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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

General Information Why HKBU Application Procedure

Our Research Excellence

The Computer Science Department of HKBU is committed to quality of teaching as well as research excellence over the years. Currently, the Department has over 20 academic staff members, including 2 IEEE Fellows and 6 IEEE Senior Members. All of the faculty members have Ph.D. degrees awarded by renowned universities in Australia, Canada, Switzerland, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.

The research output of the Department has been strong. Academic staff of the Department have regularly published in the prestigious journals such as:
  • ACM Transactions on Database Systems
  • ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology
  • ACM Transactions on the Web
  • Algorithmica
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent System
  • Communications of the ACM
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation
  • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing
  • IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
  • IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
  • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
  • Management Information Systems Quarterly
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Very Large Database (VLDB) Journal

In addition, the academic staff present their research results in major international conferences such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICDE, ICML, IJCAI, INFOCOM, KDD, NIPS, SIGMOD, and VLDB.

For more details about our department, please refer to our presentation slides: Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme and Summer PhD Research Experience Programme.


Top-Class Facilities

To create an excellent environment for research activities, our library currently subscribes to more than 200 databases with access to over 37,700 electronic journals, including ACM and IEEE Xplore Digital Libraries. There are also a variety of high-performance computing facilities available in our department, including a linux-based PC cluster Sciblade (ranked as the most powerful academic supercomputer in Hong Kong at Top500 supercomputer list in June 2009) and a TS10000 GPU supercomputer with 10 TFLOPS of computing power (donated by Inspur Ltd.).


Additional Support for Research-related Activities

On top of the fellowship award offered by RGC, our department provides additional scholarships for successful HKPFS awardees, as well as additional support for carrying out research-related activities such as attending overseas conferences and joining exchange programmes / attachments in world-renowned universities. In addition, Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will be awarded to outstanding PhD graduates for furthering their research in top overseas universities.

  HKPFS Additional Support Provided by HKBU and our Department
Tuition Waiver #

Nil First year tuition waiver; tuition waivers for second and third year of study are subject to satisfactory academic progress;

Annual Stipend

HK$240,000 (approx. US$30,000) per year for a maximum of three years; HK$180,000 (approx. US$23,000) per year for a maximum of three years subject to satisfactory performance;

Support for Research-related Activities

HK$10,000 (approx. US$1,300) per year for a maximum of three years; HK$40,000 (approx. US$5,100);

Support for Outstanding PhD Graduates Nil Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for furthering research in top overseas universities.


# Tuition fee: HK$42,100 (approx. US$5,400) per academic year

Potential Research Topics for 2018 Admission

Our faculty members work on a broad range of research topics in the areas of Computational Intelligence, Databases and Information Systems, Networking and Systems, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. While some potential research topics for 2018 Admission are listed below, please feel free to contact our faculty members for discussion of the PhD research plan.
For more information about this research topic,
please contact Prof. Joseph Ng directly.
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