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"The Virtual Performer" joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.

“The Virtual Performer” joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.

2003-12-09

The Engineering project entitled “The Virtual Performer” is one of six project selected across all disciplines to represent CUHK in the Challenge Cup Competition. The multimodal human-computer interface project has been awarded Level 2 Prize in the Challenge Cup Competition — a biennial event with participating projects from OVER 200 universities all across China. “The Virtual Performer” is a joint entry between SEEM and CSE departments — real-time computer speech technologies are developed by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM MPhil Year 1) supervised by Professor Helen Meng and runs in synchrony with real-time computer graphics technologies developed by WONG Jianqing (CSE MPhil Year 2) supervised by Professor Pheng Ann Heng and Professor T.T. Wong.

"The Virtual Performer" joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.
“The Virtual Performer” joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.
"The Virtual Performer" joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.
“The Virtual Performer” joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.
"The Virtual Performer" joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.
“The Virtual Performer” joint project participated by WONG Ka Ho (SEEM, M.Phil. Year 1) and WANG Jianqing (CSE, MPhil Year 2) awarded Level 2 Prize at the Challenge Cup Competition.

Professors Yao, Zhang and Zhou win SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize.

2003-04-22

A paper co-authored by three professors at our department, David Yao, Shuzhong Zhang and Xun Yu Zhou, “Stochastic Linear-Quadratic Control via Semidefinite Programming,” SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, vol 40 (2001), 801-823, has been selected as a winner for this year’s SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize (to be awarded at the SIAM Annual Meeting in Montreal, June 16-20, 2003).

The SIAM Outstanding Paper Prizes were introduced in 1999, and are awarded annually. Three winners were selected each year among all the papers published in the 13 SIAM journals in the four years prior to the year of the award.

Professor Helen Meng has been awarded a grant of HKD4million from the Research Grants Council Central Allocation.

2003 January

Professor Helen Meng has been awarded a grant of HKD4 million from the Research Grants Council Central Allocation.

The project is entitled, “Towards Multi-Modal Human-Computer Dialog Interactions with Minimally Intrustive Biometic Security Functions” and aims to develop multi-modal authentication technologies to secure human-computer mixed-initiative multi-modal dialog interactions. Co-investigators of the project include professors across departments within CUHK as well as from HKUST and Polytechnic University — Professors P.C. Ching (Department of EE, CUHK), T. Lee (Department of EE, CUHK), Y.S.Moon (Department of CSE, CUHK), X. Tang (Department of IE, CUHK), M.W. Mak (Department of EIE, PolyU), B. Mak (Department of CS, HKUST) and M.H. Siu (Department of EEE, HKUST).

Professor Meng and her research team develop the CU VOCAL Alert System – the first Cantonese text-to-speech synthesis Web Service on Microsoft’s .NET platform.

2002-11-07

Source:
明報新聞網 mingpao.com 2002年11月8日 星期五 港聞

中大微軟合創語音備忘系統
網上提醒重要事項視障者佳音

  【明報專訊】相信不少人試過因航班延誤而苦等數小時﹔又或者預約求診,卻因無人提醒而忘記了。香港中文大學與微軟合作開發了一套「悠揚語音提示系統」,使用者可透過互聯網,設定需要提示的事項,如股票價格、各類交通工具抵達的時間、天氣等不斷變動的資訊,自動提醒使用者。

  即將推出市場

  中大系統工程及工程管理學系副教授蒙美玲,負責這項研究已有三年,配合微軟的新技術,本周才研發成功,即將推出市場。

  她表示,除了語音提示功能外,系統更可將文字轉為聲音,供視障者使用,屆時視障者可利用此系統閱讀互聯網資訊。系統初步獲政府及香港盲人協會支持。蒙美玲指,若系統成功應用,生活上所有細節,都能透過系統將聲音化為文字,或將文字化為聲音,提供各種服務。

  中大與微軟昨日簽訂協議,未來將加強人才培訓、研究及開發的合作。微軟公司並承諾,中大研究生可到中國的微軟亞洲研究所實習,人數不設上限,但需要通過嚴格篩選。

Professor Helen Meng has been awarded a grant of HKD5,656,000 from the Innovation and Technology Fund.

2002-01-09

Professor Helen Meng has been awarded a grant of HKD5,656,000 from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the Hong Kong SAR Government Innovation and Technology Commission. The project is entitled “The AOPA (Author Once, Present Anywhere) Software Platform,” led by Professor Helen Meng (Principal Investigator) and Professor P. C. Ching (Co-Investigator). This project aims to develop a “universally accessible” software platform to support Chinese Web content development for (displayless) voice browsers, mobile mini-browsers in addition to regular Web browsers. Universal accessibility is valuable for E-business information service provision.

Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, CUHK