The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) School of Science signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sinovation Ventures (Sinovation) to set up a new Computer Perception and Intelligent Control Lab. Prof. Tong ZHANG from Department of Mathematics will lead the research effort of the new laboratory which covers the theories and algorithms of machine learning, as well as Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies that can be leveraged by autonomous systems.
The collaboration serves to bridge together academia and the industry, bringing the robustness and impact of AI research to new heights. The new lab aims to identify issues worth investigating among real-life situations and explore opportunities to translate research outputs to applications in the industry.
The signing ceremony was held on 20 March 2019. In the presence of Dr. Kai-Fu LEE, Chairman & CEO of Sinovation, Mr. Yonggang WANG, Vice-President of AI Institute, Sinovation Ventures, Prof. Wei SHYY, President of HKUST, Prof. Yang WANG, Dean of Science of HKUST, Prof. Tong ZHANG as well as other senior executives, the two parties signed the MoU and exchanged views and visions on AI development.