Inaugural Symposium of GREAT Smart Cities Center

Date: 18 May 2018 (Friday)

Time: 9:00am – 5:45pm

Venue: HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study Lecture Theater, Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST

Time Event
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Address
  • Professor Wei Shyy
    Acting President/Executive Vice President and Provost
  • Professor Tim Cheng
    Dean of Engineering
  • Dr. Christine Loh, SBS, OBE, JP
09:15 – 09:45 GREAT Smart Cities
  • Professor Hong K. Lo
    Director of GREAT Smart Cities Center
09:45 – 10:00 Group Photo Taking
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 10:45
VGE-enabled Big Data Platform for Smart City
  • Professor Renzhong Guo
    Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; Professor of GIS, Research Institute for Smart Cities, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, China 郭仁忠 教授中国工程院院士,欧亚科学院院士,深圳市智慧城市研究会荣誉主席,市规划与国土资源局副局长
10:45 – 11:15
How to Pay For It: The Cyber-Physical-Financial Nexus of Sustainable Smart Cities
  • Professor Michael Lepech
    Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
11:15 – 11:45
A Research Framewrok towards Urban Resilience
  • Professor Dongping Fang
    Chair, School of Civil Engineering; Executive Director, Institute for Future Cities and Infrastructures, Tsinghua University
11:45 – 13:00 Panel discussion: Smart city initiatives in Hong Kong [Moderated by Dr Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President, Smart City Consortium]
  • Mr. Silas K. M. Liu, Chief Town Planner, Information Systems and Land Supply, Planning Department
  • Ir. Dr. Julian Kwan, Chief Geotechnical Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering and Development Department
  • Ir. Allen Yeung, Government Chief Information Officer
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:00
Smart Cities: Crowdsourcing Infrastructure Asset Health and Safety Condition Assessment and Management Using Mobile Devices and AI
  • Professor Yi-Chang James Tsai
    Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
15:00 – 15:30
Smarter City, Better Living: Driving Innovation & Community Impacts by Connecting People, Business, Technology
  • Ms. Emily Kong
    Managing Director of Cisco Systems
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:15 Panel discussion: Regional Smart City initiatives [Moderated by Ir Wilfred Lau, Arup Fellow | Director of Arup]
  • Korea experience: Professor Keechoo Choi: President of Korean Society of Transportation, Ajou University
  • Japan experience: Dr. Masaru Yarime, City University of Hong Kong
  • Singapore experience: Dr. Charles Phua, Deputy Director, Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore
17:15 – 17:45 Closing Remarks