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Grand Challenges for Engineering Symposium
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Architecture & Engineering

Event Details

Registration 08:45-09:00

-- AM Session --

General Welcome and Introduction of HKU President
Professor W. John Kao, VP (Global), HKU

Opening Remarks
Professor Xiang Zhang, NAE and CAE member, President, HKU

Remarks
Mr. Nicholas W. Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology

Remarks
Professor Timothy W. Tong, President, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences; President, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Introduction of 2005 Chemistry Nobel Professor Robert Grubbs
Professor W. John Kao, VP (Global), HKU

Key Note: Translating Academic Science Into Technology
Professor Robert Grubbs, US National Academy of Engineering member, Caltech, 2005 Chemistry Nobel

Introduction of NAE President
Professor W. John Kao, VP (Global), HKU

Key Note: The Global Grand Challenges Movement
Dr C.D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., President, US National Academy of Engineering

-- PM Session --

Introduction of Senior VP, Hewlett-Packard (HP)
Professor W. John Kao, VP (Global), HKU

Key Note: The Grand Challenge of Rebooting Computing
Dr. Stan Williams, Senior VP, Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Panel 1: Engineering, Innovation and Grand Challenges
Moderator: Professor W. John Kao, VP (Global) and Chair Professor of Translational Medical Engineering, HKU

Speakers:
Professor Mark Humayun, NAE member, USC
Professor Morteza Gharib, NAE member, Director of GALCIT & CAST
Professor Vivian Yam, NAS and CAS member, HKU
Dr. Alton D. Romig, Jr., NAE Executive Officer

Note: each panellist will give a 20-min presentation then a panel discussion with audience QA for 10 min

Break and Networking

Panel 2: Engineering Education, Research, and Collaboration in Addressing Global Grand Challenges
Moderator: Professor Chris Chao, Dean of Engineering, HKU

Speakers:
Professor Asad M. Madni, Distinguished Adjunct Professor/Distinguished Scientist Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of California Los Angeles
Professor Barbara Chan, HKU
Dr Ming Hsieh, NAE member
Dr John Deng, CAE member

Note: each panellist will give a 20-min presentation then a panel discussion with audience QA for 10 min.

Closing Remarks:
Professor Xiang Zhang, NAE and CAE member, President, HKU

Walk-ins Are Welcome

Date/Time16/08/2018 08:45-18:00
VenueRayson Huang Theatre
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 20/07/2018 10:00(HKT) to 15/08/2018 15:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 350.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

For further information, please visit:
https://www.global-events.hku.hk

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact President's Office Jacqueline Leung by email at jacquelineleung@hku.hk