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Professor Chi Ying Tsui

Head, Integrative Systems and Design
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technolgy

Title: Nurturing Next Generation Innovators and Technologists


In today's world, we are confronted with numerous significant challenges, such as climate change, energy shortages, and the societal impacts of artificial intelligence. To overcome these challenges, it is crucial to cultivate a new generation of innovators and technologists who possess the ability to integrate knowledge from diverse fields, collaborate with experts from various disciplines, and approach problem-solving with a human-centered perspective. To achieve this, a new educational model is necessary. The Division of Integrative Systems and Design was established at HKUST in 2017 to advance this new mode of education. The undergraduate program in Integrative Systems and Design, a fully experiential learning program that integrates technology and design, was introduced in the fall of 2018. The program prioritizes active learning, project-based instruction, and multidisciplinary training with the goal of nurturing students to become innovators and technologists with unique qualities capable of generating disruptive ideas. In this presentation, we will share our experiences with designing and implementing this innovative educational program. 


Chi-ying Tsui is a professor and the founding head of the Division of Integrative Systems and Design at HKUST. He has also been a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering HKUST since 1994, Additionally, he serves as the Principal Investigator and Associate Director of ACCESS – AI Chip Center for Emerging Smart Systems, an InnoHK research center funded by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Dr. Tsui’s research interests include the design of integrated circuits and VLSI architectures for energy-efficient embedded machine learning, smart embedded sensing and systems, energy-efficient VLSI design for wireless applications, and power management system design for embedded portable devices.. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Southern California. 

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