The Department of Computer Science (CS) of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and TFI Digital Media Limited (TFI) have established a joint research centre to carry out research in advanced digital media technology.
CS students in the "2018 Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest - Embedded System Design Invitational Contest" held in Shanghai in July. Under the supervision of Dr Chee Wei TAN, six CS Year-3 students formed two teams and each team won the Second Prize in the Contest.
Two students of BSc Computer Science, LAI Wing Hang and CHIK Ho Ming, together with a student from EE, HUI Kam Leung and a student from IS (doing a minor in CS), SUNG Hiu Tung were Runners-Up in the 2nd PwC Hackaday competition. The competition tested the skills and knowledge of participating teams in four hacking categories: Network, Web, Binary and Internet-of-Things.
Three BScCS students, Mr THIAGARAJAN Kowshik Balaji, Mr CHENG Ho Wang Andreas and Mr LIANG Qiyuan, together with two students from AP and EE, won the Second Runner-up in the Tertiary Group of BOCHK FinTech Hackathon 2018 for their proposal titled “PocketIn”.
Two BScCS students, Mr CHONG Wai Man and Mr WU Wing Hong, won the Third Place Award in the Digital China and HKUST-BDI Cup “Smart City in Hong Kong” Competition 2017 for their project titled “Project-City,” which aimed to develop a Fire Services Information System to facilitate the command and control work of fire and rescue services. The winning team received a cash prize of HKD 2,000.
Mr WONG Nok Ching and Mr XU Yaohai, 2017 graduates of BSc Computer Science, won the Third Prize in the 15th Challenge Cup - National College Students' Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest for their project titled "FastLSH: A Similarity Search Engine on High-Dimensional Big Data", under the supervision of Dr Sarana NUTANONG.
Seven faculty members from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have been selected for the list of Highly Cited Researchers announced by Clarivate Analytics for 2017.
Mr Jialong SHI, a CS PhD student, together with his supervisor Prof Qingfu ZHANG and three co-authors from France, received the Best Student Paper Award for their paper titled "Using Parallel Strategies to Speed up Pareto Local Search" in the 11th International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning (SEAL 2017) held in Shenzhen, China in November 2017.
Mr Solomon MENSAH, a CS PhD student, together with his supervisor Dr Jacky KEUNG, received the Best Paper Award for their co-authored paper titled "Investigating the Significance of Bellwether Effect to Improve Software Effort Estimation" in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Software Quality, Reliability and Security (QRS 2017) held in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2017.