Miss Ida Hui, a PhD student of the Department of SEEM, was awarded the First Runner-up of the Best Presentation & Poster Award of the First Microsoft Joint Laboratory Symposium 2006. This Symposium aims to bring together faculty and students from eight distinguished universities across China that have established joint laboratories with MSRA. Participators of this symposium included the Managing Director and upper management of MSRA, as well as the Science & Technology Directors of the Ministry of Education of China. Other participants included facuty and students from each of the eight university, including CUHK (host institution), HKUST, Harbin Institute of Technology, Peking University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China and Zhejiang University.
The Presentation & Poster competition included two PhD students selected from each university. The selection committee included upper management of MSRA and all participating joint laboratory directors. The evaluation criterion included creativity in research, excellence in oral presentation with reference to a large poster. Awardees of this Presentation & Poster Competition included Miss Lu Liu of Tsinghua University (First Prize), Mr. Jun Xiao of Zhejiang University (First Runner-up).