HKUST president on marks for send-off Nearly 400 students, alumni and staff at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology are bidding farewell to outgoing president Paul Chu Ching-wu on Sunday. Dividing into 38 teams with 10 members each, they will run in a one-hour relay at the HKUST sports stadium dressed in fancy costumes. The fun run will also raise funds for sports development at the university. Professor Chu and vice-presidents Roland Chin Tai-hong and Wong Yuk-shan will be in one team. CUHK professor wins award A Chinese University professor became the first Asian to win the best academic paper award at an international computer vision conference. Tang Xiaoou, of the department of information engineering, and his PhD student He Kaiming won the award at the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2009. The paper, which beat 1,500 others, had new findings on the characteristics of haze images - blurred photos degraded by fog or smoke. Mainland judges at CityU City University's school of law is holding an advanced study programme for 25 senior mainland judges. It is the second co-operation between the university and the National Judges College of the Supreme People's Court to enhance judges' knowledge of common law and international legal concepts. The programme will be run twice a year as a four-week course. HKBU lecturer to show film Hong Kong Baptist University's academy for visual arts lecturer Anson Mak Hoi-shan has been invited to showcase her work at the Third Cambridge International Super 8 Film Festival 2009. In the short film Who's Afraid of Ghosts!? she revisits traditional Chinese ghost festivals, incorporates her childhood experiences and focuses on the concerns of Kwun Tong district. Graduates take centre stage Final-year film and television students at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts are presenting their graduation works on June 14. Two public screenings of two hours each will be held at the Academy Drama Theatre at 2.30pm and 7pm. Four graduation projects will be shown. Free tickets will be available at the box office. Research brings fellowship Chinese University engineering professor Jie Huang has been elected as one of nine fellows worldwide for the International Federation of Automatic Control. He was chosen for his contributions in teaching and research on nonlinear control theory and its applications to various fields. . His research can be widely applied to aircraft, spacecraft and robots.