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External Research Grants

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The Department of Computing has been dedicated to undertaking high quality research. Our research capacity is evidenced by the continuous success in securing the highly competitive external grants such as Early Career Scheme, General Research Fund, Innovation and Technology Fund and National Natural Science Foundation of China. The major funded research projects secured in the past five years are listed below.

2019/20

  • Edge Learning: the Enabling Technology for Distributed Big Data Analytics in Cloud-Edge Environment (PC: Prof. GUO Song)

2018/19

  • Tackling Grand Challenges in Food Safety: A Big Data and IoT Enabled Approach (PC: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Next Generation Digital Camera Imaging: Human Centered Image Reconstruction, Enhancement and Evaluation (PC: Prof. ZHANG Lei)

2018/19

  • Multi-stage Big Data Analytics for Complex Systems: Methodologies and Applications (PC: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Multi-sourced Event Detection and Multi-dimensional Analysis based on Event Cube (PC: Prof. LI Qing)
  • A Human-Powered Machine Learning System (Co-PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)

2016/17

  • Security and Privacy-enhancing Technologies for Cloud Storage of Big Data (Co-PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)

2021/22

  • Towards Scalable Multi-Objective Bilevel Optimization: Foundations, Methodologies and Applications (PI: Prof. TAN Kay Chen)
  • Attacking Black-box Recommendations via User Profiles Generation under Hierarchical-structure Policy Gradient (PI: Prof. LI Qing)
  • Protocol Adaptation for Real-Time Streaming: Architecture, Algorithms and Implementation (PI: Dr WANG Dan)
  • Decentralized Model Learning with Unlabeled Streaming Data for Edge AI (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Conversational Question Answering: When Question Answering Meets Multi-Round Conversation (PI: Prof. LI Maggie)
  • Towards IoT-Oriented Sparse Antenna Arrays with Minimal Resolution Redundancy: Theory, Design and Application (PI: Dr YANG Lei)
  • Efficient and Post-Quantum Lattice-Based Confidential Transaction Protocols in Blockchain Systems (PI: Dr GAO Shang)
  • Providing Novel Authenticated Query Services by Exploiting the Blockchain Technology: Privacy-Preserving Graph Query and Efficient kNN Query (PI: Prof. XIAO Bin)
  • Opportunistic Federated Learning over Internet of Vehicles (PI: Dr XU Wenchao)
  • Security Analysis of Cross-Platform Blockchain DApps and its Applications (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)
  • Collaborative Training in Resource-constrained Edge Networks via Generative Mutual Knowledge Transfer (PI: Prof. GUO Song)

2020/21

  • E-Tree Learning: A Novel Decentralized Model Learning Framework for Edge AI (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Federated Learning with Non-IID Data over Resource-Constrained Mobile Edge Networks (PI: Prof. GUO Song)
  • Approximation Algorithms for Phylogenetic Networks (PI: Dr JANSSON Jesper)
  • Towards Knowledge-Grounded Neural Conversation Machines (PI: Dr LI Maggie)
  • Hardening Blockchains Against DoS Attacks Exploiting Gas Mechanism (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)
  • Federated Learning in a Peer-to-Peer Environment: Architecture, Algorithms, and Implementation (PI: Dr WANG Dan)
  • 2-D Graph Convolution for Learning on Graphs: Methodology and Applications (PI: Dr WU Xiaoming)
  • Towards Secure Blockchain-based DNS and Log Systems: Data Authenticity, Availability and Traceability (PI: Dr XIAO Bin)
  • A Protocol-Free Tracking Platform for the Internet of Things (PI: Dr YANG Lei)
  • Exploiting Smart Memory/Storage for Accelerating Data Mining on Vector Data (Dr YIU Ken)
2019/20
  • Task Partition and Migration for High Performance Collaborative Edge Computing (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Proactive and Cooperative Resource Allocation in Wide-scale Edges (PI: Prof. GUO Song)
  • Algorithms for building phylogenetic trees and networks (PI: Dr JANSSON Jesper)
  • Generating Adversarial Examples by Adversarial Networks for Semi- Supervised Image Classification (PI: Prof. LI Qing)
  • Reinforced Reading, Reasoning and Writing for Question-focused Summarization (PI: Dr LI Maggie)
  • Exposing Undesirable Behaviors in Smart Contracts via Hybrid Analysis (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)
  • Towards Developing an Evidence-Based Service-Learning Model: A Machine Learning-based Investigation of Factors
  • Affecting the Student Learning Process in Service-Learning in University Students (PI: Dr NGAI Grace)
  • Network-induced Delays in Video Analytics in the Edge: Sources and Solutions (PI: Dr WANG Dan)
  • Threats in Mining and Blockchain Networks: Novel Attacks and Countermeasures (PI: Dr XIAO Bin)
  • Fast Approximate Data Analytics for Analytic Databases (PI: Dr YIU Ken)
  • Towards A Scalable and Secure LPWAN: A Collaborative Edge Computing Framework (PI: Dr ZHENG Yuanqing)

2018/19

  • Data Aware Task Allocation for Collaborative Edge Computing (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Towards Emotion-Enhanced Social Conversation Machines (PI: Dr LI Maggie)
  • Vetting the Security of Appified Bare-Metal IoT Systems (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)
  • Designs of Oracles for Control-CPS Software Bug Localization (PI: Dr WANG Qixin)
  • Learning Knowledge Driven Deep Models for Complex Visual Enhancement with Small Data (PI: Prof. ZHANG Lei)

2017/18

  • Super-Polynomial Approximation of Graph Problems (PI: Dr CAO Yixin)
  • Exploring Neural Network Models for Generationbased Text Summarization (PI: Dr LI Maggie)
  • Transfer Learning for Image Analysis by both Probabilistic Latent Variable and Space Reconstruction (PI: Prof. ZHANG David)
  • Thinking Locally, Acting Globally: Breaking the Boundaries in Contactless Biometrics Identification under Less Constrained Environments (PI: Dr KUMAR Ajay )
  • Demand dispatching for emerging on-demand services: a data driven approach (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Improving Mobile Users' Privacy Decisions via Exposing Unexpected Sensitive Operations in Hardened Apps (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)

2016/17

  • Graph Algorithms Based on Modular Decomposition (PI: Dr CAO Yixin)
  • SmartFix: Scaling Automated Program Repair to Handle Composite Fixes (PI: Dr PEI Yu)
  • Network-Centric Mobile Malware Detection via Synthesizing Traffic and App Analysis (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)
  • Efficient Spatial Data Management for Crowdsourced Transportation (PI: Dr YIU Ken)
  • Robust Visual Recognition on Large Datasets with Minimal Manual Annotation (PI: Prof. ZHANG Lei)

2020/21

  • A High-performance Distributed Machine Learning Framework for Graph-based Streaming Data with Smart City Applications (Co-PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)

2019/20

  • SureFire: Smart Urban Resilience and Firefighting (Co-PI: Dr WANG Qixin)

2018/19

  • Sustainable Marine Infrastructure Enabled by the Innovative Use of Seawater Sea-Sand Concrete and Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites (Co-I: Prof. CAO Jiannong)

2021/22

  • Social-Transformers: A Deep Pre-training Framework for Social Media Language Understanding (PI: Dr LI Jing)
  • Algorithmic Fair Division under Combinatorial Constraints (PI: Dr LI Bo)
  • GPU-based Approximate Query Processing of High-Order Proximities on Billion-Scale Graphs (PI: Dr SHI Jieming)
  • Adversarial Robustness of Graph-based Anomaly Detection under Structural Attacks (PI: Dr ZHOU Kai)

2017/18

  • When Backscattering Meets Sensing: Batteryless and Sensorless Recognition of Motion Induced Signals (PI: Dr YANG Lei)

2019/20

  • Thin Tasklets: Integration of a Distributed Computing Environment in the Internet of Things (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)

2016/17

  • Testing Control Cyber-Physical Systems Software: A Symbolic Execution Approach that Exploits Physical Subsystem Features (PI: Dr WANG Qixin)


2021/22

  • An Innovative Hybrid Intelligence Web System for the Hong Kong Stock Market (PI: Dr CHAN Henry)

2020/21

  • Blockchain-based Data and Operations Protection: Research, Development, and Application (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)

2019/20

  • TAPU-NIC: A Smart Network Interface Card based on a novel Transmission-Analytics Processing Unit for EdgeBox (PI: Dr WANG Dan)
  • Deliver Effective Training of Clinical Communication - A Multi-turn Customized Conversation System with Medical Knowledge Graph (PI: Dr LIU Fiona)

2018/19

  • Big Data-Driven Airport Resources Management (BigARM) Engine and Application Tools (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Chiller AIOps: A Data-driven Chiller Sequencing System for Reducing HVAC Electricity Consumption in Commercial Buildings (PI: Dr WANG Dan)
  • User Intent Classification for Dialog Systems via Few-Shot Learning (PI: Dr WU Xiaoming)
  • Support Spatial-Temporal Query and Public Auditing Services in the Blockchain System (PI: Dr XIAO Bin)

2017/18

  • Research and Development of An Advanced IPS System for Aftermarket Telematics (PI: Dr LUO Daniel)

2016/17

  • Evidence-based Education based on Data Analytics – Moving towards a 360 Degree View of Students (PI: Dr CHAN Henry)

2020/21

  • Cross-component Security Assessing of Firmware Update in Appified IoT Systems (PI: Dr XUE Lei)
  • Characterize, Detect, and Neutralize: Context-aware Computational Methods for Media Bias on Social Platforms (PI: Dr LI Jing)
  • Battery-free Internet of Things (Co-PI: Dr YANG Lei)
  • Knowledge Fusion and Knowledge Reasoning in Human-Machine Conversation (Co-PI: Dr LI Maggie)

2019/20

  • Algorithmic Study on Chordal and Related Graphs (PI: Dr CAO Yixin)
  • Building Hash Primitives for Deployed Gen2 RFIDs: Methodology and Applications (PI: Dr YANG Lei)
  • Fundamental Theories and Key Technologies High-Efficiency Internet-of-Things for Intelligent Logistics (Co-PI: Dr YANG Lei)

2018/19

  • Edge Intelligence oriented Resource Management and Deployment Opimization (PI: Prof. GUO Song)

2017/18

  • RFID Cross-layer Optimization and Testbed Development (PI: Dr ZHENG Yuanqing)
  • New Technology to Indoor Map Reconstruction, Update and Accurate Localization Based on multi-Source Data Fusion (PI: Dr XIAO Bin)

2016/17

  • Research on Robust Learning and Active Labeling Methods for Weakly Annotated Visual Big Data (PI: Prof. ZHANG Lei)
  • New Summary Generation Models based on Deep Neural Network Learning (PI: Dr LI Maggie)

2021/22

  • Distributed Intelligence Framework for Collaborative Edge Computing (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Knowledge Reasoning in Natural Language Processing (PI: Prof. LI Maggie)

2020/21

  • Federated Learning over Resource-Constrained Mobile Edge Network (PI: Prof. GUO Song)
  • AI Security and Applications (PI: Prof. XIAO Bin)
  • Study on Next Generation Visual Reconstruction and Enhancement Techniques (PI: Prof. ZHANG Lei)

2019/20

  • Federated Learning over Resource-Constrained Mobile Edge Network. (PI: Prof. GUO Song)
  • AI Security and Applications (PI: Dr XIAO Bin)
  • Study on Next Generation Visual Reconstruction and Enhancement Techniques (PI: Prof. ZHANG Lei)

2018/19

  • AI Driven Big Data Analytics and Applications (PI: Prof. YOU Jane)

2017/18

  • Urban Computing: Big Data Processing and Analytics (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Big Data Analytics for Healthcare (PI: Prof. YOU Jane)
  • Efficient and Robust Visual Recognition on Large Datasets (PI: Prof. ZHANG Lei)
  • Deep Learning for Dialogue Generation (PI: Dr LI Maggie)

2017/18

  • Middleware for distributed control and coordination of robot networks (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Task Scheduling of Multi-platform Computing Resources in Mobile Crowdsourcing Networks (PI: Prof. GUO Song)
  • A new approach to inspect mechanical vibrations using backscatter signals (PI: Dr YANG Lei)

2019/20

  • Research on emergence and self-organized of evolutionary behaviors of swarm intelligence (Co-PI: Prof. LI Qing)
  • Smart Sensing and Communication Technology for Regional Ecological Environment (Co-PI: Dr YANG Lei)
  • Joint Research on IPv6 network management: research, development and demonstration (Co-PI: Dr WANG Dan)

2017/18

  • Human-computer fusion cloud computing architecture and software definition method (PI: Prof. CAO Jiannong)
  • Programming environment and supporting libraries for heterogeneous graphic computer (PI: Prof. GUO Song)

 

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