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Linsanity at CUHK

Jeremy Lin, the well-known NBA professional basketball player, visited CUHK on 28 June as the guest speaker of the event titled ‘Linsanity 2.0 – Redefining Success’. Organized by the Chaplain’s Office of Chung Chi College, CUHK, the event was warmly received by nearly 1,500 Hong Kong tertiary students. A live webcast was arranged to cater for the overspill audience.

As a devout Christian, Jeremy Lin shared his views on the topic of ‘Redefining Success’, giving his personal experiences, and talked with the audience during the question-and-answer session. Officiating at the event were Prof. Michael Hui, Acting Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, and Prof. Fong Wing Ping, Acting Head of Chung Chi College, CUHK. To open the event, the CUHK Christian Band was invited to play.

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Please click here to download the event booklet.

CUHK Named World’s Top Ten Research Institution in Telecoms

CUHK has recently been named by Thomson Reuters as one of the 10 research institutions in the world with the most impact on telecommunications. Amongst US and European universities, it is the only Asian institution on the list.

The network coding theory was introduced in the late 1990s by Prof. YEUNG Wai-ho Raymond, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Information Engineering, and Co-Director, Institute of Network Coding, CUHK, and his research team. Network coding is a technique that replaces routers with coders that transmit ‘evidence’ of a message, making network communications more efficient, reliable, stable and secure. Professor Yeung and his collaborators have recently been granted the prestigious 2016 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award for their contributions to the field of network coding.

Professor Yeung’s research team has recently put forward the BATched Sparse Code (BATS code), one of the most mature network coding techniques in the world. It overcomes the problem of data loss during wireless transmission and offers higher speed, reliability and stability. The team is now working towards its future applications in 5G wireless communications, satellite communications, Internet of Things, and wireless sensor/mesh networks. 

Having devoted 10 years of his time, Prof. LIEW Soung-chang, Division Head of Information Engineering, and Co-Director, Institute of Network Coding, CUHK, and his research team have successfully developed and prototyped the revolutionary Physical-layer Network Coding (PNC) as a promising technique that can significantly improve the capacity and energy efficiency of wireless networks by tackling the wireless interference problem. PNC has immense application potential, including earth-to-space communications.

Prof. ZHANG Kehuan, Assistant Professor, Department of Information Engineering and his research team have identified a serious vulnerability lying in the Android built-in voice assistant module and reported it to the Google Security Team. Professor Zhang’s team found that the zero-permission malware, named VoicEmployer, once installed on a user's device, could invoke the Voice Dialer mode of Google Voice Search even though the device is locked with a password.

Prof. LAU Wing-cheong, Associate Professor, Department of Information Engineering and his graduate students, HU Pili and YANG Ronghai, have revealed a series of security problems with the design, implementation and practical deployment of the Open Authentication protocol (OAuth 2.0) which is widely adopted by various online social networks (OSN) worldwide.

Zen Meditation on Campus

From 3-7 July, 200 young people participated in the “Five-Day Meditation Camp for Youth” on CUHK campus. With the guidance of the venerable practitioners from the Dharma Drum Mountain, the participants acquired a basic knowledge of Zen meditation and had a break that was good for body and mind.

Organized by CUHK Office of the Arts Administrator, the camp’s aims was to help participants to know themselves better, to improve concentration and to gain confidence through an array of exercises and activities. During the five-day camp, participants practiced sitting meditation in early mornings amidst the serenity of the campus, and learned different ways of meditating through drinking tea, writing calligraphy, painting, and navigating obstacles with a bowl of water in their hands. All participants were required to follow the daily schedule and leave behind all electronic devices during the camp, in order to stay away from any interruption and become more relaxed.

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