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Dr. Huamin QU of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering has recently received the 2009 IBM Faculty Award with a cash donation of US$16,000. Dr. QU is the only recipient from Hong Kong this year.
The IBM Faculty Awards is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations; and to promote courseware and curriculum innovation to stimulate growth in disciplines and geographies that are strategic to IBM.
Dr. QU is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His main research interests include visualization and computer graphics. He has conducted a wide range of research on sample-based rendering, scientific visualization, real time graphics systems, virtual reality, and medical imaging. Prior to his graduate studies, he had some years of extensive experience in commercial software development.
Read more about the award.