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COMP Student awarded InnoTech Scholarship


James See (centre) is awarded the Innovation and Technology Scholarship. Next to him (left) is Associate Dean of Science Professor Chris Wong and (right) Associate Professor of Computer Science Dr Byron Choi.

James See (Computer Science, Year 2) was awarded a scholarship of HK$150,000 under the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2018. The scholarship will support his artificial intelligence studies in the UK later this year. He is interested in learning more about medical imaging technologies.

James used to be a gaming addict who played truant for a prolonged period of time. Despite his poor academic results, his secondary school principal made an exception and promoted him to secondary four. James was enlightened by his secondary school teachers and classmates, and became serious about his studies. To achieve better results, he resat the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination and was admitted to HKBU.

James said he is particularly interested in science and graphics because of online games. He said, “Compared with text, graphics attracts my attention more. I think graphics allows us to see more things than text can.”

James believes there is huge room for development in artificial intelligence, which when integrated with medical technologies can improve people’s lives.

James encourages the younger generation “to think clearly about their interests and development path and not to abandon education while pursuing their interests.”

This year, 25 outstanding local undergraduates were selected for the scholarship.