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Information theory workshop

26 February 2015

The fifth Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Hong Kong-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Information Theory and Communications was held from 19 to 20 January 2015 at City University.

The advanced-level workshop, partially funded by Croucher Foundation, was set up to cultivate scientific exchange between Hong Kong and Taiwanese scholars and also the greater Asia-Pacific region in the disciplines of information theory and communications.

General Co-Chair of the workshop, Professor Chee Wei Tan, said that this year’s workshop brought together more early-career scientists than previous years who were very engaged in interacting with the participants.

These workshops allow professors, young scientists, graduate students and colleagues from Hong Kong and across the straits to come together to share their research findings and build collaborations and friendships.
Professor Chee Wei Tan

Major topics covered during the two-day program included network coding, cyberspace security and mobile crowdsourcing, with an underlying emphasis on application and impact.

Keynote speaker Dr Tracy Ho, who spoke about “Real-world network coding”, brought together theoretical developments in network coding with real-world practical system implementation, based on her experience as the co-founder of two network coding-related start-up companies in the US.

Chee hopes that with workshops such as these, in addition to long-term and closely-knitted collaborations being facilitated between local and overseas researchers, more students and young people will be attracted to work in areas of information theory and communications.

For more information about Croucher Foundation funding schemes, please click here.