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BEEE’s Associate Professor Awarded Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) 2022

13 Jun 2022

The Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to announce that our Associate Professor, Dr Wei Minchen Tommy was awarded Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) 2022 for a research project entitled “Human vision-based solutions for lighting and imaging systems”.


The PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) aims to honor young PolyU researchers under the age of 35 who have demonstrated novelty, contributed to technology advancement, and propelled transformational innovation into solutions for addressing problems in society with a vision for a positive change to the future. This year, the YIRA assessment panel has reviewed 59 submissions across 22 departments, interviewed shortlisted applicants and selected six YIRA awardees. Each YIRA awardee will receive research funding support of HK$500,000 and personal cash prize of HK$20,000 as the encouragement for their research novelty and impact.  


Dr Wei’s research focuses on color science, trying to understand how humans see color and light using different methods (e.g., psychophysics, eye-tracking, etc). The findings help to develop algorithms and solutions for various industries, including lighting, cameras, displays, smartphones, VR/AR/MR-enabled metaverse systems, through the collaborations with world-leading high-tech industrial partners.


The Department would like to congratulate Dr Wei on the excellent achievement. We wish him continued success.

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