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 3 IEEE Fellows and 6 IEEE Senior Members.
All of the faculty members have Ph.D. degrees awarded by renowned universities in Australia, Canada, Singapore, 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
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
Very Large Database (VLDB) Journal
In addition, the academic staff present their research results in major international conferences such as CHI, CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, ICDE, ICML, IJCAI, INFOCOM, KDD, NIPS, SIGMOD, and VLDB.
The Department has several research laboratories with specialized hardware and software to support research in different sub-disciplines such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML), Big Data Analytics and Management (BDAM), Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Distributed Systems and Networking (DSAN), etc. There are about 90 dedicated machines (BigDATA systems, GPU Cluster, and Research Machines etc.) for providing high performance computing resources. In addition, a PC cluster with 50+ nodes is setup for supporting research. This cluster runs MOSIX which extends Linux (openSUSE) to manage the running processes on clusters. For more details, please refer to Research Facilities.
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 during 4-year study
Offered by RGC
Additional Support offered by HKBU and our Department
Additional HK $951,600 for 4-year study subject to satisfactory performance
HK $30,000 (Scholarship for Outstanding Performance)
First year tuition waiver; tuition waivers for subsequent years of study are subject to satisfactory academic progress
Overseas Exchanges / Attachments and Research-related Activities
Plus HK $60,000 for student's 4-year study period
Procurement of research materials, books, equipment, etc
Potential Research Topics for 2024 Admission
Our faculty members work on a broad range of research topics in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AIML), Big Data Analytics and Management (BDAM), Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) and Distributed Systems and Networking (DSAN). While some potential research topics for 2024 Admission are listed below, please feel free to contact our faculty members for discussion of the PhD research plan.