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  • Please join us for a talk on Cantonese Popular Culture on Zoom.

Speaker: Prof. Stephen Matthews (HKU), Co-Director, Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (CUHK)

Topic: Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class

Date: 18 June 2021

Time: 10am-12noon (HK time)

Organizer: Raymond Pai, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia

  • You are cordially invited to join us at the Seminar The Role of a University in the Future of AI – An Edinburgh View” organized by the HKU-Cambridge AI to Advance Well-being and Society (AI-WiSe) Research Platform, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.Date: 5 March 2021 (Friday)Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Hong KongZoom Link: https://hku.zoom.us/j/92255355978?pwd=Z3dsd0p1UjlEaGhhYUIzUlFLL091dz09

    Speaker

    Prof. David Robertson, Head, School of Informatics at Edinburgh, Executive Chair of the UK Computing Research Committee

    Moderators

    Prof. Victor OK Li, Director, HKU-Cambridge AI-WiSe Research Platform

    Dr. Jacqueline CK Lam, Co-Director, HKU-Cambridge AI-WiSe Research Platform

    Abstract

    Artificial Intelligence has been successful in many areas of technology and it also has contributed to development of our national and global communities. In doing so, the AI research community has changed and continues to evolve. At the same time, there has been strong growth in applications of AI, which means that we frequently are asked to explain how foundational research can fuel economic growth and social benefit. What sort of AI research should universities do, now that all major industries are working on AI developments? I will discuss this issue from the perspective of AI at Edinburgh (which has one of the longest traditions of AI research in the world) and then focus on our data-intensive healthcare research as an example of translating AI into applications, drawing on my involvement in Health Data Research UK. If time allows, I will also discuss the role of formal methods in AI (using healthcare as an example).

    About the Speaker

    David Robertson is Chair of Applied Logic, Vice Principal and Head of College of Science & Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this he was Head of School of Informatics at Edinburgh, which is the largest UK computing science department in the UK in terms of research power. His computing research is on Artificial Intelligence, specialising in formal methods for coordination and knowledge sharing between (human/artificial) agents in distributed systems where a high degree of autonomy is expected in the components of the underlying system. This is one of the enablers for AI at large scale. Methods from his group have been applied to astronomy, simulation of consumer behaviour, emergency response and healthcare. He was a member of the Farr Institute for medical data sharing and was co-director of the Centre for Medical Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. He is currently Director of the Scottish node of Health Data Research UK. He chaired the executive of the UK Computing Research Committee (the expert panel of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering and Technology) and has served on strategic advisory groups for the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council and Innovate UK. He is a member of the governance board for the Scottish Innovation Centre in Data Science and he was on the supervisory board for EIT Digital.


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Early Childhood Education in Overseas Communities: the case of New Zealand (Online Forum). Registration is required:

Date: 05 September 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Speaker: Dr. Danping Wang, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


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Childhood Bilingualism: An Australian Immigrant Mother’s Perspective (Online Forum). Registration is required:

Date: 15 August 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Speaker: Prof. Ruying Qi, Associate Professor, Western Sydney University
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


Jointly organized by the Centre for Language Technology (University of Copenhagen), Childhood Bilingualism Research Centre (CUHK) and University of Cambridge-CUHK Joint Laboratory for Bilingualism
Dates: 24-25 June 2021


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Early Childhood in Overseas Communities: The Case of Denmark (Online Forum)Registration is required:

Date: 26 June 2020 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Alice Tse, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


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Early Childhood Education in BC and Canada: Careers in demand (Online Forum)Registration is required:

Date: 30 May 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Speakers: Mr. Keith Chan, President of Christian EduCultural Association & Ms. Amelia Ng, Founder and Executive Director of CARES Global Student Services
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)
Remarks: We are happy to offer free access to our online forums to principals, teachers and educators.


This e-book is launched by WIT Enterprises Ltd. in collaboration with NTUC First Campus (Singapore).
Once registered, you will receive the links to download the e-book free of charge. Enjoy!!


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Early Childhood Education in Overseas Communities: The case of Singapore (Online Forum)Registration is required:

Date: 27 March 2020 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Speaker: Thian Ai Ling, General Manager of My First Skool by National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) First Campus
Host: Prof. Virginia Yip
Online platform for the event: Zoom (Meeting info will be sent to the registered participants one day before the seminar)


  • International Conference on the Acquisition of Chinese: Bilingualism and Multilingualism

雙語與多語語境下的漢語習得

Dates: 1-3 July 2019
Venue: Churchill College, University of Cambridge, the United Kingdom


  • Dr. Angela Xiaoxue He from the University of Southern California presents a seminar:

How do young children ‘decipher’ the meanings of ‘tough words’?

Date: 12 March, 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm
Venue: Swire Hall Rm1, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • Media interview by 深圳卫視Shenzhen TV: video

with footage of the Symposium Panel on Language Development and Bilingualism in Early Childhood at the Shenzhen Research Institute on 15 December 2018


  • Please attend:

             Symposium on Childhood Bilingualism and Heritage Language Acquisition

Date:14-15 December 2018 (Friday & Saturday)
Keynote speakers:
Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland
Lee Cher Leng, National University of Singapore


  • Prof. Yinglin Ji from Shenzhen University presents a seminar in our lab:

Representing motion events beyond language use: an exploration of l1 and l2 learners

Date: 28 September, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm
Venue: Room G14, Leung Kau Kui Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • We are very happy to announce an upcoming seminar by Prof. Roumyana Slabakova at the JLB. Details as follows:

Optionality and ambiguity in L2 English article meanings

by Roumyana Slabakova (University of Southampton)

Date: 12 June, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm -6:15 pm
Venue: Room 101, Fung King Hey Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • We are very happy to announce an upcoming seminar by Prof Boping Yuan at the JLB. Details as follows:

An incremental model of L2 speech production mechanisms–Developmental evidence from structural priming of object ellipsis in L2 Chinese speech production
by Boping Yuan (University of Cambridge)

Date: 13th April, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Room 202, Lee Shau Kee Building, Chinese University of Hong Kong