Awards Projects

AI Project Awards:

The following lists various awards that are related to Dr. Chun's artificial intelligence R&D work. A separate page lists Dr. Chun's personal AI awards.


IDC - 2017

Hong Kong Digital Transformer of the Year Award

Awarded in recognition of MTR's effort in enhance customer experience through digital initiatives under Rail Gen 2.0 programme to provide more personalised services. MTR has significantly transformed markets using digital and disruptive technologies across the Asia Pacific region. Dr. Andy Chun's artificial intelligence software to help passengers identify the most suitable ticket types is one of four key initiatives included in this award. [info] 

APICTA - 2014

Asia Pacific ICT Awards (Government and Public Sector Award)

MTR's "An Integrated System for Engineering Works Management" project received the merit award. Dr. Chun designed the AI Engine used in this project. The award ceremony took place on 30 Nov 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. In total, there were 183 nominations from 17 countries in the Asia Pacific region. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2014

Innovative Applications of AI Award

Awarded for the AI Engine, designed and created by Dr. Chun that manages engineering works for all the railway lines in Hong Kong. This is version 2 of the software. The previous 2004 version only manages the pre-merger subway system. [info] 

Office of the Government CIO - 2014

Hong Kong ICT Award

Established in 2006, the HKICT Awards recognizes outstanding ICT inventions and applications. In 2014, the MTR, PCCW, and CityU team won the Gold and Grand Prizes in the Best Business Solution (Application) Award category with "An Integrated System for Engineering Works Management" project. The next-generation redesigned system schedules and manages all engineering works for all railways in Hong Kong. This award honors outstanding applications developed in Hong Kong that provides competitive advantages as well as exemplar use of information technology. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2010

Innovative Applications of AI Award

Awarded for a fleet management system designed and created by Dr. Chun for Swire Travel. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2008

Innovative Applications of AI Award

Awarded for a knowledge management and data mining system created for the Hong Kong Immigration Department. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2007

Innovative Applications of AI Award

Awarded for a volunteer scheduling system created for the Hong Kong Equestrian Events (part of the Beijing Olympics). [info] 

ZDNet Asia Magazine - 2006

Project of the Year Award

Awarded for an engineering works scheduling system created for the Hong Kong MTR subway system. [info] 

APICTA - 2005

Asia Pacific ICT Awards (Best Industrial Application Award)

Representing Hong Kong, the MTR engineering works scheduling system won the Best Industrial Application Award in the Asia-Pacific competition. [info] 

Hong Kong Computer Society - 2005

IT Excellence Award (IT Applications)

The MTR engineering works scheduling system was also recognized by the HK Computer Society as one of the best IT applications of the year. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2005

Innovative Applications of AI Award

The MTR engineering works scheduling system also received recognition for its AI technology innovation. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 2000

Innovative Applications of AI Award

Awarded for a nurse rostering system created for the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. [info] 

Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) - 1999

Innovative Applications of AI Award

Awarded for an airport standing allocation system created for the Hong Kong Airport Authority. [info] 

City University of Hong Kong - 1998

Excellence in Applied Research Award

Awarded for success in applying AI to solve mission critical scheduling problems in Hong Kong.

IT Project Awards:

Awards received by CityU during Dr. Chun's tenure as CIO:


Office of the Government CIO & the Equal Opportunities Commission - 2015

Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme

The City University of Hong Kong received two Triple Gold Awards for website accessibility, and two Gold Awards for mobile app accessibility. We achieved the highest level of compliance to the accessibility guidelines issued by the Hong Kong Government for 3 consecutive years.

Office of the Government CIO & the Equal Opportunities Commission - 2014

Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme

This Scheme recognizes organizations in Hong Kong that have made their websites and/or mobile apps accessibility to all people, including the blind and physically disabled. The City University of Hong Kong received two Gold Awards for website accessibility and two Gold Awards for mobile app accessibility, indicating that we have reached the highest level of compliance to the accessibility guidelines issued by the Hong Kong Government.

CSO Magazine (US) - 2014

CSO40 Award

The annual worldwide award program recognizes 40 security projects and initiatives that have delivered groundbreaking business value through the innovative application of risk and security concepts and technologies. The CSO40 Awards were selected by a panel of peers that included security leaders, industry experts and academics. CityU received an award for its modern "Security Information and Event Management" (SIEM) project that protects the University against newer sophisticated methods of cyber-attacks.

FutureGov Magazine - 2013

FutureGov Award

This seventh annual government technology award celebrates the programmes of Asia's most successful government, education and healthcare organisations. The FutureGov Awards is the international benchmark by which public sector innovation is judged. In 2013, the City University of Hong Kong received the First Prize for "Green Government" - "recognising excellence in the planning, execution and positive environmental impact of digital sustainability programmes" and Runner Up in the "Education Organisation of the Year" Award - "recognising excellence in tertiary education administration."

CIO Magazine - 2013

CIO 100 Award

The 26th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology; organizations that have created business value through the effective and innovative use of IT. In 2013, CityU was honored for its "334 IT Implementation" project that transformed the University to a new "Discover-enriched Curriculum" (DEC) approach to higher education.

Computerworld Honors Program - 2013

Computerworld Honors Laureate

Established in 1988, The Computerworld Honors Program brings together the men, women, organizations and institutions around the world whose visionary applications of information technology promote positive social, economic and educational change. In 2013, the City University of Hong Kong was named a Computerworld Honors Laureate in the Sustainability category for its use of technology to create a greener campus.

Office of the Government CIO & the Equal Opportunities Commission - 2013

Web Accessibility Recognition Scheme

This Scheme recognizes organizations in Hong Kong that have made their websites accessibility to all people, including the blind and physically disabled. The City University of Hong Kong received two Gold Awards for reaching the highest level of compliance to the Web accessibility guidelines issued by the Hong Kong Government.

FutureGov Magazine - 2012

FutureGov Award

CityU received the 2012 FutureGov Award for "Digital Inclusion" and runner up for both the "High Education Organization of the Year" Award and the "Wireless Government" Award. This sixth annual Asia Pacific government technology awards celebrates the programmes of the region's most successful government, education and healthcare organisations. This year, in total, there were 23 categories with 650 nominations from all over the Asia Pacific region.

Computerworld Honors Program - 2012

Computerworld Honors Laureate

The Honors program, founded in 1988, recognizes organizations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society and change the world for the better. [info] 

MIS Asia - 2012

IT Excellence Award

CityU was named one of the top 5 Finalists for the 2012 IT Excellence Award for Best Business Enabler from IDG and MIS Asia. The annual IT Excellence Awards programme recognizes IT organizations and CIOs for management excellence and for the original and creative use of technology to help attain business goals. In particular, the "Best Business Enabler" category recognizes IT teams that have helped their business create new opportunities and improve customer service.

CIO Asia - 2012

CIO Award

CityU was one of 5 recipients of this award, recognizing the top 5 organizations in Asia for "exemplary use of technology to derive strategic value and maximum returns for their businesses... a role model for our IT community through its effective use of ICT to generate a competitive advantage." [info]