In Focus - Issue 35 (Spring 2023)

Dr. ZHENG Zheyang ( PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering) received the School of Engineering PhD Research Excellence Award . Zheyang, now Research Assistant Professor at HKUST, focuses on wide-bandgap semiconductor electronic devices and systems. He joined the University in as a recipient of a prestigious Hong Kong PhD Fellowship. Computer Science and Engineering PhD student LI Haotian was named a Microso Research Asia Fellow, the only awardee from a Hong Kong university among selected. His research interests include data visualization, visual analytics, and human-computer interaction. The Fellowship Program seeks to help students realize their potential in research through mentorship, research, networking, and academic opportunities, including an internship at Microso Research Asia in Beijing. Dr. CHEN Huangxun (le ) ( PhD in Computer Science and Engineering), Dr. CHEN Li (center) ( PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, MPhil in Electronic and Computer Engineering, BEng in Electronic Engineering), and Dr. WANG Wei (right) ( PhD in Computer Science) received the Best Paper Award at ACM SIGCOMM . They earned the accolade for their work on “So ware-De ned Network Assimilation: Bridging the Last Mile Towards Centralized Network Con guration Management with NAssim”. Civil and Environmental Engineering postgraduate students LEUNG Pak-Him (back row, rst le ) and WONG Kok-Yiu (front row, right) (both Class of ) took home the championship at the HKUST-Sino One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition as part of the platinum award-winning AutoSafe team, advised by Prof. Jack CHENG (back row, second right). The team’s invention centered on a new arti cial intelligence-based system to monitor construction site safety. Two other School of Engineering teams won the gold and silver awards. A total of teams formed by HKUST faculty, students and alumni, as well as participants from other local and overseas institutions, took part in the contest. Dr. WU Kaishun ( PhD in Computer Science and Engineering) has been named a IEEE Fellow for contributions to wireless sensing and ubiquitous computing. He is now Associate Vice-President for Research at HKUST(GZ). Prior to his current appointment, he was Professor and Director of Guangdong Provincial Wireless Big Data and Future Network Engineering Center at Shenzhen University. Philip YEUNG Wai-Lok ( BEng in Logistics Management and Engineering) won the CILT International Young Achiever of the Year . Organized by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the global award is held annually to recognize a young professional who has made a signi cant contribution to logistics and transport. Philip was nominated to represent Hong Kong a er winning the CILTHK Young Achiever Award . 30 IN FOCUS Achievements Students & Alumni