Reception for Professor James O. Leckie

Sustainable Urban Development with Technological Integration and Social Innovations

Leckie

Date/Time: 08 May 2019 (Wednesday), 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Room A, Senior Common Room (SCR), 15/F, K. K. Leung Building, The University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Pre-Registration Required. To register, please e-mail Kaimin Shih (9143-5997): kshih@hku.hk or Diana Ibarra (5410-3110): ibarras@aol.com

Registration Fee: HK$50 per person (Snacks and drinks are included), cash at the door

Introduction:

Professor James O. Leckie is the C. L. Peck (Class of 1906) Professor of Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and is a member of U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Professor Leckie started teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University since 1971, and he is currently also the Director of the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness at Stanford University. Over the years, Professor Leckie’s research contributions have been extensively advanced the areas of environmental chemistry, human exposure, water technology, and sustainable urban development. His recent work uses computational learning and optimization tools to better design smart physical infrastructure (transportation systems, urban water systems), and facilitate a class of social services, such as knowledge management for social innovation, to integrate social functionality into urban communities. In this reception, Professor Leckie will share some of his views and information on the current development of the university. It is also a great opportunity to casually interact with alumni from all different industries in Hong Kong.      

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