Frontier Technologies Seminar Series #5 by HKUST-BDR Joint Research Institute - on topics in Smart Construction  
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Online (Meeting Link will be sent to those who have successfully registered)

HKUST-BDR Joint Research Institute (HBJRI) is going to organize an online Frontier Technologies Seminar on 8 April 2020 (Wed). 2 faculty from HKUST (Bio attached) will give seminars on topics in smart construction to researchers in Bright Dream Robotics (BDR) and HKUST.

Faculty and researchers of HKUST are welcome to attend the seminar and explore potential ways of collaboration on mutually-interested research projects.

Topics that BDR is interested in are as follows:

  • Construction Robotics (typically, integration of control, actuation, and vision)

  • AI & Big data

  • Building Technologies & Intelligent Manufacturing

6 projects have already been selected in the first 2 rounds of call for proposal by HBJRI, and 3 of them are going to be completed in this season. If you would like to know more about the seminar or research collaboration with BDR , contact the institute at

Topics of the Seminar

  • "High Density IoT and AI Sensor Network Assisted Energy and Environment Management Platform for Smart Buildings” & “Environmental Sensor Network Integration with Virtual Reality for 3D Space Visualization and Real Time Diagnosis” by Prof. Zhi NING

  • "Smart Environmental Sensor System for Intelligent Construction" by Prof. Zhiyong FAN


2:30pm - 4:00pm
Online (Meeting Link will be sent to those who have successfully registered)
講者/ 表演者:
Prof. Zhi NING

Dr. Ning Zhi is an Associate Professor in the Division of Environment & Sustainability, HKUST, Hong Kong SAR. His research interests cover the innovation and development of environmental monitoring technologies with a focus on low-cost sensor algorithm and its application on air quality research. He has active participation in the low-cost sensor-related work initiated by USEPA, WHO, and WMO, and has led his team to develop the air sensing technologies for use in the first marathon route sensor network, large scale urban mobile sensor network with wide recognition locally and globally. Besides the technology development, his research also aims to understand the physical and chemical process of air pollution in the complex urban built environment and their impact on air quality and public health.


講者/ 表演者:
Prof. Zhiyong FAN

Professor Fan Zhiyong received bachelor and master degrees in materials science from Fudan University, Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Depart. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the UC, Berkeley. He joined the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2010 and is currently a full professor in the Depart. of Electronic and Computer Engineering. He has won multiple awards, including the UC Berkeley BSAC Outstanding Research Report Award, The HKUST SENG Research Excellence Award. The HKUST President Award and Innovation Award. His research interests are focused on nanoelectronic and optoelectronic devices. So far, he has published more than 170 academic papers with citations> 18,000, and he is a highly cited author of 2018 Clarivate Analytics. He is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and a founding member of the Hong Kong Academy of Youth Sciences, Director of the Collaborative Innovation Center of HKUST, Associate Director of the Material Characterization Center of HKUST, and a core member of the State Key Laboratory of Display and Optoelectronics Technology.

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