Welcome to New PhD Student from Egypt

We warmly welcome Muhammad Ashraf to our team CALAS, who joins CityU as a PhD student. Ashraf is from Egypt.

Mr. Muhammad Ashraf received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Minia university faculty of engineering, Egypt, in 2017. He worked as a teaching assistant for two years and is on leave from the Electrical Engineering department at Minia University, Egypt. He is now a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Professor Hong Yan and Dr. Ray C. C. Cheung.

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Dr. Ray got successfully funded HK$1.44 Million For Gifted Education Fund

Dr. Ray got successfully funded HK$1.44 Million by the Gifted Education Fund, Education Bureau for the programme “AIoT Coding and Engineering Skills Education for Gifted Students”, which aims to equip gifted students with the knowledge and hands-on coding ability in AI and IoT.  Xilinx will offer Professional Xilinx Engineer Mentorship support as well as HK$10,000 scholarship to the programme. Congratulations, Dr. Ray!

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Another paper from Sanka get Accepted – Congratulations

Many congratulations to Sanka on his paper titled “Efficient High-Performance FPGA-Redis Hybrid NoSQL Caching System for Blockchain Scalability” acceptance in Computer Communications (Impact Factor: 2.816).

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Sanka’s paper Accepted in Computer Communications

Many congratulations to Sanka on his paper titled “A Survey of Breakthrough in Blockchain Technology: Adoptions, Applications, Challenges and Future Research” acceptance in Elsevier Computer Communications (Impact Factor: 2.816)

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CALAS Hiking Activity!

Our hiking activity from Tsuen Wan to Sham Tseng(深井) was held successfully! Special thanks to Gary for coordinating this nice CALAS gathering, and all CALAS members for making your time.

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Dr. Ray Cheung has joined the program committee team of Applied Reconfigurable Computing 2021

Dr. Ray Cheung has joined the program committee team of Applied Reconfigurable Computing (ARC) 2021. FYI: the website of the Applied Reconfigurable Computing is attached HERE.

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Congratulations – Journal Paper accepted in Electronics

Congrats Mehdi. Journal paper submission to Electronics “FPGA-based Neuron Activity Extraction Unit for Wireless Neural Interface” got accepted. It is joint work with our active collaboration with USC.

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Chapter published in Springer’s book

“Reconfigurable Computing and Hardware Acceleration in Health Informatics”- a book chapter by Dr. Ray and Mehdi is published in a book by Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. The title of the book is “Signal Processing Techniques for Computational Health Informatics”. This book covers a comprehensive and representative range of signal processing techniques used in biomedical applications, including bio-signal origin and dynamics, sensors used for data acquisition, artefact and noise removal techniques, feature extraction techniques in the time, frequency, time-frequency and complexity domain, and image processing techniques in different image modalities.

Book link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-54932-9
Chapter link: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-54932-9_9

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Our master student John Zhang receives the National Youth Innovation Award 2020

The National Youth Innovation Award aims to award those students with outstanding technical innovations. The number of awardees is about 100 per year all over the country. The reward is 5000 China Yuan for each awardee from primary schools and middle schools, and 20000 China Yuan for each undergraduate and graduate student.

John received the bachelor degree in EE Department of CityU. He is now a full-time RA in CALAS and a part-time master student in EE Department of CityU. He is jointly supervised by Dr. Ray Cheung and Dr. Alan Lam. Congratulations to him!

國家青少年科技創新獎旨在獎勵那些在科技領域有突出貢獻的學生。每年約有約有100人獲得該獎項。來自中小學的獲獎者可獲得5000元人民幣獎金,而大學生和研究生獲獎者可獲得20000元獎金。

張一清同學在香港城市大學電機工程系獲得本科學位。他現在是CALAS實驗室的研究助理,同時還在攻讀香港城市大學電機工程系的碩士學位。他由Dr. Ray Cheung和Dr. Alan Lam共同指導。 恭喜張一清同學獲得該榮譽!

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Congratulations – Paper accepted in SERIAL 2020

Congrats Man Kit, nice paper to Workshop on Scalable and Resilient Infrastructures for Distributed Ledgers (SERIAL 2020), got accepted – FPGA-based Consensus in Permissioned Blockchains.
It is a joint work with our partner in Spain.

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