Professor Jianliang Xu

Head and Chair Professor
Department of Computer Science

Welcome to the Department of Computer Science at Hong Kong Baptist University!

Founded in 1988, our Department has been dedicated and committed to university education, with equal emphasis on high-quality teaching and research in computer science and information systems.

Unleashing Students’ Potential to Lead the Digital World

AI and Big Data are at the center of today's technological innovation and digital economy. Our Department strives to provide the best teaching and learning environment for our students, and equip them for their rewarding careers in these related areas. We offer a suite of exciting education programmes.

Undergraduate Programmes:
  • BSc (Hons) in Business Computing and Data Analytics
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
Postgraduate Programmes:
  • MSc in Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • MSc in Information Technology Management
  • MPhil and PhD in Computer Science

The quality of our programmes is reflected in the placements of our graduates in world-leading academics and industry companies.

Advancing Impactful Research and Spearheading Innovation across Disciplines

We are passionate about our research. Maintaining a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere, we conduct internationally leading fundamental research that drives both the application and uptake of the underlying computing technologies. Working with industrial and government partners, we engage in interdisciplinary research aimed at solving real-world application-based problems and challenges.

Over the years, we have established research excellence with international reputation in four selected areas, namely Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML), Big Data Analytics and Management (BDAM), Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), and Distributed Systems and Networking (DSAN). We have secured more than HK$60 million research funds and donations in these areas during the past five years.

Our research strength and competence are also recognised by the recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2020), in which 96% of our research outputs are classified “internationally excellent” and “world leading” in the panel of Computer Science/Information Technology, the best among all institutions in Hong Kong. Internationally, we are ranked #22 in Asia and #126-150 globally in Computer Science by the “Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2022”. Ten faculty members are ranked as the world's top two percent scholars by Stanford University.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our academic programmes and research activities. We also look forward to welcoming you to our Department.