Staff Achievements

HK$5.98 Million Funding for Research on Security and Privacy-enhancing Technologies

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10 JAN 2017

The CityU-led research application "Security and Privacy-enhancing Technologies for Cloud Storage of Big Data", coordinated and supported by Prof Xiaohua Jia and Dr Cong Wang, has been awarded HK$5.98 million in the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) from the Research Grants Council (RGC) in the 2016-17 exercise. This successful application serves as recognition for the excellence of our research and highlights our capacity to lead project in collaborative research across disciplines and across institutions. More information is available at University Grants Committe website.

Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology Achievement Award 2016

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05 JAN 2017

Prof Jun WANG received the Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Science and Technology Achievement Award in Shenzhen, China in December 2016 in recognition of his significant contributions to early concepts and sustained developments in the field of neural networks in particular and artificial intelligence as a whole.

Initiated by the Chinese Artificial Intelligence Association and approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Award is conferred upon individuals who have made great breakthroughs and outstanding contributions in the field of intelligence science and technology.

Highly Cited Researchers 2016 and IEEE Fellow 2017

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23 NOV 2016

Prof Qingfu ZHANG has been named by Thomson Reuters in the list of "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" in the field of Computer Science and has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective from January 2017, for his contributions to multi-objective evolutionary computation methodologies.

According to Thomson Reuters, "Highly Cited Researchers 2016" represents some of the world's most influential scientific minds. The 2016 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2004-2014 were surveyed. Highly Cited Papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science.

The VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award

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08 AUG 2016

Dr Ted Chow will receive the VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award for his co-authored paper titled "The New Casper: Query Processing for Location Services without Compromising Privacy" in the 42nd International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) to be held in New Delhi, India in September 2016. In addition, Dr Chow will give an Award talk on "Location Data Management: A Tale of Two Systems and the 'Next Destination'!" in the Conference. The abstract of the talk is available here.

VLDB is a prestigious annual international forum covering current issues in data management, database, and information systems research. The VLDB 10-Year Best Paper Award is established for the author(s) whose paper has the most impact on database research since it was published in the VLDB Conference ten years ago.

Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology)

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30 MAY 2016

Four outstanding scientists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have won the Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education.

Best Paper Award in the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP)

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19 NOV 2015

Dr Henry Xu received the Best Paper Award for his paper titled "Minimizing Transient Congestion during Network Update in Data Centers" in the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) held in San Francisco, United States on 10-13 November 2015.

ICNP is a premier conference on network protocols, covering all aspects of network protocol research, including design, analysis, specification, verification, implementation, and performance.

Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong Ranked 16th Globally by US News and World Report

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07 OCT 2015

US News and World Report has just released its widely followed 2015 ranking of global universities and subjects. Computer science at City University of Hong Kong is ranked 16th globally; this is not just the highest ranking achieved to date but is also indicative of a continual rising trend. The ranking is based on academic reputation and research in the field, with strong emphasis on research publications and citations.

高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎-自然科學獎 (二等)

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09 JUN 2015

Dr Jacky Keung has recently received the高等學校科學研究優秀成果獎-自然科學獎 (二等) awarded by the Ministry of Education of the People Republic of China for his collaborative research project titled “Quality-Driven Methods for Software Evolution Management and Fault Detection”.

The project is about sustainable software quality assurance techniques developed for managing software development lifecycle, and to ensure long term success of software evolution and change management required in practice. The research results have been successfully patented in several areas and published in many papers.

Best Paper Award of the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis 2014

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04 NOV 2014

Dr Minming Li worked in collaboration with other researchers abroad and received the Best Paper Award for their paper titled “TSP: Thermal Safe Power - Efficient power budgeting for Many-Core Systems in Dark Silicon” in the International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis held on 12-17 October 2014 in New Delhi, India.

The paper proposes that TSP (Thermal Safe Power) provides safe power constraint values as a function of the number of simultaneously operating cores. Maintaining all the cores running below TSP will make Dynamic Thermal Management unnecessary and hence will improve the system performance significantly.

Fellow of IEEE 2014

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26 NOV 2013

Prof Sam Kwong has been elevated Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to optimization techniques in cybernetics and video coding. The Fellowship is the highest honour in IEEE membership and conferred upon individuals following a rigorous evaluation procedure, to recognize outstanding contributions to IEEE-designated fields.

Fellow of IEEE 2013

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28 NOV 2012

Prof JIA Xiaohua has been elected the Fellow of IEEE 2013 for his outstanding contributions to distributed computing systems and multicast communications. The Fellowship is the highest honour in IEEE membership and is only conferred upon individuals with outstanding contributions to IEEE-designated fields.

Early Career Award 2012-13

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19 JUL 2012

Dr CHAN Antoni Bert has been given Early Career Award in recognition of his outstanding proposal in the Early Career Scheme (ECS) category, which is set up by the Research Grant Council (RGC) for supporting junior faculty members early in their academic careers.