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The 2nd PCL Overseas Forum for Youth Talents (Online) Opened on July 27

Date: 2020-07-27 Source:PCL

On July 27, 2020, the opening ceremony of Peng Cheng Laboratory’s 2nd Overseas Forum for Youth Talents (Online) was held. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Forum shall run in an online format. Focusing on the frontier information science and technology in the areas of network communication, artificial intelligence, cyberspace security, and robotics, the Forum provides a platform for young scholars to showcase their innovative research achievements. Nearly one thousand candidates have been considered for the Forum this year, and more than 60 outstanding young scholars from world-renowned universities, including Yale University, Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, University College London, University of Sydney, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong Science and Technology, are finally invited to make oral presentations. 

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The opening ceremony of the Forum was hosted by Professor Chang-Wen Chen, Deputy Director of Peng Cheng Laboratory (PCL). Professor Chen first introduced the background of the PCL Overseas Forum for Youth Talents. Then Professor Wen Gao, Director of PCL, delivered his opening speech and stated that building PCL into a National Laboratory requires the joint efforts of a large number of young scholars. He commended that this Forum provides an excellent platform for outstanding young overseas scholars to explore the possibility of joining PCL and working together for a better future of the laboratory.


Lin Zhang, the Director of Shenzhen Municipal Talent Affairs Bureau, revealed in his speech that the economy of Shenzhen bounced back dramatically against the backdrop of global economic downturn severed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The quick recovery is to a large extent attributed to the innovative vitality of the city of Shenzhen and the immediate response of the industries and talented working forces during the pandemic. Shenzhen attaches great importance to talents, and always takes innovation and talents as the city’s superior strategy. Over the past years, Shenzhen has successively introduced a series of favorable talent policies to attract talents at home and abroad to further fuel Shenzhen’s innovation-driven economy.


Subsequently, PCL’s Executive Deputy Director Peng Zou introduced the mission and vigorous development of PCL, combining the strategy of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the requirements of building Shenzhen into a national comprehensive science center. He stated that PCL has taken on an important task of strengthening our basic research and deployed three major research directions in network communications, artificial intelligence, and network security in the GBA. PCL strives to build a high-level network in the GBA, ensures the security of cyberspace, and plays the leading effect of artificial intelligence in networking and cyberspace applications.


In order to enhance the understanding of overseas scholars about the scientific research at PCL, Heads of PCL’s research centers for network communication, artificial intelligence, cyberspace security, and robotics as well as the Head of Frontier Research Center introduced their centers and research programs to the overseas scholars, respectively.

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Although with the time zone difference, more than 40 overseas scholars from all over the world attended the opening ceremony of the forum. The PCL Overseas Forum for Youth Talents will be spread out entire week to accommodate time zone difference of the attendants. All invited scholars from across the world will share their research results via online form and exchange ideas. We expect that this Forum shall be able to attract more overseas scholars to join PCL and contribute to PCL’s next level of excellence.

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