August 8, 2011

PhD Candidate Pauli Lai Wins Two Championships in YMEC 2011

Miss Pauli Lai Po Yan, a part‑time CS PhD candidate, won both the Champion of the Postgraduate Section and the Overall Champion at the Young Members Exhibition and Conference (YMEC) 2011 organized by the Institution of Engineering and Technology Hong Kong (IET(HK)).

The theme of this year is "Innovation for Life", and the project submitted by Pauli is called "An Interactive Mobile Web Browser for the Blind". The idea of her project is to convert the webpage into different logical sections, each assigned with a number and a descriptive heading so that people with visual impairment can access the webpage using mobile phone by listening to the list of menu headings and getting into details of the interested section by entering the corresponding number on the keypad.

Pauli is currently doing research in the area of computer systems and applications under the supervision of Professor Francis Lau.