PROJECTS - PHASE 1

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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Electronic Price Label for Souvenir Shop

 

Project leader: Michael LEE

Replacement of paper-based labels in the HKUST Souvenir Shop with adaptive, electronic full color labels

 

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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 Lunch Kiosks and Mobile Pay System

Project leaders: Yang WANG & Yongli MI

Temperature controlled “smart lockers” integrated with mobile payment technologies to improve efficiency during peak dining hours

 

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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.

 

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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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