14 April 2019

CUHK Receives Fourteen Awards in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva



Thirteen projects led by researchers from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have received fourteen awards, including two Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury, one Gold Medal, eight Silver Medals, two Bronze Medal and the Prize of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation - Romania in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Here is a summary of CUHK award-winning projects:

Gold Medal (Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury) (Two pieces)

Team members: Prof. YANG Shenghao and Prof. YEUNG Wai Ho Raymond, from the Institute of Network Coding

Project: BATS: Enabling the Nervous System of Smart Cities

BATS, a revolutionary network coding technology, has been adopted in the Hong Kong Government’s pilot deployment of smart lampposts that will commence in mid-2019. BATS can provide multi-hop wireless network connections for smart lampposts without laying optical fiber to every lamppost. Laying new optical fiber, even if feasible, will require much construction work and severely disturb traffic and pedestrians. On the other hand, BATS enjoys the advantages of a low operating cost and a higher level of network security and stability. It provides a city-friendly and economical solution for mass deployment of smart lampposts, and so it expedites the advent of smart cities and and improves people’s quality of life.

Team members: Prof. Philip Wai Yan CHIU, from the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Yeung YAM and Dr. Ka Chun LAU, from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Project: Endoscopic Surgical Robot

This is a fully flexible endoscopic surgical robotic system for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection of tumor and early cancer in the stomach and colon. The two flexible robotic arms can overcome limitations from the lack of maneuverability of the current tool (such as the size and strength of the arms) and perform challenging procedures to increase the safety and efficiency of surgery. The project enabled the performance of endoscopic surgery without incision and reduced pain and discomfort after surgery, leading to faster recovery of the patient. Multiple times pre-clinical trials showed that this invention reduces operation time by two thirds and it did not cause any perforation in any trials.

Gold Medal (One piece)

Team member: Nezha (by Dr. Gabriel FUNG, from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering, with technology licensed by CUHK)

Project: Nezha – an AI-driven Checkbot for proof reading Chinese

Nezha is an AI-driven Chinese language Checkbot to help people proofread Chinese. It is built from a proprietary data algorithm using advanced natural language processing (NLP) technology. Its lexicon contains billions of Chinese vocabulary (more than 100GB). The name is taken from the God “Nezha” in the Chinese novel “Creation of the Gods” in terms of its power to identify various mistakes and to make appropriate corrections. Nezha conducts its work on the cloud. It is the first of its kind in the market with its advantages of high accuracy, fast analytic time and ease to use.

Silver Medal and Prize of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation – Romania (One piece)

Team members: Prof. WONG Kam Fai, Dr. Gabriel FUNG, Mr. Bo LI and Mr. Felix LIU, from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering

Project: SAMUL – A Toolkit for Sentiment Analysis for Multilanguage Application

SAMUL is a multilingual sentiment analysis toolkit. Given a specific topic, SAMUL will search, analyse, organise and report the related information from the designated social media and websites using natural language processing (NLP) and big data analytic technology. The analysis by SAMUL includes extracting the credibility, content and mood of the author of a message. Currently, SAMUL can read Cantonese, Mandarin and English, but can be extended to other alphabetic languages. During 2014–2016, the research team surveyed six of its major clients and the accumulated revenue boost made by SAMUL was USD$25 million. SAMUL is protected by 5 patents (three accepted and two pending).

Silver Prize (Seven Pieces)

Team member: Prof. Cheng Chun Hung, former Professor, from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering; Director of Research and Technology Development, Logistics and Supply Chain Multitech R&D Centre

Project: Smart Traffic Light System on Dam Section of Tai Tam Road


Team members: Prof. TONG Kai Yu Raymond, Mr. HEUNG Ho Lam and Mr. TANG Zhi Qiang, from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Prof. LI Zheng, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine

Project: 3D-printed soft robotic hand


Team members: Prof. LIAO Wei Hsin, Mr. ZHONG Chunhao and Mr. ZHAO Xuan, from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prof. QIN Ling and Dr. LAW Sheung Wai, from the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine

Project: Robotic Exoskeleton for Motion Assistance

 

Team members: Prof. Charlie C.L. WANG, Dr. Yunbo ZHANG, Dr. Tsz Ho KWOK and Mr. Mark Hoi SHEUNG, from the Department of Mechanical & Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Project: Shape-driven Design and Manufacturing Technology for Industry 4.0

 

Team members: Prof. WU Ke Li, Mr. MENG Huan, Mr. WEI Dacheng and Mr. HUNG Winghung, from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Project: An Intelligent Robot System for Adaptive tuning of 5G Microwave Filters

 

Team members: Prof. Tien-Tsin WONG and Dr. Wuyao SHEN, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Project:  Binocular Single Vision on Entertainment and Medical Applications

 

Team members: Prof. Cheng Chun Hung, former Professor, from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering and Director of Research and Technology Development, Logistics and Supply Chain Multitech R&D Centre; Mr. Tim Chan and Dr. Dorbin Ng, from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering

Project: Smart Landslide Detection System

 

Bronze Medal (Two pieces)

Team member: Prof. Nelson Leung Sang TANG, from the Department of Chemical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine

Project: Single cell population gene expression biomarkers: as emerging routine blood tests

 

Team members: Prof. WANG Jianfang and Dr YIP Hang Kuen, from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Project: Noble metal nanoparticle-based platform for better quality of life

CUHK researchers attending the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
CUHK researchers attending the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

Thirteen projects led by researchers from CUHK have received fourteen awards in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Thirteen projects led by researchers from CUHK have received fourteen awards in the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

The BATS: Enabling the Nervous System of Smart Cities project led by Prof. Raymond Yeung, from the Institute of Network Coding of CUHK, receives the Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury
The BATS: Enabling the Nervous System of Smart Cities project led by Prof. Raymond Yeung, from the Institute of Network Coding of CUHK, receives the Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury

Dr. Ka Chun Lau, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of CUHK receives the Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury on behalf of the Endoscopic Surgical Robot team
Dr. Ka Chun Lau, Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of CUHK receives the Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury on behalf of the Endoscopic Surgical Robot team

 SAMUL – A Toolkit for Sentiment Analysis for Multilanguage Application by Prof. Wong Kam Fai (left) and Dr. Gabriel Fung,from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering, CUHK, receive a Silver Medal and Prize of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation – Romania
SAMUL – A Toolkit for Sentiment Analysis for Multilanguage Application by Prof. Wong Kam Fai (left) and Dr. Gabriel Fung,from the Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering, CUHK, receive a Silver Medal and Prize of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation – Romania


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