Mathematics and its applications pervade all aspects of life in the modern world. The developments in various disciplines, technology and fields highly rely on the use of mathematics. To promote the latest real-life applications of mathematics, the Mathematics Education Section of EDB invites distinguished experts and scholars in various fields to conduct Distinguished Lecture Series on Applications of Mathematics in STEAM world from 2022/23 to 2024/25 school years, so as to enhance teachers’ knowledge of frontier applications of mathematics and making connections between mathematics and real life.
Second Distinguished Lecture: Applications of Mathematical Modeling on Optical Fibre and A.I.
Professor Alexander Ping-kong WAI is the President of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). With academic interests in the field of optical fibre communications, Professor WAI has a rich array of impactful and patented research achievements to his name. Professor WAI is known for his commitment to pioneering innovative technology and translational research. He also drove the collaboration with Britain’s Royal College of Art to establish a research laboratory that champions the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and design in Hong Kong. In this lecture, Professor WAI will take optical fibre and AI as examples to explain the importance of mathematical modelling in practical applications, and help participants better understand how to apply mathematical knowledge to scientific research and real-life situations.
Date: 17 May 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium, Level 2, Academic and Administration Building, HKBU
The team of Professor CHAN Chi-hou of the State Key Laboratory of Terahertz and Millimeter Waves (City University of Hong Kong) is a pioneer in the research of big data communication application technology and has a leading position in the industry. The team receives the millimeter wave and terahertz frequency bands of the 5G and 6G communication spectrum by studying the design of big data communication antennas in different frequency bands in communication. In this lecture, Professor CHAN will guide the participants to understand how to apply mathematics and connect mathematics knowledge to scientific research and real-life situations.
Date: 10 February 2023 (Friday)
Time: 2 – 5 p.m.
Venue: Floor 5, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall, CityU