Aug 2021     Issue 17
Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Future of Healthcare
Hong Kong is a place having the world’s top-ranked healthcare systems and infrastructures, yet also a place faced with challenging demand of healthcare services due to aging population and rising cancer incidence. In 1993, Hong Kong has 9% population at aged 65 or above, and this percentage is expected to reach 26% in 2031.
A New Degree of Freedom in Nanomechanical Topological Insulators

Topological insulators are a new type of quantum material studied intensely in recent years. They are important for understanding fundamental physics and for applications of semiconductor devices. The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was awarded to three scientists for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter. 
Relational Graph Learning on Visual and Kinematics Embeddings for Accurate Gesture Recognition in Robotic Surgery

An engineering team working on AI for surgical robotics CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute has won the Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2021 (ICRA 2021).

Perfect Choice for Future Engineering Leaders

The Department of Electronic Engineering was established in 1970 by Prof. Charles Kao, ‘Father of Fibre Optics’ and a Nobel Laureate in Physics. The Department aims at cultivating students to become global leaders in the engineering discipline and inspiring them to pursue knowledge, to advance the state-of-the-art in EE and to apply the new technologies for the betterment of mankind.
Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao Named 2021 Kyoto Prize Laureate

Prof. Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Distinguished Professor-at-large of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), world renowned computer scientist, has recently been named 2021 Kyoto Prize Laureate, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to computation and communication.
Prof. Raymond W. Yeung Receives 2022 Claude E. Shannon Award

Prof. Yeung Wai-Ho Raymond, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering, and Co-Director of the Institute of Network Coding has been named the recipient of the 2022 Claude E. Shannon Award by the IEEE Information Theory Society
Engineering Professors Named RGC Senior Research Fellow and RGC Research Fellow

The Research Grants Council has recently announced its funding results for the RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme and RGC Research Fellow Scheme of the 2021/22 Exercise. Two Faculty members received the awards.
Prof. Ren Wei Receives China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2021

Prof. Ren Wei, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, has been awarded China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2021 by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
CUHK Robotics Team Wins Again in Robocon Hong Kong Contest

The robotics team of the Faculty of Engineering has been crowned Champion in the Robocon 2021 Hong Kong contest. The team can once again represent Hong Kong to win glory, after its success in the 2019 Asia-Pacific Robocon Contest.
CUHK and Zhejiang University Establish Joint Training Scheme for FinTech Talents

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and Zhejiang University (ZJU) in nurturing talents, the Faculty of Engineering of CUHK and the International Business School (ZIBS) of ZJU initiated collaboration to launch a Joint Training Scheme to train master’s students in the field of FinTech.
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