Research Grants


RGC General Research Fund and Early Career Scheme 2018/19 received by Engineering Faculty Members
Principal InvestigatorProject TitleAmount (HK$)
Prof. AU Kwok Wai, SamuelSafe Robotic Organ Retraction System with Force Sensing and Semi-automatic Retraction Capability632,421
Prof. BIAN LimingMolecularly-tailored Hydrogels Containing Unfoldable Cross-linkers of Single Chain Nanoparticles (SCNP) with Biomimetic Energy Dissipation Behavior632,421
Prof. BLU ThierryLocal All-pass Parametric Image Registration700,000
Prof. BOGDANOV AndrejApproximate Degree for Low-complexity Functions651,618
Prof. CAI LeizhenTools for Designing FPT Algorithms: From Random Separation to Indirect Certificate693,000
Prof. CHAN Siu OnConic Optimization: Derandomization and Combinatorial Analysis539,510
Prof. CHEN ChunInvestigation of the Air Resistance of Nanofiber Window Screens for Reducing Indoor Exposure to PM2.5 of Outdoor Origin750,000
Prof. CHEN Lian KuanHigh-speed Solar-Panel/Image-Sensor based VLC for Smart Cities: Design Challenges and Advanced  Signal Processing583,333
Prof. CHEN NanDynamic Portfolio Selection and Option Pricing with Market Frictions632,421
Prof. CHEN Shih ChiHigh-throughput 3-D Nano-fabrication based on Two-photon Polymerization632,421
Prof. CHEN YongshengEffect of CO2 Adsorption on Catalyst Deactivation in Dry Reforming of Methane336,865
Prof. CHENG HongModeling and Inferring Relation across Multiple Information Networks: A Deep Graph Learning Approach693,000
Prof. CHENG Kwok Keung, MichaelBroadband High Efficiency Doherty Power Amplifier Design for Advanced Wireless Systems330,057
Prof. CHENG Sheung Chak, JamesAn Efficient Distributed Framework for Solving Subgraph-centric Problems693,000
Prof. CHOI Chung Hang, JonathanBio-nano Interactions Between Hydrocarbyl-terminated Nanoparticles and the Cell: Endocytosis, Trafficking, and Exocytosis336,865
Prof. CHOW Sze MingPassword-hardening Services -- Key Encapsulation, Anonymous Rate-limiting, Multiple Servers, and More875,000
Prof. CHOY Chiu Sing, OliverReliable Early Epilepsy Seizure Detection Based on Both Temporal and Spatial Information on EEG Using Convolutional Neural Network330,057
Prof. FU Chi WingComputational Design of LEGO Technic Assembly for 3D Fabrication Applications490,400
Prof. GONG XitingManaging Hybrid Manufacturing/remanufacturing Inventory Systems with Different Lead Times632,421
Prof. HE XuedongAsset Management with First-loss Capital632,421
Prof. HUANG JieFrom Purely Decentralized Control to Fully Distributed Control for Complex Multi-agent Systems790,526
Prof. JAGGI SidharthGroup Testing: Non-linear Estimation Problems304,301
Prof. LAM WaiSemantic-based Knowledge-rich Content Representation and Aspect Discovery for Digesting and Summarizing Text Documents693,000
Prof. LI LingfeiMultidimensional Hilbert Transform and Its Applications in Financial Engineering632,421
Prof. LIN DahuaUnderstanding Visual Stories with a Knowledge Base693,000
Prof. LIU XunyingCompact Deep Language Models For Big Data490,400
Prof. LIU Yun HuiRobotic Deformation Control of Soft Objects Using 3D Image Feedback632,421
Prof. LOK Tat MingMultiuser Relay Networks with Simultaneous Wireless Information and Power Transfer495,086
Prof. LU Yi ChunProbing the Degradation Mechanisms of Water-in-salt Aqueous Lithium-Ion Batteries using Model Electrode-Electrolyte Systems505,298
Prof. MA Wing Kin, KenDeep Learning of Optimization in Model-based Signal Processing700,000
Prof. MENG Mei Ling, HelenAn Investigation of Spoofing and Generalized Countermeasures for Speaker Verification using a Deep Learning Approach875,000
Prof. MENG Qing Hu, MaxDevelopment of Scenario Intelligence for Service Robots with Application in Autonomous Untrained Elevator Operations632,421
Prof. MENG WeiFine-Grained Data-centric Content Protection Policy for Web Applications550,000
Prof. NAIR ChandraTwo New Directions for Some Fundamental Problems in Multiuser Information Theory612,950
Prof. PUN Kong PangA New Class of Continuous-time Delta-sigma Modulators for Low Power and High Performance with Immunities to Circuit Non-idealities583,333
Prof. SO Man Cho, AnthonyTowards Understanding the Convergence Behavior of Second-order Methods for Structured Optimization Problems: An Error Bound-based Approach790,526
Prof. SUN XiankaiInvestigation of Photonic Bound States in the Continuum in Photonic Integrated Circuits875,000
Prof. TONG Kai-yu, RaymondDesign of Synchronized Pairing Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Cortical Polarization to Promote Post-stoke Neuroplasticity for Hand Function Recovery495,086
Prof. TSANG Hon KiHybrid Integrated Photodetectors for Silicon Nitride Waveguide Based On-Chip Optical Interconnects Using 2-D Materials and Van Der Waals Heterostructures495,086
Prof. VONTOBEL Pascal OlivierReliable Communication Over Quantum Channels with Memory495,086
Prof. WANG XiaogangStructured Multi-modality Deep Learning for Scene Understanding693,000
Prof. WONG Kam FaiDRILLED: A Novel Method For Building Chatbot Using Deep Reinforcement Learning With Limited Data326,933
Prof. XU DongyanEnhancing Thermoelectric Figure of Merit of Bismuth Selenide Nanoribbons by Defect Engineering632,421
Prof. XU JianbinManipulation of Valley-spin Excition-polaritons by Novel Photonic Nanostructures495,086
Prof. XU QiangOn the Attack and Defense of DNN Accelerators693,000
Prof. YANG Ming ChangFulfilling Fast Secure Deletion for Emerging Sequential-write-constrained Storage Devices750,000
Prof. YOUNG Fung YuFast Routability-driven FPGA Placement for Deep Learning Applications693,000
Prof. YU MingMicrowave Passive Device Technologies for 5G and IoS Communication Systems330,057
Prof. YU Xu, JeffreyEfficient SQL-based Graph Processing693,000
Prof. ZHANG KehuanStudies on the Security Implications of Non-digital Components in Computing Systems490,400
Innovation and Technology Fund Received by Engineering Faculty Members in 2018
Innovation and Technology Support Programme  
Principal InvestigatorProject Title Amount (HK$)
Prof. AU Kwok Wai, SamuelDevelopment of a Compact, Dexterous Flexible Telerobotic Manipulator for Confined Space Minimally Invasive Surgery4,550,000
Prof. CHAN Yuen-yan, RosannaTrial: Semantic Image-based Cloud Augmentative and Alternative Communication659,640
Prof. CHENG JamesReal-time Machine Learning Platform for Digital Advertisement Bidding1,398,860
Prof. HO Ho-pui, AaronPlasmonic "Biosensor-in-a-Needle" - An Intravenous Catheter Platform for in vivo Enrichment and Detection of Biomarkers and Circulating Tumor Cells in Peripheral Blood1,397,250
Prof. LU Yi-chunDevelopment of a High-energy-density Flow Battery for Fast-refueling in Electric Vehicles (Evs)1,394,950
Prof. MENG Qing-hu, MaxAn Intelligent Robotic System for Autonomous Airport Passenger Trolley Deployment6,757,124
Prof. TONG Kai-yu, RaymondSoft Robotics for Upper-limb Rehabilitation4,499,950
Prof. YAM YeungDevelopment of Robotic Endoscopic Platform with Semi-autonomous Capability in Tissue Resection and Repair4,382,650
Prof. ZHOU RenjieDevelopment of Portable Optical Precision Profilometer for Chip-level Metrology Applications2,240,000
Prof. ZI YunlongHigh-performance Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Vibration Energy Harvesting1,382,496
General Support Programme  
Prof. Wong Kam Fai Innovation and Technology Student Club 2018-201,363,429
Midstream Research Programme for Universities  
Prof. MENG Qing-hu, MaxDevelopment of A Robotic Rollator-Orthosis System for Mobility Augmentation and Eldercare3,509,234
Prof. ZHANG LiDevelopment of a Magnetically Enhanced TPA Accumulation (META) System to Enhance Endovascular Treatment for Elderly Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke5,399,549
University-Industry Collaboration Programme  
Prof. LAU Tat Ming, Darwin Hybrid Cable-Driven Serial Robot for Exterior Facade Window Cleaning and Wall Painting2,547,197