Life in the Academic Fast Lane
08 Nov, 2019 (Fri)
2:30 pm
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Prof. Peter Y K Cheung
Head of Dyson School of Design Engineering
Imperial College London


As preparation for the Research Assessment Exercise is coming to a close, it is time to reflect on what is meant by success in academia to an individual, an academic department, a Faculty and an Institution. This talk will focus on the challenges facing electrical engineering as a discipline, and on engineering education and research in general. Draw from my personal experience at Imperial College London in the past four decades, and my recent engagement with Dyson School of Design Engineering, I will share my personal views on how to build a healthy academic community, face the challenges in teaching engineering to the millennials, conduct research that are impactful, and achieve all that without sacrificing the well-being of its staff and students.


Biography of the speaker:

Professor Peter Y K Cheung is former Head in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and former Vice Dean in the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London. His research area is FPGA and reconfigurable system, an area where he has over 200 publications. He is also a successful educator, winning numerous awards for his contributions to teaching and student experiences. He recently became Head of Dyson School of Design Engineering with an ambition to transform the research and teaching in this newly formed department.


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For enquiries, please contact:
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,
Room 601, Chow Yei Ching Building,
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3917 7093