to solve imminent problems in biology and medicine. Our Programme aims at educating the next-generation biomedical engineers with an aspiration of serving the society and advancing healthcare at the interface of engineering, science, and medicine. Details can be found here......
Energy Harvesting Circuit Design Won the Best Paper Award at 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA)
2009-07-28 [ view ]
Prof. Liao Wei-Hsin and his PhD student, Mr. Liang Junrui, of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering research on how to transform and collect piezoelectric energy from the living environment into electrical energy. They have successfully designed a circuit for improving the energy harvesting efficiency and won the Best Paper Award (Automation) for the paper entitled ‘An Improved Self-Powered Switching Interface for Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting’ at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA). Details could be found here....
CUHK’s Groundbreaking Discovery in Semiconducting Nanowires Advances Nanotechnology
2009-07-20 [ view ]
Research team led by Prof. Xu Jianbin of the Electronic Engineering Department and Prof. Li Quan of the Physics Department revealed for the first time intrinsic ferromagnetic characteristics in semiconducting nanowires in a study published in the current online edition of an internationally-renowned journal, Nature Nanotechnology. The breakthrough is an important step forward in the development of diluted magnetic semiconductors for electronics applications. It opens up a new front in semiconductor physics and nanotechnology, and holds promise to take the development of computer technology to new heights with faster computing speed and larger data storage capacity, but less power consumption.
Details could be found here....