Research Areas

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.  This area covers Medical Imaging, Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics, Neuroengineering, Medical Electronics and Bioinformatics/Computational Biology & Biomedical Microdevices and BioMEMS.


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.


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 Control and Optimization (including system and control theory, optimization theory, detection and estimation, multi-agent systems, networked sensing and control), Robotics and Automation (including mechatronics, and autonomous systems).


Solid-State Electronics and Photonics (S2EP)

This area includes Micro-/Nano-electronics, Semiconductor/Novel Materials and Devices, Nanofabrication Technology, Microelectromechanical Systems, Displays, Optoelectronics, Biophotonics, Silicon Photonics, Electronic Photonic Integration, Microsystem Integration, Flexible Electronics, Quantum Technologies. Our work leverages the university’s Nanosystem Fabrication Facility (NFF), which is a complete facility capable of handling a full CMOS process.


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, IoT Systems, 6G, Machine Learning, Ambient RF Systems, Edge Computing and Communications, Computer Networking, Visible Light Communications, Coding and Information theory.


The wide range of disciplines covered in these five pillars enables ECE Department to be a real multidisciplinary innovator and a solution provider from devices all the way to circuits, systems and applications.