Bulletin No. 2, 2019

31 The Best and The Brightest VLSI Routing Research Triumphs at International Contests Chen Gengjie, PhD student from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, landed First Place in the Association for Computing Machinery Student Research Competition Grand Finals. Supervised by Prof. Evangeline Young, Chen’s team devised efficient and effective algorithms on the routing of very large scale integration (VLSI), a technology which places and connects multitudinous transistors in a fingertip-sized chip. Their research also took the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design. Five Students Got Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships Five undergraduates, Curtis Lin (Social Science), Tiffany Liu (Psychology), Arthur Chow (Global Business Studies), Cecilia Leung (Public Health) and Daniel Li (Sociology) were awarded The Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarships in 2019 for their exemplary academic work and character and enthusiasm in community services. Laurelling Stars of the Year CUHK presented the Outstanding Students Awards to 229 students in categories of Innovation and Invention, Sports, Arts, Social Service and Special Achievement. The newly introduced ‘The Most Outstanding Stars’ were elected by all awardees as the most typical student or team in their respective category. Among those elected are Lou Kuan-wen, who invented a Ketone-measuring device to gauge the effectiveness of weight control measures; Hong Kong record holder for the women’s long jump Yue Ya-xin; virtuoso composer Tobias Fandel; the Tree Hole facebook page management team who counsels troubled students, and Zhou Yuhang who participated in the United European Gastroenterology Week 2018 as the Hong Kong representative and won the National Scholar Award. Kudos to Budding Engineers Two teams of Mechanical and Automation Engineering students achieved excellent results at the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Undergraduate Engineering Training Integration Ability Competition 2019 held in October 2019. Team Sweeping Hero captured the First Prize and Best Cooperation Award in the ‘Pick and Place’ category, whereas Team CUER won the Best Cooperation Award in the ‘Energy Relay’ category.