current students

Title: IIOT: From Digital-follow-up to Digital-Leadoff

 Liu Yunhao

Professor Liu Yunhao
ChangJiang Chair Professor
Dean of Global Innovation Exchange
Tsinghua University

I will share lessons learned from our recent implementations of IIOT systems in oil refinery and glass factories in Middle East, United States, and China.

Yunhao Liu, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Chair Professor at Tsinghua University. He also served as the Dean of School of Software in Tsinghua, and the MSU Foundation Professor and the Chairperson of Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Michigan State University.

Yunhao received his B.S. degree in the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, and an M.A. degree at Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. He received an M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering at Michigan State University, USA. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Network and the Honorary Chair of the ACM China Council.

Yunhao received Hong Kong ICT Best Innovation and Research Award Grand Prize 2007, China Ministry of Education First Class Natural Science Award 2010, Second Class National Natural Science Award 2011, ACM Presidential Award 2013, CCF Wang Xuan Award 2022, as well as many best paper awards including ACM MobiCom 2014 best paper award, ACM SenSys 2021 Best Paper Award, and SIGCOMM 2021 Best Student Paper Award.


Title: A small work can have a big impact

Wang Zuankai

Professor Wang Zuankai
Associate Vice President (Research and Innovation)
Chair Professor of Nature-Inspired Engineering
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Everyone in academia wants to be successful. One easily ignored fact is that good science is not exclusive to those 1% geniuses, and 99% of scientific researchers are just as gifted as ordinary people. For most of people, the journey to achieving success is full of ups and downs, and precisely because of this, the light of reaching the destination appears brighter. This is also true to write a good paper that can present findings with clarity and surprise to leave endless aftertaste to the audiences. In this talk, I will discuss how to conduct good scientific research, even using very limited resources, and how to effectively deliver work, sometimes even small work, to have a big impact.

Professor Wang Zuankai is Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Vice President (Research and Innovation) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).

Professor Wang is a founding member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences, RGC Senior Research Fellow (2022), Fellow of the International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE), Highly Cited Researcher as recognized by Clarivate (2022), and Changjiang Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education of China (2016). His work has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records and his innovations have won the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva Gold Medal with Congratulations of Jury and Gold Medal. He has received many awards including the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship (2023), BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize (2022), Green Tech Award (2021), Xplorer Prize (2020), Hall of Fame (Advanced Engineering Materials) (2019), 35th World Cultural Council Special Recognition Award (2018), President's Lectureship (2018 and 2020), Outstanding Research Award (Senior) (2017), President's Award at CityU (2016 and 2017), Outstanding Youth Award conferred by ISBE (2016), OSA Young Scientist Award (2016), Chinese Government Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad Award (2007), and Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Award (2007). The Ph.D. students he supervised have won a number of prestigious awards including MRS Graduate Student Gold Award (2016) and Silver Award (2015 and 2021), Hiwin Doctoral Dissertation Award (2016, 2019 and 2021), and Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (2015, 2019 and 2022).