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The Inaugural Meeting of the JHMUA for Future Human Habitats Science and Design

On September 22, 2023, Prof. Henry Duh, Director of PolyU-Nvidia Joint Research Centre, joined the Inaugural Meeting of the JHMUA for Future Human Habitats Science and Design in Nanjing University.   The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Wang Zhenlin, member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party Committee and Vice President of Nanjing University. Based on the topic Interactive Design, Prof. Henry Duh and Prof. Tong Ziyu, Director of Computational Design and Intelligent Construction Laboratory of Nanjing University introduced the initiatives to carry out scientific research and teaching cooperation. Representatives from Jiangsu Smart City Planning and Digital Governance Engineering Research Center, Nanjing University Urban Morphology Research Center and Sino-Portuguese Cultural Heritage Protection Science The heads of the “One Belt, One Road” Joint Laboratory delivered their speeches in the fields of cross-cutting design, smart cities, urban science and cultural heritage.   The Jiangsu-Hong Kong-Macau University Alliance (JHMUA) was jointly established by Nanjing University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and The University of Macau under the initiative of the Jiangsu Education Department and the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government. The inauguration ceremony attracted more than 100 leaders, scholars and students from 14 universities in Jiangsu, Hong Kong and Macau participated in this event.

22 Sep, 2023


Asia Pacific Art and Culture Technology Forum cum the Opening of Research Centre for Cultural and Art Technology Centre and PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) announced the establishment of the Research Centre on Cultural and Art Technology and the PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre on 24 July 2023. The Centres' Opening Ceremony, hosted by Professor Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, was held together with the Asia Pacific Art and Culture Technology Forum where renowned industry leaders shared insights on the applications of generative AI. Centre Director Professor Henry Duh announced the "Call for Global Collaboration" that targeted to support Hong Kong art and culture. The event was attended by guests from different industries, including Invest HK, the British Consulate-General, Adobe, Moleskine, Unity, Tencent Games Lightspeed Studios, and more, who are also important stakeholders of the Centre's. The Centre looks forward to partnering with institutions and funding bodies to work together and support local art community and cultural groups.

26 Jul, 2023

PolyU and NVIDIA Corporation have signed a MoU to set up the Joint Research Centre on Culture and Art Technology. The signing ceremony was attended by: Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU (5th from right); Dr Simon See, Senior Director of NVIDIA AI Technology Center (5th from left); Mr. Samuel LO, General Manager, NVIDIA AI Technology Center (4th from right);  Dr. Charles CHEUNG, Deputy Director of NVIDIA AI Technology Center  (3rd from right); Dr Lesley LAU, Head of Art Promotion Office (3rd from left); Prof. LI Ping, Dean of Faculty of Humanities of PolyU (4th from left); Prof. Kun-Pyo LEE, Dean of School of Design of PolyU (2nd from left); Prof. CAO Jiannong, Dean of Graduate School of PolyU (2nd from right); Prof. Christina WONG, Director of Research and Innovation of PolyU (1st from right); and Prof. Henry Duh, Centre Director of PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre (1st from left).

PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre Signing Ceremony

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is collaborating with NVIDIA to establish a joint research center for the innovation of culture, art technology and interactive media with the goal of nurturing talents and conducting collaborative research. The School of Design of PolyU (PolyU Design) will team with NVIDIA for the establishment of PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre, which aims to become a leading research centre in culture and art technology. The PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre is to be set up by PolyU and NVIDIA. It is NVIDIA’s leading global research centre partnered with an education institution to facilitate art, design and media innovation.   Leveraging Hong Kong’s position in China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) with vibrant art and creative activities, PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre intends to become the hub of culture and art technology research internationally, driving creative innovation in the art-tech field. This academia-industry collaboration combines the strengths of NVIDIA technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), data analytics and high-performance computing, and PolyU’s expertise in cross-disciplinary research and education, to promote and create impactful and creative research on art technology. PolyU-NVIDIA Joint Research Centre will provide a various training courses and sharing by NVIDIA for School of Design students and researchers to develop their technical skills and gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art technologies, with the hardware and technical support from NVIDIA. Opportunities to connect and collaborate with industry professionals and experts from both PolyU and NVIDIA can be expected.   Prof. Henry DUH from PolyU Design and Dr Charles CHEUNG from NVIDIA AI Technology Center are appointed as  Co-Directors of the joint research centre to fosters knowledge exchange and potential industry partnerships, enhancing students' understanding of real-world challenges.  “PolyU always seeks for strong community engagement to produce timely and cutting-edge industry relevant research. By leveraging NVIDIA’s expertise in artificial intelligence, we will provide a collaborative platform for GBA culture groups and art communities to create new forms of arts,” said Prof. Henry DUH.

5 May, 2023


Upcoming Funding and Opportunities Announcements

We're thrilled to announce the launch of our new research center website. We now have an online hub to share our ongoing work and opportunities with the broader community. This is just the beginning of our expanded efforts. As we continue to establish our initiatives and network of partners, even more exciting prospects will unfold. Our goal is to foster cutting-edge multi-disciplinary solutions for cultural preservation, fostering new artistic expressions with the help of technology and we want ambitious innovators like you involved every step of the way. What to Expect While full specifics are still in development, the future opportunities include: Project funding for innovative research ideas through Call for Proposals Hands-on experience through fellowships or internships  Access to our facilities, mentorship and industry connections These will be a chance to directly contribute to impactful work at our center. And we are excited to launch these endeavours soon. Application Information Exact dates, requirements and submission processes are currently being finalized. We anticipate opening applications for the first round in middle of September 2023.

1 Apr, 2023

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