‘Reduction of Illegal Global Wildlife Trade through Novel Conservation Forensics Research’
The team from the School of Biological Sciences, Dr Caroline Dingle, Dr David Baker, Dr Timothy Bonebrake and Professor David Dudgeon, has adopted conservation forensics to provide authorities investigating illegal wildlife trafficking with accurate scientific data to use against traffickers. The team received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2020 for this project.
Professor Chuyang Tang from the Department of Civil Engineering wins the HKU Innovator Award
The new HKU Innovator Award is a university-level award established to recognise outstanding faculty members whose innovations demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development. Professor Chuyang Tang of the Department of Civil Engineering received the inaugural HKU Innovator Award.
Dr Ka Wai Kwok from the Department of Mechanical Engineering wins the HKU Young Innovator Award
The new HKU Young Innovator Award is a university-level award established to recognise young faculty members whose innovations demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development. Dr Ka Wai Kwok of the Department of Mechanical Engineering received the inaugural HKU Young Innovator Award.
‘Knowledge Exchange on HIV/AIDS to Promote HIV Prevention and Care’
Professor Zhiwei Chen and his team has promoted Treatment as Prevention for HIV since 2009 and made contributions to the strategic plan and HIV manual of the Government of HKSAR. Professor Chen received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2019 for this project.
Facing up to Robots
Dr Luo’s aim is not just to enable robots to interpret and understand human behaviour, but to use this information to build human/AI paired systems that outperform their singular counterparts to create the ‘brain’ of what he calls ‘social robots’.
AI for Mental Health
While patients may often forget the details of their daily routine, the app is able to record them, providing health workers with extensive and personalised data that can lead to faster treatment and less trauma for their patients.