Date: August 31, 2023 (Thursday)
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing One, HKU
Speaker: Professor Gordon Cheng, Chair Professor for Cognitive Systems, Technical University of Munich
Moderator: Professor Norman C. Tien, Head of Innovation Academy, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
All members of HKU community are welcome to join!
Prof. Gordon Cheng has made pioneering contributions in Humanoid Robotics, Neuroengineering, and Artificial Intelligence for more than 20 years. Since 2010, he holds the Chair Professor for Cognitive Systems, and the Director of the Institute for Cognitive Systems at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.
Prof. Cheng is the Program Director of the Elite Master of Science in Neuroengineering of the Elite Network of Bavaria, a highly selective and unique study program in Germany. He is also the coordinator of the Center of Competence Neuro-Engineering.
Prof. Cheng holds approximately 20 patents and co-authored over 400 technical publications.
In recognition of his high achievements, Prof. Cheng was named IEEE Fellow in 2017 for his “contributions in humanoid robotic systems and neurorobotics”.
Gordon Cheng started his first company in Australia in his 20s, GTI Computing specialized in networking and logistics. His successful career expands over more than 25 years in research and industry. He has tremendous experience in leading large-scale projects worldwide. He is a board member of several organizations and has partnered successfully with major international corporations in high-tech projects. As an innovator, he is the co-inventor of some 20 patents in AI (machine learning) and Robotics. He has successfully worked across multiple industrial sectors including, networking, logistics, factory automation, and healthcare just to name a few. He has co-authored more than 400 technical publications. His latest startup focuses on disruptively changing the way robots interact with people and the world.