Jan 2017     Issue 3
Fostering research in the Faculty of Engineering
Research is about "educational preparation" as well as "fostering innovative ideas". In short, what kind of education do our graduate students need to enable them to tackle challenging and important research problems?
Printed Electronics Enabling Smarter Wearable Devices

Recently, wearable electronic devices such as fitness watches and wristbands have emerged as a new platform for health monitoring. However, very few of such products have the capability to measure blood pressure (BP) due to the technical complexity in extracting reliable BP values.

Sharing Visual Content with Colour Blind Persons

Colour vision deficiency (CVD) refers to reduced ability in differentiating colours. Approximately 250 million people (about 4% of the human population) suffer from CVD. Persons with CVD are usually unable to clearly discriminate certain colours (e.g., red and green), thereby leading to misunderstanding, inconvenience, or even danger in daily life.

Vision-based Intelligent Forklift System

Vision-based Intelligent Forklift AGV System, a research project led by Prof. Liu Yun-hui, Professor of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, and Director of CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute, is one of the most successful examples of a start-up assisted by the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services of CUHK. The robotic technology enables a forklift truck to navigate and control its motion, and avoid obstacles independently.

Faculty of Engineering celebrates 25 years of excellence in education and innovation

The Faculty staged a series of celebratory events and showcased recent achievements in education and research to mark its 25th anniversary on 8 October 2016.
CUHK Team won the Engineering Medical Innovation Global Competition (EMedic Global 2016)

This inaugural EMedic Global 2016 has attracted 40 student teams from five continents and the projects submitted are of very high quality.
CSE Department hosted ACM-ICPC Asia Hong Kong Regional Contest

The Hong Kong Regional Contest, hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, attracted 59 teams to the CUHK campus.
Prof. MA Wing Kin has been elected IEEE Fellow 2017

Prof. MA Wing Kin from the Department of Electronic Engineering has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2017 for his contributions to optimization in signal processing and communications.
Prof. Helen MENG won IBM Faculty Award

The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations
Prof. Helen MENG has been elected Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association

Prof. Helen MENG has been elected Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association in 2016, "for contributions to multilingual, multimodal human-computer interaction and language-learning technologies."
Prof. Sherman CHOW won Best Paper Award at TrustCom 2016 with a team from Wuhan University

The paper titled "Securing Fast Learning! Ridge Regression over Encrypted Big Data" has won a Best Paper Award at the (TrustCom 2016).
Student BU Shi received the 2016 IEEE Life Member Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering

This Fellowship is awarded annually to one first year, full-time graduate student for work in the area of electrical engineering at an engineering school/programme of recognized standing worldwide.
Prof. MA Shiqian received the Journal of the Operations Research Society of China (JORSC) Excellent Paper Award

Three papers, out of a total of 63 papers published in JORSC in the years 2013-2014, were selected. JORSC is the flagship journal of the Operations Research Society of China.
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