HKUST(GZ) PG Programs 2024-25

Admissions to Postgraduate Studies at HKUST(GZ) Postgraduate Programs 2024-25

Welcome 1 Programs 2 Function Hub 3 Information Hub 7 Society Hub 11 Systems Hub 15 Submit Your Application 19 Contents

Welcome 1 Welcome, students! As you step through the gates of our brand-new, stunning campus, you should feel a rush of pride-- -not just a pride in our awesome architecture, but pride in an awesome idea and system. For you are joining a university whose structure and philosophy have no prior precedent. First, our overall framework is unique, we being the other half of a “Unified HKUSTComplementary Campuses”. We complement the superb disciplinary strengths of HKUST. Together, we create unlimited synergistic possibilities. In our calculation, “one-plus-one’’ does not equal two. It equals more. The early and extraordinary success of our Hong Kong twin brother has given us a huge head start. By now, you may know that HKUST(GZ) has been created to fulfill a national mission: to nurture tip-top talents capable of tackling the complex challenges that our community and country face. When you graduate, you will be brandishing more than just a diploma for your efforts. Your intellectual gifts and technical know-how will be your calling card. Our special cross-disciplinary structure is designed to help you get there. We have therefore dismantled the traditional academic divisions, doing away with departments and faculties. Under our pioneering academic structure, you may belong to one of the 4 interconnected Academic Hubs incorporating 16 cutting-edge Thrusts. This previously untried model breaks down disciplinary silos and academic boundaries, allowing scholars and students to build bridges across multiple disciplines. Under such arrangements, our ideal students are forwardlooking, innovation-seeking, problem-solving talents with the core competencies that transcend traditional disciplines. We believe the academic and living life at HKUST(GZ) will prepare our students to rise to the unforeseen challenges of our time. With great difficulties come great opportunities and the possibility of great triumphs. Your duty and ours is to see that you fulfill your potential. HKUST is a legendary miracle-maker, boasting a record of accomplishments in record time that wows the world. We at Guangzhou are determined not to be anything less. I invite you to chase our dream in an exciting journey without boundaries. Prof. Lionel M. Ni President

The HKUST(GZ)Advantage To Hong Kong via High-Speed Train State-of-the-Art Research Institutes World-Class Faculty Earn an HKUST Degree International Opportunities Cross-Campus Study Opportunities 2024-25 Postgraduate Programs Function Information Society Systems Advanced Materials Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Microelectronics Sustainable Energy and Environment Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Analytics Data-Centric Artificial Intelligence Technology Computational Media and Arts Internet of Things Financial Technology Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Technology and Policy Urban Governance and Design Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change* *MPhil/PhD Program in CNCC is under development. Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering Intelligent Transportation Robotics and Autonomous Systems Smart Manufacturing Advanced Materials Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Microelectronics Sustainable Energy and Environment Artificial Intelligence Data Science and Analytics Computational Media and Arts Internet of Things Financial Technology Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Urban Governance and Design Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering Intelligent Transportation Robotics and Autonomous Systems Smart Manufacturing Hub Thrust Programs Research Program PhD MPhil MSc Taught Program Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses Innovative Cross-Disciplinary Postgraduate Studies 2

3 School of SCIENCE Dean Research Interest Condensed matter physics Prof. Wen received his PhD degree in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a leading expert in the field of soft matter, smart materials, wave metamaterials, nanometer biomaterials, advanced functional structural materials, optoelectronic advanced materials and microfluidic chip design and fabrication. A highly respected researcher with excellent experience, Prof. Wen has won a series of awards and had taken up various important academic leadership roles, such as: In 2000, he was awarded the National Outstanding Youth Fund (overseas); He served as the chief expert of the Public Welfare projects (Agriculture) in 2013. His research achievement on the electrorheological fluids won the second prize of the National Natural Science Award. Prof. Wen has published more than 350 papers and most of them have been published in top scientific journals with total citation more than 13,000 times and h-index of 57. He has obtained 19 US and more than 40 Chinese patents, respectively. He has organized some important international conferences and given more than 50 times invited talk to date. He supervised more than 40 PhD. graduates. Served as a PI and Co-I, Prof. Wen has received more than 50 research grants. A number of his research outcomes successfully industrialized and commercialized to date. Vision To unlock the potential of basic elements in hard and natural sciences, and seek advanced and sustainable solutions to address real-world problems, thus benefitting mankind and the advancement of humanity. Mission To rigorously discover and comprehend the fundamental properties and characteristics of hard and natural sciences, and bring profound knowledge into an innovative process of merging and reassembling through continuous breakthrough and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and finally to champion the leading-edge ideas for practical advancements which make significant impact on society. While the scope of cross-disciplinary research will serve the national development strategy and respond to market demand, Function Hub focuses in the near term on the following four thrust areas: Advanced Materials (AMAT); Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS); Microelectronics (MICS); and Sustainable Energy and Environment (SEE). And currently Function Hub offers four programs accordingly both in Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. Function Hub welcomes students with strong analytical mind from a diverse set of backgrounds. We will strive to provide an environment to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty members across disciplines and across the Hubs. We aim to nurture graduates with independent mind, critical thinking skills, research capability, and relevant domain knowledge highly valued by the scientific, industrial, and technology communities. Prof. Weijia WEN Chair Professor Dean of Function Hub, HKUST(GZ) Function Hub wechat

4 Student Sharing HKUST(GZ) has always advocated interdisciplinary integration. It not only gives researchers full freedom, but also in-depth study of every link of construction with cross-cutting concepts. Hui KANG from Mainland China PhD Student in Advanced Materials The program offers high-quality domain knowledge courses and lays down solid foundations for further research. Seminars from different research areas exposed me to cutting-edge research from renowned universities worldwide. Bohan HU from Mainland China PhD Student in Microelectronics HKUST(GZ) fosters competitiveness, creative thinking and innovation, encouraging us working on innovative projects to promote holistic personality development. Qinghong CUI from Mainland China PhD Student in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences It is one of my wisest choices to enter HKUST(GZ). There are the most advanced instruments and equipment, the best professors, staff who actively serve teachers and students, and generous studentship. Zihan HUANG from Mainland China PhD Student in Sustainable Energy and Environment Enquiries

5 School of SCIENCE Function Hub - Thrust Areas Advanced Materials, concerned with the structure and properties of materials, are enablers for existing and future technological innovations like microelectronics, biomedical devices, renewable energy / sustainable environmental technologies, and quantum communication / computing. Given the interdisciplinary nature and the diversity of materials science and technology, the aim of the Advanced Materials Thrust (AMAT) is to foster close collaborations with hubs (schools)/thrusts (departments) to conduct internationally leading research on impactful cutting-edge materials discovery and innovation. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Functional Polymer Materials • Metamaterials • Bio-engineering and Bio-medical Materials • Optoelectronic Materials • Quantum Materials • Electronic Materials • Materials Informatics • Wearable Sensors • Materials Modeling and Computation Prof. Ping GAO Professor Head of Advanced Materials Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Polymer • Rheology of polymers • 2D Porous polymer films • Polymer membranes for biomedical, energy, environment and sensors • High-performance polymer fibers, films and composites • Nanocomposites Advanced Materials Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Thrust (EOAS) delivers an interdisciplinary educational and research program that links oceanography, atmospheric science and earth surface science holistically. This interdisciplinary program aims to advance earth system science in an integrated way and prepare the next generation of earth system scientists for the growing challenges in the future. Such interdisciplinary knowledge and talents are essential to achieving and maintaining a sustainable environment under climate change on both regional and global scales. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Ocean Physical-biogeochemical Study • Earth Surface Processes in the Watershed • Atmosphere-ocean Dynamics and Climate • Ocean-atmosphere-land Interaction • Earth System Modelling Prof. Junyu ZHENG Professor Acting Head of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Source characterization and emission inventory • Co-control of air pollution and carbon emissions • Novel source measurement instruments and source tracing • Application of big data and AI to environmental models and emission mitigation Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

6 Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust (SEE) focuses on cutting-edge research in the related cross-disciplines, including sustainable energy harvesting and conversion technologies; high-performance energy storage systems; digital energy technologies; smart energy distribution and mini grid, intelligent energy systems and energy saving strategies; hydrogen and electrolyzers; bioenergy and bioinspired energy systems, and lifecycle analysis and recovery of energy system. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Energy Harvesting, Conversion, and High-performance Energy Storage • Smart Green Buildings • Digital Energy Technologies • Biofuel and Hydrogen Energy • Smart and Bio-inspired Energy Systems • Energy & Power Management and Resources Recovery • Carbon Neutrality, Sustainable Environment and Pollution Control • Energy Economics and Security, Global Energy & Environmental and Carbon Neutrality Policy Prof. Huihe QIU Professor Acting Head of Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer • Bioinspired Flyers and Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) • Power Electronics and Battery Thermal Management • Micro Sensors and Actuators • Thermal Comfort Sensing and Smart Buildings Sustainable Energy and Environment Microelectronics Thrust (MICS) nurtures future innovators, researchers, and professionals through top-tier education, pioneering research, and industry collaboration. Our comprehensive curriculum empowers students to conduct groundbreaking research in device and fabrication, circuits technology, architecture and systems, and electronic design automation. We cultivate innovation and collaboration, striving to remain at the forefront of microelectronics advancements and to be a global leader in education and research. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Integrated Circuit and System Design • Electronic Design Automation • System Architecture and Design • Devices and Fabrication Prof. Jiang XU Professor Head of Microelectronics Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • System-on-chip • Hardware-software codesign • Hybrid photonic-electronic chip design • Chip power management • Machine learning system Microelectronics Enquiries Advanced Materials Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Microelectronics Sustainable Energy and Environment

7 School of SCIENCE Dean Vision To address global challenges arising from human interactions with information and technology in today’s era of digital transformation. Mission To provide world-class education and conduct cutting-edge research with practical applications in information science and technology that not only advance regional development, but also make a global impact. The Hub primarily comprises four thrust areas: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science and Analytics (DSA), Internet of Things (IOT), and Computational Media and Arts (CMA). We will achieve this through cross-disciplinary research and education in collaboration with other thrust areas in our Guangzhou campus and related programs in our Clearwater Bay campus. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds, ranging from Computer Science, Statistics, and Engineering to Business, Design, and the Arts. Currently Information Hub offers four Research Postgraduate Programs both in MPhil and PhD (in AI, DSA, IOT and CMA), and Taught Postgraduate Program (Master of Science in Data-Centric Artificial Intelligence Technology). Information Hub wechat Prof. Lei Chen, is a chair professor in the Data Science and Analytics Thrust at HKUST (GZ), Fellow of the IEEE, and a Distinguished Member of the ACM. Currently, Prof. Chen serves as the dean of Information Hub, the director of Big Data Institute at HKUST, MOE/MSRA Information Technology Key Laboratory. Prof. Chen's research interests include Data-driven AI, knowledge graphs, blockchains, data privacy, crowdsourcing, spatial and temporal databases and query optimization on large graphs and probabilistic databases. He received his BS degree in computer science and engineering from Tianjin University, Mainland China, MA degree from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, and PhD in computer science from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Prof. Chen received the SIGMOD Test-of-Time Award in 2015, Best Research Paper Award in VLDB 2022, .The system developed by Prof. Chen’s team won The Excellent Demonstration Award in VLDB 2014. Prof. Chen had served as VLDB 2019 PC Co-chair. Currently, Prof. Chen serves as Editor-in-chief of IEEE Transaction on Data and Knowledge Engineering and an executive member of the VLDB endowment. Prof. Lei CHEN Chair Professor Dean of Information Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Data-driven machine learning • Crowdsourcing-based data processing • Uncertain and probabilistic databases • Web information management • Multimedia and time series systems • Privacy

8 Student Sharing HKUST(GZ) provided me with many resources for growing as a Ph.D. student, and ultimately, I joined a perfect team researching 3D computer vision. On top of the fantastic academic opportunities, the university is also a perfect bridge for me to connect with many talented and passionate students, alumni, and professors. I could not have imagined a better place than HKUST(GZ) for the four years of study. Hao HE from Mainland China PhD Student in Artificial Intelligence I have always sought cutting-edge research in communication engineering. During my time here, I have been able to realize this dream by having an opportunity to interact with the brilliant and creative brains engaged in innovative research. Murad ABDULLAH from Pakistan PhD Student in Internet of Things Engaging in cross-discipline research is an incredibly rewarding and dynamic experience. It fills me with excitement and intellectual curiosity to explore the intersections between DSA and other fields, which broadens my understanding of the practical applications of data science in the real world. Studying DSA at the information hub has provided me with a stimulating and supportive academic environment, which has enabled me to grow both personally and professionally. Zihan LUO from Mainland China PhD Student in Data Science and Analytics Enquiries HKUST(GZ) encourages all kinds of academic innovation. Professors from different hubs and trusts will always strongly support student’s research. All you need to do is be clear about what you want, make a plan and take action. Beiyan CAO from Mainland China PhD Student in Computational Media and Arts

9 School of SCIENCE Building on HKUST's strong research background, our AI Thrust is dedicated to advancing both fundamental and applied research in artificial intelligence and a broad range of enabling technologies that transform cutting-edge applications. Our goal is to cultivate top-tier professionals equipped with interdisciplinary expertise, international perspectives, and exceptional skills to drive innovation and breakthroughs in AI research and application. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • AI in Design • AI in Business • AI in Finance • AI in Security and Privacy • AI in Smart Living • AI in Manufacturing • AI in Smart Cities • AI in Transportation • AI in Talent Management • AI in Public Health • AI for Science Prof. Hui XIONG Chair Professor Associate Vice President (Knowledge Transfer) Head of Artificial Intelligence Thrust, Information Hub Fellow of AAAS and IEEE Research Interest • Data mining and knowledge discovery • Big data analytics • Mobile computing • Business intelligence • Information assurance Artificial Intelligence This thrust area focuses on art creation and visual communication with new technologies, with emphasis on art with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), AI-generated art, information art and design, and data visualization. It also promotes the interplay of art and technology and exploits the most advanced technology for art creation and visual communication with a social impact. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • AI/AR/VR/XR/Robotic art • Data visualization and storytelling • Human-computer interaction • Game development and design • Computer animation • Virtual production Prof. Kang ZHANG Professor Acting Head of Computational Media and Arts Thrust, Information Hub Director of Interdisciplinary Programs Office Research Interest • Visual Languages • Graph Grammar and Their Applications • Computational Aesthetics • Generative Art • Architectural Design • Software Engineering Computational Media and Arts Information Hub - Thrust Areas

10 It advances data science and analytics by unifying statistics, machine learning, optimization, and their related techniques. It also expands the applications of data science and analytics to solve real world problems and to benefit society. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Data-driven AI & Machine Learning • Statistical Learning and Modeling • Industrial and Business Analytics (Operations- Related Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Strategy, etc.) • Sector-Specific Data Analytics (Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, Manufacturing, Transportation, etc.) • Data visualization and Infographics • AI-driven Data Analytics • High-Performance Systems for Data Analytics • Graph Databases and Blockchain • AI for Science Prof. Xiaowen CHU Professor Acting Head of Data Science and Analytics Thrust, Information Hub Research Interest • GPU computing • Distributed machine learning systems (including federated learning) • Computer vision for autonomous vehicles • Vehicular networks Data Science and Analytics This thrust adopts an interdisciplinary approach to equip students with integrated knowledge to pursue innovation and to explore new research frontiers in forming an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled society. It encompasses both theoretical and empirical methodologies, making advancements in fields such as networking, machine learning, systems, security and privacy, and human-machine interactions within the broad sphere of IoT. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Optimization, artificial intelligence and machine learning in IoT • Networking and communications • Security and privacy-enhancing technologies • Sensing and embedded systems • Distributed computing • Ubiquitous computing Prof. Danny Hin Kwok TSANG Professor Head of Internet of Things Thrust, Information Hub Fellow of IEEE and HKIE Research Interest • Smart grids • Networking • Wireless networking • Cloud/Edge computing Internet of Things Enquiries Artificial Intelligence Computational Media and Arts Data Science and Analytics Internet of Things

11 School of SCIENCE Vision To become a leading force in the knowledge economy of a digital society. Mission To nurture socially-conscious talents with cutting-edge analytical skills and an open and growing mindset, ready to resolve socio-economic issues and contribute to the knowledge economy in a networked society and rapidly changing world. While the scope of cross-disciplinary research will serve the national development strategy and respond to market demand, the Society Hub focuses in the near term on the following four thrust areas: Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change; Financial Technology; Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship; and Urban Governance and Design, which are inspired by several interesting patterns and trends emerging in the new century. Currently Society Hub offers three programs both in Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. They are MPhil/PhD Programs in Financial Technology; MPhil/PhD Programs in Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship; and MPhil/PhD Programs in Urban Governance and Design. Our first taught postgraduate program, Master of Science in Technology and Policy, was newly approved by the Ministry of Education in June, which will welcome its first cohort of students in Fall 2024. The Society Hub welcomes students with strong analytical mind from a diverse set of backgrounds such as Economics/Business, Social Sciences, as well as Science and Engineering. We will strive to provide an environment to facilitate collaboration among students and between students and faculty members across disciplines and across the Hubs. We aim to nurture graduates with independent mind, critical thinking skills, research capability, and relevant domain knowledge highly valued by the business community, the think tanks, as well as policy/research institutions. Dean Society Hub wechat Prof. Danyang Xie received his Ph.D in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1992. His previous affiliations include University of Montreal (Assistant Professor, 1991-1994), the International Monetary Fund (Economist and Senior Economist, 2000-2004), Tsinghua University (Special Appointment Professor, 2002-2005), and Wuhan University (Dean of the Economics and Management School). At HKUST (1993-2002, 2004-present), he served as Department Head in Economics between April 2007 and June 2010 and Director of Shui On Centre for China Business and Management between May 2011 and July 2013. He had been a member of the Currency Board Sub-Committee of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee between 2011 and 2016. He was an Independent Director of Bank of CommunicationsSchroders Fund Management Co. Ltd between 2011 and 2018. Prof. Danyang XIE Chair Professor Dean of Society Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Endogenous Economic Growth • Fiscal Policy • Money and Banking

12 Student Sharing As a Fintech student, I appreciate the interdisciplinary approach to education as it helps me develop a deeper understanding of the rapidly evolving financial industry. By learning about quantitative methods and finance, I'm better equipped to tackle complex problems and develop innovative solutions using cutting-edge technology. I believe this approach will give me a competitive advantage in the Fintech job market and prepare me for a dynamic and rewarding career in the field. Yusen JIA from Mainland China PhD Student in Financial Technology A range of interdisciplinary courses have broadened my horizons beyond my economics background. Surrounded by faculty and students with diverse, exceptional backgrounds, I've gained valuable insights and discovered new avenues for exploration through engaging brainstorming sessions and coursework. Yueqi WU from Mainland China PhD Student in Urban Governance and Design Our professors from diverse backgrounds have enabled me to experience the joy of striving in science, innovating in interdisciplinary research, and viewing the world through innovation, policy, and entrepreneurship. Eryu WANG from Mainland China PhD Student in Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Enquiries

13 School of SCIENCE FinTech Thrust nurtures creative minds to explore frontiers in Financial Technology, to shape the future financial industry that promotes social-financial health. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Blockchain Technologies, Smart Contracts, and Digital Currencies • Robo-Advising, Quantitative Investing, and Risk Management • Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Big Data Analytics in Finance • Technological Innovations for Financial Services • Regulatory Technology (RegTech) • Digital Economy and Financial Inclusion Prof. Ning CAI Professor Head of Financial Technology Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • FinTech • Financial Engineering • Green Finance • Risk Management • Data Science • Stochastic Modeling Financial Technology IPE Thrust trains a new generation of leaders in solving complex problems at the interface of technology and society. We place a specific focus on innovation in technology, institutions, policy and entrepreneurship, as well as crossdisciplinary approaches and real-world applications. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Innovation and Intellectual Property Right Protection • Innovation and Technology Management • Innovation and Public Policy • Health Studies/Health Care Policy/ Environmental Policies/Sustainability • Anti-Trust/Competition Policy • Experimental Economics and Decision Sciences • Entrepreneurship and Organization Theory • Entrepreneurship and Financial Management Prof. Danyang XIE Chair Professor Acting Head of Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • Endogenous economic growth • Fiscal policy • Money and banking Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Society Hub - Thrust Areas

14 The Urban Governance and Design Thrust aims to train the next generation of leaders in conducting cutting-edging innovative research on cities through cross-disciplinary approaches to solve complex urban problems. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Education, Employment and Labor Markets • Migration, Inequality, and Social Inclusion • Population, Health, and Ageing • Regional and Urban Economic Development • GIS and Spatial Analysis • Smart City • Transportation and Communication Infrastructure Prof. Ge Lin KAN Professor Head of Urban Governance and Design Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • GIS • Spatial Epidemiology • Data Integration • Aging and Urban Health Urban Governance and Design Enquiries Financial Technology Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Urban Governance and Design Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change The Thrust addresses key national priorities, trains next generation of leaders who face global challenges of climate change, seize opportunities of the new industrial revolution, and develop technical, institutional and policy solutions for a shared sustainable future. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Carbon Science and Technology • Climate Change and Governance • Sustainable Energy Transition • Climate Finance and Policy Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change* Prof. Ye QI Chair Professor Acting Head of Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • Chinese Environmental and Energy Policy • Environmental Policy and Governance • Climate Change and Global Environmental Governance • Sustainability Science and Governance • Sustainable Urbanization * MPhil/PhD Program in CNCC is under development.

15 School of SCIENCE Vision To be a global leading facilitator for enlightening creative minds and fostering visionary talents, and to develop scientific knowledge, offer engineering methodologies, and solve cross-disciplinary problems. Mission To serve as a platform for merging individual technologies together and implement their integrated functionality at the systems level, and to disseminate impactful technologies to the Greater Bay Area and explore relevant industrial or societal applications. The Systems Hub hosts a cluster of cross-disciplinary thrust areas in Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering (BSBE), Intelligent Transportation (INTR), Robotics & Autonomous Systems (ROAS), and Smart Manufacturing (SMMG). Based on the fundamental research in various technical fields, the Systems Hub will facilitate the integration of multidisciplinary technologies and explore their applications. In addition to theoretical framework and experimental validation, computational modeling and simulation will be emphasized as well. Research highlights of the Systems Hub include, but are not limited to, molecular medicine and implanted devices, information fusion from multiple traffic sensing modalities, personal assistive robotics and human-robot interaction, implementation of Industry 4.0 and additive manufacturing. Systems Hub Prof. Ricky Shi-Wei LEE Chair Professor Dean of Systems Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Additive Manufacturing • Heterogeneous Integration • Packaging of Microsystems • Electronics and Optoelectronics Packaging Prof. Ricky Lee received his PhD degree in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University in 1992. After one year of post-doctoral research at Purdue, he joined the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST). During his career of tenure-track faculty at HKUST, Dr Lee once was on secondment to serve as Chief Technology Officer of Nano & Advanced Materials Institute for two and a half years. Currently Dr Lee is Chair Professor of Smart Manufacturing Thrust and Acting Dean of Systems Hub at the HKUST Guangzhou Campus HKUST(GZ). He also has concurrent appointments as Executive Director of Shenzhen Platform Development Office, Director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory, and Director of Foshan Research Institute for Smart Manufacturing at HKUST. Dr Lee has been focusing his research on the technology development for electronics/optoelectronics packaging and additive manufacturing. The topics of his R&D interests include wafer level packaging and heterogeneous integration, 3D printing for microsystems packaging, LED packaging for solid-state lighting and applications beyond lighting, leadfree soldering and reliability analysis. The research outcomes of Dr Lee’s group have been documented in numerous technical papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He also co-authored 4 books and 10 book chapters. Due to his technical contributions, Dr Lee has received many honors and awards over the years. In addition to being the recipient of 15 best/outstanding paper awards and 7 major professional society awards, Dr Lee is Fellow of IEEE, ASME, IMAPS, and Institute of Physics (UK). He is also Editor-in-Chief of ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging. wechat Dean

16 Student Sharing The study and research experience of the co-supervisor scheme allows students with interdisciplinary backgrounds to work collaboratively, ideally suited for changing trends in research around the world. Qianwen XU from Mainland China PhD Student in Smart Manufacturing The supervision, which is thorough and broad-based, comprises experts across several pertinent fields. l believe I am being set up for a career in solving modern problems using unconventional but more effective ways, as the world is increasingly becoming multidisciplinary in its approach to dealing with the challenges of the 21st century. OGEDENGBE lkeoluwa lreoluwa from Nigeria PhD Student in Intelligent Transportation Students can benefit from vital experience in multi-disciplinary engineering fields and developing a unique study plan, while cutting-edge facilities and exposure provided by supervisors help to build a research career. Don Pubudu Vishwana Joseph JAYAKODY from Sri Lanka MPhil Student in Smart Manufacturing Our program has world-class professors, fantastic education facilities and resources. During my PhD journey, learning and research experience is the highlight. It may be challenging, but I will never regret this decision! Lin YU from Mainland China PhD Student in Intelligent Transportation Enquiries

17 School of SCIENCE With the vision to establish world-class research and education, the Thrust aims to develop a multidisciplinary program with the strategic priorities listed below. Researchers in this Thrust apply science and engineering principles to advance knowledge and applications in these research areas. The Thrust will also embrace new research areas with profound impacts on Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering in future development. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Neuroscience and intelligence technology • Stem cell biology • Synthetic biology • Cell and tissue engineering • Biomaterials science • Bioinformatics and computational biology Prof. Robert Zhong QI Professor Head of Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • Cell biology • Cytoskeletal dynamics • Cellular and molecular mechanisms • Cancer • Molecular and cellular neuroscience Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering INTR aspires to develop cutting-edge technologies that integrate transportation, communications and networking, artificial intelligence, and data science for operations and management of multi-modal transportation systems. The key aim is to enhance the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of mobility for both people and goods. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Big data for transportation and mobility • Shared mobility, mobility as a service (MaaS) • Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) • Integrated sensing, communications and computing for transportation • Operation and management of urban rail transit systems • Safety and efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) • Green aviation technologies • Automated port operations and shipping logistics Transportation Electrification Prof. Liuqing YANG Chair Professor Acting Head of Intelligent Transportation Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • Multi-entity intelligence in transportation and energy systems • Synergy of communications, sensing, and information processing • Theory and applications of wireless communications and networking Intelligent Transportation Systems Hub - Thrust Areas

18 This thrust area examines technologies used to develop machines that can substitute and replicate human actions. It studies integrative systems that deal with design, construction, operations, as well as the control element for sensing, feedback, and data processing- aiming to perform intended tasks with a high degree of autonomy. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Autonomous Driving and Systems • Robotic Manipulation and Grasping • Personal Assistive Robotics and Human Robot Interaction • Robotics and Autonomous Systems for Construction and Agriculture • Swarm/Collective Robotics • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems • Integration of Robotics and AI • Robotic Arts Prof. Ming LIU Associate Professor Head of Robotics & Autonomous Systems Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • Robotics • Dynamic environment modeling • 3D mapping • Machine learning and visual control Robotics and Autonomous Systems This Thrust area focuses on computer-integrated manufacturing with high levels of adaptability and agile design optimizations, digital information and data analytics to promote more flexible technology productivity. SMMG aims at developing and integrating interoperable systems, multi-scale dynamic modeling and simulation, intelligent automation, multi-axis machining and additive manufacturing processes, dynamic manufacturing process detection technologies and other fundamental research involving smart manufacturing. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Industry 4.0 • Smart Sensors, Automated Optical Inspection, Location Detection Technologies • Multi-axis Precision Machining • Digital Manufacturing • Additive Manufacturing and Hybrid Manufacturing • Industrial Data Analytics • Industrial Internet of Things • Integration of Embedded Systems • Advanced Human-Machine Interfaces Prof. Kai TANG Professor Head of Smart Manufacturing Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • CAD/CAM • Multi-axis Machining • Multi-axis Additive Manufacturing • Hybrid Manufacturing Smart Manufacturing Enquiries Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering Intelligent Transportation Robotics and Autonomous Systems Smart Manufacturing

Uniqueness • Project-based active learning model, encouraging students to form project teams to conduct research on integrated systems with challenging group project goals. • Well-designed group projects that practise the Hub Concept, are multidisciplinary and driven by real needs, are proposed by students, industry partners, academic faculties, or other channels. • Empower students to gain interdisciplinary knowledge, practicing team spirit and project management skills through project development process. • Breakthrough the traditional classroom, modularized courses are embedded into projects to ensure students get the best out of them. • Individual projects have a clearly defined research content to ensure student who has completed the projects successfully are able to meet the MPhil academic requirements of HKUST. Vice-President (Teaching & Learning) Professor Jingsheng WU oversees policy directions and procedures for the University’s teaching and learning including quality assurance, innovation in teaching pedagogy, and academic integrity and creativity in HKUST(GZ). He is also a professor of the Smart Manufacturing Thrust Area under the Systems Hub. Prior to joining HKUST(GZ), Prof. Wu was the Founding Dean and the Chair Professor of the School of System Design and Intelligent Manufacturing (SDIM) at the Southern University of Science & Technology. Before that, he was a long-time faculty member at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of HKUST. As early as 2007, Prof. Wu was appointed as the Associate Dean (Research) of the Fok Ying Tung Research Institute of HKUST and founded the Centre for Engineering Materials and Reliability (CEMAR) in Nansha, Guangzhou. From 1994 to 1996, Prof. Wu was awarded a prominent Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to develop high-strength and high-toughness nanocomposites. His research outcomes are highly cited by researchers in the field and have received widespread media coverage in Australia. He is a senior consultant/advisor of NXP, Huawei, Kingfa, and Sinopec and a guest professor at several universities. Prof. Jingshen WU Introduction Red Bird MPhil (RBM) Program* is HKUST(GZ)’s key vehicle for practising and promoting the interdisciplinary “Hub Concept” in cultivating talented young people. Based on the notion of studentcentredness, students, academic supervisors from hubs/thrusts, industry advisors and project mentors work together to complete group projects and teaching tasks. Students develop quickly in this total immersion in knowledge and skill. Red Bird MPhil Program wechat * Please note that all applicants interested in the Red Bird MPhil program should apply for “Master of Philosophy (General)” in the Online Application System.

Enquiries PG Student Professor(Guest/Adjunct) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB/Guest) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB) Ind. Advisor PG Student Professor(GZ/CWB/Adj.) Ind. Advisor Group Project Internet of Medical Things Clinical medicine Product Design Wearable Tech. Life Sci. & Eng. Internet of Things Data Sci. & AI Sensor Tech. Public Policy Illustration showing Red Bird MPhil (RBM) multidisciplinary group projects’ concept Red Bird MPhil (RBM) students, as the main contributor of the projects, are supervised by both academic and industry supervisors to ensure the deliverables of individual projects. This project-based system allows supervisors and students to synergize diverse knowledge from multiple disciplines and collaboratively contribute to the success of the team project. Makerspace Our Makerspaces are specially designed for students to finish and display their projects. Spacious and well-equipped, Makerspaces enable students to turn ideas into reality. Student Sharing What most attracted me to the Red Bird MPhil Program was its unique educational model. After my undergraduate program studies, I was still confused about what industry and field I should pursue in the future. To help us identify the most suitable research direction, RBM provides seminars and field trips during the first 6 months of enrollment so that we can build up a sense of innovation and form project groups. Fengrui HUA from Mainland China RBM Program Student In my opinion, RBM is the most attractive project for training modern high-tech talent. Here we are free to communicate with students from various disciplines and discuss with top teachers in cuttingedge fields. Yuqi DENG from Mainland China RBM Program Student

19 For more programs offered at HKUST(GZ), please refer to Admission Requirements @ To qualify for admission to the University, applicants should have: • Obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification; • For PhD applicants (additional to the above): a proven record of outstanding performance from a recognized institution or presented evidence of satisfactory work at the postgraduate level on a fulltime basis for at least one year, or on a part-time basis for at least two years; • Fulfill the English language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments1: Proficiency Test Minimum Score TOEFL – Internet-based Test (iBT) 80 (in one single attempt) TOEFL – Paper-based Test (pBT) 550 TOEFL – Revised Paper-delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections) IELTS (Academic Module) Overall score: 6.5 and all sub-scores: 5.5 1 You are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if your first language is English, or your bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English. • Met program-specific admission requirements, if any. Submit Your Application @ Cross-Campus Study Opportunities State-of-the-Art Research Institutes

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