Dean's Message
Spring 2013  No.23
Winning Ways

Two School of Engineering PhD graduates have been honored with Hong Kong Young Scientist Awards. Dr Kaishun Wu, 2011 PhD graduate in Computer Science and Engineering, won in the Physical/Mathematical Science field for his research on "MAC/PHY Advances in Wireless Networks". Electronic and Computer Engineering graduate Dr Can Yang, who also graduated in 2011, received the award in the Engineering Science field for his contribution to the paper, "BOOST: A Boolean Representation-Based Method for Detecting SNP-SNP Interactions in Genome-Wide Association Studies". An award is given annually in each of the Physical/Mathematical Science, Life Science, and Engineering Science areas.

The accolades were presented at the Hong Kong Institution of Science Annual Conference 2012 in November. They recognize young scientists and engineers in Hong Kong who excel and exhibit great promise in their field of study and promote science and technology development in the region. Dr Wu is currently a Research Assistant Professor at HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School in Nansha and Dr Yang is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University.