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Faculty and Research
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Faculty and Research
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Faculty
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The research philosophies of our faculty members from diverse backgrounds
"While 5G connects things now, 6G will represent a revolutionary leap and create a huge impact on the transformation of wireless and vertical industries by connecting intelligence and supporting the ubiquitous AI in the next decade."
"While 5G connects things now, 6G will represent a revolutionary leap and create a huge impact on the transformation of wireless and vertical industries by connecting intelligence and supporting the ubiquitous AI in the next decade." - Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF
“I hope more women will consider engineering as a career to change the status quo and to say, ‘I can do it too’.” Prof. Angela WU
"I hope more women will consider engineering as a career to change the status quo and to say, 'I can do it too.'" - Prof. Angela WU
“As biomedical scientists, it is simply amazing that what we design and implement could be a game changer in a healthcare system, saving human lives.”
"As biomedical scientists, it is simply amazing that what we design and implement could be a game changer in a healthcare system, saving human lives." - Prof. Terence WONG
"Our transition to a robotics-aided world has been so gradual but seamless that we may soon forget what life was even like before automation." Prof. LI Zexiang
"Our transition to a robotics-aided world has been so gradual but seamless that we may soon forget what life was even like before automation." - Prof. LI Zexiang
“The joy of doing research is that you have the freedom to decide what problems to solve and how you can contribute to society.”
"The joy of doing research is that you have the freedom to decide what problems to solve and how you can contribute to society." - Prof. Irene LO
"AI is like a fast-running car. Data is like engine oil. Once the engine oil is refined into gas, we can propel this car to accomplish meaningful missions." Prof. YANG Qiang
"AI is like a fast-running car. Data is like engine oil. Once the engine oil is refined into gas, we can propel this car to accomplish meaningful missions." - Prof. YANG Qiang
"Design thinking, characterized by its divergent-convergent process, is a human-centered and creative problem solving technique for innovation."
"Design thinking, characterized by its divergent-convergent process, is a human-centered and creative problem-solving technique for innovation." - Prof. Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE
“I’ve been very fortunate to have witnessed so many student entrepreneurs creating startups and in the process, dramatically elevating their capacity to create real world impact.”
"I've been very fortunate to have witnessed so many student entrepreneurs creating startups and in the process, dramatically elevating their capacity to create real world impact." - Prof. Terrence YEE
“Humanity’s thirst for energy has reached record levels that can only be quenched by the invention of new technologies drawing from multiple disciplines.” Prof. Francesco CIUCCI
"Humanity's thirst for energy has reached record levels that can only be quenched by the invention of new technologies drawing from multiple disciplines." - Prof. Francesco CIUCCI
"When I Skype with my grandchildren on my cellphone, I enjoy seeing their most beautiful faces - on an OLED screen." Prof. TANG Ching-Wan, inventor of OLED
"When I Skype with my grandchildren on my cellphone, I enjoy seeing their most beautiful faces - on an OLED screen." - Prof. TANG Ching-Wan, inventor of OLED
"University is a place for continuous learning and self-discovery, for students and faculty alike. I learn a lot from my students too, and it is really rewarding."
"University is a place for continuous learning and self-discovery, for students and faculty alike. I learn a lot from my students too, and it is really rewarding." - Prof. Rhea LIEM
“The joy of autonomous driving research is to enable better living for everyone, towards seamless and highly efficient automatic transportation and logistics.”   Prof. Ming LIU
"The joy of autonomous driving research is to enable better living for everyone, towards seamless and highly efficient automatic transportation and logistics." - Prof. Ming LIU
"We are naturally very excited about setting a world record. This is the first step in our research on capturing and analyzing giant photographs and videos."  Prof. Pedro SANDER
"We are naturally very excited about setting a world record. This is the first step in our research on capturing and analyzing giant photographs and videos." - Prof. Pedro SANDER
“A research topic good enough for an academic paper may not be translatable into a commercial product. This involves using design thinking, a user-centric approach, to solve problems.”
"A research topic good enough for an academic paper may not be translatable into a commercial product. This involves using design thinking, a user-centric approach, to solve problems." - Prof. Sai-Kit YEUNG
“To tackle complex and ‘wicked’ problems of the future, beyond knowledge and abilities, teamwork, creativity and grit are important skills for our students to cultivate.”
"To tackle complex and 'wicked' problems of the future, beyond knowledge and abilities, teamwork, creativity and grit are important skills for our students to cultivate." - Dr. Winnie LEUNG
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QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Engineering & Technology
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#1 in Hong Kong for 12 consecutive years
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Strategic Research Areas
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Strategic research areas are essentially where the amalgamation of knowledge, know-how and insights of different engineering disciplines takes place. The ultimate goal for such cross-disciplinary exchanges is to venture into the unknown, tackle the seemingly impossible, create many more “firsts” and invent out-of-the-box solutions. By virtue of these interactions, we can also expect a continuous emergence of new engineering domains in the future, and any collaboration between them may in turn push back the frontiers even further. A wonderful cycle of invention and reinvention, is therefore made possible via research work that strategically combines the wisdom of different engineering disciplines.
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Research Support
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Facilities that have been sustaining and fortifying our research activities
Research Infrastructure
Research Infrastructure
SENG’s research infrastructure has served as an indispensable supporter and facilitator of interdisciplinary research projects that aim at making endless discoveries.
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Research News / Stories
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When our research efforts and insights translate into important inventions, discoveries and initiatives
(Left) The new technology helps medical staff identify the guidewires by simply taking a photo of all the medical instruments with a smartphone or tablet. (Right) The AI image-based system then could accurately detect guidewires (as indicated by the circle) from other medical instruments using object recognition and data augmentation techniques.
HKUST Launches AI-Based Guidewire Recognition Technology to Enhance Patient Safety
(From left) Prof. Zhou Xiaofang has been named Otto Poon Professor of Engineering while Prof. Wang Jiguang has been appointed Padma Harilela Associate Professor of Life Science.
Named Professorships Conferred on Prof. ZHOU Xiaofang & Prof. WANG Jiguang
3D modelling demonstration with trams
HKUST – tramplus Partnership: Launch of First-of-its-Kind “3D Engineering Challenge” STEM Program to Inspire Students to Become Future “Metaverse” Engineers
(From left) Kwok Kin-Nam, Chan Kwun-Chung, Minji Seo, and Leung Yuen-Yin awarded 2022 James Dyson Award National Winners with their invention O_Oley.
Two HKUST Research Teams Awarded the National James Dyson Award 2022
Prof. Gary Chan (center) from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and his research team.
HKUST’s New Privacy-Preserving App Maps Hotspots with COVID-19 Cases and Shows Proximity Risk
Prof. Fu Lin’s project will advance the flow prediction technology in aerospace engineering, which is crucial in shortening the design process of aircraft.
Prof. FU Lin Received Early Career Award 2022/23 by Research Grants Council