A New Circuit Surrounding NCU Was Completed in Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of NCU's Re-establishment in Taiwan
In 2022, NCU celebrated the 60th anniversary of its re-establishment in Taiwan. The stainless steel sculpture “NCU 60” was unveiled in the opening ceremony on Sep. 6 for the completion of the newly-built circuit surrounding NCU. The innovative design and construction methods applied to this circuit route longer than 1,600 meters can be considered unparalleled among the circuit constructions in other universities.
The Most Distant BL Lacertae Object Discovered by NCU’s Astronomy Team
Professor Hwang Chorng-Yuan and Assistant Research Scholar Ekaterina Koptelova at the Graduate Institute of Astronomy discovered a BL Lacertae (BL Lac) object at a redshift of around 6.5. This newly discovered BL Lac object has currently become the most distant one among other BL Lac objects known to the world, setting a new record in the astronomy field. The research outcome was also published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, bringing new insights into the knowledge of models of active galactic nuclei and the origin and evolution of supermassive black holes.
The “Fuji-Jade Summit 1” Assembled by NCU Reached a New Height of Taiwan’s Pavement Evaluation Technologies
How can we precisely measure road roughness and the resulting drivers' comfort with science? The research team led by Dr. Chen Shih-Huang, Director of the Department of Civil Engineering at NCU, collaborated with Nichireki Co., Ltd from Japan in assembling “Fuji-Jade Summit 1,” a brand new pavement surface condition survey vehicle. It is the fruit of success nurtured by Nichireki’s more than 70 years of experience and new technology and 50 years of solid academic foundations built by the Department of Civil Engineering at NCU. In addition, it was the first time that the Taiwanese successfully applied the 3D pavement surface image system to conduct an automatic pavement survey, which made a great leap in Taiwan’s technology of pavement surface condition detection.
2022 Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards: NCU Won One Gold and Two Silvers
Advancing school development following the guiding principle of "sustainable development," National Central University (NCU) brilliantly shone at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Sustainability Action Awards this year. Two NCU projects, "Ecology, Living, and Economy of Taoyuan Coast: Facilitating the Sustainable Development of Taoyuan’s Coastal Environment and Culture" and "Art Immersion and Sustainable Community: Co-prosperity of the Local Culture in Zhongli and Pingzhen," were honorably awarded one gold and two silvers in total.
AI in Plagiarism Detection: NCU Research Team Won First Prize in the PAN 2022 Competition
The AI research team of NCU’s NLP lab stood out from other competitors and won first prize in the Style Change Detection (SCD) task with their AI language models at the PAN 2022, an international competition held by the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum (CLEF). The team consisted of two doctoral students Ms. Tzu-Mi Lin and Ms. Chao-Yi Chen, and one master's student Ms. Yu-Wen Tzeng at the Department of Electrical Engineering of NCU, under the supervision of Dr. Lung-Hao Lee, associate professor at the department.