CUHK-Shenzhen Holds Long Feng Science Forum 2022
About the Forum
Hosted by the School of Science and Engineering (SSE), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen), the Long Feng Science Forum is an international academic event for the gamut of global researchers ranging from young talents to senior scholars. Previously organized twice under the name "Wutong Forum", the event was renamed for its third iteration, which took place from August 19-21, 2022 and featured a main forum and a variety of sub-forums, seminars, and lectures.
The organizing committee for this year's event was chaired by SSE Dean Prof. Ben Zhong TANG. With meticulous planning and arrangements, the Long Feng Science Forum 2022 was successfully held in a virtual format and brought together approximately 100 rising academic stars from 80 universities across the globe, representing diverse academic accomplishments in the fields of mathematics, material science, electronic information engineering, computer engineering, etc. Through academic presentations, the participants shared their research and insights with one another, contributing to the introduction and development of top talent at CUHK-Shenzhen.
The Long Feng Science Forum 2022 kicked off at 8:30 pm on August 19th with the opening remarks of CUHK-Shenzhen Vice President (Academic) Prof.Tom Z.Q. Luo and SSE Dean Prof. Ben Zhong TANG. The University's talent policy was then presented by Dr. LIN Hui, Deputy Director of the Research Administration Office, CUHK-Shenzhen, followed by an introduction of SSE's research accomplishments by Prof. ZHOU Yan, Assistant Dean (Research) of the School.
Speech by Vice President LUO Zhiquan
In his opening remarks, President Luo extended a warm greeting to all the participants, and expressed his elation that this forum was able to attract nearly a hundred outstanding talents from a variety of disciplines. According to his introduction, the mission of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen is to develop into a world-class research university while inheriting the exceptional academic philosophy and administrative systems of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. So far, the University's confidence in this goal has been bolstered by the success it has had, including establishing six academic schools, offering 25 undergraduate programs and 31 postgraduate programs, and producing over 10,000 exceptional undergraduate, master's, and doctoral graduates. The institution has been home to more than 500 eminent scholars from throughout the world. Among them are five Nobel laureates, two Turing Award winners, and a slew of other prestigious awardees.
“This event was once known as the Wutong Forum and was held in 2018 and 2021 before being rebranded as the Long Feng Science Forum. More than 160 eminent young researchers and eminent professors have taken part in this academic event since its inception,” said the president. To warp up his speech, Luo wished the Forum success and expressed his hope that it would serve as a platform for academic interchange and deepen scientific cooperation among students, faculty, and researchers.
Professor Ben Zhong TANG, Dean of SSE, CUHK-Shenzhen
Next up was Prof. Ben Zhong TANG, Dean of SSE and Chairman of this year's forum's Organizing Committee. He began by expressing his gratitude to the forum's speakers, panelists, and all of the faculty, students, and intellectuals who had attended and contributed to the event. According to Dean Tang, the forum will improve academic communication and interaction, which in turn will benefit academic research and the recruitment of new scientific talent. After that, Prof. Tang gave an overview of the School's recent development, stating, "SSE was established as one of the University's earliest schools. There has been a steady stream of reform and innovation in the university's teaching and research thanks to its faculty and researchers. Up to this point, over one hundred teaching and research members have joined the family of SSE, with the majority of them having done research at top Chinese and international institutions like MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, and Harvard and winning prestigious honors in their disciplines. In 2020, 22 faculty members from SSE were placed in the top two percent of all researchers worldwide. While building a formidable research team in a number of fields with promising results, the School has also been providing a diverse array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs for students. Every year, hundreds of our PhD students win awards in national and international competitions and publish articles in international conferences and publications. Despite the impact of the pandemic and the shifting economic situation since 2019, graduation rates at CUHK-Shenzhen have remained optimistic. I am pleased to note that this year's Long Feng Science Forum has brought together approximately 100 young talents and rising stars from various research fields both at home and abroad. We are ecstatic to meet them and hear about their productive accomplishments."
In closing, Dean Tang conveyed his gratitude once more to all the attendees and researchers, and expressed his hopes that the event will be a huge success and produce excellent chances for the sharing of research.
Group photo of attendees and organizing committee members
The Long Feng Science Forum 2022 was held on August 19-21, 2022, with three sub-forums: Material Science, Mathematics, and Computer Information and Engineering. Roughly a hundred of the world's brightest and most promising young scientists and scholars presented their insightful findings at the event, attracting a great deal of interest from students, faculty and scholars at home and abroad.
Sub Forum - Material Science
This sub-forum featured the latest research findings presented by young academics at prominent institutions like Harvard, MIT, McGill, Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute, Tokyo University, National University of Singapore, and Hong Kong University. The image depicts the SSE instructors listening to the reports on-site.
Sub Forum - Mathematics
In this sub-forum, young scientists from Caltech, the University of Toronto, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and other prestigious domestic and international institutions presented their most recent research findings. The image depicts the SSE faculty listening to the presentations on-site.
Sub Forum - Computer Information and Engineering
This sub-forum brought together rising young scientists from top universities such as MIT, Oxford, and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. The image depicts SSE teachers listening to speakers explain their most recent study findings.