FRIDAY SEMINAR SERIES - Remote Sensing Applications and IoT developments in Hong Kong

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 6581-82, 6/F (near lift 27-28)
講者/ 表演者:
Prof. Charles Man-sing Wong
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Man Sing Wong received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing and GIS from the Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. In 2006-2007, he was a Fulbright junior scholar with the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, College Park. He is the official site manager for the NASA’s AERONET station in Hong Kong.

Prof Wong has been working in various projects including the use of remote sensing to study urban heat island effect, urban environmental quality, landslides, vegetation and ecosystems, spectral mixture analysis, aerosol retrieval, air quality and dust storm monitoring. He has also received the following awards over the years:

  • Early Career Award from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council in 2014
  • 3 Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance/Achievement Award in Teaching (Team award) in 2014 and 2016; Teaching (Individual award) in 2019
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Funding in 2016
  • 2nd Runner-up in the Most Favorite PolyU Research News in 2017
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Technology Transfer, PolyU in 2020
  • Gold medal, International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Geneva Inventions Expo) 2021
  • 2021 Smart 50 Awards (50 recipients in the world,

In the last decades, remote sensing has been broadly used in environmental, geographical, geophysical and social studies. It is getting more exciting and glamorous with rapidly expanding opportunities coupling with IoT. In this talk, we are going to share our recent developments covering the following four topics: (i) Smart Tree Management, including analyzing thermal images of trees, developing smart sensors on tree trunks and 3D point clouds using deep learning (ii) Detecting water pollutions in Hong Kong, by developing satellite imagery technology and a pilot satellite imagery marine water quality monitoring system (iii) Investigating the effects of micro-environments on the long-term chronic diseases and short-term COVID-19 confirmed cases in Hong Kong and other global cities (iv) Introducing the concept and framework of Solar Cities.

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