"Opto-information+" Global Academic Master Series Cloud Forum successfully ended


To prevent the epidemic from hindering students’ international exchanges, and to provide students with opportunities to gain experience about information technology, electronics and cutting-edge research topics in their intersecting fields, the College of Optical Science and Engineering and the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering launched the Opto-information+ Global Academic Master Series Cloud Forum from March to August. The project invites overseas academicians and well-known researchers to share the latest academic research results, aiming to strengthen students' aware-ness of academic exchanges and technological innovation, improve academic quality, and build a high-level academic exchange platform for students. The project was organized through a combination of webcast and on-site reports, with a total of more than four hundred people from the hospital participating.

The opening ceremony was held in Run Run Shaw Science Building, Yuquan Campus on March 25. CHENG Weiying, Deputy Director of Office of Global Engagement, Zhejiang University delivered an opening speech. Deputy Director CHENG spoke highly of this series of lectures from the perspective of the new normal of international cooperation based on the global open development strategy of Zhejiang University. The first lecture invited the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) member, Chang-Hasnain, to bring a lecture titled structure Photonics and Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers: Progress and Applications”, announced the beginning of the “Opto-information+” forum.  


On March 26, Jong Seung Kim, Fellow of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and professor at Korea University, presented a wonderful online academic report and had academic exchanges with teachers and students. Through the online and offline mode, more than 100 teachers and students from College of Optical Science and Engineering and the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering and the affiliated hospitals of Zhejiang University listened to the report. The teachers and students had active discussions with Prof. Kim and gained a deeper understanding of this research field. 

On April 23, Khaled BEN LET, Fellow of NAE and Dean of the School of Engineering of HKUST, gave a wonderful lecture. Utilizing artificial intelligence as the carrier, the lecture summarized its past applications and explored its future development prospects. More than 100 people participated online and the lecture received enthusiastic responses.

On April 26th, David Brady, Chair Professor at University of Arizona, was invited to present a wonderful online academic report. Prof. Brady is a well-known expert, enjoying global reputation in the fields of single-photographic imaging calculation and application, compressed sampling, snapshot X-ray tomography and virtual reality. Prof. Brady systematically demonstrated the super camera and compression holography invented by him. The lecture was warmly welcomed and the discussion was enthusiastic. 

On April 28th, Professor H. Vincent Poor, Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), NAE, Royal Academy of Engineering (RSC), European Academy of Sciences, IEEE Fellow, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Princeton University, was invited to bring a lecture entitled as  6G wireless communication network. The report focuses on cutting-edge trends and ideas, exploring the prospects of 6G networks. After the lecture, Prof. Poor interacted with the participating teachers and students and answered questions raised by the participants.

On May 31st, Urban Westergren, Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, was invited to bring a wonderful online academic lecture. Nearly a hundred teachers and students participated in the interaction. Prof. Westergren is an expert in the field of optical communication working at the Department of Applied Physics. He is also the Deputy Director of International Affairs of KTH in charge of China region. He has visited Zhejiang University many times and has made great contributions to promoting the development of bilateral international cooperation.


On August 12th, Jong-Ho Lee, Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, South Korea, was invited to bring an online academic lecture on “Flash-based Neuromorphic Technology”. More than 460 teachers and students participated in the exchange and the atmosphere was very enthusiastic.


In the end, the Opto-information+ Global Academic Master Series Cloud Forum came to a successful conclusion. Teachers and students participated in lectures and complete the class hour requirements according to their own interests and concerns, relying on the wings of the Internet, crossing the cloud, and enjoyed the feast of knowledge.