Events

28-03-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century

02-03-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Career and Life – Facing a Rapidly Changing Future

24-02-2017
Entrepreneurship Series: PhD Alumni Sharing Session – Journey to a Start-Up

16-02-2017
Entrepreneurship Series: How to Build Your Own Deep Tech Company from Scratch

10-02-2017
Where Innovative Ideas Come From?

23-01-2017
Interdisciplinary Research Series: Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

13-01-2017
William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Complex Interfaces in Fluid Dynamics by Dr Alban Sauret

07-01-2017
Hiking to Victoria Peak: HKU – Lung Fu Shan Country Park – Victoria Peak

29-12-2016
Sharing Entrepreneurship Opportunities cum End-Year Gathering for Engineering RPG Students

29-12-2016
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor S Y Kung

12-12-2016
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Kien A Hua

02-12-2016
Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

25-11-2016
Start-Up Idea Brainstorming

18-11-2016
Smart Researchers @ HKU Libraries
Using EndNote to Organize and Cite the Information You Need

11-11-2016
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Robotics and Its Research Paradigm by Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

04-11-2016
ITS Orientation: Security Talk for Engineering RPG Students

28-10-2016
Introduction to Start-UP and the ERSEC

21-10-2016
Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (Cancelled)

19-10-2016
William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Applying CFD in Built Environment: Inverse Prediction, Dynamic Phenomena, Urban Ventilation and HPC by Professor Fu-yun Zhao

14-10-2016
Library Orientation for Engineering RPG Students

08-10-2016
Robot Making Day @ Engineering DreamLab

20-09-2016
A Distinguished Visiting Professor Sharing Session by Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa

14-09-2016
Senior Students Sharing Session for Year One Research Students

09-09-2016
Alumni Sharing Session for Engineering Research Students by Dr Christopher Lee

02-09-2016
Welcome Reception

25-08-2016
Experience Sharing on Running a Small Consulting Firm

27-05-2016
Where Innovative Ideas Come From? - The Importance of Interdisciplinary Perspectives

06-05-2016
Embarking on a New Journey to Research Excellence: Academic · Professional · Personal

27-04-2016
When Technology Meets Entrepreneurship

Upcoming Events

Entrepreneurship Series: PhD Alumni Sharing Session – Journey to a Start-Up

Speaker: Dr. Miles Wen
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Accosys
PhD alumni in Electrical Engineering, Department of EEE, HKU
Date: February 24, 2017 (Friday)
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Engineering DreamLab, Research Student Centre, G/F Haking Wong Building
Organiser: Research Student Centre & Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)
Summary: In this sharing session, Dr. Miles Wen will share his stories in research and start-up, as well as his life vision and its effect on life and start-up. Along with his successful experiences in TSSSU@HKU (funding) and Incu-Tech Program (incubation), he will also give suggestion to those who want to create their own start-ups. This sharing session is organised in an interactive manner, in which Dr Wen's sharing is followed by free discussion.
About the Speaker: Miles Wen received his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering with First Class Honors and minor in Finance from HKU in 2011. He then obtained his PhD degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering under Prof. Victor Li from HKU in 2015.

Dr. Wen is an alumni of Lee Hysan Hall, former resident tutor at New College, former Founding Vice-President of Eta Kappa Nu (Lambda Iota Chapter) at HKU, and former Fulbright scholar at Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UC Berkeley. He is an expert in power system, information and communication technologies, optimization algorithms, big data, and machine learning. He is the author of over 10 academic papers and the inventor of one patent. In 2015, he co-founded Accosys Limited, a high-tech startup backed by HKU, Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, angel investors, and venture capitalists. He is currently the CEO of Accosys. Since early 2016, he has been appointed as an Honorary Assistant Professor (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at HKU.
Registration: Click here to proceed online registration.

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Career and Life – Facing a Rapidly Changing Future

Speaker: Professor Chih-Ming Ho
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace, University of California, Los Angeles
Date: March 02, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Engineering DreamLab, Research Student Centre, G/F Haking Wong Building
Organiser: Research Student Centre
Summary: The goal of career and life is to bring happiness to ourselves, family and to enrich human lives. In the ever-accelerating advancements of the technology world, the challenges evolve rapidly. For example, a most in-demand occupation today may disappear in a decade. How a young professional can place him/her-self in an agile position to face the rapidly changing future?
About the Speaker: Professor Chih-Ming Ho received Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University. Currently, he is Distinguished Research Professor in UCLA School of Engineering. He served as UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Research from 2001 to 2005.

He is known for his researches in personalized medicine, micro/nano fluidics, and turbulence. In 1997, Dr. Ho was inducted as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. In the next year, he was elected as an Academician of Academia Sinica. In 2014, Professor Ho received Doctor of Engineering Honoris Causa from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Ho holds ten honorary chair professorships including the Einstein Professorship from Chinese Academy of Science. Professor Ho was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as 3M-Nano Society.

On the international level, he has served on advisory panels to provide assistance to many countries and regions including China, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and United Kingdom, on the developments of medicine, engineering and science.
Registration: Click here to proceed online registration.

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century

Speaker: Professor Eric Mazur
Area Dean of Applied Physics
Balkanski Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics
Date: March 28, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Engineering DreamLab, Research Student Centre, G/F Haking Wong Building
Organiser: Research Student Centre
Summary: Can we teach innovation? Innovation requires whole-brain thinking — right-brain thinking for creativity and imagination, and left-brain thinking for planning and execution. Our current approach to education in science and technology, focuses on the transfer of information, developing mostly right-brain thinking by stressing copying and reproducing existing ideas rather than generating new ones. I will show how shifting the focus in lectures from delivering information to team work and creative thinking greatly improves the learning that takes place in the classroom and promotes independent thinking.
About the Speaker: Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics. An internationally recognized scientist and researcher, he leads a vigorous research program in optical physics and supervises one of the largest research groups in the Physics Department at Harvard University. Mazur founded several companies and plays an active role in industry. He is the Vice President of the Optical Society.
Dr. Mazur came to Harvard University in 1982 after obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. In 1984 he joined the faculty and obtained tenure six years later. Dr. Mazur has made important contributions to spectroscopy, light scattering, the interaction of ultrashort laser pulses with materials, and nanophotonics. Dr. Mazur received an Honorary Doctorate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the University of Montreal (2008) and holds Honorary Professorships from Beijing University of Technology, Beijing Normal University, and the Institute of Semiconductor Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Eric Mazur has received numerous awards, including the Esther Hoffman Beller award from the Optical Society of America and the Millikan Medal from the American Association of Physics Teachers. In 2014 Mazur became the inaugural recipient of the Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education. He is Fellow of the Optical Society of America and Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is a Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands and a Member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities. He has held appointments as Visiting Professor or Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Leuven in Belgium, National Taiwan University in Taiwan, Carnegie Mellon University, and Hong Kong University.
Dr. Mazur has served on numerous committees and councils, including advisory and visiting committees for the National Science Foundation, and has chaired and organized national and international scientific conferences. He serves as consultant to industry in the electronics and telecommunications industry. In 2006 he founded SiOnyx, a company that is commercializing black silicon, a new form of silicon developed in Mazur's laboratory. Mazur is currently Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board for SiOnyx. In 2011 he founded Learning Catalytics, a company that uses data analytics to improve learning in the classroom. In 2013 the company was acquired by Pearson. Mazur is Chief Academic Advisor for Turning Technologies and serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel for Allied Minds, a pre-seed investment company creating partnerships with key universities to fund corporate spin-outs in early stage technology companies.
In addition to his work in optical physics, Mazur has been very active in education. In 1990 he began developing Peer Instruction, a method for teaching large lecture classes interactively. He is the author of Peer Instruction: A User's Manual (Prentice Hall, 1997), a book that explains how to teach large lecture classes interactively. In 2006 he helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching. Dr. Mazur's teaching method has developed a large following, both nationally and internationally, and has been adopted across many disciplines.
Dr. Mazur is author or co-author of 317 scientific publications, 36 patents, and several books, including the Principles and Practice of Physics (Pearson, 2014), a book that presents a groundbreaking new approach to teaching introductory calculus-based physics. Mazur is a sought-after speaker on optics and on education.
Registration: Click here to proceed online registration.

Past Events

Entrepreneurship Series: How to Build Your Own Deep Tech Company from Scratch

Speaker: Ms Zoe Jervier
Global Head of Talent, Entrepreneur First, UK
Date: February 16, 2017 (Thursday)

Where Innovative Ideas Come From?

Speaker: Professor Paul Cheung
Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: February 10, 2017 (Friday)

Interdisciplinary Research Series: Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

Facilitator: Dr. Anderson Shum, HKU, HK
Panelists (in the order of surname): Dr. Mathias Ahlhelm, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS Dresden, Germany
Dr. Ji Tae Kim, HKU, HK
Mr. Martin Kunath, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS Dresden, Germany
Dr. Chris Roberts, HKU, HK
Mr. Stefan Schwurack, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany
Dr. Axel Spickenheuer, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany
Dr. Julian Thiele, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany
Date: Janurary 23, 2017 (Monday)

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Complex Interfaces in Fluid Dynamics by Dr Alban Sauret

Speaker: Dr. Alban Sauret
CNRS Laboratory, France
Date: Janurary 13, 2017 (Friday)

Hiking to Victoria Peak: HKU – Lung Fu Shan Country Park – Victoria Peak

Date: January 7, 2017 (Saturday)

Sharing Entrepreneurship Opportunities cum End-Year Gathering for Engineering RPG Students

Date: December 29, 2016 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor S Y Kung

Speaker: Professor S Y Kung
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Date: December 29, 2016 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Kien A. Hua

Speaker: Professor Kien A Hua
Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida
Date: December 12, 2016 (Monday)

Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

Speaker: Dr James Lei, Program Director, Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science, ASTRI
Dr Vincent Lau, Director, Intelligent Cognitive Systems, ASTRI
Date: December 2, 2016 (Friday)

Start-Up Idea Brainstorming
by Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)

Speaker: ERSEC committee members
Date: November 25, 2016 (Friday)

Smart Researchers @ HKU Libraries
Using EndNote to Organize and Cite the Information You Need

Speaker: Nancy Chan
Science and Engineering Faculties Librarian, HKU Libraries
Date: November 18, 2016 (Friday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Robotics and Its Research Paradigm by Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

Speaker: Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge
Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor in Science and Technology, HKU
Department of Robotics, Tohoku University
Date: November 11, 2016 (Friday)

ITS Orientation: Security Talk for Engineering RPG Students

Speaker: Mr John Lam
Senior IT Manager
Information Security Team, Information Technology Services, HKU
Date: November 4, 2016 (Friday)

Introduction to Startup and the ERSEC

Speaker: ERSEC Committee Members
Date: October 28, 2016 (Friday)

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Applying CFD in Built Environment: Inverse Prediction, Dynamic Phenomena, Urban Ventilation and HPC by Professor Fu-yun Zhao

Speaker: Professor Fu-yun Zhao
Professor of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Date: October 19, 2016 (Wednesday)

Library Orientation for Engineering RPG Students

Speaker: Nancy Chan
Science and Engineering Faculties Librarian, HKU Libraries
Date: October 14, 2016 (Friday)

Robot Making Day @ Engineering DreamLab

Host: Professor Paul Cheung (EEE)
Date: October 8, 2016 (Saturday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa

Speaker: Professor Tadigadapa
Professor of Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Date: September 20, 2016 (Tuesday)

Senior Students Sharing Session for Year One Research Students

Speaker: Senior Engineering Research Students
Date: September 14, 2016 (Wednesday)

Alumni Sharing Session for Engineering Research Students by Dr Christopher Lee

Speaker: Dr Christopher Lee (PhD Alumni of EEE)
Recipient of Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research 2016
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Department of EEE, HKU
BEng (1st Class Honour) in Electrical Engineering, HKU
Date: September 9, 2016 (Friday)

Welcome Reception for New RPG Students

Speaker: Professor George Tham
Associate Dean of Engineering (Quality Assurance and Special Projects)
Date: September 2, 2016 (Friday)

Experience Sharing on Running a Small Consulting Firm

Speaker: Dr. Victor Li
Founder, Victor Li & Associates Ltd
Alumni, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: August 25, 2016 (Thursday)

Where Innovative Ideas Come From? - The Importance of Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Speaker: Professor Paul Cheung
Director, Technology Transfer Office
Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Date: May 27, 2016 (Friday)

Embarking on a New Journey to Research Excellence: Academic · Professional · Personal

Speaker: Professor Norman C. Tien, Dean of Engineering
Professor David W.L. Cheung, Assocate Dean of Engineering
Dr Barbara P. Chan, Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering
Date: May 6, 2016 (Friday)

When Technology Meets Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Mr Kenneth Chau, Founder and CEO of iMusicTech Ltd.
Mr Aronld Wu, CIO of Single Person Transport Design Ltd.
Ir Dr Jackson Tang, Co-founder of Petostar Technology Ltd.
Date: April 27, 2016 (Wendesday)

Photo Gallery

Entrepreneurship Series: How to Build Your Own Deep Tech Company from Scratch

Where Innovative Ideas Come From?

Interdisciplinary Research Series: Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Complex Interfaces in Fluid Dynamics by Dr Alban Sauret

Hiking to Victoria Peak: HKU – Lung Fu Shan Country Park – Victoria Peak

Sharing Entrepreneurship Opportunities cum End-Year Gathering for Engineering RPG Students

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor S Y Kung

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Kien A Hua

Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

Start-Up Idea Brainstorming by Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Robotics and Its Research Paradigm by Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

ITS Orientation: Security Talk for Engineering RPG Students

Introduction to Startup and the ERSEC

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Applying CFD in Built Environment: Inverse Prediction, Dynamic Phenomena, Urban Ventilation and HPC by Professor Fu-yun Zhao

Library Orientation for Engineering RPG Students

Robot Making Day @ Engineering DreamLab

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa

Senior Students Sharing Session for Year One Research Students

Alumni Sharing Session for Engineering Research Students by Dr Christopher Lee

Welcome Reception for New RPG Students

Experience Sharing on Running a Small Consulting Firm

Where Innovative Ideas Come From? - The Importance of Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Embarking on a New Journey to Research Excellence: Academic · Professional · Personal

When Technology Meets Entrepreneurship


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