Dean of Students' Tea Series
How to Achieve a Fruitful Postgraduate Life?
Distinguished Guests: Prof. Wei Zhao (Rector) & Prof. Ge Wei (Associate Dean of FHS)
An internationally renowned scholar, Prof. Wei Zhao has been serving as the eighth Rector (i.e., President) of the University of Macau since 2008. Before joining the University of Macau, Prof. Zhao served as the Dean of the School of Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the U.S., Director for the Division of Computer and Network Systems in the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Senior Associate Vice President for Research at Texas A&M University. Prof. Zhao completed his undergraduate studies in physics at Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, China, in 1977, and received his MSc and PhD degrees in Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1983 and 1986, respectively. During his academic career, he has also served as a faculty member at Shaanxi Normal University, Amherst College, the University of Adelaide, Texas A&M University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Prof. Zhao has made significant contributions in the field of cyber-physical systems. His research group has received numerous awards for outstanding work in CPS, including the outstanding paper award from the IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, the best paper award from the IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, an award on technology transfer from the Defense Advanced Research Program Agency, and the best paper award from the IEEE International Communication Conference. As the CNS Division Director of NSF between 2005 and 2007, he led the community and initiated very first funding program in CPS. In 2011, he was named by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China as the Chief Scientist of the national 973 Internet of Things Project.
In recognition of his outstanding achievements in science and higher education, Prof. Zhao was awarded the Lifelong Achievement Award by the Chinese Association of Science and Technology in 2005. In 2007, he was honored with the Overseas Achievement Award by the Chinese Computer Federation. Prof. Zhao has been conferred honorable doctorates by twelve universities in the world and academician by the International Eurasian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Ge Wei received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree from Nanjing University and the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, respectively. After he obtained his PhD degree in physiology from the University of Alberta, Canada, he received a scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to work at the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB), Japan, as a postdoctoral fellow. Prof. Ge Wei has rich experience in teaching, research and administration. He was a professor of the School of Life Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he established the Cell and Molecular Biology Programme at both undergraduate and graduate levels and served as the founding director of the Programme. His current research interests are reproduction and developmental biology. His teaching areas include introduction to biology, physiology, signal transduction, vertebrate life, human biology, diversity of life, and advanced topics in molecular biology and biotechnology. Prof. Ge Wei has received the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award twice and Faculty of Science Exemplary Teaching Awards four times at CUHK. In addition to teaching and research, Prof. Ge has also been actively involved in administration of residential college. As one of the founding members of the SHHO College, he has served as both the College Fellow and member of the College Cabinet.
It is our great pleasure to have Prof. Wei Zhao and Prof. Ge Wei as distinguished guests of "Dean of Students' Tea Series" to share on "How to Achieve a Fruitful Postgraduate Life":
Date & Time: April 6th, Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Distinguished Guests: Prof. Wei Zhao (Rector), Prof. Ge Wei (Associate Dean of FHS)
Venue: S3-G009 Activity Room, Postgraduate House
Target: Postgraduate Students (Priority to PhD Students)
Light refreshment will be provided.
* Students who attend the WHOLE activity and arrive ON TIME will be given 1 Smart Point!
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