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EIE Outstanding Alumni Award

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The Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, formerly known as the Department of Electronic Engineering, was established in 1974. Since then, the Department pursues a wide range of teaching and research activities in numerous fields of electronic and information engineering. We nurture generations of graduates who devote their time and effort for the betterment of society. To recognize outstanding graduates of EIE for their professional achievements and contributions to the community, the Department has set up the Outstanding Alumni Award of Department of Electronic and Information Engineering in 2022. Congratulations to the following award recipients.

 

Award Recipients

 

Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Mr LAM Wing Chap, Peter
Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering 1982

Mr Lam Wing Chap joined the Hong Kong Telephone Company in 1973. With 48 years of service with the company, he had held senior positions in engineering, sales, marketing and wholesale business. Before his retirement from the company in May 2021, he was the Managing Director, Engineering of HKT Limited.  He was primarily responsible for the planning and operation of the fixed and wireless networks, and supported a wide range of quadruple-play telecommunications services including voice, data, broadband, interactive multimedia, mobile and ICT projects in Hong Kong and overseas. 

Mr Lam graduated with a Higher Diploma in Electronic Engineering in 1982 from the Hong Kong Polytechnic. He earned a Diploma in Management for Executive Development in 1991 from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and joined the Cable & Wireless International Executive Development Program at INSEAD, France in 1997.

Mr Lam was the Chairman of the Joint Utilities Policy Group (JUPG) (2012-2015), the Vice Chairman of Communications Association of Hong Kong (2018-2022), a member of Departmental Advisory Committee of Department of Computing, PolyU (2014-2018), a member of Departmental Advisory Committee of Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, PolyU (2018-2019) and the Chairman of Departmental Advisory Committee of Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, PolyU (2019-2021).

Mr Lam is now serving Huawei as a Principal Consultant at headquarter. 

 

Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Dr MUNG Wai Yin, Steve 
Higher Diploma in Electronic and Information Engineering 2003

After graduation from the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Dr Mung Wai Yin received the BSc degree in Applied Physics with first class honours from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and finally received the PhD degrees from CityU in 2012. With more than 15 years of industrial experience and operations in the design and manufacturing of electronic products, Dr Mung is now working in Sana Semiconductors Limited. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of EIE and the co-founder and company representative of the PolyU-Innovation Technology (HK) Audio and Speech Signal Processing Joint Laboratory. 

Dr Mung has published and invented more than 100 journals, conference papers, China/US patents related to wireless/speech/audio technologies. He raised around HKD 20M of funding in PolyU and company since 2019. Dr Mung serves as a reviewer for several IEEE journals and committee member in the IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc), Audio/Video Systems and Signal Processing Technical Committee (AVS TC), and Instrument Science and Technology Group Committee in Institute of Physics (IOP). He is also a member of reviewing board in the MTT-Sat Challenge. He is Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInsP), Fellow of Institute of Science and Technology (FIScT), Senior Member of IEEE, and Chartered Scientist (Science Council, UK).

 

Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Dr YIU Hing Leung 
Master of Science in Electronic Engineering 1996
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic Engineering 1990

Dr Yiu Hing Leung, Head of Re-industrialisation Division at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), spearheads the key infrastructures and initiatives in driving re-industrialisation at HKSTP. By providing the state-of-the-art and purpose-designed facilities with special provisions, Dr Yiu fosters advanced industries and smart production in INNOPARK in Tai Po, Yuen Long and Tseung Kwan O with an ultimate goal to revitalise them to be the base of advanced manufacturing. He strongly believes that re-industrialisation can further elevate the "Made in Hong Kong" label as both an internationally recognized brand and a source of local pride. 

Before heading re-industrialisation, Dr Yiu was the lead in the Electronics, Materials, Precision Engineering Clusters and managed over 300 companies of this domain in HKSTP. Leveraging his business development experience and technical expertise in semiconductors and integrated circuit, electronics, information technology, telecommunications and computing, Dr Yiu secured a few key tenants, and drove key initiatives under the Robotics Platform including Robotics Alliance and Robotics Conference.   

Prior to HKSTP, Dr Yiu assumed the role of senior executive in both start-up and MNC. Working in Motorola Semiconductor for over 15 years, Dr Yiu was the General Manager Asia, Networking and Computing Group before he left. Being the brain of the famous DragonBall microprocessor, Dr Yiu was one of the key inventors of this successful project which does not only contribute to the development of the personal digital assistant / handheld computers today, but also proves him a visionary leader and an innovator with eight patents.

Graduated with Bachelor and Master of Electronic Engineering as well as the Doctor of Business Administration degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr Yiu continued his education in Executive MBA, Finance and Juris Doctor from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is currently a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and an Executive Committee Member of Hong Kong Automation Technology Council and Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council of the FHKI.

 

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Dr CHU Kai Fung
Master of Science in Electronic and Information Engineering 2016
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic and Information Engineering 2013

Dr Chu Kai Fung received the PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 2020, and the MSc and BEng (First Class Honours) degrees both in Electronic and Information Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2016 and 2013 respectively. He is a Research Fellow in the School of Aerospace at the Cranfield University. He published over ten papers to top-tier journals and conferences with over one hundred and thirty citations. He won several awards and scholarships, including Champion of IEEE (HK) Computational Intelligence Chapter Graduate Student Paper Competition, Second Runner-up of HKUEAA Enginnovate, EIE Scholarships for Postgraduate Scheme in Engineering, EIE Alumni Scholarship, Chiap Hua Cheng’s Foundation Scholarship, Dean’s Honours List, and several best GPA awards. Besides his academic background, he was a Senior Research Engineer and Project Engineer in the industry in 2020-2022 and 2013-2016. He co-founded a technology startup company, and his project is funded by HKSTP Ideation and PolyU Micro Fund. His research interests include artificial intelligence, intelligent transportation systems, autonomous vehicles and adversarial machine learning.

 

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Community Service Achievement of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Mr TSE Siu Kei, Dominic 
Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronic and Information Engineering 2010

Mr Tse Siu Kei graduated from the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering in 2010. In 2016, he obtained Master of Science in Technology Management in PolyU. Mr Tse is well-accomplished in Information Technology and worked in various well known banks as well as virtual banks in Hong Kong. He is now working as Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure Platform Services at United Overseas Bank.    

Mr Tse has been actively involved in student and alumni activities in PolyU and Hong Kong Community College of PolyU. He is currently the Chairman of Alumni Associate of Electronic and Information Engineering (AAEIE) and the Honorable Advisor of Hong Kong Community College Alumni Associate (HKCCAA). Mr Tse also contributed to PolyU at university level. He was the Director of the Federation of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University Alumni Associations (FHKPUAA) for over 10 years. In 2021, he was elected as the 1st Vice President of FHKPUAA.

 

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Dr WAN Shibiao
Doctor of Philosophy 2014

Dr Wan Shibiao is an Assistant Professor of the University of Nabraska Medical Center. Dr Wan obtained his PhD degree from PolyU in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Man-Wai Mak. Dr Wan received his postdoctoral training from University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University during 2016-2019. Before joining the University of Nabraska Medical Center, Dr Wan was a Bioinformatics Research Scientist at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the top pediatric cancer hospitals in the US. With more than 10 years of experience in machine learning, bioinformatics, and computational biology, Dr Wan has published more than 40 articles in prestigious journals like Genome Research, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Circulation Research, Briefings in Bioinformatics, and Bioinformatics. Dr Wan is an academic editor for BioMed Research International and a guest associate editor for a series of high-impact journals including Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Biology, and Frontiers in Genetics. He is a TPC member for more than 20 machine learning related international conferences including IEEE ICTAI, IEEE IAICT, IEEE IoTaIS, and IEEE SOFTT. Dr Wan is also a reviewer for around 50 prestigious journals including IEEE TNNLS, Nucleic Acids Research, Genomic Medicine, and Briefings in Bioinformatics. He is a recipient of the global top peer review awards (top 1%) in “Cross-Field” and “Biology and Biochemistry” in 2019 awarded by Clarivate.

 

 

The candidate nominated must be a bona fide graduate who had successfully completed regular full-time or part-time programmes offered by the Department of Electronic Engineering (ENC) / Department of Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University*, which lead to an academic award.

*Including its forerunner: Hong Kong Polytechnic

 

  • Nomination can be made by (i) the selection panel members; (ii) graduates of ENC/EIE, PolyU; (iii) current and former staff members of ENC/EIE, PolyU; and (iv) current and former members of ENC/EIE Departmental Advisory Committee.
  • Proposers should have obtained nominees’ consent before submitting the nominations.There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer. Proposers can also be nominated by other proposers. However, a proposer cannot nominate himself/herself.
  • The proposer can submit his/her nomination to EIE via email at eie.oaa@polyu.edu.hk with his/her written recommendations and the curriculum vitae of the nominee by 15 August 2021.

 

15 August 2021 Deadline for receiving the nominations
October 2021 Invite shortlisted nominees to submit full profile
November 2021 Deadline for receiving the submission documents
January 2022 Announcement of result
June 2022 Award Presentation Ceremony

 

 

Selection should be made based on the nominee’s contributions in the following four categories:

  1. Professional Achievement 專業成就 - this category recognizes alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership and made a strong impact on their profession / industry.

  2. Entrepreneurial Achievement 創業成就 - this category recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, founded and advanced business or technology ventures with societal impact.

  3. Scholarly Achievement 學術成就 - this category recognizes alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field.

  4. Community Service Achievement 社會服務成就 - this category recognizes alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities.

In addition to the proposed criteria for the respective award categories, a common criterion, i.e. "Support and Contribution to EIE/PolyU", will form a part of the selection criteria.

To recognize young alumni as well as alumni of more senior years, there will be two streams of awards, namely "Outstanding Young Alumni Award of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering" (for those aged under 40) and “Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Department of Electronic and Information Engineering” (for those aged 40 or above).

 

  • Mr Victor Choi, Chairman of Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association (HKETA)
  • Dr Daniel Lun, Associate Head of Department of EIE, PolyU
  • Dr Ng Chi Ho, Chairman of Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA)
  • Dr Jacky Ng, Member of Departmental Advisory Committee of Department of EIE, PolyU
  • Prof. M.W. Mak, Interim Head of Department of EIE, PolyU
  • Mr Simon Tsui, Chairman of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Alumni Association, PolyU

 

Contact: Ms Carol Yuen / Miss Polly Mok 

Telephone: 2766 4184 / 2766 6212

Email: carol.yuen@polyu.edu.hk / polly.mok@polyu.edu.hk

 

Please click here to download the poster of the award. 

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