25 NOV 2015

CS PhD student won Best Paper Award 2015

Mr Ji Houling, a CS PhD student, together with his supervisors Dr Victor C.S. Lee and Dr Chi-Yin Chow, received the Best Paper Award for their co-authored paper titled "Coding-based Cooperative Caching in Data Broadcast Environments" in the 15th International Conference on Algorithms and Architectures for Parallel Processing (ICA3PP 2015), held in Zhangjiajie, China on 18-20 November, 2015.

ICA3PP is recognized as one of the main events of the world that is covering many dimensions of parallel algorithms and architectures, encompassing fundamental theoretical approaches, practical experimental projects, and commercial components and systems.

29 OCT 2015

CS alumnus (2015) won Second Runner-up, Third Prize and Merit Award

Mr CHI Fung Cheung Rigsby, a 2015 graduate of BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, won the Second Runner-up in the 'Final Year Project Competition 2014-2015,' organized by the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter; the Third Prize in the 'Challenge Cup 2015 - Hong Kong University Students Extra-Curriculum Technology Contest' under the category of Information Technology; and the Merit Award in 'Crossover 2015 Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition (Hong Kong SAR Region)', under the supervision of Dr Sarana NUTANONG.

The winning project titled 'ActiveCrowd: Integrating Active Learning with Amazon Mechanical Turk' is a machine learning software platform that was designed and implemented to allow anyone who has basic programming knowledge to build machine learning models and to curate a training dataset for general purposes. The platform adopted active learning technique and integrated scikit-learn, which is a machine learning library written in Python and published under BSD license, with Amazon Mechanical Turk as the label annotator. The framework is able to reduce the implementation effort required for building machine learning models and makes the sample selection process completely automated.

08 SEP 2015

CS alumnus (2009) won ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award 2015

ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present this year's Rising Star Award in multimedia computing, communications and applications to Dr. Yu-Gang Jiang.

The ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding research contributions to the field of multimedia computing, communication and applications during the early part of his or her career.

Dr. Yu-Gang Jiang has made fundamental contributions in the area of video analysis and retrieval, especially with innovative approaches to large-scale video concept detection. He has been an active leader in exploring the bag-of-visual-words (BoW) representation for concept detection, providing influential insights on the critical representation design. He proposed the important idea of "soft-weighting" in his CIVR 2007paper, which significantly advanced the performance of visual concept detection...

08 SEP 2015

CS alumnus (2014) won SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award 2015

ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) is pleased to present the 2015 SIGMM Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award to Dr. Ting Yao and Honorable Mention recognition to Dr. Britta Meixner.

The award committee considers Dr. Yao's dissertation entitled 'Multimedia Search by Self, External, and Crowdsourcing Knowledge' worthy of the recognition as the thesis proposes an innovative knowledge transfer framework for multimedia search which is expected to have significant impact, especially in boosting the search performance for big multimedia data.