Prof. Helen Meng, Chairman of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, received 2017 Outstanding Women Professionals and Entrepreneurs Award (OWA) by the Hong Kong Women Professionals & Entrepreneurs Association (HKWPEA) in recognition of her professional accomplishment and service to the society. HKWPEA first organized the Outstanding Women Professor and Entrepreneurs Award in 1999 and it is a tri-annual event. The Award honors and celebrates the achievements of women in Hong Kong. It recognizes women who have made significant contributions to their professionals, Hong Kong’s business environment, and society. They are women of integrity and high moral standards, providing outstanding role models to business leaders, peer and youth alike.
Prof. Meng received all her degrees from MIT and joined CUHK in 1998. She is the Founding Director of the Microsoft-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Human-Centric Computing and Interface Technologies in 2005, which has been recognized as a Ministry of Education of China (MoE) Key Laboratory since 2008. In 2006, she founded the Tsinghua-CUHK Joint Research Centre for Media Sciences, Technologies and Systems and has served as its Director. In 2013, she helped establish the CUHK Stanley Ho Big Data Decision Analytics Research Center and serves as its Founding Director. She served as former Associate Dean (Research) of Engineering (2006-2010).