Research Labs & Centers, Research Areas

Research Labs & Centers


Research Areas

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering has established critical mass in a few research areas that are relevant to the needs of society and that can be sustained by talents from the local community. These areas are:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence research studies how computers can be made to exhibit intelligent behavior in performing certain tasks, which, at the moment, are often done better by human beings. These tasks include speech and language processing, vision, motion control, reasoning, planning, decision making, and learning.

Cybersecurity (SEC)

The Cybersecurity group develops cutting edge ideas and tools to greatly strengthen the resistance of computer systems to malicious threats. The group works on all major areas of cyber security such as security, privacy, and cryptography. We aims to be a key voice of cyber security locally in Hong Kong, of greater China, and at the world stage. Visit Cybersecurity Lab.

Data, Knowledge and Information Management (DB)

Research in Data, Knowledge and Information Management draws upon techniques from the database, knowledge base, information retrieval, software engineering and networking areas and focuses primarily on the effective integration and application of technologies from these areas. It is driven by the need of existing and emerging data-, knowledge- and information-intensive applications in both centralized and distributed environments. Visit Database Group.

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

Human-Computer Interaction research focuses on data-driven approaches to empowering the seamless integration of the digital realm and the physical world with an emphasis on designing technologies that better fulfill human needs and values. The major research areas include interactive data visualization, augmented reality, affective computing, computational linguistics, and HCI techniques for healthcare, education, e-commerce, robotics, and social welfare. Visit Human-Computer Interaction Group.

Networking and Computer Systems (NE)

Faculty members in Networking and Computer Systems are conducting cutting edge research that is at the heart of the Information Technology revolution. Their research covers wide and well integrated topics that can be classified as follows: networking equipment, networking applications, networking protocols and networking security. See SyMLab Group and System Networking Research Group.

Software Technologies (ST)

Software Technologies are pervasive in that virtually all applications involving the digital computer require software to make the hardware components function properly. They can be modified more easily than hardware to adapt to changes in applications or to support additional features. Research in this area includes computer music, cryptography and security, internet computing and software engineering. See also CASTLE Research Group.

Theoretical Computer Science (TH)

Work in the Theoretical Computer Science tries to model central problems from computing applications, find efficient approaches to solving them, and identify structures that underlie computational processes. Solutions are typically, but not always, independent of specific hardware and software architectures. Solutions may involve more modeling than algorithms, more algorithms than performance analysis, or more data structure issues than algorithmic ones. Visit Theoretical Computer Science Group.

Vision and Graphics (VG)

The Vision and Graphics group leads research in image analysis, computer vision and computer graphics. Computer Vision and Image Analysis focuses on the challenge of making computers see and understand images while Computer Graphics focuses on the challenge of making computers create pictures. The major research areas under investigation include computer vision, computer graphics, medical image, biometric systems and video processing. Visit Computer Vision and Graphics Group, and VisGroup.