With the HK91.85m research grant, a project led by an international and multidisciplinary research team under Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai will deliver an AI-powered extreme weather and landslide warning system that increases the forecast lead time of heavy rainfall from three to six hours, thereby strengthening disaster preparedness.

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Predicting Extreme Weather with AI

With the HK$91.85m research grant, a project led by an international and multidisciplinary research team under Prof. Charles NG Wang-Wai will deliver an AI-powered extreme weather and landslide warning system that increases the forecast lead time of heavy rainfall from three to six hours, thereby strengthening disaster preparedness.

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Yuexiu donates HK$100m to HKUST

The large donation together with a RMB10m entrepreneurship competition sponsorship will help HKUST push the academic and research envelope and drive the enhancement of innovative industries in GBA.

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How to avoid being displaced in digital world?

Fear AI will take away your jobs? But 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented. Academia, government, and industry leaders tell us how to make our future workforce hard to be replaced by machines.

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Learning human values through the lens

Dr. Daisy DU explains why humanities classes are essential for students regardless of their disciplines and how her unconventional course of filmmaking has helped students become critical thinkers.

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Natural born engineers

Two female alumnae of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), who have returned to their alma mater to lead the ECE Alumni Association, share their experience working as a financial analyst and an e-commerce entrepreneur in the tech field.

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A more secure blockchain system underway

Leveraging on HKUST’s strong research capabilities and Xunlei’s solid industry experience, the Joint Lab on Blockchain Technology aims to advance the development of blockchain technology in GBA focused on consensus algorithm, cryptography, and data protection.

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Faculty Awards

June 2019

Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) in Natural Science category 2018, Ministry of Education

Prof. GAO Furong

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Prof. Vincent LAU Lin-Nang

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Prof. Lionel NI Ming-Shuan

Provost

Fellow, The Optical Society

Prof. Kei May LAU

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Robot Manipulation, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Prof. Jungwon SEO

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology, Inamori Foundation

Prof. TANG Ching-Wan

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

Prof. ZHANG Qian

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Find out about all the awards we have earned over the years

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