Jan 2019     Issue 9
Department of Computer Science and Engineering Launches Bachelor of Engineering Programme in AI

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering launches a new four-year bachelor of engineering programme in Artificial Intelligence: Systems and Technologies (AIST), the first of its kind in Hong Kong. The new programme will admit its first batch of students in the academic year 2019-20, with an intake quota of 30 (JUPAS code: JS4468).

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an emerging engineering discipline that focuses on the technological innovations enabling computing systems to behave and discover new knowledge with human-like intelligence. It is now a global trend and many governments and companies are investing in AI and related innovative technologies. As a result, there is a huge manpower shortage of AI specialists in both local and global employment. In Hong Kong, the Special Administrative Region Government's policies in innovation and technology such as re-industrialisation, the expansion of the Science Park in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, and the establishment of the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Innovation and Technology Park in the Lok Ma Chau Loop, are expected to create 50,000 jobs for people with knowledge and skills in high-end technologies.

AIST aims to meet today's tremendous demand for well-trained talents in AI and related specialisations. The Programme will equip students with the capabilities to build AI systems that can analyse and infer knowledge from massive amounts of information. The four-year programme will cover topics including Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Large-scale Distributed Computing, Intelligent Embedded Systems, Knowledge Representation/ Inference, Human-Computer Interactions, Natural Language Processing and Big Data Analytics. Students can have an option to choose one of the specialised streams according to their own interests: (i) Biomedical Intelligence; (ii) Intelligent Multimedia Processing; (iii) Large-scale Artificial Intelligence - Theory and Systems; and (iv) Intelligent Manufacturing and Robotics. Apart from classroom learning, internship and overseas exchange programmes will also be available for students.

For details of the Programme, please visit: www.cse.cuhk.edu.hk/aist or email dept@cse.cuhk.edu.hk or call 3943 8402 for enquires.

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