March 30, 2017

HKUCS Department on ViuTV

ViuTV visited the Department of Computer Science of HKU earlier to interview Professor Francis Lau, the Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of CS Department. The production team made shooting at the MakerLab and the Visualization & Multimedia Lab of the Department. The host of the ViuTV "University Secrets" programme also interviewed our BEng(CS) final year student Cheung Ka Kit, Jack on how he participated in the the development of the "Save the Pumpkin" virutal reality game demonstrated and what Computer Science is about. Laughters and cheers filled the lab when the host, the crew and some HKU staff from the Communications and Public Affairs Office put on the virtual reality gears to have a taste of the game.

Dr. Loretta Choi, who is the supervisor of the "Save the Pumpkin" showcase project and one of the teachers-in-charge of the MakerLab and Visualization & Multimedia Lab, presented a custom-made souvenir, a plate inscribed with "ViuTV" made by 3D printing, to ViuTV at the end of the shooting. Jack and two other "Save the Pumpkin" team members, Tam Chi Ho, Jerry (BEng(CS) final year student) and Zhang Zuoying, Tina (MSc(CS) student), were also invited by ViuTV to leave a message on the "University Secrets" log book which read:

      print (#港大人);
             if (CS)
                  出 pool;

Click here for an excerpt on CS Department from the episode on HKU Faculty of Engineering.