Solid-State Electronics and Photonics (S2EP)
This area includes photonics, solid-state materials and devices, applied electromagnetics, as well as display and lighting devices. Our work leverages the university’s Nanosystem Fabrication Facility (NFF), which is a complete facility capable of handling a full CMOS process. This research area also covers Photonics technology in particular displays, lighting, solar energy, biomedical diagnostics, sensing, optical communications and next-generation data centers and computing.
Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICS)
This area includes all aspects of today’s integrated circuits and systems and system-on-chip as well as embedded systems solutions. This research stream covers analog and digital integrated circuits (IC), wireless and wireline communications circuits and emerging circuits and systems for use in a variety of applications including wireless communications, power electronics, smart sensing, embedded systems and control.
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
This area includes engineering principles and material technology applied to biomedical devices, healthcare as well as bio-inspired processing, computation and modeling. Biomedical Engineering research targets the engineering solutions for problems in medicine and life sciences. In addition to the facilities for electronic circuit design/testing and micro/nano fabrications, the Biomedical Research Laboratory is equipped with advanced femto-second laser systems and light sources, a 3-D ultrasound imaging system, ultra-sensitive and fast optical detectors, and state-of-art spectrophotometers and imaging sensors.
Control and Robotic Systems (CRS)
Research in this area covers control and robotic systems technologies and their applications in next-generation industry robots, manufacturing automation, aeronautical and aerospace systems, autonomous vehicles, energy systems, intelligent transportation, medical and healthcare systems.
Data Science and AI (DSAI)
This area is devoted to the development of theory and algorithms in a variety of domains such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, speech and language processing, financial analytics, computational biology, bioinformatics, neural engineering, deep learning, signal processing, image processing and computer vision, social and multimedia computing.
Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN)
In recent years, wireless communications and networking has become extremely important throughout the world and in particular for Hong Kong and China. This area includes emerging wireless communications and networking technologies including and not limited to cognitive radio networks for next-generation mobile communications systems, antenna design and optimization, internet-of-things, machine-to-machine communications as well as cutting-edge research in social networking and big-data systems. There are a large number of active research projects in advanced communications and networking areas within the department.
The wide range of disciplines covered in these six pillars enables ECE Department to be a real multidisciplinary innovator and a solution provider from devices all the way to circuits, systems and applications.