Best Paper Award in the virtual 40th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS2020)
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 Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS2020) held from 29 November to 1 December 2020 in Singapore.
The annual ICDCS conference is a prestigious international forum for researchers, developers and users to present, discuss and exchange the cutting-edge ideas and latest findings on topics related to any aspects of distributed computing systems.
Certificate of Merit of Hong Kong ICT Awards 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. The final year project previously also won the Silver Award of HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2019.
The Student Innovation Award, one of the eight categories under the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020, aims to encourage local students to use creativity, develop and apply innovative technologies to carry out innovation projects in information and communication technology.
Best Student Paper Runner Up Award in British Machine Vision Virtual Conference (BMVC2020)
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.
Hosted by the British Machine Vision Association (BMVA), BMVC is a prestigious annual conference on machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition.
Best Paper Award in the IEEE 3rd International Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval (IEEE MIPR) 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 in August 2020. The paper was based on Mr Chen’s research work in his postgraduate studies.
The conference provides a forum for original research contributions and practical system design, implementation, and applications of multimedia information processing and retrieval.