Dean's Message
Spring 2012  No.21
Winning Approach to Teaching

Prof Amine Bermak, Electronic and Computer Engineering, has won the prestigious Michael G Gale Medal for Distinguished Teaching. The honor was established by the University Council in 1994 to recognize teaching excellence and the ability to inspire and motivate others. It is awarded annually to one outstanding faculty member from across all Schools at HKUST.

Since joining the University in 2002, Prof Bermak has shown great enthusiasm for his work and commitment to his students, providing them with a solid theoretical foundation linked to practical engineering applications. He has an open-door policy to encourage students to discuss academic issues and learning difficulties outside the classroom. He is also a popular and effective postgraduate supervisor, with one of the heaviest supervision loads in the University.

Prof Bermak has actively promoted computer engineering to local secondary schools. In addition, he has greatly assisted student job placement and internships through his interaction with industry.

He is a two-time recipient of the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award and a four-time nominee for the Michael G Gale Medal.