Alumni Honors, Awards & Achievements

Ir Dr Derrick Pang, 2014 PhD in Civil Engineering, received a Young Industrialist Award of Hong Kong 2015 from the Federation of Hong Kong Industries in recognition of his contribution to industry and the society. Dr Pang is Deputy Chairman of Chun Wo Development Holdings Limited and has helped lead the Group to become one of the largest local construction firms in Hong Kong. Dr Pang also founded the Young Members Society within the Hong Kong Construction Association to raise young people’s interest in the sector; and Lifewire, which is an online crowdfunding platform to raise money for children with medical needs.

EElectronic and Computer Engineering alumnus Prof Kai Kit Wong, currently at University College London, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Prof Wong received his BEng, MPhil, and PhD degrees from HKUST in 1996, 1998, and 2001 respectively. The IEEE Fellow grade is one of the Institute’s most prestigious honors, with the total number of recipients each year not exceeding 0.1% of the total voting IEEE membership. Prof Wong was recognized for his contributions to multiuser communication systems.

Dr Da Yan, 2014 PhD in Computer Science and Engineering, won the 2015 Hong Kong Young Scientist Award in the Physical/Mathematical Science category for his research work on “Efficient Systems and Algorithms for Big Data Processing”. Dr Yan is continuing his big data studies as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the United States. The award scheme is organized annually by the Hong Kong Institution of Science to recognize outstanding young scientists and engineers.