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State Science and Technology Award
(Recommended by Ministry of Education, China)

Prof. T.H. Tse, was selected for a State Science and Technology Award
(recommended by the Ministry of Education, China) in December 2004

We are pleased to report that Prof. T.H. Tse was selected for a State Science and Technology Award (recommended by the Ministry of Education, China) in December 2004.

Major science and technology awards in China are given at three levels, namely the national, ministry and province levels. The above award is at the ministry level. It is given in recognition of the contributions of the project entitled "A new theory and methodology for object-oriented software testing and analysis" with Huo Yan Chen and Yu Xia Sun in China.

The project is a follow-up of another successful project known as "TACCLE", which was selected for a Guangdong Province Science and Technology Award in 2003. It was extended and enhanced to include the testing of concurrency, an important element in object-oriented software. It was supported in part by two competitive earmarked grants of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. Among other research outputs, two papers (with 100 pages) have been published in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, which is the top international journal in software engineering with an ISI impact factor of 3.958. The two papers have been cited more than 510 times by international researchers. They have also been used as teaching materials of postgraduate courses in major universities

The research results were applied to an industrial project for ASM, the world's largest supplier of assembly and packaging equipment for the semiconductor industry. The application project, known as "VITAMIN", was awarded a multi-million dollar industrial grant supported jointly by ASM and the Innovation and Technology Commission in Hong Kong.