To further strengthen the University’s external engagement functions and better coordinate the various units involved, the Global Services Office currently headed by Dr David Cheng Xing has been renamed as the Global Engagement Office (GEO) and the Director of the Office reports to Vice-President (Development & External Relations) from 1 December 2018.

Professor Richard Yuen Kwok-kit, Head of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, has assumed an additional role as Acting Director of the Communications and Public Relations Office (CPRO) also from 1 December 2018 until further notice. Meanwhile, the CityU Exhibition Gallery has been put under the line management of Vice-President (Development & External Relations).

The Office of Vice-President (Development & External Relations) henceforth oversees the Alumni Relations Office, CityU Exhibition Gallery, CPRO, Development Office and GEO. 

In addition, the following concurrent appointments have taken effect from 1 December:

  • Professor Julie Li Juan of the Department of Marketing has been appointed Associate Provost (Academic Planning and Undergraduate Education)
  • Professor Li Wen-jung of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has been appointed Associate Provost (Institutional Initiatives)
  • Professor Christian Wagner, Chief Information Officer, has been re-appointed as Associate Provost (Quality Assurance)

Staff Members to the University Council

Dr Fung Wai-wah of the School of Continuing and Professional Education and Dr Peter Tse Wai-tat of the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management were elected to serve on the University Council from 1 January 2019.

CityU Distinguished Lecture

Most artificial visual systems consist of cameras and computers, like the eyes and brain of a human; but the linkage model between the two parts is usually weak. In this talk, Professor Gao Wen, a Boya Chair Professor at Peking University, will discuss how we can improve the linkage model to make an artificial vision system smarter. Professor Gao received his PhD degree in electronic engineering from the University of Tokyo in 1991. His research focuses on multimedia and computer vision, i.e. video coding, video analysis, multimedia retrieval, face recognition, multimodal interfaces and virtual reality. The talk will take place on 27 December. For more information, click here.

CityU Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Charging Trial 2018

In a bid to maintain a more sustainable campus environment, CityU is involved in a scheme to encourage less waste. The CityU MSW Charging Trial 2018 is based on the charging methods proposed by the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR Government. This is a “Pay as You Throw” concept and on volume basis. The MSW generated on campus will be collected and counted using different-sized trash bags, and the data will be used to estimate the total cost that CityU will pay under the proposed charging scheme. The findings from the trial will help in the planning of strategies for the charging scheme when it comes into force.

Please visit here for the October report. Should you want more information Mr W. K. Leung at ext. 5252 or Mr Joseph Lau at ext. 7832.


Professor Tommy Chow Wai-shing of the Department of Electronic Engineering (EE) has been elected Fellow of IEEE, with effect from 1 January 2019, for his outstanding contributions to computational intelligence techniques for control systems diagnosis. EE now boasts 15 IEEE Fellows.

Three students from the Department of Computer Science and two students from the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management won the 1st Runner-up in the Media Category in Classified Post Hackathon 2018 for their project titled “ATM,” which implements new functions on recruitment websites to provide job seekers with coaching and advice on career planning. 

Two 2018 graduates from the Department of Electronic Engineering won the Merit Prize of HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2018. Jointly organised by The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association and Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association Education Foundation, the Award is designed to recognise and reward students with outstanding final-year projects that demonstrate excellence in technology and innovation.

Three undergraduate students from the Department of Mathematics won Second Prize in the Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling (CUMCM) 2018. This annual national contest for undergraduates all over the world is organised by the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics of CUMCM, which is an organisation set up by the Ministry of Education and the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.