First Runner-up in the Final Year Project Competition of the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter
Ms Ruozhen He, an outstanding 2023 BSc Computer Science graduate who participated in the Research Mentorship Scheme under the supervision of Prof Rynson Lau, has won the First Runner-up in the Final Year Project Competition of the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter on 26 August 2023.
In her accredited project titled Weakly-Supervised Camouflaged Object Detection with Scribble Annotations, Ms He together with other CityU collaborators proposed the first weakly-supervised method for camouflaged object detection using just scribble annotations as supervision. This new method, which takes merely ∼10 seconds to label one image, is a significant improvement over the existing methods which cost ~60 minutes. They further proposed a novel neural network to localize the boundaries and detect the camouflaged objects. The mentioned paper, along with another collaboration by Ms He, titled Efficient Mirror Detection via Multi-Level Heterogeneous Learning, were both accepted as Oral Papers for presentation in the 37th Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (“AAAI”) Conference held in February 2023.
Best Paper Runner-Up at the First IEEE International Conference on Mobility: Operations, Services, and Technologies (MOST 2023)
Our PhD Computer Science student Mr LI Ruoxiang, under the supervision of Prof Guan Nan and Prof Xue Chun Jason along with collaboration of Dr Jen-Ming Wu of Hon Hai Research Institute and Prof Zheng Dong of Wayne State University, won the Best Paper Runner-Up at the First IEEE International Conference on Mobility: Operations, Services, and Technologies (MOST 2023) held in Detroit, United States in May.
In their paper titled “Modeling and Property Analysis of the Message Synchronization Policy in ROS”, the authors reported on the research outcomes of the project on autonomous driving systems, which was led by Prof Jianping Wang. The team further contributed valuable insights to the field by conducting experiments on hypothesis raised from discussion on the Robot Operating System website, while formally proving various ROS properties as well as addressing the time disparity issue in the message synchronization policy.
InfoTech Job Market Driven Scholarship of InfoTech Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Our BSc Computer Science student Ms Zou Huiqi, under the supervision of Prof Song Linqi, won the InfoTech Job Market Driven Scholarship of InfoTech Services (Hong Kong) Limited on 21 June 2023.
The selection process of the Scholarship was based on the quality and relevance of the CS undergraduate student’s Final Year Project in adopting the most sought-after skills in the contemporary IT job market. Ms Zou was nominated in recognition for the outstanding performance in her FYP “Artificial Intelligence for Affective Computing” and her ability to illustrate its relation to the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), in front of a selection panel consisted of experienced InfoTech recruitment consultants and professor specializing in relevant subjects.
Bronze Award in the ASMPT Technology Award 2023
A team comprising three 2023 BSc Computer Science graduates, Ms Ng Sin Yung, Mr Pang Chun Hei & Mr Azim Mohammed, under the supervision of Prof Howard Leung, won the Bronze Award in the ASMPT Technology Award 2023 held on 7 July. The team would receive a prize of HK$10,000, along with an additional donation of HK$30,000 to CityU as ASMPT Scholarships to be awarded to other students with outstanding academic results.
The team presented their final year group project CityU Metaverse at the Hong Kong office of ASMPT Corporate, a global high-tech semiconductor company, where they competed with nine shortlisted teams from five local universities. The team tackled various challenges in creating a fully functional VR platform, including the accurate creation of a 3D model of our campus, customization of full-body avatars and networking interaction for Metaverse players.