To encourage and nurture an innovative spirit within PolyU for scientific discoveries, the Research and Innovation Office (RIO) of PolyU organised the debut lecture of “Young Innovation Research Lecture Series” on 5 Oct 2022, supported by Prof. Qingyan CHEN, Director of PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR) and Chair Professor of Building Thermal Science and Dr. Daniel Xiapu LUO, Associate Professor of Department of Computing. This hybrid lecture had the pleasure to invite Prof. Chang Wen CHEN, Chair Professor of Department of Visual Computing to speak for the event and gathered outstanding young researchers including Prof. Qiang TANG and Prof. Chao ZHANG, awardees of MIT Technology Review "35 Innovators under 35" (TR35) China, along with Dr. Tommy Minchen WEI who was recognised by “PolyU Young Innovation Researcher Award”. The participants exchanged insights and ideas about bringing a profound impact on the future development of science and technology.
Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation), spoken at the lecture, “The University has been giving staunch support to our young talented scholars to pursue research excellence. He cited “PolyU Young Innovation Researcher Award (YIRA)” which was launched for the first time last year as an example. “The award aims to honour young PolyU researchers under the age of 35 who have demonstrated innovative thinking, contributed to technology advancement and turned innovative ideas into solutions for social problems, bringing positive changes to the world,” Prof. CHAO said.