CS News Archive

19 MAY 2017 Innovative tour guide proposal wins CityU students top CEO award

Four CityU students have been crowned champions in the Social Innovation CEO Competition for their idea to hire senior citizens as local tour guides.

13 MAR 2017 CityU-led cloud security project attracts $6m in funding

A CityU-led research project on cloud security has been awarded HKD5.98 million in the Collaborative Research Fund in the 2016–17 exercise.

06 FEB 2017 AI scientist wins national Achievement Award

Professor Wang Jun in the Department of Computer Science has received the 2016 Achievement Award at an national science and technology award ceremony.

07 DEC 2016 Cool thinking for coding kids

CityU is helping to promote computational thinking and coding among primary school students.

14 MAR 2016 Gold and silver for innovative technologies

The cross-discipline collaboration and innovative ideas of two teams formed by students from different departments at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) earned them gold and silver awards, respectively, in the "JOS Innovative IT Project Awards 2015-2016".

16 OCT 2015 International big data conference explores human-centric systems

About 600 scientists, scholars and researchers congregated at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics held at CityU from 9 to 12 October.

01 MAY 2015 Virtual reality for virtuoso learning

An innovative virtual reality (VR) programme developed by researchers at CityU is being used to help severely intellectually disabled (SID) students overcome learning challenges.

17 NOV 2014 Viral robot combat promotes computer programming

Over 500 high school students competed in the Fifth CityU-CS Robocode Contest in November. <br>

26 NOV 2013 Robocode Contest boosts interest in computer science

Virtual robots competed against each other in the final contest of the fourth CityU-CS Robocode Contest held at CityU.

30 AUG 2013 New labs to boost students’ innovation and creativity

New learning spaces at CityU in support of the Discovery-enriched Curriculum will give students the chance to create, test and communicate ideas.

26 JUL 2013 CityU graduate lands Google software engineer job

A CityU computer science graduate has been offered a position as a software engineer at Google’s US headquarters due to his outstanding performance in an international programming competition.

21 JAN 2013 CityU student wins Best Paper Award for new image search method

A Computer Science PhD student at CityU won the Best Paper Award at the 2012 Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia.

26 NOV 2012 CityU hosts robot contest for secondary students

Virtual robots battled it out in a computer game programming competition held on 24 November at CityU.

14 AUG 2012 Computer science student wins Gold Award for mobile app

A creative and highly practical mobile app developed by a CityU computer science student has won a Gold Award at the 2012 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student IT Project Competition.

07 DEC 2011 CityU’s wetland system removes 90% of wastewater pollutants

Researchers at CityU have found that an artificially constructed wetland can remove up to 90% of pollutants in wastewater. <br>

28 NOV 2011 Robot battles at CityU

Virtual robots built by over 200 local secondary school students fought each other in the CityU-CS Robocode Contest 2011.

22 MAR 2011 CityU postgraduate students win prestigious award at mathematics competition

Three postgraduate students from CityU have won a First Class Award at the 7th National Postgraduate Mathematics Contest in Modelling.

09 MAR 2011 CityU scientist honoured for anti-phishing research

Dr Liu Wenyin, Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science, has been honoured with a prestigious fellowship in recognition of his anti-phishing research.

23 NOV 2010 Battle of the (virtual) tanks sparks interest in programming

Secondary school students had the opportunity to learn more about computer programming at the CityU-CS Robocode Contest 2010 organised by CityU on 20 November.

25 OCT 2010 CityU’s e-book project receives mainland fund boost

Professor Li Qing from the Department of Computer Science at CityU has received a grant for an innovative system that compiles e-books based on individual users’ interests and learning competences.

29 SEP 2010 CityU’s CIO receives two major IT accolades

Dr Andy Chun Hon-wai, Chief Information Officer and Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been named one of Asia’s 15 most outstanding IT innovators for 2010 and one of the top 50 international CIO and IT leaders in social media.

25 MAR 2010 Computing students crowned University Champion in programming contest

Five teams comprising 15 students from the Department of Computer Science beat other seven universities from Hong Kong and Macau, and won the Champion University Award at “IBM Inter-University Programming Contest”.

17 AUG 2009 CityU offers school teachers free training workshop on using IT in education

CityU launched the Collaborative Blended Learning Curriculum Design and Development Programme, offering school teachers free training workshops on web-based tools and systems and helping schools meet challenges of IT in education.

21 MAY 2009 Student Project Exhibition reveals innovative ideas in science

The College of Science and Engineering is launching a Student Project Exhibition to showcase student creativity in technology, which enables hundreds of secondary school students to learn about the relationship between science and our daily lives. <br>

27 APR 2009 Library awards for outstanding students

CityU Library held the fourth OAPS certificate awards ceremony to recognise students for excellence in academic writing.

30 MAR 2009 Computing students excel in programming contest

Sound computing knowledge and strong teamwork have earned a team of three Department of Computer Science students the championship in the IBM Inter-University Programming Contest 2009.

27 MAR 2009 Awards for CityU artificial intelligence expert

Dr Andy Chun Hon-wai, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, received the IT Research Award and IT Professional Competency Award from the Hong Kong Computer Society at the Outstanding IT Achiever Awards 2008 held on 26 March.

19 JAN 2009 Technology transfer forum goes top secret

The Knowledge Transfer Office introduced the latest developments in data security and encryption technology at a forum on 15 January.

29 OCT 2008 Academic faculty consulted over new salary package

An open forum on the new remuneration package for academic faculty was held by the University on 21 October, during which faculty were provided with details of the new package and given the chance to offer feedback.

29 APR 2008 Innovative web-based education system benefits primary schools

CityU has developed a new web-based education system for primary school teachers and students and is promoting this advanced educational tool to all local primary schools.

26 MAR 2008 Foundation stone laying ceremony signals a milestone in Asia's creative media industry

CityU held the foundation stone laying ceremony for the Multi-media Building on 26 March. The building will be a focal point for the development of creative media in Asia.

10 MAR 2008 CityU hosts IT in Visual Arts Competition

Almost 1,000 students from 72 schools gathered at CityU for the 21st Century Competence for Youth (IT in Visual Arts) Competition co-organised by the Education Bureau, Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited and the AIMtech Centre of CityU.

21 JAN 2008 CityU receives gold and bronze prizes in HKICT Awards 2007

The innovative projects of CityU students and graduates receive six honours at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2007.

09 AUG 2007 CityU receives international award in artificial intelligence application

Dr Andy Chun Hon-wai of the Department of Computer Science receives an international award for the artificial intelligence system he designed for streamlining the immigration-related processes.

29 JUN 2007 Computer Science students enjoy more internship opportunities

Over 370 internship opportunities have been offered to 91 Computer Science third year students in the IT Professional Placement programme this year.

02 MAY 2007 CityU graduate shines in web-based education arena

A computer science PhD graduate from CityU has won the Best Software Award at the “Third International Competition of the Non-Commercial Software Systems, Tools and Products for Web-Based Education”.

26 FEB 2007 CityU graduate awarded prestigious scholarship by the Japanese Government

A computer science graduate from CityU has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the Japanese Government, enabling her to pursue postgraduate research in artificial intelligence.

18 DEC 2006 City Cultural Salon enriches cultural ambience on campus

The City Cultural Salon, which has been held at the President's residence since 1998, will be taking place on campus in the future.

20 NOV 2006 CityU promotes creativity through Virtual Character Design Competition

Over 40 secondary school students gathered at CityU on 19 November to compete in the second Virtual Character Design Competition.

06 NOV 2006 CityU websites rated “excellent” for accessibility

The websites of CS and MEEM have been rated “excellent” in the Web Care Awards 2006 for level of accessibility to people with physical disabilities.

24 JUL 2006 CityU computer science students excel in major regional IT competition

Three final-year students from the Department of Computer Science take home first and second prize in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region University IT Project Competition.

13 JUL 2006 CityU launches the second Virtual Character Design Competition

The second Virtual Character Design Competition to be held by CityU is now open for applications. The competition, to be held on 8 October this year, is open to all secondary schools in Hong Kong.

07 MAR 2006 Joint CityU–MTR Corporation AI software scoops yet another award

An Artificial Intelligence software system jointly designed and developed by CityU and the MTR Corporation has won a top prize at this year’s Asia Pacific Information and Communications Technology Awards.

27 FEB 2006 CS student scoops international award for web-based education research

Ms Apple Fok Wai-ping, a PhD student in the Department of Computer Science, has received an international award for her research paper on a new e-learning system which facilitates personalized learning.

10 JAN 2006 Virtual reality meets art therapy in pioneering psychotherapy project

Researchers at CityU and partners from the Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists have unveiled Smart Ambience Therapy, a pioneering application of interactive media and virtual reality technology in art therapy.

23 DEC 2005 EE PhD student wins Best Paper Award at IEEE ICIT 2005

T M Chan, a PhD student in the Department of Electronic Engineering (EE) at CityU, won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology 2005 (ICIT).

14 OCT 2005 CityU and MTR break new ground with IT Excellence Award

An AI software system designed and developed by CityU's Dr Andy Chun and the MTR has been honoured by the Hong Kong Computer Society.

12 SEP 2005 SoftEnable team grabs platinum award for ERP software

SoftEnable Technology Ltd, an associate company of CityU Enterprises, won the Platinum Award in the Manufacturing Category of the 2005 Hong Kong Outstanding Software Applications Competition, organized by Oracle, HP and Intel.

27 APR 2005 CityU and MTR Win Prestigious International Award With AI Software

An AI software system jointly designed and developed by CityU and the MTR Corporation has been honoured by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence with the “Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence” Award 2005.

31 MAR 2005 Three students honoured in IEEE Student Paper Contest

Three students at CityU have achieved first and second prizes in the Postgraduate section and the third prize in the Undergraduate section of the IEEE Hong Kong Section Student Paper Contest held in 2004.

11 DEC 2004 A study programme to promote cyber security

Computer academics and scientists from the Asia Pacific region, Europe and North America gathered at CityU, 11 to 16 December, to participate in the Croucher Advanced Study Institute (ASI) programme on “Cryptography and Wireless Security. The event is hosted by CityU’s Department of Computer Science (CS) with financial support from the Croucher Foundation.

10 AUG 2004 "Gold mining" in Silicon Valley

Sixteen students from the Department of Computer Science participated in a 10-day study tour to America’s Silicon Valley, 30 May to 8 June, 2004.

12 JUL 2004 Moving e-Government and e-Commerce forward

In mid-May 2004, Dr Joseph Fong, Associate Professor of the Department of Computer Science, obtained sponsorship nearing HK$1 million from the Hong Kong Government's Innovation and Technology Fund and the industrial sector in support of his project to develop a software tool that advances database processing onto the Internet superhighway. His research has significant application value to e-Government and e-Commerce.

06 APR 2004 ITF supports body-driven technology in psychotherapy

Can art and technology meet and be put to good use in psychotherapy? The answer is a resounding yes. One City University computer scientist, for example, has been successful in applying his technological research to the world of artists, musicians and therapists for helping the emotionally or physically handicapped.

28 OCT 2003 CityU enterprises tops industry awards

Two CityU enterprises have been recognized for excellence in industrial performance.

28 OCT 2003 CityU enterprises win industry awards

Two CityU enterprises have been recognized for excellence in industrial performance. DynaCity Technology (HK) Ltd, headed by Dr Sun Dong of the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management, and SoftEnable Technology Ltd, under the leadership of Professor Horace Ip of the Department of Computer Science, received the Machinery and Equipment Design Award, and the Certificate of Merit in Technological Achievement....

25 SEP 2003 New computing center unleashes third wave

CityU set up the Hong Kong's first center dedicated to research and learning in pervasive computing, thanks to a donation of over HK$11 million in hardware and software from Sun Microsystems, a US-based network solutions provider.

20 SEP 2003 New computing center unleashes third wave

CityU set up the Hong Kong's first center dedicated to research and learning in pervasive computing, thanks to a donation of over HK$11 million in hardware and software from Sun Microsystems, a US-based network solutions provider.

23 AUG 2003 Young researcher makes an impression

From Beijing to Israel and back; then onwards to Hong Kong, Dr Liu Wenyin has accomplished more than most in under 40 years, and won the prestigious ICDAR Outstanding Young Researcher Award from the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) 2003 along the way. Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science (CS) since 2002, Dr Liu has authored or coauthored over 100 publications, has seven patents pending and reached Senior Member grade in the IEEE.

01 AUG 2003 CityU welcomes new Chair Professors

wo new Chair Professors joined CityU on 1 August: Professor Frances F. Yao of Department of Computer Science and Professor Wu Hung-I of the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics.

01 MAR 2003 IT excellence award for CASSOS

CASSOS, the Computer-Assisted Simulation System for Orthognathic Surgery, developed by CityU's Department of Computer Science (CS), was awarded a Product Silver Award at the IT Excellence awards 2002 for its advanced and innovative technology on 18 February.

20 FEB 2003 CASSOS receives IT excellence award

CASSOS, the Computer-Assisted Simulation System for Orthognathic Surgery developed by City University's Department of Computer Science (CS), was awarded a product silver prize at the IT Excellence Awards 2002 for its advanced and innovative technology.

16 DEC 2002 Body Brush: Marrying art and technology

Art is art; technology is, well, technology. Their paths seldom cross, right? Not in the case of Body Brush, an advanced computer-aided tool pioneered by CityU's Professor Horace Ip to merge the two to produce stunning artistic results.

01 DEC 2002 Body-Brush: Art on a virtual canvas

A "marriage of art and technology" is how Professor Horace Ip describes Body-Brush, a new tool that transforms body movements into real-time three-dimensional (3D) paintings. Professor Ip, Chair Professor of Computer Science and Head of CityU's Department of Computer Science, developed the innovative computer-based motion analysis system in collaboration with CityU's School of Creative Media (SCM) and Hong Kong artist Mr Hay Young.

01 AUG 2002 Logistics and artificial intelligence

In his 2001 Policy Address, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, Mr Tung Chee-hwa, announced the Logistics Hong Kong initiative, which aims to strengthen Hong Kong's status as the preferred regional and international logistics hub, linking the China's mainland with the rest of the world.

16 MAY 2002 Maximizing Zhuhai's applied R&D capabilities

At 15 May inauguration ceremony establishing its Zhuhai Applied R&D Centres, CityU became the first local university to set up a research base at Guangdong's Southern Software Park.

14 MAR 2002 Renowned painter tries Body-Brush

One of China's most renowned painters, Wu Guanzhong, turned his body into a brush and composed a 3-D drawing using CityU's innovative Body-Brush technology on campus on 13 March.

15 OCT 2001 IBM, EMC, PCCW & Sun help boost e-infrastructure

September saw a quantum leap in CityU's IT infrastructure with the generous help from numerous industry giants: IBM, EMC, PCCW and Sun.

05 OCT 2001 CityU and IT leaders to research web-based collaborative technologies

City University, PCCW Business eSolutions and Sun Microsystems have joined forces to research web-based 3D collaborative technologies under a University-Industry Collaboration Programme backed by the government's Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF).

01 OCT 2001 IBM supports e-business education at CityU

IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd has donated an e-business software package worth more than HK$14 million to CityU to support both teaching and research.

21 SEP 2001 IBM lifts e-business at CityU

In a display of its commitment to the advancement of teaching and research in the region, IBM China/Hong Kong Ltd has donated an e-business software package worth more than HK$14 million to CityU.

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