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Confucius, da Vinci and Gabor – What Can Engineers Learn from these People in Facing the Current Eco

A light-hearted, but serious, examination of what we can learn from them, in the current economic crisis, through their philosophy,
achievements and what they represent

The current economic crisis is a magnitude larger than anything we have experienced in the last Century. Confucius, Leonardo da Vinci and Dennis Gabor are three persons who have very little in common (except being famous), but what is the connection? This talk is based on “we learn to be wise by studying history” (true even for engineers). It is intended to be a light-hearted, but serious, examination of what we can learn from their philosophies, achievements and what they represent. I will also use Asia and Hong Kong as examples to see where we should go from here, and how engineers can shine lights to the end of the tunnel.
Paul Cheung is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and concurrently the Director of Technology transfer of the University of Hong
Kong and Managing Director of Versitech.


Prof. Paul Cheung | talks


Date and Time:

5 December 2008 at 5:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Communications, King's College London
Strand Campus

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Organised by:

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
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Room 1B04 The room 1B04 will be sign-posted for the event. It is one floor below street level, and can be reached via the main entrance on the Strand frontage of the College. In the foyer/reception area there is a staircase in the left hand corner that takes you down to the First Basement level.

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