PolyU is delighted to announce the official launch of the Centre for Advances in Reliability and Safety (CAiRS) at the Hong Kong Science Park under the AIR@InnoHK Cluster. Jointly established with the University of Maryland - College Park (UMD), CAiRS aims to develop new approaches using AI methodologies for customised management, and to ensure the reliability and safety of products and systems used in robotics, medical equipment, vehicles, telecommunication, consumer products, public utilities, transportation, microelectronics, electrical installations, sensors and IoT products as well as a broad range of Advanced Manufacturing applications.


CAiRS is currently carrying out five research programmes, namely “Anomaly Detection and Syndromic Surveillances”, “Innovative Diagnostics for Health Management”, “Prognostics for Remaining Useful Life Assessment”, “Safety Assurance: Improve functional safety” and “Data Analytics Platform for Reliability”. Moreover, CAiRS has signed cooperation agreements with 28 well-known local companies to jointly conduct research to improve the reliability and safety of products and systems.


“PolyU has been actively cooperating with world-renowned universities and establishing close partnerships with industry to benefit society through cutting-edge research. I believe that CAiRS can effectively translate scientific research results to real-world solutions, creating positive impact for various industries as well as society,” said Prof. Wing-tak Wong, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU.


Ir. Prof. Winco Yung, Centre Director and Executive Director of CAiRS added, “The application and results of the Centre’s research are very important to the development of smart cities. We are committed to using our expertise to collaborate with partners in different industries, contributing to smart city development and advanced manufacturing in Hong Kong.”


For more details about CAiRS, please visit their official website.