The Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau (UM) presents the 2022/2023 “Teaching Excellence Award” and “Research Excellence Award” to 4 professors today (8 February). After the selection by FST management committee, the “Teaching Excellence Award” were presented to Prof U Leong Hou, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Prof Hao Tianwei, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The “Research Excellence Awards” were presented to Prof Ma Shaodan, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Prof Zhou Jiantao, Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science. The award aims to commend these professors for their constantly improvement in teaching and perseverance and innovation in research. They successfully enhance the quality of teaching and research of UM, as well as setting up a role model for other academic staff and students.
Leong Hou U, Associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science, has been teaching at UM since 2011. Over the past few years, he has undertaken many large-scale Data Engineering and Artificial Intelligence conferences as the chairman and core member of the local committee, and has led many students to participate in international programming contest. The competition creates important opportunities for students by broadening their international horizons. He coordinates and teaches an interdisciplinary MSc in Data Science which attracts students from many different disciplines. In teaching, he also shows inclusiveness to students, and values the perspectives of students with different academic backgrounds. He successfully creates a positive and valued learning environment. At the same time, through sharing the cutting-edge scientific research results in big data processing and analysis, theory and practical knowledge are effectively delivered in the class, thus, a platform is established for students to cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Tianwei Hao, Assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, joined UM in 2017. In regards of teaching, he prepares well before every class and usually cites additional background information and examples, using various teaching tools, such as thought experiments and animation videos, to help students absorb the most cutting-edge knowledge and have better learning experiences, most importantly, his teaching makes the class more attractive which largely stimulate students’ enthusiasm and learning motivation. Prof Hao believes that learning is like a boat sailing against the current must forge ahead or it will be driven back, therefore, continuous learning is the best way to teach by precept and example. He keeps improving his research and hopes set up a role model of independent learning for students.
Shaodan Ma is a Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, and the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City at the University of Macau. Her research focuses on array signal processing, transceiver design, localization in wave communications and massive MIMO systems. She has published over 180 papers in referred journals and conferences. She was a symposium co-chair for various international conferences including IEEE ICC 2021, 2019 & 2016, IEEE/CIC ICCC 2019, IEEE GLOBECOM 2016, etc. Currently she serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, and Journal of Communications and Information Networks. She received Macao Science and Technology Award (3rd prize, Natural Science Award) in 2022.
Jiantao Zhou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science who joined UM in 2012. His research focuses on artificial intelligence security and privacy protection. Professor Zhou has made a lot of achievements in the field of multimedia information security and forensics in social networks. His highly robust forged image detection and positioning technology has been successfully applied to the security department of Alibaba and used to detect the authenticity of certificate images. Professor Zhou is currently the associate editor of two top journals in the field of multimedia information processing, IEEE Trans. Image Processing and IEEE Trans Multimedia, and the co-chairman of the 2023 Program Committee of the flagship conference in the multimedia field, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). Won the third prize of the Natural Science Award of the Macau Science and Technology Awards.
FST presents the “Excellent Teaching Award” and the “Research Excellence Award” as a recognition to academic staff in making unremitting efforts in teaching and research. It reflects the pursuit of the qualities in teaching and research of the Faculty, as well as the aims of stimulating talent development, scientific progress and local competitiveness of the university.
澳門大學科技學院今 (2月8日) 頒發2022/2023學年年度「優秀教學獎」及「研究卓越獎」予四位教授。經過學院相關管理委員會的嚴格遴選，「優秀教學獎」由電腦及資訊科學系副教授余亮豪及土木及環境工程系助理教授郝天偉奪得。而「研究卓越獎」則由電機及電腦工程系馬少丹教授及電腦及資訊科學系副教授周建濤獲得。獎項旨在表揚他們言傳身教、力臻完美的教學以及在科研上精益求精、砥礪創新的精神，為師生們樹立良好榜樣，同時提升澳大及科技學院教學及科研水平。
馬少丹教授於2015年加入澳大，主要從事無線通信、多天線通信系統信號處理、收發機優化設計、性能分析、資源分配等方向理論研究及實踐工作，在國際權威期刊及會議上發表學術論文180餘篇。現任IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications，IEEE Transactions on Communications，IEEE Communications Letters, 和 Journal of Communications and Information Networks等期刊編委，曾多次擔任包括IEEE ICC 2021, 2019 & 2016、IEEE/CIC ICCC 2019、IEEE GLOBECOM 2016等在內的國際學術會議無線通信研討會聯席主席，2022年更獲得澳門科學技術獎自然科學三等獎。
電腦及資訊科學系副教授周建濤2012年加入澳大，研究方向是人工智能安全與隱私保護。周教授在社交網絡的多媒體信息安全與取證領域建樹頗豐，其所提出的高魯棒偽造圖像檢測與定位技術成功應用於阿里巴巴安全部及應用於檢測證件類圖像的真偽。周教授目前擔任多媒體信息處理領域兩個頂級期刊IEEE Trans. Image Processing和IEEE Trans Multimedia的副主編，以及多媒體領域旗艦會議IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2023程序委員會聯合主席，2022年更奪得澳門科技獎自然科學三等獎。