PhD student of SDSC wins top awards at the Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities – AI Competition

PhD student of SDSC wins top awards at the Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities – AI Competition

SDSC’s PhD student Yiren LIU who is supervised by Prof. S. Joe Qin has won a Grand Prize on top of a Gold Award at an AI competition – “The Global AI Challenge for Building E&M Facilities”.  LIU is the team leader of the 4-member team advised by Prof. S. Joe QIN and Dr. Xiangyu ZHAO, with three other undergraduates namely HAN Guo and YAO Shenglong from the Department of Computer Science and HUANG Yixiao from the Department of Electrical Engineering of CityU. They were delighted to receive the award and the wider recognition that goes with it. The winners expressed gratitude to Prof. S. Joe QIN, Dean of the School of Data Science, and Dr. Xiangyu ZHAO, Assistant Professor, for their valuable guidance and inspiration.

LIU, the team leader, said that he had learned a lot from the competition as all the entries were of world-class quality. Contestants participated either in “Academic Groups” or “Open Groups”, each exceeding 100 teams thus the competition was exceptionally keen. The best five teams from each category will be awarded the grand prizes sponsored by HUAWEI, SIMENS, AWS, MICROSOFT, and TOWNGAS, respectively. The winning category of this team will be announced later by the organizing agencies.

The competition is organized by the Guangdong Provincial Association for Science and Technology, and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR Government. A first of its kind, this Global AI Challenge is the world’s largest AI event aiming to promote AI technologies in building energy conservation and to encourage further study and research in smart buildings.

The AI competition is open to participants around the globe, from tertiary students to start-ups, researchers, and innovators. Apart from the competition, the event also consists of a conference and a workshop to promote international innovation and technology ideas and to inspire young innovators’ enthusiasm for AI.