Grants & Funding

The Information Engineering Department has long been engaging in forefront research and development activities in information Technologies. Our commitment in research can be reflected by our continued success in securing internal and external research funding. Over the past three years, we received around 96 million HK dollars of the competitive grants spreading across 23 projects. In the same period, other research grants from both internal and external sources for 31 projects exceeded 7.9 million HKD.

Over that period, a number of research projects of excellence were established in response to the growing industrial need and the strategic directions set forth by the Government, Prof. S.-Y. Robert Li and Prof. W. H. Raymond Yeung, co-founders of the field of network coding, established the Institute of Network Coding in CUHK under the an Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme funded by the University Grants Committee. The total budget exceeds $100M.


Area of Excellence (AoE) Grant

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. LI Shou-yen &
Prof. YEUNG Wai-ho
Institute of Network Coding 84 80,270,000
    Total 80,270,000


RGC General Research Fund (GRF) Grant

2014-15

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHAN Chun-kit Design and Applications of Physical-Layer Network Coding for High-Speed Optical Systems and Networks 30 692,894
Prof. CHAN Chung Matroidal Network Link Model 36 500,000
Prof. CHEN Lian-kuan Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Based Coherent Burst-Mode Receivers 24 875,000
Prof. CHEN Minghua Optimizing Energy Cost for Power-Proportional Data Centers by Geographic Load-Balancing: A Holistic Approach 36 500,000
Prof. CHIU Dah-ming Data Analytics and Operations Research for Large-scale Internet Video Distribution Services 30 500,000
Prof. CHOW Sze-ming Searchable Encryption: General Framework and Practical Constructions 36 692,894
Prof. HUANG Jianwei Building Future Mobile Broadband Networks with Cellular Wi-Fi Integrations 36 691,167
Prof. LEE Yiu-bun Predicting the Unpredictable - A New Approach to Providing Statistical Performance Guarantees in Mobile Video Streaming 36 692,894
Prof. LIEW Soung-chang Physical-Layer Network Coding for Multiple Access 36 875,000
Prof. NAIR Chandra Hypercontractive inequalities via information theory 36 548,059
Prof. WONG Wing-shing Control of Adaptive Formations 36 500,000
Prof. ZHANG Yingjun Towards a Scalable Wireless Cellular Cloud: Collaborative Signal Processing and Resource Management 36 692,894
    Total 7,760,802

2013-14

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHOW Sze-ming Accountable Privacy in Online Communication (Grant for Educational Activities) 36 100,000
Prof. CHOW Sze-ming Accountable Privacy in Online Communication 36 816,000
Prof. HUANG Jianwei Coordination and Competition in Shared Spectrum: Market Mechanisms and Protocol Designs 36 836,450
Prof. LIEW Soung-chang Iterative Algorithms for Multiple-Parameter Estimation and Channel Decoding in Physical-Layer Network Coding System 36 768,000
Prof. NAIR Chandra Additive Gaussian Noise Channels in Network Information Theory: Determining the Ooptimality of Gaussian Inputs and Other Optimizing Distributions 36 500,000
Prof. TANG Xiaoou Visual Semantic Complex Network 36 645,500
    Total 3,665,950

2012-13

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHAN Chun-kit Novel Optical Techniques to Monitor the Performance of Optical Orthogonal-Frequency-Division-Multiplexing (OFDM) Signals in Flexible Optical Transport Networks 30 700,000
Prof. LEE Tong A Communication Network Architecture with Virtual Circuit Switching and Deflection Routing for QoS Guarantees 36 700,000
Prof. LIEW Soung-chang Building Blocks of Physical-Layer Network Coding 36 905,425
Prof. NAIR Chandra Towards Determing Capacity Regions in Network Information Theory: New Directions and Techniques 36 500,000
Prof. TANG Xiaoou Age Invariant and Pose Robust Face Recognition for Children Faces Recognition on the Internet 24 500,000
Prof. YUAN Xiaojun Design of Reliable Physical-Layer Network Coding for MIMO Relay Networks 36 905,425
    Total 4,210,850

2011-2012

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHEN Minghua Characterizing and Optimizing Delay Performance in Peer-to-Peer Systems 36 922,500
Prof. CHIU Dah-ming Content Replication Strategies for Large-scale Content Delivery Platforms 36 531,000
Prof. HUANG Jianwei Economic Viability of Dynamic Spectrum Management 36 937,500
Prof. LIEW Soung-chang Asynchronous Physical-Layer Network Coding 36 608,000
    Total 2,999,000

2010-2011

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHEN Lian-kuan Novel Electronic Equalizers using Diverse Optical Filtering for the Mitigation of Chromatic Dispersion and Fiber Nonlinearity-Induced Impairments 30 750,000
Prof. CHEN Minghua Stochastic Models and Optimization of Dynamic Peer-to-Peer Systems 36 499,390
Prof. HUANG Jianwei Revenue Management for Wireless Data Networks 40 1,008,000
Prof. LAU Wing-cheong Channel-oblivious Counting Algorithms for Large-scale RFID Applications 30 726,000
Prof. NAIR Chandra Discrete memoryless broadcast channels - a network information theoretic study 30 665,854
Prof. TANG Xiaoou Efficient Face Clustering Using Statistical Context and Photo Quality Filtering 36 828,000
    Total 4,477,244


Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF) Grant

2013-2014

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHEN Minghua Indoor White Space Communication System 18 1,398,400
Prof. LAU Wing Cheong Authenticated Paper: Protecting Paper-based Documents//Credentials using High-capacity Authenticated 2D Barcodes 18 1,390,350
    Total 2,788,750

2011-2012

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. LEE Yiu-bun Traffic Accelerator for Mobile Data Network 21 1,477,209.6
Prof. LEE Yiu-bun Real-Time Application-Layer Performance Analyzer for Mobile Data Networks 18 994,750
    Total 2,471,959.6

2009-2010

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. LAU Wing-cheong An Extensive Distributed Measurement Platform for Analyzing Quality-of-Experience (QoE) of Multimedia Applications over Wireless Networks 21 1,332,520
    Total 1,332,520


National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) / Research Grants Council (RGC) Grant

2009-2010

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. CHEUNG Kwok-wai Next Generation Resilient, Dynamic, Ultra-High Capacity Core Optical Network based on Optical Flow Switching 24 616,220
    Total 616,220


The Office of the Telecommunications Authority (OFTA) Grant

2009-2010

Investigator(s) Project Title Duration
(months)
Amount
(HK$)
Prof. LAU Wing-cheong An Extensible Distributed Measurement Platform on Mobile Devices for Healthcare Monitoring & Personal Wellness 12 399,600
    Total 399,600


Other Grants

Grant Amount (HK$)
Total Internal allocation for 2010-2011 300,000
Total Internal allocation for 2009-2010 1,372,000
Total Private Fund for 2011-2012 724,000
Total Private Fund for 2010-2011 3,165,500
Total Private Fund for 2009-2010 2,388,283.13