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8 Feb 2022

The Endowed Professorship Scheme recognises the achievements of world-renowned researchers in their specialised discipline to create societal impact for the betterment of mankind. The newly established Fiona Cheung Endowed Professorship in Spatial Science is a great example to showcase the community's recognition of PolyU's research achievements.

“Scientific research is a meaningful job and it takes us on a journey towards unknown territories and makes the world better. The Endowed Professorship definitely inspires me to think out of the box and explore new ideas.”

Prof. Wu Bo, Fiona Cheung Professor in Spatial Science

Professor Wu Bo, Associate Head (Research) and Professor of the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, is the appointee of Fiona Cheung Professor in Spatial Science. Prof. Wu has been practicing his expertise in surveying in several National Space exploration missions, playing a key role in making great space discoveries. Prof. Wu had developed innovative 3D topographic mapping and geomorphological analysis techniques which contributed to the landing site mapping and selection for China’s Chang’E-3, Chang’E-4, Chang’E-5 lunar missions, and the Tianwen-1 mission to Mars. Other than space missions, another outstanding achievement of Prof. Wu was the innovation of “Novel Integrated 3D Mapping Model” in 2016. Reforming from the two major traditional 3D mapping techniques of photogrammetry using satellite/aerial imagery and laser scanning, the innovative model integrates multi-platform satellite/aerial imagery and laser scanning data.

Fiona Cheung Professorship in Spatial Science was endowed by Ms Fiona Cheung Sum-yu, Chairman of Forest Zone Limited. Ms Cheung has been a keen supporter of PolyU and is currently a member of the Governing Committee of PolyU Foundation and the University Fellow, providing invaluable advice to support fundraising and outreach effort of the University. She is also a Convenor of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Nanjing, and has been actively engaging herself in community service and philanthropic activities in Hong Kong and the Nation. Ms Cheung is proud of Prof Wu’s dedication and significant contributions to the National Space Mission and wishes to establish the Endowed Professorship to encourage young scholars to follow the footstep of Prof. Wu in devoting his career to research and innovation, making positive contributions to the development of the Nation and the world.

We hope like-minded philanthropists will witness the powerful impact of the Endowed Professorship Scheme in the appointment of the aforesaid professorships. Please contact Alumni Affairs and Development Office or browse the Scheme website for more information.

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