Group & Individual Awards

Mar 2021

Silver Medal, by Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days

“Magnetic resonance (MR)-safe actuation system”, developed by Momentus Robotics

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok, Dr. Ziyan Guo, Dr. Ziyang Dong, Dr. Kit-Hang Brian Lee, Mr. Justin Di-Lang Ho,
Mr. Wai Lun Tang]           
Award Official Page

Jan 2021

IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award, by International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020)
“For contributions to the advancement of MRI-guided robotic systems”

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]           Award Official Page

Jan 2021

HKU Young Innovator Award 2020 by HKU Excellence Awards

“To recognise outstanding faculty members whose innovations, demonstrate exceptionally high potential impact (legacy or projected legacy) with transformative results to foster development.”

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]           Award Official Page

Dec 2020

Outstanding Young Researcher Award (OYRA), by HKU Excellence Awards

“Giving recognition to young researchers who are demonstrating extremely high quality research (applicants must be below the age of 40).”

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]           Award Official Page

Nov 2020

Actuators 2020 Young Investigator Award, by editorial board of an international peer-reviewed journal - Actuators

 

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]           Award Official Page

Dec 2019

Innovator Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region, by MIT Technology Review. The 2020 regional awardees were selected from a pool of 200 exceptional candidates. 
 

[Dr. Ziyan Guo]           Award Official Page 

May 2019

Best Workshop Paper Award (Second Place)  in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'19) workshop on Surgical Robots
[sponsored by Intuitive Surgical Inc.]      
Press Release

Sep 2018

First Place Prize Paper Award in the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL)
[789 papers published in 2017]
S. C. Tang, T. L. T. Lun, Z. Guo, K.W. Kwok and N. J. McDannold, "Intermediate Range Wireless Power Transfer With Segmented Coil Transmitters for Implantable Heart Pumps," IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 3844-3857, 2017. 
Press Release  PDF

May 2018

Best Conference Paper Award in the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’18)
[2,539 papers presented in ICRA 2018]
Z. Guo, Z. Dong, K.H. Lee, C.L. Cheung, H.C. Fu, J.D.L. Ho, H. He, W.S. Poon, D.T.M. Chan, K.W. Kwok,"Compact Design of a Hydraulic Driving Robot for Intra-operative MRI-guided Bilateral Stereotactic Neurosurgery," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 2515-2522, 2018.     

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Finalist for ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Award in the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’18) [sponsored by Intuitive Surgical Inc.]

Z. Guo, Z. Dong, K.H. Lee, C.L. Cheung, H.C. Fu, J.D.L. Ho, H. He, W.S. Poon, D.T.M. Chan, K.W. Kwok,"Compact Design of a Hydraulic Driving Robot for Intra-operative MRI-guided Bilateral Stereotactic Neurosurgery," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 2515-2522, 2018.     PDF

Jul 2017

Best Conference Paper Award in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR’17) [100 papers presented in RCAR 2017]
K.H. Lee, M.C.W. Leong, M.C.K. Chow, H.C. Fu, D.K.C. Fu, Wayne Luk, K.Y. Sze, C.K. Yeung, K.W. Kwok, "FEM-based Soft Robotic Control Framework for Intracavitary Navigation," IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics, pp.11-16, 2017.  
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Jun 2017

Best Poster Paper Award (Merit prize) in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’17) workshop on Surgical Robots
[sponsored by Intuitive Surgical Inc.]    

Jun 2016

Best Live Demonstration prize in the 2016 Surgical Robot Challenge, organised by EPSRC UK-RAS Network. 
Project topic: MR-conditional Catheter Robot for MRI-guided Cardiac Electrophysiological Intervention

 

May 2016

King’s/HKU Fellowship Awards 2016/17, supporting research at King’s College London [Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]

Oct 2015

Early Career Award 2015/16, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
 

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]          Award Official Page

Sep 2014

Outstanding Alumni Award, in the 20th Anniversary of Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK

 

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]

Jun 2014

Finalist for ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Award in the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA’14) [sponsored by Intuitive Surgical]
K. Leibrandt, H.J. Marcus, K.W. Kwok, G.Z. Yang, "Implicit Active Constraints for a Compliant Surgical Manipulator," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp.276-283, 2014.  
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Nov 2013

Finalist for Best ICROS Application Paper Award in the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS’13)
C.J. Payne, K.W. Kwok and G.Z. Yang, "An Ungrounded Hand-Held Surgical Device Incorporating Active Constraints with Force-Feedback," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, pp. 2559-2565, 2013.   
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Apr 2013

Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013/2014, supporting research at the Harvard Medical School and the University of Georgia

 

[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]          Croucher Page

Jul 2012

Best Oral Paper Award in the 2012 Hamlyn Symposium for Robotic Surgery
S.L. Lee, K.W. Kwok, C. Riga, C. Bicknell and G.Z. Yang, "Improved Visualisation with Shape Instantiation for Robot Assisted Catheter Navigation," oral paper at Hamlyn Symposium for Robotic Surgery, Royal Geographical Society, London.

May 2011

HiPEAC (High-Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation) Paper Award in the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines (FCCM’11)
[Acceptance rate: 16.9%]
G.C.T. Chow, K.W. Kwok, W. Luk, P. Leong, "Mixed Precision Processing in Reconfigurable Systems," IEEE International Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, pp.17-24, 2011.   
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May 2008

Best Poster Award (1st prizes), in Inaugural Workshop for The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery
[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]