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HKU Engineering team develops handy multi-purpose IoT device to enable the public to stay alert during the pandemic
A team led by Dr K.K.Y. Wong and Dr Y.K. Choi at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has designed and developed a multi-purpose IoT (Internet of Things) device named Stay Alert Stay Healthy (SASH) box which can be applied in multiple scenarios, providing a one-stop service for the public eager to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The SASH box is built on the low-cost Raspberry Pi 4 which provides the computation resources necessary for hosting a lightweight server application as well as analyzing the incoming data from its attached sensors.
Seven HKU academics conferred as RGC inaugural Senior Research Fellows and Research Fellows
Seven academics across different academic backgrounds from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) were awarded under the inaugural Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) and Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) of the Research Grants Council (RGC), for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to the higher education sector. Among them, four were conferred as Senior Research Fellows and three were conferred as Research Fellows, in an award presentation ceremony held by RGC in November 2020.
HKU-UCAS FinTech Lab Established to Pave the Way for FinTech Breakthroughs and Advancements in Mainland China and Hong Kong
Today marks another step forward for the international engagement and Fintech research projects of HKU Business School, with the formation of an alliance between the HKU Business School and the School of Economics and Management of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).
HKU geologist Professor Guochun Zhao elected as Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries
This year, 35 new Fellows from 22 countries were elected from The World Academy of Science (TWAS) for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries. Professor Zhao from the Research Division of Earth & Planetary Sciences of HKU Science is the only Chinese scholar among the three new members in Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences bestowed with the honour.
Two distinguished HKU academics receive Croucher Senior Research and Senior Medical Research Fellowship Awards
Two HKU academics awarded the prestigious Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2021 and the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2021. See details about their pioneering research here.