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Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

Electronic Engineering at PolyU dates back to the early 1970s, with the Department of Electronic Engineering becoming one of the first academic departments in Hong Kong undertaking research and teaching in this field. Since then the Department has gone through an exciting course of development, becoming rapidly one of the leading departments worldwide in numerous fields of Electronic and Information Engineering.

We are in the lead of a wide range of areas of this dynamic field and aim at producing high-impact research that is relevant to industry and society, focusing on solving complex research problems creatively.

At present, the Department has three major Research Focus Areas:

Interdisciplinary is a key word in our research endeavor. Our Research Focus Areas interact actively within the Department and with different disciplines at PolyU as well as other local and overseas universities to solve multidisciplinary challenges. We are particularly active in the following areas:

  •  5G and Future Wireless Networks
  •  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  •  Big Data Analytics
  •  Bioinformatics
  •  Complex Networks
  •  Cyber-security
  •  Forward Error Correction Codes
  •  Image, Pattern and Speech Recognition
  •  Imaging Systems
  •  Internet of Things
  •  Multimedia Signal Processing
  •  Nanophotonics
  •  Optical Communications and Optical Sensing
  •  Optoelectronics and organic electronics
  •  Vehicle Networks
  •  Power Electronics and Power Networks
  •  Wireless Communications and Networking
  •  Wireless Power Transfer

The Department also closely collaborates with industry partners with the aim of developing innovative technologies and transferring the technologies into marketable products. This helps us being the leading edge of the search of solutions to some of the world’s most critical problems and enable our work to make an impact on real lives.

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