Building bridges to deeper machine learning
5 October 2021
Speeding up the performance of computers used in machine learning is important for many data-driven applications including advanced drone navigation, self-driving cars and credit card fraud detection.
Teaching students to tell the stories of science
17 July 2021
Over some 20 years as an inspirational science teacher and, later, as panel head of the Science Research Department at Maryknoll Fathers’ School in Hong Kong, To Yuen-man has developed an impressive track record as an effective science educator.
From environmental communication to action
18 June 2021
During the second year of Smriti Safaya's Master of Philosophy degree in Earth Science at the University of Hong Kong, while researching earthquakes in central Tibet, she had, if not a eureka moment, certainly one that changed the direction of her life.
A research team led by Chair Professor Andrey Rogach at City University of Hong Kong has created a new type of 2D perovskite material that improves the efficiency of perovskite nanocrystals, boosting the brightness of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using this material.
Making a story of psychology
18 May 2021
Dr Suzanne So was the first clinical psychologist in HK to offer early assessment for young people with psychosis.
Diving into life before birth
20 April 2021
From probing the mysteries of a sunken submarine aircraft carrier, resting upright more than 30 metres under the waters off the coast of Plymouth, UK, to attempting to apply machine learning for estimating the age of a fetus in the womb, Lok Hin Lee seeks the challenge of the new.
Many people imagine chemists as goggle-adorned scientists swirling round-bottom flasks. However, this is not the case with Dr Wai Chung Fu and his chemistry lab, where he is pioneering the use of automated robotic technology.
Setting AI to work for the good of human health
17 November 2020
In science fiction, machines are often a force for evil: invading, conquering, and killing. But at BenevolentAI in London, Dr Ngai Yi Mok and his colleagues are harnessing the power of machines for good, using AI in their efforts to counter diseases through drug discovery and development.
When time began: mapping the earliest moments of our universe
21 October 2020
Dr Sam Wong's research extends from the smallest known particles in existence to the massive system they have created: our entire universe.
Tackling the link between diabetes and kidney disease
13 October 2020
In Hong Kong, 52 per cent of new patients requiring dialysis treatment or renal replacement have diabetes as the cause of kidney failure – a challenge that Professor Sydney Tang (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2019, Croucher Fellowship 1996) seeks to address.
Dennis Lo’s three-decade journey to science’s greatest prizes
22 September 2020
Innovation does not come easy and for Professor Dennis Lo.
Venturing beyond the research lab
27 August 2020
The global medical conference circuit may have been closed by the COVID-19 pandemic. But that is not stopping the crucial exchange of information about new treatments and drugs. Dr Angela Tye-Galichet is one of those working to ensure that the wheels of knowledge continue to turn – but online.
Looking for answers in the stars
13 August 2020
Even the smaller aspects of astrophysics play out over vast dimensions. Philip Leung works on things about the size of our solar system.
Chemist gallops into career with the Jockey Club
5 August 2020
On race days that take place at Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Shatin track, Dr May Fung can sometimes see the horses thunder past her window. But for her, this is not entertainment.
Getting to the heart of the matter
22 July 2020
What if humans could grow new hearts?
Converting CO2 directly from air to fuel
15 July 2020
Dr Xu Lu's long-term goal is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by converting it into a usable fuel.
How the bacteria colonise and rapidly spread to neighbouring cells within our intestine and what genes influence or control this bacterial behaviour.
The fight to stay one step ahead of cancer cells
2 July 2020
Dr Gloria Lin is working to find new answers to a complex disease that affects many people all over the world and still eludes scientists: cancer.
Nurturing a taste for biochemistry (and wine)
17 June 2020
From his interest in research to his passion for wine
Investigating the mysteries of unconscious vision
12 June 2020
Dr Wendy Yue's research sheds light on how we see the world around us.