In Focus - Issue 35 (Spring 2023)

External honors Prof. GUO Yike (le ), HKUST Provost and Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Prof. CHEUNG Shing-Chi (center), Computer Science and Engineering, and Prof. SHI Ling (right), Electronic and Computer Engineering, have become IEEE Fellows, bringing the total number among School of Engineering faculty members to . Prof. Khaled B. LETAIEF, New Bright Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, received an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has also become the rst person in Hong Kong to receive the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Edwin Howard Armstrong Achievement Award. (Photo: University of Johannesburg) Faculty Prof. Larry LI (le ) and Prof. YU Hongyu (right), both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, have been elected Fellows of the Royal Aeronautical Society. Prof. Vincent LAU (le ) and Prof. Ross MURCH (right), both Chair Professors of Electronic and Computer Engineering, were elected Fellows of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences. Prof. ZHANG Limin, Head and Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been recognized with the Ralph B. Peck Award by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Prof. WANG Zhe, Civil and Environmental Engineering, together with his team, received a Gold Award in the academic group of the Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities – AI Competition. In the same competition, Prof. Wang and the team also won the Huawei Most Innovative Use of Data Award and Best Use of Tencent Cloud Award. Prof. FAN Zhiyong, Electronic & Computer Engineering and Chemical & Biological Engineering, received an Xplorer Prize for his work on advanced interdisciplinary studies. The annual awards are supported by Tencent Foundation. He was named the laureate in the new materials and new energy eld in the inaugural BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize. Prof. Fan has also been elected a Fellow of Optica. 28 IN FOCUS Achievements