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HKUST School of Science signed a MoU with Sinovation Ventures to establish a Computer Perception and Intelligent Control Lab, propelling AI research and application
25 March 2019


The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) School of Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sinovation Ventures (Sinovation) to set up a new Computer Perception and Intelligent Control Lab. Prof. Tong ZHANG from Department of Mathematics will lead the research effort of the new laboratory which covers the theories and algorithms of machine learning, as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies that can be leveraged by autonomous systems.

The collaboration serves to bridge together the academia and the industry, bringing the robustness and impact of AI research to new heights. The new lab aims to identify issues worth investigating among real-life situations, and explore opportunities to translate research outputs to applications in the industry.

The signing ceremony was held on 20 March 2019. In the presence of Dr. Kai-Fu LEE, Chairman & CEO of Sinovation, Mr. Yonggang WANG, Vice-President of AI Institute, Sinovation Ventures, Prof. Wei SHYY, President of HKUST, Prof. Yang WANG, Dean of Science of HKUST, Prof. Tong ZHANG as well as other senior executives, the two parties signed the MoU and exchanged views and visions on AI development.




Prof. Yang WANG, Dean of Science of HKUST (front row, centre) , and Mr. Yonggang WANG (front row, right), Vice-President of AI Institute, Sinovation Ventures, signed a Memorandum of Understanding.


Dr. Kai-Fu LEE, Chairman & CEO of Sinovation (sixth left) and Prof. Wei SHYY, President of HKUST (sixth right) exchanged souvenirs.


Top officials of both parties exchanged views after the ceremony,
wishing that this first-of-its-kind collaboration could make a lasting impact
on the development and application of artificial intelligence.


   
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