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03 Aug 2017
Computer and Information Science students won a Silver Award at the 12th Pan-Pearl River Delta (Panprd) IT Project Competition 2017
澳大電腦及資訊科學系學生奪第十二屆“泛珠三角「中星杯」大學生計算機作品賽”銀獎

A team comprised of 3 undergraduate students from the Department of Computer and Information Science (CIS): Ka Hei Leong, Ka Chon Leong, and Pui On Kuan, has recently won a silver award at the 12th Pan-Pearl River Delta (Panprd) IT Project Competition 2017. Their awarded project “Indoor Positioning based on Earth's Magnetic Field” was developed under the supervision of Prof. Ryan Leong Hou U, Associate Professor of the Department.

Organized by the Guangdong Province Federation of Computers, the competition was one of the events in the celebration of Hong Kong SAR's 20th Anniversary. More than 1,400 Students from 18 cities and regions, including Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hunan, Hainan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guangxi, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, etc., participated in the competition. The competition, which aims at inspiring students’ creativity and enhancing innovative thinking, has gained much prestige in the Pan-Pearl River Delta area and now extended its influence to more regions.

The awarded project, which has developed a fingerprint database (for data collection), a fingerprint alignment algorithm (for query processing), and an Augment Reality (AR) based mobile system (for demonstration), aims at how to use earth’s magnetic field for indoor positioning, an emerging technique in the area. In addition, tracking movement data can be used for people flow analysis and customized advertisement. The project is recognized for a silver prize at the competition. The award ceremony was held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 3-5 July 2017. The contest was a good platform to show students’ technical capability and talent in information technology, which is an integral part of young people's lives.

由廣東省計算機學會主辦,香港互聯網專業協會承辦,被列入慶祝香港特別行政區回歸二十週年活動之一的第十二屆“泛珠三角「中星杯」大學生計算機作品賽”於二零一七年七月三日至五日在香港舉行。是次比賽高手雲集,參賽學生分別來自廣東、江西、福建、湖南、海南、貴州、雲南、四川、重慶、廣西、台灣、江蘇、安徽、湖北、浙江、黑龍江、香港及澳門等十八個地區。今屆賽事首次分為大學組及大專組,共有超過1400隊參加。當中100隊隊伍晉身總決賽競逐殊榮。而由澳門大學科技學院副教授余亮豪作為指導老師,學生梁家熙、梁嘉俊及關培安的畢業作品“基於地球磁場的室內定位系統”擠身總決賽,並勇奪銀獎,為校為澳增光。

頒獎典禮假香港會議展覽中心大會堂舉行,主禮嘉賓香港資訊科技總監楊德斌表示,未來的資訊科技界需要依靠年青人才推動,勉勵參賽學生繼續努力,為業界帶來新發展。是次比賽中,我校電腦及資訊科學系學生梁家熙、梁嘉俊及關培安的畢業作品“基於地球磁場的室內定位系統”就室內定位作出一個嶄新的定位。傳統的室內定位主要依靠Wi-Fi和藍牙,需要一定的成本;而他們提出利用地球的磁場作為一個新的媒介,利用地磁的指紋作對比,從而作出室內定位。學生表示,此項技術不單止應用於室內定位,未來更可應用於多方面,例如人流分析、目標營銷等,可大大優化動線管理及提升推廣效率。