CBS Assistant Professor Dr. CHEN Si has been awarded the PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) 2022, with her research focus on “Robot-assisted training for children with autism spectrum disorder”. Multilingual and multimodal robot-assisted training programs have been developed to improve the use of speech prosody and cross-domain emotion recognition of autistic children in Hong Kong.
The PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) is a university-wide award to honour 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.
Among 59 submissions across 22 departments covering all faculties and schools, Dr. Chen has been selected as one of the six YIRA awardees and received research funding support of HK$500,000 and a personal cash prize of HK$20,000. We are very proud of Dr. Chen’s achievement which is in line with the University’s commitment to research excellence and innovation. Congratulations!