Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
With the election of the following three academics, the total number of IEEE Fellows at HKUST has now reached 30, including 21 from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, seven from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and two from the Department of Mechanical Engineering. HKUST had the largest number of newly elevated IEEE Fellows among universities and institutions in Hong Kong. IEEE Fellowship is the highest grade of membership. The total number of IEEE Fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed 0.1% of the total voting membership.
Prof Amine Bermak
Electronic and Computer Engineering
Prof Bermak was elected for contributions to sensing and processing of vision and olfactory circuits and systems. He is an international leader in sensor research and was among the first to pioneer the concept of time-domain sensing for vision, olfaction and temperature sensors. His research stands at the crossroads between algorithmic solutions and hardware-friendly VLSI architecture for sensors and microsystems applications. The main focus is to integrate microsystems that include sensing and processing, making the implemented microsystems smarter, autonomous and less power hungry in large-scale deployment. Applications range from smart cameras to passive RFID and electronic nose microsystems. "I would like to dedicate this IEEE Fellow honor to my students who have made real contributions in all the work I have done," he said. Future plans include greater focus on technology transfer and training of postgraduate students to become leaders in their respective fields.