2017 Summer PhD Research Experience Programme

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To provide opportunities to outstanding students who are interested to pursue research postgraduate study in Hong Kong to:
  1. visit the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) campus and learn the cutting-edge research being undertaken in the Department of Computer Science;
  2. engage in a frontier research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor;
  3. understand the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) and research scholarships offered by the Department of Computer Science and HKBU.
HKPFS Applicants Scholarship (per year)
Nominated by HKBU and awarded by RGC Approx. HKD 500,000*
Nominated by HKBU but not awarded by RGC Approx. HKD 250,000*
*Visit http://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/hkpfs for a detailed breakdown

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Target Participants

Outstanding undergraduate/master students in computer science or related disciplines who will graduate by summer 2018



1-2 months in July/August 2017



Hong Kong Baptist University, Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong


Selection Criteria

Decisions will be made based on the following merits:


List of Projects

  1. Elicitation of Users’ Implicit Feedback for Building Recommender Systems in Complex Decision Environments - Dr. Li Chen
  2. Real-time Topic Exploration on Map - Dr. Lisi Chen
  3. Lip-password for Personal Identity Verification - Prof. Yiu-ming Cheung
  4. Mining Electronic Health Records for High-throughput Phenotype Candidate Generation - Dr. William Cheung
  5. AutoG++: Towards Effective and Efficient Visual Graph Query Autocompletion - Dr. Byron Choi
  6. Energy-efficient Task Scheduling for CPU-GPU Hybrid Clusters - Dr. Xiaowen Chu
  7. Computational Epidemiology (Data-Driven Modeling) - Prof. Jiming Liu
  8. A Prototyping Environment for providing Real-Time Calibration & Dynamic Resolution Controlled Localization Information to enable Ubiquitous Computing - Prof. Joseph Ng
  9. Effective and Efficient Cross-modal Retrieval - Dr. Anran Wang
  10. Authenticated Analytical Query Services on Set-Valued Data - Prof. Jianliang Xu
  11. Social-Aware Ridesharing in Location-Based Services - Prof. Jianliang Xu
  12. 3D Mask Face Anti-Spoofing - Prof. P C Yuen
  13. Liver Cancer Prediction - Prof. P C Yuen


Application Form

Applicants are required to submit the application form and supporting documents at https://www.comp.hkbu.edu.hk/sre/app/


Application Deadline

Mainland China Applicants:  March 15, 2017
Overseas & Local Applicants:  April 15, 2017


Result Notification

Mainland China Applicants:  On or before Mid-April 2017
Overseas & Local Applicants:  On or before Mid-May 2017


Arrangement and Financial Support

The programme is free. Successful applicants will be required to arrange their own: 1) entry permit to Hong Kong; and 2) round-trip transportation between home country and Hong Kong.

The following support is provided:


Our Research Areas and Focuses

Research Areas

Research Focuses



For enquiry, please contact Ms. Kristina Tsang.

Telephone: +852 3411 2782
Fax: +852 3411 7892