Blockcerts for ARO and DSTO


Project lead: Samuel KWAN & James PRINCE

Blockchain will be applied to student transcripts, underpinning the development of tools for students to create CVs


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Facial Recognition for Library Services

Project leaders: Samuel KWAN, KT LAM, & Edward SPODICK

Facial recognition software to be implemented for Library access and book checkout


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Pulse of HKUST

Project leader: Huamin QU

Data-driven online platform for communicating campus stories and data, and enhancing social cohesion within the HKUST community


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Smart Mini-grid of 100% Renewable Energy


Project leaders: Tianshou ZHAO

Demonstrate a 100% renewable energy power system on campus with a mini-grid composed of solar panels and an innovative e-fuel energy storage system.


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Smart Mobility: Indoor Navigation and Bus Queue Analytics


Project leaders: Gary CHAN

Employ WiFi sensing and machine learning analytics technology to understand the current waiting time and level of people at our bus stops and create Path Advisor 2.0 to discover one's current location in real time on campus.


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SmART Steps


Project leaders: Kellee TSAI, King CHOW, & Anna KWONG

A broad “arts belt” comprising static and multimedia installations that extend throughout the campus to enhance productivity and promote wellbeing


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Upgrading the Pond Water Treatment System 

Project leaders: Yiu Wing HA, Allan LEUNG, & Vincent WANG

Revitalization of the Chinese garden (pond) with modern filtration systems to achieve a healthy pond ecosystem


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USThing Extension


Project leaders: Kar Yan TAM

The extension of USThing services will include electronic version of student card, chatbot and serve as a centralized platform for different IT services and tools.

Projects - Phase 2

Aquaponics in HKUST


Project leaders: LING Li, Miranda MAN

The aquaponic farm developed by many undergraduates and faculty members serves as an educational, living laboratory as well as a green business platform. The farm specifically yields fishes and vegetables with least consumption of resources.


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Solar Cell-Driven and WiFi-functioned Clocks


Project leaders: He YAN

Organic solar cell-powered and Wi-Fi functioned clocks, unlike the analogue clocks we use today, are much accurate and efficient in terms of maintenance. With organic photovoltaic materials, clocks will be self-powered without any battery source. 


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Smart Campus Air Network (SCAN) for Community Environmental Awareness


Project leaders: Zhi NING, Jimmy FUNG, Alex LAU

With cutting-edge technology of Air Quality Health Index sensors as well as Indoor Air Quality sensors, campus community will gain an accurate information on the indoor air quality, thereby improving environmental awareness and gaining educational materials.


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Internet of Tree Things


Project leaders: WANG Yu-Hsing

Among the various kinds of wildlife, trees are an indispensable part for the sustainable development of the HKUST campus. Unfortunately, trees can be attacked by various kinds of diseases and in particular are vulnerable to natural disasters. Internet of Tree Things will provide for an efficient system to maintain and monitor trees.


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Digital Twin for HKUST Campus


Project leaders: Jack CP CHENG, Edward KL CHAN

Digital twins give us a glimpse into what is happening, and what can happen, with physical assets now and far into the future. Digital twin technology can be used to design, test, and build intelligent systems for everything in the physical world; monitor and maintain day-to-day operations; and build immersive location experiences.


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Smart Water Network @ HKUST


Project leaders: GHIDAOUI, MS

Monitoring pipeline leakage using a comprehensive time-reversal technique in visco-elastic pipes.


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GGT Smart Campus

Project leaders: Derry FONG, Alan HUI

As the campus becomes smarter and new technologies flourish, so should the student halls. Making use of IoT sensors and data platforms to improve convenience for both residents and management.


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Projects - Phase 3

Self-cleaning Multipurpose Nano-coatings 


Project leaders: Jinglei YANG

Maintaining clean buildings' appearance through in-house developed self-cleaning multipurpose nanocoating that is innovative and saves labor. 


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Autonomous Greywater Treatment


Project leaders: Frank LEUNG, Desmond TSOI, Xijun HU

This project aims to develop a practical unit for water reclamation from the greywater effluents of the HKUST campus facilities, effectively removing the pollutants and disinfecting the reclaimed effluent in the greywater. 


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Urban Spring Smart Dispenser Meter 


Project leaders: Janice WONG, Katherine LAM, Meike SAUERWEIN, Hung LAU, Chi Sing WONG 

Integration of Urban Spring Smart Meters to existing water dispensers across HKUST campus to enable more efficient drinking water facility management and demystify water quality to community


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You Will See a Hoopoe 


Project leaders: Yu-Hsing WANG

Using AI cameras to identity various bird species and capture pictures of them in order to show the wonderful side of HKUST nature


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