In the race to find novel drugs to fight against superbugs, a marine life research team led by Prof. QIAN Peiyuan discovered 7,300 new ocean species and a new type of bacteria that have the potential for new antibiotics development, providing new hope to millions of patients suffering from rare diseases.

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MARCH 2019

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New Hope Against Superbugs

In the race to find novel drugs to fight against superbugs, a marine life research team led by Prof. QIAN Peiyuan discovered 7,300 new ocean species and a new type of bacteria that have the potential for new antibiotics development, providing new hope to millions of patients suffering from rare diseases.

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Great minds behind fintech startups

Four alumni entrepreneurs push the development of innovative fintech products including blockchain, AI chatbot, robo-advisor and digital payment to improve financial data security and business efficiency, and make our financial transactions faster, easier and more secure.

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Front-runner in smart automation

As the driving force behind DJI, the drone enterprise with over 70% market share, academia-cum-entrepreneur Prof. LI Zexiang has been busy addressing social challenges arising from aging populations using automation and robotics, and transforming students into innovators.

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Living lab for smart technologies

We have transformed our campus into a living lab that incubates smart projects with new technologies and innovations, serving as a source of inspiration to society, contributing to Hong Kong’s development in becoming a world-class sustainable and smart city.

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Let’s get girls into engineering

For women who doubt about their own ability to succeed in engineering, or were told that engineering is not for girls, hear what Prof. Rhea LIEM, who grew up in Indonesia exploring her engineering interests in an open environment, has to say.

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Fighting neurodegenerative diseases

Alzheimer’s is now affecting 47 million people worldwide. Our future research center established with Harvard, Stanford and UCL will jointly lead to significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

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Faculty Awards

Jan - Mar 2019

Visionary in MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35

( China Region )

Prof. CHEN Qifeng

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Top Paper Award of ICA Computational Methods Interest Group

Prof. Franziska KELLER & co-authors

Division of Social Science

Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers ( IEEE )

Prof. TANG Chi-Keung

Department of Computer Science and Enginerring

Best Paper Award 2018, Chinese Academy of Sciences ( CAS )

Prof. ZHAO Tianshou

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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