27 March 2019

CUHK Engineering Researchers and Alumna Receive Awards from the Chinese Association of Automation and MIT Technology Review



Two members of the Faculty of Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), have each received an award from the Chinese Association of Automation (CAA) and a Faculty alumna has been awarded a distinction by MIT Technology Review for their remarkable achievements. The Faculty is committed to developing innovative technology to improve peoples’ lives and these awards add to the wide recognition of its excellence in artificial intelligence and robotic research.

Mechanical and Automation Engineering’s Team Receives Honours from CAA

Professor
Jie Huang, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, was honoured with the CAA Excellent PhD Thesis Supervisor Award and Dr. Wei Liu of the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering with the CAA Excellent PhD Thesis Award. The CAA is one of the first and top national associations in China. The CAA Excellent PhD Thesis Award aims to promote innovative research and development of automation in China by recognising PhD students in the field of automation. The CAA Excellent PhD Thesis Supervisor Award is to acknowledge thesis supervisors who have made significant contributions to enlighten young scholars. A total of 10 excellent PhD theses were selected out of 500 in the field of automation in 2018. Prof. Huang and Dr. Liu are the only award recipients from Hong Kong and their award winning thesis is “Cooperative Output Regulation of Networked Multi-Agent Systems with Switching Topology”.

Distinguished alumna named one of China's top 35 innovators by MIT Technology Review  

Dr. Jianping Shi, a distinguished alumna of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has been selected as one of China's top 35 innovators under age 35 by the world-leading scientific magazine, MIT Technology Review. Dr. Shi joined CUHK through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme in 2011, and obtained her PhD degree at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2015 with over 10 research publications. She is the research lead for the Intelligence Vehicle Business Unit of SenseTime Group Limited, with more than 50 researchers working in R&D of autonomous driving systems and ADAS product.

Professor Jie Huang (left) and Dr. Wei Liu (right).
Professor Jie Huang (left) and Dr. Wei Liu (right).

Dr. Jianping Shi
Dr. Jianping Shi