The product “Fishing Gaming with Shopping Experience” developed by the team “Impetus” consisting 5 of our Year 1 BEng FinTech students, who are Arthur CHAN, Edwin CHAN, Elroy LO, Felix YEUNG and Bryce ZHONG, won the 2nd Runner-up Award at the Bizkathon@HKUST (https://www.bizkathon.ust.hk/) on November 2-3, 2019 with a monetary prize of $8,000.
The team (“Altitude”) led by Choi Ho Yin Issac (SEEM/3), comprised of Cheung Tsz Yin (IE/5), Wong Sin Yi (CS/3) and other students from HKU and HKUST won the Championship with a monetary prize of $20,000 of openlab x FinTecubator Innovation Challenge organized by the Hang Seng Bank and the CUHK SEEM Department. They proposed and developed a prototype of a receivable management tools, and a Smart Contract mechanism embedded business logic into business terms in the challenge held on Oct 31, 2019. Members of the team would like to thank Prof. CHAN Chun Kwong for being such a wonderful mentor.
Innovation challenge @ Hang Seng Bank
The HSBC Financial Innovation Case Study was held on Aug 17. The team (“Finnovators”) composed of Choi Ho Yin Issac (SEEM/3), Jacus Liou (Fintech/3), Kong Chan Yat Lawrence (Econ/4) and other students from HKU and HKUST won 1st Runner-up with a monetary prize of $20,000 in the competition. They proposed financial management and knowledge cultivation platform with game mechanics overlaid to assist kids in developing financial knowledge. Their habit development solution makes use of OpenAPI supported by HKMA and banks to tailor-made a debit card for child personal finance needs.
Seems student and his teammates triumphed in the finalist stage (Top 5) of UBS Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) Case Challenge hosted on 7 August 2019 at UBS Hong Kong Office. The team led by Mr. Choi Ho Yin Issac (SEEM/3), consisting of Mr. Chow Tak Hin (QFIN/3), Mr. Chan Pui Ming Kenneth (QFRM/3) and Mr. Wan Tsz Wing (QFRM/3). The team was challenged to re-engineer the remittance process of a fictitious bank to improve its efficiency. They proposed a solution included automation, integrated ticketing system which enables an employee to pass each transaction downstream, innovation in staff’s working performance optimization, machine learning in computer vision to allow significant uplift in the processing time of signature verification.
UBS Group Chief Operating Officer (GCOO) Case Challenge 2019
Prof. Jeffrey Xu Yu and Prof. Hong Cheng’s research project entitled “Scalable Graph Representation Learning and Distributed Graph Processing Systems” was supported by Tencent AI Lab Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program 2018. Through their investigation and collaboration with researchers from Tencent AI Lab in 2018-19, their project has generated fruitful results. Prof. Cheng presented their research findings on the Research Symposium organized by Tencent AI Lab on September 23, 2019. Their project won the Application Innovation Award among 39 funded projects.
The team consisting our Year 2 BEng FinTech students, who are : Chen Yu (Fintech year 2), Lai Ho Nam (MIE year 4), XU Xiang (Fintech year 2), YIN Mingyao (IBBA year 3), TIE Tianmeng (Fintech year 2) and ZENG Meiqi (Fintech year 2), proposed an all-in-one SME banking solution in the BEA 100 Fintech Challenge held on June 8 and 9, 2019, won the “Outstanding Team” award with a monetary prize of $15,000. Members of the team would like to thank Prof. CHAN Chun Kwong and the Teaching Assistants of the FTEC3002 course for their generous help in preparing for the challenge.
Caption of the photo: Chen Yu (2nd on the right), ZENG Meiqi (centre), Tie Tianmeng (2nd on the left) and Xu Xiang (Centre front)
Mr. YING Yau Kit Stanley, a Year 5 SEEM Undergraduate student, teamed with medical and speech and hearing students won the following 2 awards in Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition held on May 25-26, 2019 among the 203 projects submitted from 676 students in 16 local tertiary institutions.
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|Third-class||Versatile Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with Rehabilitation for Language Disorder|
Mr. Stanley Ying would like to express his sincerest gratitude to his supervisor Prof. Helen Meng for her ongoing guidance and inspirations that prepared him well for the competition.
Prof. Xunying Liu’s PhD student, Mr. Xurong Xie, co-supervised with Prof. Tan Lee of EE Department, won the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Best Student Paper Award by the paper “BLHUC: Bayesian Learning of Hidden Unit Contributions for Deep Neural Network Speaker Adaptation”. The paper was co-authored by Xurong Xie, Xunying Liu, Tan Lee, Shoukang Hu (SEEM PhD candidate), and Lan Wang. Prof. Alan V. Oppenheim of MIT and Prof. Tony Constantinides of Imperial College London presented the award to Xurong during the award ceremony.
2 teams of SEEM students achieved excellent results in the bi-annual Prof. Charles K. Kao Student Creativity Awards. The team led by Mr. Stanley Ying (SEEM/5), supervised by Professor Helen Meng, titled ‘Versatile Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) System with Rehabilitation for Language Disorder Patients’ was awarded Second Runner-up in the Undergraduate Group Category. Their solution makes use of mobile solution and evidence-based approaches to help language disorder patients to communicate and rehabilitate. Meanwhile, another team with team members: Mr. Aaron Tsang, Brian Lau, and Samson Sum, supervised by Professor Daniel Long, titled ‘Analysis of Operations in Local Healthcare Systems’ was awarded Merit in the Undergraduate Group Category. Their solution takes advantage of the Random Forest Method to give a more accurate wait time prediction for patients waiting in the emergency department.