Feb 2021     Issue 15
Developing a Comprehensive Junior Secondary AI Curriculum for Future Generation of Hong Kong
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly developing field that is fundamentally transforming our world.  AI applications bring new opportunities that can greatly benefit our society, but they also bring new challenges that pose considerable risks to humankind.
New AI Approach by CUHK Engineering Investigates Multiple Gene Regulatory Mechanisms Concurrently For the Advancement of Biomedical Research

A research team from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) has developed a new Gene Expression Embedding frameworK (GEEK), which uses artificial intelligence technologies in machine learning and natural language processing to study the regulation of gene expression. 

A Novel Bioadhesive Hydrogel Demonstrating pH-independent and Ultrafast Solidification for the Treatment of GI Diseases

A research team led by Prof. Liming Bian has developed a strongly bioadhesive hydrogel that can achieve the pH-independent and exceedingly fast in-situ gelation within 5 seconds. 

CUHK Jockey Club AI for the Future Project

The Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Education of CUHK has launched a three-year artificial intelligence education project, entitled the CUHK Jockey Club AI for the Future Project, with generous funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. The project aims to develop a novel AI curriculum, as well as create a supporting infrastructure and ecosystem for sustainable AI education at junior school level in Hong Kong.
Prof. Tao Yufei Elected ACM Fellow 2020

Prof. Tao Yufei has been elected Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) in the class of 2020.

Prof. Pascal O. Vontobel Elected IEEE Fellow 2021

Prof. Pascal O. Vontobel has been elected Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) with the citation for contributions to graphical models for channel coding.

Prof. Raymond Yeung Received IEEE 2021 Richard W. Hamming Medal

Prof. Yeung Wai-ho Raymond has been named the recipient of the IEEE 2021 Richard W. Hamming Medal.
Prof. Wei-Hsin Liao Received Adaptive Structures Award from ASME

Prof. Wei-Hsin Liao received the Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Award by ASME for his  contribution to the field of adaptive structures and material systems through research, education, and technology transfer; and through the publication of more than 200 technical papers and numerous patents.

Prof. Yi-Chun Lu Selected as the Top 10 Winners of Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year in Engineering & Technology

Prof. Yi-Chun Lu is being selected as one of the top 10 winners of Falling Walls in engineering & technology for her invention of a safe, high-energy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly battery.

Prof. Wong Kam Fai Elected ACL Fellow 2020

Prof. Wong Kam Fai has been named Fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in recognition of his contributions to social media processing, particularly in Chinese information retrieval, opinion mining, microblog processing and rumour detection.

Prof. Calvin Chan Elected OSA Fellow 2021

Prof. Calvin Chan has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) in the class of 2021.
CUHK and HKPC Join Forces to Nurture Next Generation InnoTalent with On-the-Job Research Opportunities to Strengthen Local Talent Pool

The Faculty and HKPC signed a MOU pledging to jointly nurture a new generation of innovation and technology (I&T) talent and incubate more InnoTalent in Hong Kong.
Cross-disciplinary Research Funding on Advancing Digital Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has been granted up to 5.6 million Hong Kong dollars to assist in developing machine learning technologies for advancing digital biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease.
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