The laureates of 2023 of the BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize (STIP) were announced on 1 Nov. We are proud that two of our Professors, Prof. Allen AU and Prof. Daniel LUO, have been awarded the laureates of STIP in FinTech. They collaborated to develop innovative algorithms that enhance the security of blockchain ecosystems, safeguarding assets, systems, and network integrity. Their groundbreaking work has significantly influenced the advancement of financial technology applications built on blockchain platforms.
Prof. AU’s research primarily focuses on information security, privacy protection, applied cryptography, and blockchain technology and its applications. Prof. LUO's expertise lies in blockchain and smart contract security, software and system security, as well as IoT and network security. Together, their contributions have strengthened the cryptographic foundations of blockchain technology, contributing to its wider adoption and secure implementation.
Established in 2022 by the Hong Kong Alliance of Technology and Innovation, STIP aims at recognising the scholars and experts from Hong Kong and overseas who have exceptional contributions to scientific research and influence the transformation of R&D outcomes in Hong Kong. The award categories include Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Life and Health, New Materials and New Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and FinTech. The laureates of each category will receive an award of HK$2 million. This recognition not only acknowledges their research achievements but also supports the transformation of their outcomes, benefiting the scientific community and society as a whole.