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13 / 02 / 2018
HKUST Researchers Develop First Innovative Fusion-based Location Sensing Technology to Shape a Smart City
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.
07 / 02 / 2018
HKUST Researchers Discover Fitness Landscape of HIV Envelope Protein That May Help Vaccine Development
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.
30 / 01 / 2018
HKUST Team Invents Revolutionary Batteryless Beacon for Future Social and IoT Applications – Saving Manpower and Protecting the Environment
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.
29 / 11 / 2017
HKUST PhD Student Conducts Big Data Analytics on User-Shared Images on Social Media and Achieves Breakthroughs in Smart Living Recommendations
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.
16 / 10 / 2017
HKUST Civil Engineers Became First All-Hong-Kong-Member Teams to Receive Two Geotechnical Best Paper Awards
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.
10 / 10 / 2017
Parents Experienced the World of Their Hearing-Impaired Children with HKUST PhD Students’ Simulated Audio Technology
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.
27 / 07 / 2017
HKUST Develops New Stimuli Responsive Smart Hydrogels that Open Doors for Future Material Biology and Biomedical Applications
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.
25 / 05 / 2017
HKUST Develops Novel Air Purification Technology that Removes Deadly Airborne Viruses
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.
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