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Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award 2022

The year 2022 marks the 85th Anniversary of PolyU. The Graduate School organised the PolyU Graduate School Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award to publicly recognise the distinctive accomplishments and impactful contributions of our distinguished PhD/ MPhil alumni to professions, research and entrepreneurship.

Award Categories
  • PolyU Graduate School Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award
  • PolyU Graduate School Outstanding Research Postgraduate Early Career Alumni Award

Selection Criteria

A panel of judges, comprising both internal and external members, are to examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards. The selection criteria include:

  • Accomplishments, recognition and reputation in the profession/ industry/ community
  • Scholarly and research achievements and impact
  • Innovation and development of the business or technology venture

Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award

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Ir Dr HO Wai-ming Goman

  • Arup Fellow and Director of Innovation, Arup
  • Doctor of Philosophy 1992, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Being a world-renowned expert in tall building design, Dr Ho is behind many of the most challenging and innovative skyscrapers in Asia, including the 297m tall Cheung Kong Center in Hong Kong and the 528m tall CITIC Tower in Beijing. He is the first Chinese Structural Engineer who is awarded the Arup Fellow, a life-long honorary title given to exceptional individuals in Arup. One of his patents, the Hybrid Outrigger System, won the CIC Construction Innovation Award in 2017 and the HKIE Innovation Award in 2020. Ten of his projects, ranging from ambitious structures to green buildings, have received a total of 18 awards from Hong Kong and international professional institutions.

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Professor LIN Zhouchen
  • Professor, School of Artificial Intelligence, Peking University
  • Master of Philosophy 1998, Department of Applied Mathematics (AMA)

Prof. Lin is a world-recognised researcher in computer vision and machine learning. He has published four monographs and over 260 papers on top journals and conferences, receiving over 26,000 Google Scholar citations. He has been the Area Chairs of top AI conferences many times, including CVPR, ICCV, NIPS/NeurIPS, AAAI, IJCAI, ICLR and ICML. He has also been the Programme Co-chair of ICPR 2022 and Senior Area Chairs of ICML 2022, NeurIPS 2022 and CVPR 2023. He won the First Prize of China Computer Federation Natural Science Award in 2020 for his work on low-rank models. He is a Fellow of the CSIG, IAPR and IEEE.

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Mr LUO Weidong Chris
  • Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, Aurora Mobile Limited
  • Master of Philosophy 2007, Department of Computing (COMP)

Mr Luo co-founded Aurora Mobile Limited in 2011 while managing to attract multiple world-renowned investors like IDG, Fidelity and Goldman Sachs to invest in the company with a series of funding. Aurora Mobile listed on the Nasdaq (NASDAQ: JG) in 2018 with a market value of more than USD1 billion, is the first company of its kind to be listed on the US Stock Exchange. It is the leading mobile app developer service platform in China and has worked with more than 648K developers on over 1.8M types of mobile apps. The company currently has over 500 employees in five cities in China.

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Ir Professor ZHENG Yongping
  • Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Doctor of Philosophy 1997, Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME)

Prof. Zheng is the founding Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the founding Director of the Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub and the Interdisciplinary Research Institute for Smart Ageing. His project on Palm-sized 3D Ultrasound Imaging System for Radiation-free Scoliosis Assessment has won the Grand Award, Gold Medal and Special Merit Award at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. He also owns more than 50 patents and has published over 290 journal papers, and was rated as the top 2% citation scholar in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing in a survey conducted by Stanford University in 2021.

Outstanding Research Postgraduate Early Career Alumni Award

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Dr LI Siyang Liam
  • Co-founder and CEO, Goal Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd
  • Doctor of Philosophy 2019, Department of Electrical Engineering (EE)

Dr Li is the co-founder of Goal Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd which specialises in producing high-precision manufacturing equipment and motors. The company had an initial start-up value of RMB10M and the sales reached RMB30M in 2021 with a team of 60 employees in two office locations in China. He was selected by Forbes China 2020 as one of the 300 elite entrepreneurs and leaders for its “30 Under 30” list in the “Industry, Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Protection” category.


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