Prof Jun WANG has been elected as the foreign member of the Academia Europaea in its Informatics Section, following a rigorous peer review process.
June 21 - June 24 and July 9 - July 13, 2021
A collaborative research project titled “High-efficiency Computing Theory and Method for Video Coding,” conducted by Professor Sam Kwong and his team members from Mainland universities, has won the 2020 Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).
The project team comprising Ms ZHANG Yifan, a CS PhD student, and Mr ZHANG Jinghuai, a BScCS 2020 graduate, was awarded the Hong Kong Computer Society Student Sponsorship 2020 in the amount of HKD20,000 for their research work titled “A Novel Learning Framework for Sampling-Based Motion Planning in Autonomous Driving,” which was published in the 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (
Two PhD students, Mr ZHU Qingling and Mr LIU Fei, under the supervision of Prof ZHANG Qingfu, won the gold prize with USD 5,000 in track one of the Logistics Algorithm Competition organized by Huawei Technologies Ltd. in the 11th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO 2021).
Prof Tei-Wei KUO has been elected the recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements, with an award money of €60,000 for supporting research stays in Germany.
A joint team with members from City University of Hong Kong and the Northeastern University, China won the Silver Prize in both the 12th Challenge Cup – National Business Plan Competition for College Students and the 6th China International College Students' “Internet +” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for their project titled “CombCure,” under the supervision of Dr Shuaicheng
A team of BSc Computer Science students comprising Mr DAI Chenyue, Mr LI Jiaqian and Mr XU Rui won the Silver Medal in the 45th International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) - Asia Regional Contest (Jinan Site) 2020 held virtually in December 2020, under the supervision of Prof Minming LI and Dr Kenneth LEE.
Dr Cong WANG has been elected Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the class of 2021 for his exceptional contributions to security of cloud storage and computation.
Dr Linqi SONG received the Excellence Award in the Tencent AI Lab Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program 2019 for his outstanding research on Event-Based Natural Language Understanding supported by Tencent AI Lab Rhino Bird Gift Fund.
Dr GUO Yu, a 2019 PhD graduate, together with his co-supervisors Prof Xiaohua JIA and Dr Cong WANG, along with researchers from Alibaba Group, Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Mishu Technology, received the Best Paper Award for their co-authored paper titled “HybrIDX: New Hybrid Index for Volume-hiding Range Queries in Data Outsourcing Services,” in the virtual 40th IEEE International Conferenc
Mr HANG Ching Nam, a BScCS 2019 graduate and a CS PhD student, received the Certificate of Merit of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: Student Innovation Award for his final year project titled “Large Graph Mining: Subgraph Isomorphism,” under the supervision of Dr Chee Wei TAN.
Mr TIAN Xin, a PhD student, together with his supervisor Dr Rynson LAU, received the Best Student Paper Runner Up Award for their co-authored paper titled “Weakly-supervised Salient Instance Detection” in the 31st British Machine Vision Virtual Conference (BMVC2020) held in September 2020.
Dr Shiqi WANG has been awarded the 2020 Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) under the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Dr Wang will receive a funding of RMB 1.2 million in support of his research work.
Mr Weijing CHEN, a 2019 graduate of MSc Computer Science, together with his supervisor Dr Linqi SONG and a professor from Tianjin University, received the Best Paper Award for their co-authored paper titled “Enhancing Deep Multimedia Recommendations Using Graph Embeddings” in the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE MIPR) 2020 held virtually
Ms TO Pui Kiu Cheryl, a Year 2 BSc Computer Science student, received The Outstanding ICT Rising Star Award in the Awards Presentation Ceremony of The HKCS Outstanding ICT Women Awards 2020 (OICTWA 2020) on 5th August 2020.