Newsletter No. 290

中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter 2 Prof. Leslie Lo, professor of educational administration and policy, has been appointed by the Chief Executive of the • HKSAR as a member of the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Education from 12 October 2006 to 24 April 2009. Prof. Jean Woo, professor of medicine, has been appointed by the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food as a medical • member of the Appeal Board Panel under Rabies Ordinance from 10 October 2006 to 9 October 2008. Prof. Fok Tai Fai, dean of medicine, has been re-appointed by the Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food as a member of • the Hospital Authority for two years from 1 December 2006. Mr. Li Kai Ming, director of Alumni Affairs Office, has been re-appointed by the Secretary for Economic Development and • Labour as a member of the Appeal Panel of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong for two years from 7 December 2006. Prof. Ho Puay-peng, professor in the Department of Architecture, has been appointed by the Deputy Secretary for • Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) as a member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel, Section 45 of the Buildings Ordinance, for three years from 1 December 2006. Prof. LimWan Fung Bernard, professor in the Department of Architecture, has been appointed by the Deputy Secretary • for Housing, Planning and Lands (Planning and Lands) as a member of the Appeal Tribunal Panel, Section 45 of the Buildings Ordinance, for three years from 1 December 2006. Prof. Daniel Shek Tan Lei, professor in the Department of Social Work, has been appointed as an honorary professor of • the Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau from academic year 2006–07 to 2008–09. Prof. Shek and other board members of Heep Hong Society have been awarded the Directors of the Year Award 2006 by the Hong Kong Institute of Directors. Prof. Joseph Lau, director of Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, has been appointed as a technical adviser of • HIV/AIDS research in the Shenzhen Centre for Diseases Control and Prevention for three years from 1 October 2006. Prof. Yu Tak Sun Ignatius, professor in the Department of Community and Family Medicine, has been invited to serve • as an expert cancer epidemiologist in the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) Monograph Working Group in Lyon from 10 to 17 October 2006. He has also been invited to serve as an examiner in the Part 1 Fellowship Examination (Written Paper, June 2006) and Exit Examination (Practical/Clinical, October 2006) of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Prof. Lam Wai Kei Christopher, chairman of the Department of Chemical Pathology, has been elected as an Honorary • Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists. (Information in this section is provided by the Communications and Public Relations Office. Contributions should be sent direct to that office for registration and verification before publication.) 中大与清华携手合研媒体科学 New CUHK-Tsinghua Centre 中 文大学工程学院和清华大学深圳研究生院联合成 立「清华深圳研究生院—香港中文大学工程学院 媒体科学、技术与系统联合研究中心」,充分利用双方 的优势,致力于媒体处理的研究和开发,打造媒体处理 的创新成果和研究平台,培养高水平的人才。 中心的揭幕典礼于十一月底在深圳市南山区西丽大学城 应届毕业生回馈母校 超 过一千八百名应届中文大学毕业生参加 了「二零零六毕业班捐赀承诺计划」, 承诺毕业后三年内,捐款五百港元回馈母校,共 为大学筹得近一百万港元捐款。以应届总毕业生 人数计算,参与 率逾三成,人数 亦较去年多出近 五成,成绩十分 理想。 「毕业班捐赀承 诺计划」由拓展 及筹募处筹办, 旨在鼓励毕业班 校友积极回馈母 校,承先启后, 支持学弟学妹。 每位参与者均可获赠刻有中大校徽及毕业年分 的特别版纪念襟针,时刻铭记自己为中大人的 身分。 拓展及筹募处高级主任郑文珊先生表示,该计划 除为大学每年筹得近一百万港元外,更重要的是 在毕业校友心中播下回馈的种子,让他们在离校 之初便与母校建立紧密的联系。他衷心感谢参与 计划的一千八百多名应届本科及研究院毕业生, 更指出中大今年的三成一参与率,可媲美美国著 名长春藤学府的三成参与率,成绩令人鼓舞。更 有一名研究院毕业生即席捐款一万港元,反映出 中大校友万众一心,支持母校不遗余力。 「毕业班捐赀承诺计划」自二零零四年开展,至今 已是第三年举办,累积参与人数超过四千人。 中心集中了两校媒体处理相关领域的专家学者和研究成 果。近二十年来,清华大学先后完成了国家 863、自然 科学基金、国际合作等数十项媒体处理领域相关课题, 积累了丰富的创新性研究经验和成果。 中大工程学院的研究项目跨越工程学、计算机科学、人 工智能、通信、人机交互、工效学、认知科学,以及语 言学等众多学科。过去十多年,中大研究队伍获得香港 工业资助基金及创新科技基金资助逾四千五百万港元; 又获国家自然科学基金委员会及香港研究资助局联合资 助计划、香港研究资助局中央拨款等重点资助;还多次 夺得「挑战杯」全国大学生课外活动学术科技作品竞赛 的奖项,以及香港资讯科技卓越成就奖等荣誉。 中心的研究方向包括:多媒体技术、人机对话系统、汉 语普通话与广东话语音合成、信息检索、多模态交互、 嵌入式系统、信息安全技术,以及计算机网络技术等。 T he Faculty of Engineering of The Chinese University and the Tsinghua Shenzhen Graduate School has jointly established the Tsinghua Shenzhen Graduate School – CUHK Faculty of Engineering Joint Research Centre for Media Sciences, Technologies and Systems. The Centre was officially inaugurated in November in Shenzhen. The ceremony was officiated by Prof. Ching Pak-chung, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of TheChinese University and professor of electronic engineering, and Prof. Guan Zhicheng, dean of the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, and Vice- President of Tsinghua University Council. The Centre will pool the expertise and research findings of both institutions. Its research areas include multimedia technology, human-computer spoken language systems, information retrieval, information security technology, embedded systems, and computer networks technology. 清华大学校务委员会副主任兼深圳研究生院院长关志成教授 (左) 与中文大学副校长兼电子工程学讲座教授程伯中教授 Prof. Guan Zhicheng (left), dean of the Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University and Prof. Ching Pak-chung, Pro-Vice- Chancellor of CUHK 清华校区举行,由中大副校长兼电子工程学讲座教授程 伯中教授与清华大学校务委员会副主任兼深圳研究生院 院长关志成教授主持。 中心的成立是两校在该领域长期合作和交流的结果,双 方教师和学生曾多次互访,更成功地联合申请并获国家 自然科学基金项目。

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