CUHK Attends the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2022
Professor Rocky Tuan, Vice-Chancellor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was invited to attend the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) 2022 held from 1 to 3 September 2022. He delivered a speech online at the Frontiers of Science Plenary Session with the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity and Infinite Multiverse”. WAIC is co-organized by the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Cyberspace Administration of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Engineering, China Association for Science and Technology, and Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. It covered more than 120 events, which were attended by more than 500 distinguished guests, leading scholars, entrepreneurs, and representatives of international organizations in the field of artificial intelligence, including CUHK Faculty of Engineering Professor Tang Xiao-Ou who founded SenseTime, CUHK Distinguished Professor-at-Large Professor Yao Chi-Chih. The total number of online views of the event has reached 638 million.
This year, CUHK also participated in the WAIC Yang Pu Session as the supporting organization. CUHK Provost Professor Alan Chan delivered an address at the opening ceremony of the Session in launching the Preparation Camp for IT Startups as the first collaborative project with Shanghai Penta Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute since the admission of CUHK Shanghai Centre in Yang Pu District. Professor Wong Kam Fai, Associate Dean of CUHK Faculty of Engineering, joined the roundtable meeting of the Session to exchange views regarding the ecology of artificial intelligence.
The WAIC Frontiers of Science Plenary is jointly organized by the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence (AI) Laboratory and the Global Artificial Intelligence Academic Alliance (GAIAA). It focuses on topics such as AI academic frontier progress and AI innovation, AI talent training, AI future trends, as well as AI and human well-being. Top AI scholars from all over the world come to share their exclusive insights on the most cutting-edge and representative technological development trends. Based on the University’s world-leading research excellence, CUHK has identified major areas in its strategic plan as research priorities. Information and Automation Technology is one of the themes in these areas, which focuses on interdisciplinary research to reach the next level of excellence. CUHK joined hands with 15 universities around the world in 2018 as well as SenseTime, the world’s leading AI company, to initiate GAIAA, boosting cross-disciplinary exchanges and promoting international collaboration on AI technology for AI study, talent training and research developments.
CUHK and Shanghai Yang Pu District signed a collaboration framework agreement on 4 July 2022 to establish the CUHK Shanghai Centre. The Centre will be located in Shanghai Penta Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute to deepen the collaborative relationship with mainland institutions and enterprises, support researchers and teams to conduct cross-disciplinary collaborative research, and promote academic programmes in multiple disciplines.
CUHK-FDU Joint Research Centre in Life and Biomedical Sciences Holds Collaborative Seminar
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) – Fudan University (FDU) Joint Research Centre in Life and Biomedical Sciences (Joint Research Centre) organized an online collaborative seminar on 22 September. Representatives of CUHK included Professor Chan Wai-Yee, Pro-Vice-Chancellor; Professor Andrew Chan, Director of School of Biomedical Sciences; Professor Vincent Cheung, Professor Vivas Chan and Professor Linda Gu of School of Biomedical Science; Professor Qin Ling from Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology; and Ms. Wing Wong, Director of China Engagement. FDU participants included Professor Lin Xin-Hua and Professor Yang Zhong, Director and Associate Director of School of Life Science; Professor Ma Jian-Peng, Director of Multiscale Research Institute for Complex Systems; Professor Tian Mei, Executive Director of Human Phenome Institute; Professor Zhang Feng, Obstetrics & Gynecology Hospital of FDU and Mr. Shen Guo-Lin, Director of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Chan chaired the meeting and gave an opening speech. The seminar reviewed the progress of the Joint Research Centre in different collaborative areas. Both sides presented their research work and discussed development plans and projects to enhance exchange.
Research teams of CUHK and FDU have been collaborating closely. The two universities established the Joint Research Center in 2021, focusing on a range of areas in relation to life sciences and biomedical sciences, including Genomics and Inherited Diseases, Phenomics and Precision Medicine, Developmental, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and interdisciplinary studies. It will carry out cross-regional and cross-disciplinary collaborations to build cutting-edge base and cultivate talents, as well as providing an exchange platform for researchers from all over the world.