HKUST(GZ) PG Program 2023-24

Admissions to Postgraduate Studies at HKUST(GZ) Postgraduate Programs 2023-24

Welcome 2 The HKUST(GZ) Advantage & Programs 3 Red Bird MPhil Program 4 Function Hub 6 Information Hub 10 Society Hub 14 Systems Hub 18 Submit Your Application 22 Contents

Welcome 2 Cultivating high-end talents and responding to the emerging issues around us are the two core missions of higher education. HKUST(GZ) is committed to accomplishing that by pushing boundaries and forging bridges across academic disciplines under a unique framework: Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses. The groundbreaking cross-disciplinary academic structure on the Guangzhou campus will complement the well-established disciplinary foundation on the Hong Kong campus and, together, create boundless synergistic possibilities. The Guangzhou campus is a realized dream of HKUST. As the University celebrates its success over the past three decades, it also realizes the necessity to take its education and research excellence to the next level in order to meet the complex problems that the world faces today. The pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for an academic structure that integrates the diverse expertise required to provide mission-encouraged, system-wide solutions. It is out of this vision that HKUST(GZ) was born. Under our pioneering academic structure, there are 4 interconnected Academic Hubs incorporating 16 cutting-edge Research Thrust Areas. This model breaks down discipl inar y si los and al lows facult y and students to br idge di verse knowledge from multiple disciplines. Students are thus empowered to be forward-thinking, innovative, and to take the initiative to foresee, identify and tackle real-world problems with core competencies beyond traditional disciplines. We are living in unprecedented, challenging times. Yet with great difficulties come great opportunities and possibly greater triumphs. The brightest minds don’t naively imagine a world without pain, but ask what they can do to alleviate the existing pain and minimize the pain to come. We believe our forwardlooking academic model and the fully complementary synergy between the two campuses will lead to answers that address the grand challenges of our time. Join us to be a part of this exciting quest. Prof. Lionel M. Ni Founding President of HKUST(GZ)

Function Hub Information Hub Society Hub Systems Hub Advanced Materials Artificial Intelligence Financial Technology Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Data Science and Analytics Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Intelligent Transportation Microelectronics Computational Media and Arts Urban Governance and Design Robotics and Autonomous Systems Sustainable Energy and Environment Internet of Things MBA+* Smart Manufacturing 2023-24 Master's & PhD Programs 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 Exciting Cross Campus Study Opportunities Unified HKUST, Complementary Campuses Innovative Cross-Disciplinary Postgraduate Studies 3 * Pending approval for introduction

4 School of SCIENCE 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 completed the projects successfully are able to meet the MPhil academic requirements of HKUST. Red Bird MPhil Program Vice-President for Teaching and 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 Graduate School 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 supervisors work together to complete group projects and teaching tasks. Students develop quickly in this total immersion in knowledge and skill. wechat

5 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 Inmy opinion, RBM is themost attractive project for trainingmodern 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

6 School of SCIENCE 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. Acting 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 10,000 times and h-index of 52. 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 30 PhD. graduates. Served as a PI and Co-I, Prof. Wen has received more than 50 research grants with total amount of HKD 120 million. A number of his research outcomes successfully industrialized and commercialized to date. Prof. Weijia WEN Professor Acting Dean of Function Hub, HKUST(GZ) Function Hub wechat

7 Student Sharing I was accepted to the AMAT Thrust to pursue a PhD program that led me to develop a healthcare diagnostic sweat sensor that helps people understand their bodies. Andreas Kenny OKTAVIUS from Indonesia PhD Student in Advanced Materials I’m excited to witness the development of this course which was designed to expose us to a variety of disciplines. The program adopts an innovative education model which provides students with vital opportunities. Man-Lee HO from Hong Kong MPhil Student in Microelectronics The program has lived up to my vision of graduate student life, particularly helping to develop my knowledge and skills after transferring from another major. Lujia ZHANG from Mainland China PhD Student in Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Enquiries

8 School of SCIENCE Function Hub - Thrust Areas Advanced Materials, concerned with the structure and properties of materials, are enablers for technological innovation in biomedical devices, new energy, sustainable environment and new transpor tation. New materials developments have led to recent breakthroughs in meta materials, nanotechnology and biomimetics, etc. Given the interdisciplinary nature and the diversity of materials, 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 • Wave-based metamaterials • Bio-engineering and bio-medical materials • High performance thermoelectric materials • Smart functional materials • Electronic materials • New materials development • Sensor Technology Prof. Ping GAO Professor Acting Head of Advanced Materials Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Microrheology • Metamaterials for energy storage and conversion • Membranes for high-flux fluid (air and liquid) filtration and membrane distillation • Skin-conformable wearable skin sensors • Polymers for biomedical applications • Functional polymer metamaterials Advanced Materials Its aim is to become a leading educational and research entity in interdisciplinary studies of ocean-atmosphere-land interaction in the earth system for the regional sustainable environment and climate change. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Ocean physical-biogeochemical study • Earth surface processes in river basin and watershed • Atmosphere-ocean dynamics and climate • Ocean-atmosphere-land interaction • Earth system modeling Prof. Jianping GAN Chair Professor Acting Head of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Ocean circulation and ecosystemmodeling • Ocean dynamics • Coastal oceanography Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

9 Sustainable Energy and Environment Microelectronics is a cornerstone of the Information Age. The MPhil/PhD programs in Microelectronics are concerned with studies in integrated electronic/photonic circuits, system architectures, and design automation. They integrate novel electronic and photonic devices into circuits; architects computing, networking, and sensing systems; and automates their design and optimization. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Integrated Circuit and System Design • Electronic and Photonic Design Automation • System Architecture and Design • mm-Wave and Terahertz Technologies Prof. Jiang XU Professor Acting Head of Microelectronics Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Multiprocessor System-on-Chip • Photonic-Electronic Codesign • Hardware/Software Codesign • Chip Power Management • Machine Learning System Microelectronics Enquiries Advanced Materials Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Microelectronics Sustainable Energy and Environment Its aim is to become a regional and national research and educational hub as well as a global innovation leader in novel energy generation, storage, distribution, and advanced application technologies for a more sustainable future. Prof. Huihe QIU Professor Acting Head of Sustainable Energy and Environment Thrust, Function Hub Research Interest • Bioinspired Propulsion • Energy and Energy Efficient Systems • Transport phenomena in micro/nanoscales • Micro/nano sensors and actuators Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • Energy harvesting and high- performance energy storage • Green buildings • Biofuel and hydrogen energy • Smart and bio-inspired energy systems • Energy & Power management and resources recovery • Sustainable environment and pollution control • Energy security, global energy and environmental policy

10 School of SCIENCE 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. Acting Dean Prof. Fugee TSUNG Chair Professor Acting Dean of Information Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Quality Analytics • Industrial Big Data • Statistical Process Control (SPC), Monitoring, and Diagnosis • Helping Solve the World’s Problems Using Quality, Analytics, and Innovation Prof. Fugee Tsung is the Chair Professor at HKUST and Acting Dean of the Information Hub at HKUST(GZ). He received both his PhD and MSc in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prof. Tsung is also the Director of the Quality and Data Analytics Lab, and former Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Quality Technology (JQT). Based on his pioneering contribution to Quality Analytics research and education, he has been elected Academician of the International Academy for Quality (IAQ), Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), Fellow of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), Fellow of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), and Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). His research interests include industrial big data and quality analytics. He has authored over 170 refereed journal publications and received IISE Transactions’ Best Paper Award three times, in 2004, 2009, and 2018, respectively. Information Hub wechat

11 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 withmany 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 at HKUST, 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 What has impressed me most about the thrust are the opportunities to learn across multiple disciplines, including seminars where top researchers and senior engineers introduce cutting-edge technology trends. Zhili WANG 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

12 School of SCIENCE It pursues both fundamental research in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and applied research on a wide range of AI-enabling technologies that can help transform various applications of various cutting-edge applications. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • 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 Prof. Hui XIONG Chair Professor Acting Head of Artificial Intelligence Thrust, Information Hub Fellow of AAAS and IEEE Research Interest • Artificial Intelligence • Business Intelligence • Data Mining Artificial Intelligence This thrust area focuses on ar t 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. Huamin QU Chair Professor Acting Head of Computational Media and Arts Thrust, Information Hub Director of Interdisciplinary Programs Office Research Interest • Big data • Information visualization • Human-computer interaction • Artificial intelligence • Virtual and Augmented Reality Computational Media and Arts Information Hub - Thrust Areas

13 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 Prof. Lei CHEN Chair Professor Acting Head of Data Science and Analytics Thrust, Information Hub Research Interest • Data-driven machine learning • Crowdsourcing-baseddataprocessing • Uncertain and probabilistic databases • Web information management • Multimedia systems 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 • Artificial intelligence & 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 Acting Head of Internet of Things Thrust, Information Hub 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

14 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: Urban Governance and Design; Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship; Financial Technology; and MBA+, 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. As a start of our MBA+ programs, we plan to launch an MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Guangzhou campus in September 2023. 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. Acting Dean Prof. Danyang XIE Chair Professor Acting Dean of Society Hub, HKUST(GZ) Prof. Danyang Xie received his PhD 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 the 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 Communications-Schroders Fund Management Co. Ltd between 2011 and 2018. Society Hub wechat

15 Student Sharing The course’s interdisciplinary training structure provides studentswith space to work with advisors to design a highly-personal study plan, guaranteeing an opportunity pursue what they aremost interested in. Jian YUAN from Mainland China PhD Student in Financial Technology The course provided me the opportunity to learn from prestigious professorsandexcellent studentsalike. I haveasociologybackgroundand haveworkedwithexperts ineconomics, geography, andurbanplanning. Yizhou YE from Mainland China PhD Student in Urban Governance and Design Access to two advisors in public policy and experimental economics will help me have a more comprehensive understanding of how to analyze a research question from different perspectives. Yanlin WAN from Mainland China PhD Student in Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Enquiries

16 School of SCIENCE We provide high-quality education of financial technology research, applications and practice, including on state-ofthe-art methodologies and know-how. Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas • AI/Big Data • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency/DCEP • Financial Market Design • Data Analytics/Data Visualization • Risk Management • Financial Technology and Regulation • Financial Inclusion Prof. Ning CAI Professor Acting 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. Ye QI Professor Acting Head of Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • Governance and policy of the environment • Energy • Climate change • Urbanization Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Society Hub - Thrust Areas

17 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 • 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 Acting Head of Urban Governance and Design Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • GIS • Spatial Epidemiology • Data Integration • Aging and Urban Health Urban Governance and Design We bring a variety of themes into conventional business education programs to respond to the ever-changing world, cultivating entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and business leaders with a strong mindset of innovation. Program Master of Business Administration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, expected to be the first program offered by MBA+ Thrust is pending approval for admission. This program will provide a curriculum with insights from areas of business, science, and engineering, utilizing project-based learning methods. Students can obtain hands-on experience to develop both venture capital thinking and entrepreneurial design thinking skills. Those enrolled program will also select a particular “X” area in science and technology, taking relevant courses to foster deeper knowledge in their chosen subject. MBA+* Prof. Xinyu HUA Associate Professor Acting Head of MBA+ Thrust, Society Hub Research Interest • Industrial organization • Law and economics, and strategy Enquiries Financial Technology Innovation, Policy, and Entrepreneurship Urban Governance and Design MBA+ * Subject to approval

18 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 additivemanufacturing. Systems Hub Prof. Ricky Shi-Wei LEE Chair Professor Acting Dean of Systems Hub, HKUST(GZ) Research Interest • Additive Manufacturing • Heterogeneous Integration • Packaging of Microsystems • Electronics and Optoelectronics Packaging Acting Dean 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

19 Student Sharing Thestudy and researchexperienceof the co-supervisor schemeallows 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

20 School of SCIENCE With the vision to establish world-class research and education, the Thrust aims to develop a multidisciplinary program wi th the strategic pr ior i ties l isted 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 Engineer ing 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 Acting Head of Bioscience & Biomedical Engineering Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • Cell biology • Cytoskeletal dynamics • Cellular andmolecularmechanisms • Cancer • Molecular and cellular neuroscience Bioscience and Biomedical Engineering We endeavor to develop technologies that combine transportation, 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 • Acquisition, Analysis and Applications of Traffic Big Data • Shared Mobility, Mobility as a Service (MaaS) • Analysis, Modelling, and Optimization of Transportation System with Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) • Testbed and Traffic Simulation of CAV • Operations and Management of Urban Rail Transit Systems • Safety and Security of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) • Green Aviation Technologies • Automated Port Operations and Shipping Logistics Prof. Hai YANG Chair Professor Acting Head of Intelligent Transportation Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • Transportation engineering • Transportation systems modeling • Transportation economics Intelligent Transportation Systems Hub - Thrust Areas

21 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 Acting Head of Robotics & Autonomous Systems Thrust, Systems Hub Research Interest • Robotics • Dynamic environment modeling • 3Dmapping • Machine learning and visual control Robotics and Autonomous Systems This thrus t area focuses on computer- integr ated manufacturing with high levels of adaptability and agile design optimizations, digital information and data analytics to promote more flexible technology productivity. The thrust area 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 Acting 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

22 Exciting Cross Campus Study Opportunities 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) 2 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) 2 Overall score: 6.5 and all sub-scores: 5.5 Duolingo English Test 2 105 (accepted only under COVID-19) 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. 2 The TOEFL-iBT Home Edition and IELTS Indicator are accepted under COVID-19. Visit for details. • Met program-specific admission requirements, if any. Submit Your Application @ 30min Travel to Hong Kong via High-Speed Train.

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