Group Awards


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.]           Award Official Page
Sep 2018 First Place Prize Paper Award in the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL)
[The best out of 789 papers]
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)
[The best out of 2,539 papers]
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.            Award Official Page            PDF
May 2018 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.            Award Official Page            PDF
Jul 2017 Best Conference Paper Award in the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR’17)
[The best out of 100 papers]
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. PDF
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.]           Award Official Page
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
Press Release            Video
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.            PDF
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.            PDF
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.            PDF
May 2008 Best Poster Award (1st prizes), in Inaugural Workshop for The Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery
[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]


Personal Awards


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 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]
Apr 2013 Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013/2014, supporting research at the Harvard Medical School and the University of Georgia
[Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok]