A research team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology recently invented a new fusion-based technology which achieves remarkably improved accuracy to position people indoor, enabling novel smart location-based applications such as indoor navigation, location-based personalized recommendation, crowd analysis and people flow control.
An international multi-disciplinary research team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has discovered for the first time a computational framework that could map out the fitness landscape of a crucial protein in the human immunodeficiency virus, potentially paving the way for rational design of a vaccine that may force the deadly virus to mutate into forms that lead to its demise.
Mr Kang Eun Jeon, a doctorate student in HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab under the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has developed the “HKUST luXbeacon” – a Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon that can harvest and store energy from both solar and indoor lighting, thereby capable of operating without batteries.
Mr Ming Cheung, a PhD candidate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has analyzed 11 million images shared on social media from over 150 countries/locations, and made use of “social signals” to make smart recommendations on daily living that have never been possible.
Two papers by professors and PhD students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and their collaborators from the Hong Kong Government were honored by best paper awards of leading international geotechnical journals. This marks the first time the awards were given to teams with members all from Hong Kong.
Three PhD students of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management at HKUST demonstrated their audio technology research to the parents of hearing-impaired children on October 7, enabling parents with normal hearing to experience what their hearing-impaired children are listening to every day.
A research team led by Prof Fei Sun, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has created a new protein-based stimuli-responsive smart hydrogel that could open doors for future material biology and biomedical applications.
Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed an air purification system that removes up to 99.999 per cent of airborne bacteria and viruses that had caused hundreds of deaths across the Middle East and Asia two years ago.