Frontier Technologies Seminar Series #3 by HKUST-BDR Joint Research Institute
HKUST-BDR Joint Research Institute (HBJRI) is going to organize an online Frontier Technologies Seminar on 18 March 2020 (Wed). 3 faculty from HKUST (Bio attached) will give seminars on topics in Construction, Automation and Robotics to researchers in Bright Dream Robotics (BDR) and HKUST.
Faculty and researchers of HKUST are welcome to attend the seminar and explore potential ways of collaboration on mutually-interested research projects.
Topics that BDR is interested in are as follows:
- Construction Robotics (typically, integration of control, actuation, and vision)
- AI & Big data
- Building Technologies & Intelligent Manufacturing
6 projects have already been selected in the first 2 rounds of call for proposal, and 3 of them are going to be completed in this season. The Institute is currently accepting expression of interest for the next round of Call for Proposal (Batch 3). If you would like to know more about the seminar or call for proposal, contact the institute at email@example.com.
Topics of the Seminar
- " Dynamic Intersection Signal Control Optimization (DISCO)" by Prof. Hong Kam LO (in Mandarin)
- "Smart Sound Shielding Materials & Smart Damping System" by Prof. Weijia WEN (in Mandarin)
- "Autonomous Shuttle Bus for Residential Community Service & Autonomous Cleaning Vehicle for Residential Community Service" by Prof. Ming LIU (in Mandarin)
Prof. Hong Kam LO Head and Chair Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, HKUST; Director, GREAT Smart Cities Institute; Associate Director, HKUST-DiDi Joint Research Lab Professor Hong K. LO is Department Head and Chair Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His expertise includes dynamic transportation system modeling, traffic control, network reliability, and public transportation analysis. He has published extensively in the transportation literature, with a dozen book chapters, and 180 refereed journal papers. He was selected as one of the Most Cited Researchers in Civil Engineering by Elsevier in 2016. Professor Lo is very active in the transportation community, for instance, elected as Convener of the International Scientific Committee of the conference series Advanced Systems for Public Transportation (CASPT), serves as Founding Editor-in-Chief of Transportmetrica B: Transport Dynamics (2015 SCI Impact Factor 2.56), Managing Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and on the editorial boards of many international journals, including Transportation Research Part B, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, ASCE Journal of Urban Planning and Development, among others.
Prof. Weijia WEN Professor, Department of Physics, HKUST Weijia Wen, Professor of Department of Physics in HKUST. Prof. Wen's main research interests focus on advanced functional materials, including soft condensed matter, electrorheological (ER) and magnetorheological (MR) fluids, micro- and nano-fluidic controlling, microsphere and nanoparticle fabrications, thin film physics, band gap materials, metamaterials and nonlinear optical materials. Prof. Wen has obtained 18 US patents and more than 40 Chinese patents. He has published over 300 papers, most of them are published in famous journals include of Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, etc. Among them, the outstanding work on ER fluids has been awarded the second prize in China's State Natural Science Award.
Prof. Ming LIU Assistant Professor, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, HKUST; Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, HKUST; Director, Intelligent Autonomous Driving Center, HKUST Ming LIU has been deeply involved in the field of unmanned systems and mobile robots for 17 years. He received a PhD in ETH in 2013, and won the highest award in the field of AI in China - the Wu Wen Jun Science and Technology Award, and the IEEE IROS Outstanding Youth Award (the only Chinese winner of the award). He has published more than 160 papers in the field of robotics and won 15 international best paper awards. He was the program chair of IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics, International Robotics Alliance Conference, and International Conference on Computer Vision Systems. His team developed the first unmanned vehicle system in Hong Kong.
1 more seminar will be organized on 25th March. Stay tuned!