PolyU's collaboration with Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (Huawei) has commenced since 2007. The research areas include but not limited to communication, big data, crowdsourcing platforms, mobile networks, wearable devices, algorithms as well as materials. Numerous collaborative projects involved joint efforts from Huawei and different PolyU academic and research experts, including Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computing, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Applied Mathematics and Department of Applied Physics. Collaborative research seminar & workshop series is organized annually at PolyU to explore the respective strategic collaborations between PolyU and Huawei.

Huawei Innovation Research Program (HIRP) OPEN 2018
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Huawei Innovation Research Program (HIRP) is an innovation initiative, a sponsorship program targeted at funding leading universities and research institutes conducting innovative research in ICT areas. It seeks to identify and support world-class, full-time faculty members, sets up win-win collaboration and pursues technology innovation of mutual interest. It has been launched for 12 years and more than 700 innovative research projects from hundreds of world-class research organizations were awarded.

HIRP OPEN 2018 is now inviting applications from universities and research institutes from worldwide to conduct innovative research in communication technology, computer science, engineering, and related fields. It will support contract-based innovation research in 180 subjects involving 20 technical fields with the amount ranging from USD 30,000 to USD 70,000. The main fields are as follows:

  • Advanced Semiconductor Technology
  • Compiler & Programming Language
  • BlockChain
  • Software Engineering
  • Operation System
  • Engineering Technology
  • Data Management and Process
  • Wireless Communication Technology
  • Future Networks
  • Optical Technology Computing Technology
  • BigData & Artificial Intelligence
  • Media Technology
  • Storage Technology

Proposals for other innovative subjects are also welcome. For more details of the HIRP OPEN 2018, please refer to the attachments and website:

Application deadline: Mid or End of May 2018 (please refer to the website specification for the submission deadline of each subject)

Enquiries: Victor Zhao [Image: Email] 3400 2862  [Image: Email]  victor.zhao@polyu.edu.hk or Steven Lam [Image: Email]  3400 2864 [Image: Email]  steven.tf.lam@polyu.edu.hk

PolyU-Huawei Joint Laboratory for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System

PolyU and Huawei's partnership is further fostered through the set-up of "PolyU-Huawei Joint Laboratory for Optical Interconnection Network and Advanced Computing System" (Joint Lab) on 30th Nov 2016. Both will work on researches relating to high-capacity optical communication systems including long-haul and short-reach data center transmission systems, computer networks and systems, and big data computing. It aims to pioneer the research in the field of optical communication systems and advanced computing systems by leveraging synergy of the industry and the university. It targets at bolstering significantly the capacity of internet systems through technological breakthroughs, as well as developing system infrastructure and algorithmic solutions for computing-driven innovation.

Through close collaboration, PolyU and Huawei will be able to further develop high-impact translational research and next-generation technological advances in the telecommunications and advanced computing industry.

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