In combination with the development of disciplines and strategic emerging industries, relying on the university's advantageous disciplines, and guided by major projects, we will strengthen the construction of the industry-university-research coordinated innovation system, deeply participate in the construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao innovation circle, and build up a number of world-class innovation platforms.
Through the end of January 2019, the university has established numerous innovative platforms, including the National-local joint Engineering Laboratory of Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing, two institute of top ten basic research institutions in Shenzhen (Shenzhen Research Institute of Artificial Intelligent and Robot & Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data), Shenzhen Finance Institute, Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory of Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing, three Shenzhen key laboratories (Semiconductor laser, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, IoT Intelligent System and Wireless Network Technology), three Nobel Laureate Labs(Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology & Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery&Ciechanover Institute of Precision and Regenerative Medicine) and the first Turing Award Laureate Lab (Hopcroft Institute for Advanced Study in Information Sciences), Future Network of Intelligence Institute, two university-enterprise joint laboratories(CUHK(SZ)-Tencent AI Lab Joint Laboratory of Machine Intelligence&CUHK(SZ)-JD Joint AI Lab) and the Innovation and entrepreneurship base for Galaxy World & CUHK(SZ),etc.
1) National-local joint Engineering Laboratory of Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing
The National-local joint Engineering Laboratory of Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing, leading by Prof. Yangsheng Xu (an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering), has set up a strong scientific research team. From the scientific research rank, this team is one of the most active robot research teams in the world. It takes on a large number of national scientific research programs which has successfully developed more than 30 robots and intelligent systems in the field of space robots, industrial robots, service robots, special robots, medical robots and intelligent car robots.
2）Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society
Established in Shenzhen, one of the most dynamic and rapidly developing cities in the world, Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS) is an institute for fundamental and applied researches in artificial intelligence and robotics (AIR). The main contributor of AIRS is The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, with collaboration with worldwide top institutions in AIR. It aims to create a brand new mode, combining top university resources, international collaborations, industrial demands, investment support, and incubation motivations, etc.
AIRS will be one active and constructive member in the global research community, endeavoring to develop and promote AIR technologies, and make them available for the society like air to human beings. The objectives of AIRS are to establish an internationally open institute, so that prestigious scholars worldwide can enjoy conducting researches in AIRS, gather and cultivate talents for future leaders, promote the industrialization of AI and robotics, and ultimately, create a kernel city of AI and robotics for the world.
Within a half year, AIRS has built up a highly qualified team, including 12 faculty members with 6 IEEE Fellows, and 8 key research centers in areas of machine learning, robotics, computer vision, cloud computing, IoT, networking, AI applications, etc.
3）Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data
Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data (SRIBD) was set up by Shenzhen Municipal Science and Technology Innovation Committee as the top ten basic research institutions in Shenzhen. SRIBD is a public service platform supported by Shenzhen Governments and National Supercomputing Center in Shenzhen (Shenzhen Cloud Computing Center). SRIBD has an ultimate goal of constructing a world-class “Big Data Processing and Analyzing R&D Base”, which will be an innovative scientific research institution with critical technology advantages in Smart Healthcare, Intelligent Communications and Transportation Management. Additionally, SRIBD is keen on personnel training, technical services and communication in smart management area, and devotes to provide decision-making basis for urban managements to governments, making contributions to local and national scientific research and industrial development in Big Data.
4）Shenzhen Finance Institute http://sfi.cuhk.edu.cn/
Partially funded by the Shenzhen municipal government, Shenzhen Finance Institute (‘SFI’, in preparation) is an independent affiliate of CUHK(SZ) focusing on graduate and doctoral education and researches in the finance and economy related domains. As a member of Shenzhen’s financial community, it will also strive to contribute to the development of the financial center by acting as a world class think tank both locally and nationally as well as providing high-end professional training for practitioners.
5）Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory of Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing
The Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory of Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing is dedicated to the robot study field (space robot, special robot on security safeguard, intelligent community service robot, and industry robot & automation equipment, etc.). It is expected to make great contribution to the development of the intelligent technology in the Pearl River Delta Area.
6）Shenzhen key laboratory of Semiconductor laser
The laboratory of the Shenzhen key laboratory of Semiconductor laser covers area of 500 square meters. The team has nine overseas returnees with PhD degrees, accounting for 36% of the total number of the team. Project Leader and core backbone scientific research members have long-term photonics research experience.
7）Shenzhen key laboratory of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
Based on "platform, algorithm and data", the research team of Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence studies the representation, storage, calculation, transmission, research and development of artificial intelligence technology and excavates the potential value of big data. Researchers will use big data to build new intelligence models and explore new applications.
8）Shenzhen key laboratory of IoT Intelligent System and Wireless Network Technology
Shenzhen key laboratory of IoT Intelligent Systems and Wireless Network Technology Laboratory is aim to provide breakthrough technologies and innovative applications for IoT industries and cultivate high-level personnel. In combination with the development of IoT technology, the laboratory proposes innovative solutions for logistics, transportation and city management, providing new ideas and directions for the further development of IoT applications.
9）Robot and Intelligent manufacturing Institute of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
The institute, jointly with Shenzhen Ganglong robotic and intelligent manufacturing technology corporation, will implement the scientific research achievements transformation and industrialization, preferential invest the latest scientific research achievements of hatching institute, create a national science and technology business incubators and accelerator, boost the rapid development of the innovative entrepreneurial teams, create a national important demonstration foundation of robotic and intelligent manufacturing.
10) Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology (the “Institute”) is the first Nobel Laureate Lab established in CUHKSZ. The Nobel Laureate Lab is one of the important parts for Shenzhen "Top Ten Action Plan". The Institute is headed by Arieh Warshel, the Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2013.
Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology is intended to become one of the world’s most advanced computational biology centers, conducting research on cutting-edge biotechnologies (structural biology, molecular medicine, multi-scale biomolecule simulations, high-throughput Genome Sequencing analysis and translational research of gene diagnosis technology). Professor Warshel wishes to turn this institute into a platform where top researchers from around the world can collaborate and contribute. Meanwhile, the institute is to serve as a hub to boost significant global cooperative projects and to become a multidisciplinary educational center, nurturing young computational biologists.
The Institute will help to attract excellent researchers and open up new opportunities for Longgang and Shenzhen with respect to life science industry.
11) Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery and Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology are the first batch of Nobel laureate labs at the University. The Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery (the “Institute”) is led by the by Brian K. Kobilka, the Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 2012. These two institutes is a significant milestone in the University’s attempt to evolve into a world research university.
Professor Kobilka will engage in directing and staffing the institute. His wish is that young and talented scientists could work on receptor structural biology, physiology and pharmacology in collaboration with top pharmaceutical companies to commercialize innovative drugs. Professor Kobilka works as distinguished professors in CUHKSZ, engages in research and sharing their research results with students. Research and talent cultivation should form a mutual beneficial relationship.
The Institute will help to attract excellent researchers and open up new opportunities for Longgang and Shenzhen with respect to life science industry.
12) Ciechanover Institute of Precision and Regenerative Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
The Ciechanover Institute of Precision and Regenerative Medicine is committed to become one of the world's leading research centers for innovation and transformation in the field of precision and regenerative medicine institute focused on clinical medicine (especially cancer, nervous system diseases and infectious diseases) new detection tools and treatment of drug development and application. The institute will closely work with Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, in the medical industry development and application of data analysis and theoretical methods, mathematical modeling, computer simulation, and the new drug research and development and etc., and jointly promote Shenzhen’s innovation and international industrial competitiveness in biology, medicine and health. The establishment of these three institutes and their close cooperation in the future can better cover multiple aspects of the frontier research and development hot spots in the field of biomedicine. It will achieve the effect of synergistic promotion, and form a complete research innovation and industrial transformation chain from computational design, discovery and development to clinical application of biomedicine.
Professor Aaron Ciechanover, academic leader of the institute, had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2004 for his discovery of the mechanism by which ubiquitin-regulated proteins degradation. Professor Aaron Ciechanover was the first Israeli biologist and chemist who had won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He is the Israeli academy of humanities and natural sciences academician, the US national academy of sciences foreign academician and the Chinese academy of sciences foreign academician. Professor Aaron Ciechanover is a professor of protein biochemistry and has made remarkable achievements in the study of cell control of protein movement. His academic achievements are of great significance in DNA repair, control and treatment of human diseases. In recent years, he has delivered speeches on precision medicine and personalized medicine around the world and actively promoted the development of these fields. He is an international authority in the field of precision medicine. The core idea of the talent team construction of the institute is that professor Aaron Ciechanover and his team members are the core, and some of the high-end talents in our university are the talent foundation in the initial stage, and 15-20 outstanding professors' backbone talent teams will be built up in five years.
13)Hopcroft Institute for Advanced Study in Information Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
The Hopcroft Institute for Advanced Information Science (the “Institute”) was founded by John E. Hopcroft, the Turing Award winner in 1986. Prof. Hopcroft received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1964, and he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
One of the purposes of establishing the institute is to provide an excellent research environment where scholars and scientists may conduct research on artificial intelligence and computer science.
The Institute would engage in research on super distributed system, security and privacy protection for distributed data, data intensive computing, content and scenario perceptional computing, and deep learning-based intelligent computing, which are all highly complex disciplines and will produce a huge impact on social development.
14)Future Network of Intelligence Institute，the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
The president of Future Network of Intelligence Institute, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen(FNii) is co-chaired by professor Cui Shuguang, executive dean of SSE, professor Stephen Boyd, the US national academy of engineering academician and the Chinese Academy of Engineering academician, and professor David Tse, the US Academy of Engineering.
The institute is undertaking relevant Guangdong research projects, and has set up the CUHK(SZ)-JD Joint AI Lab, and Shenzhen key laboratory of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. Based on these research platforms, FNii is aiming to build up a high-talented team of 30 scientists, 20 post-doctors, and 100 doctoral students, focusing on scientific research of the human-machine interface, natural language processing, future information network of data-driven and intelligent core, distributed intelligence, smart doctor-patient connections, and smart hospital application.
In the future, Future Network of Intelligence Institute will combine the resources of CUHK (SZ) in intelligence, network, system and etc., and combine domestic and international forces to build up a world-class scientific research platform for the university and Shenzhen. At the same time, the research institute's exploration of the integration of intelligence and network caters to the industrial demand of Shenzhen. It will boost the development of Shenzhen's information industry.
15) CUHK(SZ)-Tencent AI Lab Joint Laboratory of Machine Intelligence
16) CUHK(SZ)-JD Joint AI Lab
Two university-enterprise joint laboratories had been established in June and August,2018. They are CUHK(SZ)-Tencent AI Lab Joint Laboratory of Machine Intelligence, CUHK(SZ)-JD Joint AI Lab.
Through the cultivation of talents and joint research, the joint laboratories will carry out all-round cooperation and play their advantages to build the innovation system of industry (hospital)-university-research alliance. The joint laboratories will also build an integrated ecology of production, study and research in big data, computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning research aspects, etc. Meanwhile the joint laboratories will stimulate and explore opportunities for the research and application for the depth of talent in the field of artificial intelligence and big data, as well as provide technical support for Tencent，JD related products business. The joint laboratory will recruit several doctoral students each year for joint training. Tencent and JD will provide funds for each students.
17)Innovation and entrepreneurship base for Galaxy World & CUHK(SZ)
Innovation and entrepreneurship base for Galaxy World & CUHK(SZ) was based on the cooperation between Galaxy World Group and CUHK(SZ) to encourage student entrepreneurship. Galaxy Group will provide office spaces and funds to be managed by the University Foundation in accordance with its financial Rules and Regulations. Center for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship will provide innovative teaching courses for entrepreneurship teams, carry out project-based teaching and training, promote technology transfer, communication and cooperation.