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Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Humanities 2022

Mr Law Wai Hung, Freddy (on left) and Dr Enrico Santus (on right)


Congratulations to the following award recipients on receiving the first ever Faculty’s Outstanding Alumni Award (in alphabetical order of the last name):
Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Humanities 2022
Mr Law Wai Hung, Freddy
Co-founder and CEO, Storius

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Language Studies with Business 2007
Department of English and Communication

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Humanities 2022
Dr Enrico Santus
Director (AI and ML), Bayer
Doctor of Philosophy 2017
Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Humanities (website) aims to recognise the graduates of the Faculty for their contribution to University and Faculty, and their diverse accomplishments in various areas, including professional achievement, scholarly achievement, and community service achievement.

Read more about the awardees:
Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Humanities 2022
Mr Law Wai Hung, Freddy

FreddyLAWMr Freddy Law Wai-hung is the Group CEO at Storius, an outdoor short podcast app for cultural tourism. Storius is operating in Hong Kong, Taiwan, US, Spain and Indonesia in 2022. Before that, he was the Director of Education For Good Community Interest Company, an innovation consultancy. He was also the CEO at Inter Cultural Education, the first company he founded. Freddy is an honourable lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. He is a Non-Official Member of the Human Resource Planning Commission, chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is the Founder of Cross Innovation, an innovation consultancy training different sectors to create new solutions effectively. He is an Advisor at AIESEC, a global platform for young people to explore and develop leadership potential, in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is the Director of La Violet Education, advocating creativity in education. Freddy graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Language Studies with Business. After that, he pursues a Master of Theological Essentials at the Gateway Seminary in the United States.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Humanities 2022
Dr Enrico Santus

EnricoSANTUSCurrently the Director (AI and ML) at Bayer, Dr Santus is being honoured for his professional achievement in the domains of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). He was granted the Hong Kong PhD fellowship to pursue a PhD in Computational Linguistics at PolyU, followed by three years of postdoctoral fellowships at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been dedicated to the research and application of AI for various purposes including sentiment analysis, fintech, healthcare and fake news detection. In his current workplace, he has contributed to the exploration, design and implementation of numerous AI solutions for pharmaceutical and crop sciences. Being recognised as a young and innovative expert in the field, Dr Santus is indeed a successful interdisciplinary talent with a strong presence in both academia and the industry. He is an active NLP champion who published over 69 papers in top-tier conferences and journals and received numerous grants and awards. He advises several laboratories, foundations and start-ups and his projects have been featured in mainstream media around the world.


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