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Recognitions and Awards

HKMU Computing has received recognitions and awards due to the immense effort of her students and staff

Student Achievements

Our students are very competitive in contests participated by students from computing departments of other local universities.

This page summarises the prizes and awards. For details, please refer to the Student Achievements page

IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter FYP Competition
Years Awards Awardees
2020 17th
LIU On Chun Arthur and LI Shun Ki
2020 17th
Second Runner-Up
KWOK Chun Wai Jason
2019 16th
First Runners-Up
LAM Yuen Ho, SO Chun Yung, and FUNG Yui Chung Samuel
2018 15th
First Runner-Up
CHAN Yin Hei
2017 14th
Derek Chun Wa LEUNG
2017 14th
First Runners-Up
Calvin Yiu Chuen TSUI and Vico Ka Wai LAI
2016 13th
First Runner-Up
Tony Hiu Hin TAM
2013 10th
First Runner-Up
Henry Man-Fai LEUNG
2013 10th
Second Runner-Up
Stella Wing-Nga CHEUNG
IEEE HK Section Student Paper Contest
Years Awards Awardees
Second Runner-Up
Edward LEE
First Runner-Up
LUI Wing On
Eric TSE
Second Runner-Up
Other Major Awards Won in Past 5 Years
  • HackaDay 2020, Championship
  • YPEC 2020, Best Innovation Award (Sub Degree +Undergraduate section)
  • IEEE Symposium on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE 2020), Best Paper Award
  • GES/IEEE CI Chapter Second Computational Finance Competition 2018, Best Overall Return Championship
  • Classified Post Hackathon 2018, Championship
  • Asia-Pacific ICT Awards 2018, Higher Education Category, Merit
  • IEEE Postgraduate Paper Competition 2018, First Runner-Up
  • Pan-Pearl River Delta Region IT project Competition 2018 Finals Championship
  • Challenge Cup Contest Finals 2017 Third Class Prize
  • IEEE Postgraduate Paper Competition 2017, Second Runner-Up
  • Collegiate Competition on Educational Technology 2016, 2 Grand Prizes
  • Student Project Competition on Digital Entertainment and Toy Computing 2016, Champion and First-Runner Up
  • IFIP Inter-Institutional Student Project Competition 2016, Merit Award
  • Challenge Cup Hong Kong University Students Extra-curriculum Technology Contest 2015 Third Class Prize
  • Best Paper Award at the ASEAN Undergraduate Conference in Computing 2015
  • ASEAN Undergraduate Conference in Computing 2015 Excellent Paper Award
  • First Runner-up and Second Runner-up awards in the Microsoft Kinect Creative System Development Competition 2014
  • Third Prize in the IEEE Macau Student Project Competition 2013
  • ACM-HK Collegiate Programming Contest 2013 Second Runners-up

Recognitions and Offices Held

  • 2021: Prof. Andrew Lui and Prof. Vanessa Ng received the Best Paper Award in the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE) 2021.
  • 2021: Dr. Henry Leung obtained the Gold Prize of Katie Shu Sui Pui Charitable Trust Outstanding Research Publication Award (舒小佩慈善基金傑出研究著作獎).
  • 2018: Dr. Jeff Tang was appointed the Chairperson of IEEE Hong Kong Section Computer Society Chapter.
  • 2016: The Computing Programme Team won the President’s Awards for Distinguished Achievement for the quality of curriculum and extra-curriculum design and achievements of her students.
  • 2016: Dr. Andrew Lui and Dr. Vanessa Ng received President’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
  • 2014: Dr. TS Li was appointed the Director of the Institute for Research in Innovative Technology and Sustainability (IRITS).
  • 2014: Dr. Oliver Au was appointed the Chairperson of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) HK Chapter.
  • 2012: The Computing Programme Team received the Bronze Award in the HK ICT Awards 2012 Professional Development Category for the development of the postgraduate programme Master of Science in Information Technology with Internet Applications (MSCITIA).
  • 2012: Dr. Andrew Lui received 2012 IBM Faculty Award for recognition of the quality of the program and its importance to the industry.
  • 2003: Dr. Vanessa Ng and Dr. Steven Choy received President’s Awards for Distinguished Achievement for their research project in teaching of computer programming.
Jonathan Chiu
Marketing Director
3DP Technology Limited

Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.

Krutz Cheuk
Biomedical Engineer
Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital

After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.

Hugo Leung
Software and Hardware Engineer
Innovation Team Company Limited

Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.

The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.

Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.

Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.

Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMP S321FAdvanced Database and Data Warehousing5
 COMP S333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMP S351FSoftware Project Management5
 COMP S362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMP S363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMP S382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMP S390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMP S492FMachine Learning5
 ELEC S305FComputer Networking5
 ELEC S348FIOT Security5
 ELEC S371FDigital Forensics5
 ELEC S431FBlockchain Technologies5
 ELEC S425FComputer and Network Security5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 ELEC S201FBasic Electronics5
 IT S290FHuman Computer Interaction & User Experience Design5
 STAT S251FStatistical Data Analysis5
 Course CodeTitleCredits
 COMPS333FAdvanced Programming and AI Algorithms5
 COMPS362FConcurrent and Network Programming5
 COMPS363FDistributed Systems and Parallel Computing5
 COMPS380FWeb Applications: Design and Development5
 COMPS381FServer-side Technologies and Cloud Computing5
 COMPS382FData Mining and Analytics5
 COMPS390FCreative Programming for Games5
 COMPS413FApplication Design and Development for Mobile Devices5
 COMPS492FMachine Learning5
 ELECS305FComputer Networking5
 ELECS363FAdvanced Computer Design5
 ELECS425FComputer and Network Security5