PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Description

PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Make your input really count as a postgraduate student in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Traditional computer science research covers the hardware and software of computer systems and their applications. Computer science programmes at HKUST emphasize an integrated approach to the study of computers and computing methods to collect, process, analyze and transmit information to support relevant and useful applications in modern life.

Computer science is still a young field. The world is only just beginning to realize the potential of information technology. The Department and its programmes prepare students to meet the exciting challenges that await and to generate new advances in computing that will fuel future progress.

The PhD programme aims to develop the skills needed to identify research issues related to a practical application, to formulate an original research plan that addresses some of those issues, and to independently create a computing-related solution.

Research Foci

The Department's research involves many different areas:

Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning, data mining and pattern recognition, knowledge representation and reasoning, robotics and sensor-based activity recognition, multi-agent and game theory, and speech and language processing.

Data, Knowledge and Information Management

Large-scale data management, modelling, and distribution encompassing web query processing, information retrieval, and web search, data mining, enterprise systems, high-performance data management systems on modern computers, and database support for science applications.

Human-Computer Interaction

Augmented reality, multi-touch interaction, crowdsourcing, multimodal communication, effective computer, visual analytics of big data, intelligent interface for robots, E-learning, healthcare, and e-commerce.

Networking and Computer Systems

Pervasive computing and sensor networks, peer-to-peer computing, grid computing, high-performance switches and routers, video delivery and multicasting, multimedia networking, MAC protocols for ad-hoc networks, web cache management, DDOS detection and defence, and resource management and allocation in optical networks.

Software Technology and Applications

Software engineering, data mining for software analysis and debugging, computer music, cryptography, and security, internet computing.

Theoretical Computer Science

Combinatorial optimization, performance analysis techniques, computational geometry, formal languages and machines, graph algorithms, and algorithmic combinatorial game theory.

Vision and Graphics

Computer vision, computer graphics, medical image analysis, biometric systems, and video processing.

Admission Requirements

i. General Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree should have:

  • obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification;

ii. English Language Admission Requirements

You have to fulfil English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments*:

  • TOEFL-iBT 80
  • TOEFL-PBT 550
  • TOEFL-Revised Paper-Delivered Test 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
  • IELTS (Academic Module)
    • For 2019/20 Admissions: Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5
    • For 2018/19 Admissions: Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-scores: 5.5

*If your first language is English, and your bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was English, you will be waived from fulfilling the above English Language requirements.


Application Deadline

Please refer to http://pg.ust.hk/programs (“Application”) for details.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 24, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Jan. 2019
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
3 - 6 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
42,100 HKD
per year
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Hong Kong - Hong Kong
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