City University of Hong Kong
RGC Research Fellow Foreign member of the Academia Europaea Summer School on Game Theory and Social Choice Hong Kong Secondary School Coding Challenge Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards Student Project Exhibition (SPE) 2021 CityU JUPAS Consultation Day 2021 Teaching Excellence Awards 2019-2020 2019 Norbert Wiener Award Research collaboration with Huawei Summer Summit on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies 2019 Research collaboration with Peng Cheng Laboratory 3rd Prize in 5th HK University Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition 2019

News & Achievements

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Fellowship award under the RGC Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) 2021/22

02 AUG 2021

Prof Cong WANG has been selected for the fellowship award under the RGC Research Fellow Scheme (RFS) 2021/22. Prof Wang will be conferred the title of “RGC Research Fellow,” and will receive a fellowship grant of HK$5,155,380 covering a period of 60 months starting from January 2022.

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A BSc Computer Student clinched the HSBC Overseas Scholarship 2021/22

30 JUL 2021

Mr Harvey Ng Ming-hin, a BSc Computer Science student, was among the five awardees for the HSBC Overseas Scholarship 2021/22 after outperforming many other candidates in this highly competitive scholarship award. The student received HK$300,000 to support his studies on the joint bachelor’s degree programme at Columbia University, US.

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Two BSc Computer Science students won the Innovation and Technology Scholarship 2021

22 JUL 2021

Mr Xavier Yeung Yuen-hei and Mr Harvey Ng Ming-hin, two BSc Computer Science students, were among the 25 winners for the Innovation and Technology Scholarship 2021 after successfully outshining many other candidates in the vigorous selection process. The students will each receive HK$150,000 for activities including overseas exchange, local internship and mentorship programmes.

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Foreign member of the Academia Europaea

24 JUN 2021

Prof Jun WANG has been elected as the foreign member of the Academia Europaea in its Informatics Section, following a rigorous peer review process.

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Summer School on Game Theory and Social Choice

21 JUN 2021

June 21 - June 24 and July 9 - July 13, 2021

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Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2020

07 JUN 2021

A collaborative research project titled “High-efficiency Computing Theory and Method for Video Coding,” conducted by Professor Sam Kwong and his team members from Mainland universities, has won the 2020 Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology).

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Hong Kong Computer Society Student Sponsorship 2020

10 MAY 2021

The project team comprising Ms ZHANG Yifan, a CS PhD student, and Mr ZHANG Jinghuai, a BScCS 2020 graduate, was awarded the Hong Kong Computer Society Student Sponsorship 2020 in the amount of HKD20,000 for their research work titled “A Novel Learning Framework for Sampling-Based Motion Planning in Autonomous Driving,” which was published in the 34th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (

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Gold prize in the Logistics Algorithm Competition in the 11th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO 2021)

04 MAY 2021

Two PhD students, Mr ZHU Qingling and Mr LIU Fei, under the supervision of Prof ZHANG Qingfu, won the gold prize with USD 5,000 in track one of the Logistics Algorithm Competition organized by Huawei Technologies Ltd. in the 11th International Conference on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization (EMO 2021).

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The recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award

27 APR 2021

Prof Tei-Wei KUO has been elected the recipient of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his outstanding academic achievements, with an award money of €60,000 for supporting research stays in Germany.

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Silver Prize in 12th Challenge Cup – National Business Plan Competition for College Students and 6th China International College Students' “Internet +” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

26 JAN 2021

A joint team with members from City University of Hong Kong and the Northeastern University, China won the Silver Prize in both the 12th Challenge Cup – National Business Plan Competition for College Students and the 6th China International College Students' “Internet +” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition for their project titled “CombCure,” under the supervision of Dr Shuaicheng

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Silver Medal in 45th ICPC Asia Regional Contest (Jinan Site) 2020 and 6th China Collegiate Programming Contest (Changchun Site) 2020

25 JAN 2021

A team of BSc Computer Science students comprising Mr DAI Chenyue, Mr LI Jiaqian and Mr XU Rui won the Silver Medal in the 45th International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) - Asia Regional Contest (Jinan Site) 2020 held virtually in December 2020, under the supervision of Prof Minming LI and Dr Kenneth LEE.

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Fellow of IEEE 2021

05 JAN 2021

Dr Cong WANG has been elected Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in the class of 2021 for his exceptional contributions to security of cloud storage and computation.

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Excellence Award in the Tencent AI Lab Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program 2019

17 DEC 2020

Dr Linqi SONG received the Excellence Award in the Tencent AI Lab Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program 2019 for his outstanding research on Event-Based Natural Language Understanding supported by Tencent AI Lab Rhino Bird Gift Fund.

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Best Paper Award in the virtual 40th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS2020)

17 DEC 2020

Dr GUO Yu, a 2019 PhD graduate, together with his co-supervisors Prof Xiaohua JIA and Dr Cong WANG, along with researchers from Alibaba Group, Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Mishu Technology, received the Best Paper Award for their co-authored paper titled “HybrIDX: New Hybrid Index for Volume-hiding Range Queries in Data Outsourcing Services,” in the virtual 40th IEEE International Conferenc

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Certificate of Merit of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020

01 DEC 2020

Mr HANG Ching Nam, a BScCS 2019 graduate and a CS PhD student, received the Certificate of Merit of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020: Student Innovation Award for his final year project titled “Large Graph Mining: Subgraph Isomorphism,” under the supervision of Dr Chee Wei TAN.

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Best Student Paper Runner Up Award in British Machine Vision Virtual Conference (BMVC2020)

25 SEP 2020

Mr TIAN Xin, a PhD student, together with his supervisor Dr Rynson LAU, received the Best Student Paper Runner Up Award for their co-authored paper titled “Weakly-supervised Salient Instance Detection” in the 31st British Machine Vision Virtual Conference (BMVC2020) held in September 2020.

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Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) 2020

23 SEP 2020

Dr Shiqi WANG has been awarded the 2020 Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) under the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Dr Wang will receive a funding of RMB 1.2 million in support of his research work.

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Best Paper Award in the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE MIPR) 2020

08 SEP 2020

Mr Weijing CHEN, a 2019 graduate of MSc Computer Science, together with his supervisor Dr Linqi SONG and a professor from Tianjin University, received the Best Paper Award for their co-authored paper titled “Enhancing Deep Multimedia Recommendations Using Graph Embeddings” in the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE MIPR) 2020 held virtually

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Outstanding ICT Rising Star Award in the HKCS Outstanding ICT Women Awards 2020

17 AUG 2020

Ms TO Pui Kiu Cheryl, a Year 2 BSc Computer Science student, received The Outstanding ICT Rising Star Award in the Awards Presentation Ceremony of The HKCS Outstanding ICT Women Awards 2020 (OICTWA 2020) on 5th August 2020.