HKUST Faculty and Students won 6 prizes of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2007

Three projects from HKUST have won our faculty and students a total of 6 prizes of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2007.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards were established in 2006 and is supported by The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Government Chief Information Officer is Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Awards. It is a collaborative effort among industry support organisations, ICT professional bodies, academia and the Government to build a large scale and internationally recognised branding of ICT awards of Hong Kong.

The Awards comprise seven award categories, including Best Business, Best Digital Entertainment, Best Digital Inclusion, Best Innovation & Research, Best Lifestyle, Best Public Service Application, and Best Ubiquitous Networking. There is one Grand Award in each award category.

The Grand Judging Panel is comprised of influential professionals in the industry, such as Professor Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Professor Ng Ching-fai, President and Vice-Chancellor of Hong Kong Baptist University, Executive Councillor and Legislative Councillor Mr. Bernard Chan and Legislative Councillor, Mr. Sin Chung-kai.

The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2007 had drawn 330 entries for the seven award categories; and successfully increased the awareness amongst the industry and the public.

The award winners and their award-winning projects from HKUST this year include:

Best Innovation and Research Grand Award

(as also Best Innovation and Research (Open) Gold Award)

Award-winning Project: Coal Mine Surveillance with Wireless Sensor Networks

Best Innovation and Research (College & Undergraduates) Silver Award

(as also Best Innovation and Research (College & Undergraduates) Certificate of Merit - Best Innovation Award)

Award-winning Project: Visual Analysis of the Air Pollution Problem in Hong Kong

Best Digital Entertainment (Student) Award

(as also Best Digital Entertainment (Student) Certificate of Merit - Best Digital Entertainment Software)

Award-winning Project: Virtual Air Hockey

Members of the winning team Motivision:

All winners attended a prize presentation ceremony on 21 January 2008. The Grand Award winners, Dr Liu Yun-hao and Li Mo received their prizes from HKSAR Government's Financial Secretary John C Tsang.

Mr. Li Mo (left) and Dr. Liu Yun-hao (center) received the Grand Award Trophy from the Financial Secretary John C Tsang at the Award Presentation Ceremony.

Mr. Li Mo (left) and Dr. Liu Yun-hao (center) received the Grand Award Trophy from the Financial Secretary John C Tsang at the Award Presentation Ceremony.

Prof. Lionel Ni (left), Head of CSE Department and the Award Winners (From left to right) Chan Hong Ching, Yeung Chi-ho Leo, Chan Wing-Yi Winnie, Lam Man-wa, Li Mo and Dr. Liu Yun-hao, at the Ceremony

Prof. Lionel Ni (left), Head of CSE Department and the Award Winners (From left to right) Chan Hong Ching, Yeung Chi-ho Leo, Chan Wing-Yi Winnie, Lam Man-wa, Li Mo and Dr. Liu Yun-hao, at the Ceremony

Congratulations!

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