The first LSGI Research Retreat was held on 3 Jan and 4 Jan 2023 at the Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel. Prof. Wu Chen, Head of LSGI, kicked off the retreat with a welcome speech for the 1.5-day event. Following the welcome speech, Prof. Bo Wu, Departmental Research Committee Chairman, provided an overview of the departmental research performance, which covered research performance in recent years, the new policy on PhD student recruitment, academic staff appraisal and Mock RAE 2016. After that, Prof. George Liu, Dr Shuo Wang and Dr Yang Xu shared their progress reports on LSGI Collaborative Research Projects respectively, followed by Q&A session.
The second day of the retreat focused on Collaborative Research Topics. Some colleagues were invited to present their ideas on proposed research direction. The following presentations were given in the morning session:
- Data Driven Approach for Better Mitigating Impacts of Geohazards by Prof. Xiaoli Ding
- Research Opportunities in Urban Informatics by Prof. John Shi
- Carbon Emissions and Sinks: Geospatial AI Approaches to Urban- and Nature-based Solutions by Prof. Qihao Weng
- Global and Regional Sea Level Rise by Prof. Jianli Chen
In the afternoon session, all staff were divided into 4 groups for discussion under group leaders and representatives from each group gave sharing on their views and suggestions on further development in the topic. It was a valuable occasion for staff to exchange ideas and interact with each other. We look forward to more collaborative research projects by our colleagues to come.