Best PhD Paper Award
The 5th ACM Postgraduate Research Day

Mr. Zhang Lei, PhD Candidate

Outstanding Performance in the 5th ACM Postgraduate Research Day!

Mr. Zhang Lei

Mr. Zhang Lei

Mr. Zhang Lei, PhD candidate of the Department of Computer Science, has received the Best PhD Paper Award of the 5th ACM Postgraduate Research Day. Mr. Zhang has won the 1st price of HK$2,500 and the award winning presentation was entitled “Provisioning Virtual Private Networks In the Hose Model with Delay Requirements”, which is co-supervised by Dr. Jogesh Muppala and Prof. Samuel Chanson.

Last year, Miss Liu Jing, PhD candidate of the Department, also won the same award for the 4th ACM Postgraduate Research Day.

There are 7 awards among a total of 40 papers, including 1 best paper award and 2 runner-ups for the MPhil and PhD group respectively, and 1 best presentation award. Apart from the Best PhD Paper Award, Mr. Roger Hsiao, MPhil candiate under supervision of Prof. Brian Mak, has received a merit in the MPhil group; and Mr. Chang Hong, PhD candidate under supervision of Prof. D. Y. Yeung, has received a merit in the PhD group.

The Postgraduate Research Day is an annual event organized by the Association for Computing Machinery -- Hong Kong Chapter (ACM-HK). This year, it was held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 31st January 2004. It aims at fostering an environment to promote closer interactions among postgraduates and for a better R&D awareness in Hong Kong. It provides an excellent opportunity for computer science/engineering postgraduates from all universities in Hong Kong to present their recent research findings, share their invaluable research experiences and ideas, gain exposure in conference, and foster collaborations.

ACM is the world's oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society. Since 1947, it has provided a vital forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and discoveries. Today, ACM serves a membership of more than 80,000 computing professionals in more than 100 countries in all areas of industry, academia, and government.