Hong Kong PhD Fellowship & Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Distinguished Lecture

by Professor Tieniu Tan, Vice Minister at the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R.

You are cordially invited to join this Distinguished Lecture to learn more about the trends of science and technology and their exciting implications.

From the birth of modern Physics in 1500s to emerging robotics and AI technology, dramatic technological changes are always happening every day and changing human life.  In this lecture, Professor Tan will talk about major milestones and inspirations from scientific and technological revolutions in the past 500 years.  He will share with us the latest mega-trends of global science and technology for many years to come.

Seize this unique occasion to hear directly from our distinguished speaker how science and technology will transform our future.  Sign up now!


18 October 2018 (Thursday)


3:00 - 4:30pm (kindly be seated by 2:50pm)


Cheung On Tak Lecture Theater (LT-E), HKUST (map)

  • 3:00 - 3:05pm  Welcome Remarks by Professor Nancy Ip, Vice-President for Research & Development
  • 3:05 - 3:35pm  Talk by Professor Tieniu Tan
  • 3:35 - 3:50pm  Q&A Session
  • 3:50 - 4:30pm  Mingling (with Light Refreshments)

About the Speaker

Professor Tieniu Tan is an expert on image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition.  He is currently Vice Minister at the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong S.A.R. and Director of the Centre for Research on Intelligent Perception and Computing, CAS Institute of Automation (CASIA).

Professor Tan is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of sciences in developing countries (TWAS) and Corresponding Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences.  He is also the Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR).

He received his BSc degree in electronic engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1984, and later gained his MSc and PhD degrees in electronic engineering from Imperial College London.  From 1989, he joined the Computer Science Department at the University of Reading in UK, before returning to China in 1998 to join the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition (NLPR), CASIA. He was the Director General of CASIA from 2000-2007, the Director of the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition from 1998-2013, Deputy Secretary-General of China Academy of Sciences (CAS) from 2007-2015, and Vice President of CAS from 2015-2016. He has been a professor at CASIA since 1998. 

He has published more than 500 research papers in refereed international journals and conferences, and has authored or edited 11 books.


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