News 2014

Cisco - 22 December 2014

Artificial Intelligence, Linking People and Things on the Hong Kong Subway

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is all about connecting people, process, data, and things in innovative ways. And if you think that's just a nice vision for the future, look no further than the Hong Kong subway system - preferably after midnight. That is when the last train rolls off the tracks and an army of about 10,000 maintenance people spring into action with their human actions carefully coordinated by a non-human intelligence. An algorithm-driven artificial intelligence (AI) system monitors the entire subway line to determine critical maintenance tasks and sends crews out accordingly. [read] 

Cisco Blogs article on HK MTR use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

CityU News - 4 December 2014

Malaysian Officials Gain Insights of Paperless Office at CityU

Dr. Andy Chun gave a talk to a delegation comprising 42 officials from the Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia learned about the Paperless Office Project implemented at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) during a visit on 3 December. [read] 

Dr. Andy Chun gave a talk to delegation from Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia

ComputerWorld - 4 November 2014

CityU Boosts ERP Performance with Oracle Exadata

HK ComputerWorld magazine interviewed Dr. Andy Chun and reported on how CityU leveraged Oracle Exadata platform to address the performance challenges during the add/drop period when potentially hundreds/thousands of students change their courses at the same time. [read] 

HK ComputerWorld interviewed Dr. Andy Chun on how CityU leveraged Oracle Exadata

OpenGov - 3 November 2014

How to Use Big Data Analytics in Higher Education

OpenGov special article on applications of big data technology to higher education. In the interview, Dr. Andy Chun highlighted the value of big data for MOOC (Massively Open Online Courses) to generate meaningful analytics to support the teaching of potentially thousands of students in a class. [read] 

OpenGov interviewed Dr. Andy Chun on big data analytics

TimeOut Hong Kong - 30 Oct 2014

Inside Hong Kong Technology - MTR's Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Andy Chun was interviewed by the Timeout Magazine on applications of AI technology in HK. Although it may appear that Hong Kong is behind the market and the juggernaut evolution of our tech counterparts in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen, there's actually a movement gathering incredible force - an almost invisible network of development, technology and data research happening behind closed doors. [pdf] 

TimeOut Hong Kong interviewed Dr. Andy Chun on AI

Popular Mechanics - 27 Oct 2014

These 5 Technologies Could Save the New York Subway

The Popular Mechanics magazine identified 5 technologies that could save the New York Subway. One of them was Dr. Andy Chun's AI technology to use AI to manage Maintenance. The magazine says: "New York City's subway is perpetually falling apart. These things happen when you have a sprawling, century-old network running around the clock. Maintenance teams fight the forces of decay across 840-plus miles of track, 468 stations, and more than 6,000 train cars. Scheduling all the needed emergency and routine maintenance tasks is a logistical nightmare and, with line closings and reroutings, a constant nuisance for riders." [read] 

Popular Mechanics article mentions Dr. Andy Chun's AI work

Business Quotient Journal - Oct 2014

21 世紀大學的知識管理 - 專訪城大資訊科技總監陳漢偉博士

Business Quotient Journal's cover story on Dr. Andy Chun and how he leverages technology to nurture next generation of 21 century talents. 隨著數碼科技的發展,全 球知識量在急速增長並廣 泛流傳,大學作為傳授知 識的機構,對知識管理更 高度重視。 商智謀略特別 訪問了城大資訊科技總監 陳漢偉博士,為大家分享 21 世紀大學的知識管理方略。 [read] 

Hong Kong's Business Quotient Journal cover story on Dr. Andy Chun

Bloomberg (USA) - 18 Oct 2014

Baidu Embraces Artificial Intelligence to Build a Better Search Engine - 百度欲借人工智能技术打造更先进搜索引擎

The Chinese giant embraces AI to compete with Google. Bloomberg interviewed Dr. Andy Chun to get his comment on Baidu's AI efforts. [read]  [环球网] 

Bloomberg interviewed Dr. Andy Chun on Baidu's AI efforts

FutureGov - 26 September 2014

How to Cut Costs When Your IT Storage Demand Grows

The City University of Hong Kong recently invested US$1 million to upgrade its enterprise storage infrastructure. Dr Andy Chun, told FutureGov how the project improved his team's productivity, saved operating costs and reduced the university's carbon footprint. [image] 

FutureGov interviewed Dr. Andy Chun on CityU HK's enterprise storage strategy

OpenGov - 20 August 2014

How Hong Kong's MTR Uses Artificial Intelligence to Maintain its Trains

The OpenGov magazine published an article on how HK's MTR used AI to maintain its trains. The article interviewed Dr. Chun and highlighted the benefits of using AI for scheduling and optimization. [read] 

OpenGov magazine interviews Dr. Andy Chun on AI

slashdot - 6 August 2014

Interviews: Dr. Andy Chun Answers Your Questions About Artificial Intelligence

Slashdot is the leading social media destination for technology professionals and IT decision makers. The "slashdot interviews" is an open forum for anyone to ask questions to an invited guest. Dr. Chun was invited to answer questions on AI in this session in which numerous highly interesting questions were asked. [read] 

slashdot interviews Dr. Andy Chun on AI

BizIT Magazine - 15 July 2014

PCM - BizIT - CIO of the Month

大學資訊科技環境的複雜程度絕不下 於商業機構。如何運用資訊科技輔助 教學、研究和行政, 是大專院校 CIO 當前面對的一大難題 。近年提倡「反轉教室」( Flip Classroom ), 改變過往單向學習模式,一切都是由 IT 支援。陳漢偉博士從香港城市大學電 腦科學系助理教授轉任資訊總監, 熟悉最新科技發展,肩負大學的 IT 使 命,支持知識的創新。 [pdf] 

PCM BizIT cover story of Dr. Andy Chun as the CIO of the month

sourceable - 9 July 2014

AI Controls Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

Performing maintenance on Hong Kong's sprawling subway system presents an immense challenge, particularly given the extensiveness of the city's underground railway network and the sheer density of the urban population which it serves. In order to coordinate this army of underground metro engineers, MTR Corporation has made recourse to an artificial intelligence system which is capable of scheduling their work tasks with far greater speed and efficiency than the human mind can achieve. [read] 

sourceable magazine article on HK MTR use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

World News Stand - July 2014

The World's Most Efficient Metro System Maintained by Artificial Intelligence

The AI calculates the most efficient assignments while adapting to new information in just a matter of seconds. With smarter assigning, engineers have more time to completely their nightly duties. On average, the AI saves two days worth of time, and allows engineers to have about 30 minutes more to complete their tasks. This efficient assigning saves the MTR Corporation, who owns the system, a whopping $800,000 a year. [read] 

World News Stand article on HK MTR use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Gizmodo - 7 July 2014

The World's Best Subway System is Powered By an Advanced AI Boss

Hong Kong's metro puts others to shame: It's one of the most profitable subways in the world. It's on time 99.9 percent of the time. It's always improving - and it's controlled by some very clever artificial intelligence. [read] 

Gizmodo article on HK MTR use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Huffington Post - 7 July 2014

Artificial Intelligence is Already Controlling Humans

When Hong Kong's commuters go to bed, an army of thousands of engineers descend into Hong Kong's subway system ready to start repairs and they're all controlled by a computer. That's right, a piece of software surveys and instructs over 10,000 people in the nightly maintenance of one of the world's busiest subway systems. [read] 

Huffpost Tech article on HK MTR use of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

New Scientist - 4 July 2014

The AI Boss that Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

The New Scientist magazine is the world's most-read weekly popular science and technology magazine. In this article, the magazine talked to Dr. Chun to understand how AI algorithm schedules and manages the nightly engineering work on one of the world's best subway systems - and does it more efficiently than any human could. [read] 

New Scientist magazine on Dr. Andy Chun's use of AI in MTR

EMC Case Study - 24 April 2014

EMC Helps University Reduce its Carbon Footprint Through Integrated, Innovative Technologies

Mindful of balancing growth with social responsibility and sustainability, Dr. Chun explains how CityU embarked on a Paperless Office Project. Launched in 2011 as part of a wider 'Green IT' plan, the aim of the initiative was to reduce paper records, power, and space consumption while also improving administrative efficiency and information security. [pdf] 

EMC case study on how CityU HK leveraged EMC Documentum for paperless office

2014 HK ICT Awards - 9 April 2014

2014 HK ICT Awards - Best Business Solutions Grand Award

Comments from Judging Panel: "To manage the numerous combination of manpower, wagon, locomotive, equipment, location, and train speed, the System innovatively deploys AI to provide conflict checking and work optimisation for over 2,600 engineering works every week... In short, the System demonstrates outstanding performance in using innovative technology to handle the complexity of critical operations which finally impacts on the safety of over 5 million passengers every day." [read] 

Dr. Andy Chun receives the 2014 HKICT Awards

HK Computer Society - 20 March 2014

雲端運算成功案例展示

一些雲端運算在香港的成功故事 ,以啟發中小型企業採用雲端應 用來提升營運效率和生產力。 [video] 

HK Computer Society interviews Dr. Andy Chun on the advantages of cloud for higher ed

EMC Case Study - March 2014

Paperless Office Wins Kudos and Saves $500K Annually and Meets Sustainability Goals

The paperless office initiative used enterprise content management (ECM) technology to reduce paper, power, and space consumption while improving administrative efficiency and information security. [pdf] 

EMC case study with Dr. Andy Chun on ECM implementation at CityU

CIO Magazine - March 2014

The 2014 CIO 100 Listing

CityU's "Green Data Center Project" and its "Security Information and Event Management" (SIEM) Project were listed in the annual CIO 100 index to be among the top 100 IT projects in this region. The index is compiled by the CIO Asia magazine annually. [pdf] 

The 2014 CIO 100 magazine interviewed Dr. Andy Chun on CityU's green data center and SIEM project

FutureGov TV - 25 February 2014

Information Security Keeps Hong Kong University CIO Up at Night

Dr. Andy Chun, speaks on the challenges around information security and how CityU's Security Information and Event Management implementation improved IT security and response. [video] 

video interview of Dr. Andy Chun on information security