CUHK Jointly Organized Academic Symposium on Artificial Intelligence with NSFC
The Academic Symposium on Artificial Intelligence co-organized by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre (BHKAEC), was held in CUHK from November 4 to 8. Guests officiating at the opening ceremony included Professor Fanny Cheung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CUHK and Chairman of the Academic Advisory Committee of the Symposium; Mr. Li Nai-yiu, President of BHKAEC; Ms Zhan Shige, Deputy Director of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan Office of NSFC and Prof. Irwin King, Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Symposium. Two renowned keynote speakers joining the symposium are Professor Benjamin W. Wah, JP, Provost of CUHK and Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; and Professor Sean Tang, Founder of SenseTime and Professor of the Department of Information Engineering, CUHK.
Apart from the 2 keynote talks, a total of 28 academic presentations were delivered to enhance intellectual exchange between scholars, experts and students in the field. Scholars and students from local universities including the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University joined the symposium as well. Among CUHK speakers were academic members from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management and the Centre for Bioethics. The event successfully brought together experts and scholars to share ideas for future research and collaborations in artificial intelligence.
Since 2007, CUHK and NSFC have co-organized annual academic symposia with different themes, providing platforms for intellectual exchange between scientists and scholars in the mainland and Hong Kong, while exploring collaboration opportunities. Previous topics included Quantum Information Science and Technology, Smart Cities, Bio-informatics and Its Applications, Chemical Biology, Condensed Matter and Optical Physics, Developmental Studies in Health and Diseases, Control and Automation, Climate Change, Digestive Disease, Big Data, Adolescent Mental Health and Disorders and Big Data Driven Management and Decision. For information of previous symposia, please click here.
Invitation to participate in Hong Kong Scholars Programme 2020
Hong Kong Scholars Programme 2020 will open for application starting from 4 December 10am. The Programme aims to help professors in Hong Kong engage high quality PhD graduates from leading universities on the mainland to undertake postdoctoral research work and training in Hong Kong. The stipend of the scholars will be shared between the mainland government and the Hong Kong supervisors. The Office of Academic Links (China) will coordinate the applications of CUHK members and offer administrative support to the scholars and their host supervisors before and during the stay in Hong Kong.
You are cordially invited to apply for being one of the Hong Kong supervisors under the programme. Applicants should be at the rank of associate professor or above. Successful applicants in 2019 are not eligible to participate in the new round of 2020.
The programme was jointly launched by the Society of Hong Kong Scholars and the China National Postdoctoral Council under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security in 2010. Interested staff members should click here for online registration by 3 January 2020 (Friday). All applications will be submitted to the China National Postdoctoral Council via Beijing-Hong Kong Academic Exchange Centre for final selection.
Enquiries can be forwarded to Miss Lydia Chung of our office at 39433225 or via email@example.com. Please click here for more programme details.