Three faculty members, namely Prof Shenghui Song, Prof Sunghun Kim and Prof Ho Yin Mak, have been honored in the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award 2012-13, which recognizes continuous excellence in undergraduate teaching, as well as fostering students’ interest in the relevant subjects and the promotion of students’ learning.
Prof Song, Electronic and Computer Engineering, received the Distinguished Teaching Award. One particularly special achievement was his development of the new Signal Processing and Communications core course under the four-year curriculum, for which he re-developed all the teaching materials, receiving excellent feedback from students.
Prof Kim, Computer Science and Engineering, and Prof Mak, Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, received Teaching Awards. Prof Kim is using Facebook and Twitter applications to motivate students on the Software Engineering course, as well as encouraging them to publish their projects in the Android Market. Prof Mak has devoted great effort towards providing a motivating and stimulating learning environment with critical thinking in class. He also spends a lot of time outside class communicating with his students.
This is not the first time that these three faculty members have been recognized for their teaching and motivation skills. They are all recipients of the student-run HKUST Best Ten Lecturers Awards: Prof Song in 2013, Prof Mak in 2012, and Prof Kim in 2010.