Research Assistant Professor in Urban Resilience in the Department of Geography and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor in Urban Resilience in the Department of Geography and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Ref.: 498537), to commence on January 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of renewal.

The Department of Geography, established in 1931, is the first university-level geography department in Hong Kong.  The 2019 QS World University Ranking rated the Department the 12th among the world’s top 200 universities in the subject of geography and area studies.  The Department offers comprehensive undergraduate, taught postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in human and physical geography with an interdisciplinary orientation.  Its team of 15 full-time teaching staff, with more than 30 post-doctoral fellow and research students, is actively engaged in cutting-edge research. The Department’s scholarly activities are well supported by a map library and four modern specialized laboratories. Information about the Department can be obtained at http://geog.hku.hk.

The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, with over 40 full-time academic staff, has a strong track record in conducting world-leading research and offering excellent B.Eng., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in a wide range of areas. The B.Eng. programmes comprise Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering (jointly with the Department of Computer Science) and Biomedical Engineering (jointly with the Faculty of Engineering and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine). Information about the Department can be obtained at https://www.eee.hku.hk/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Geography, Engineering, Computer Science or cognate disciplines with expertise on urban resilience in the face of climate change, ageing infrastructure and changing socio-demographics in cities. They should have excellent skills in GIS, BIM, Satellite and IoT remote sensing, big data analytics, machine learning, AI and embedded systems, etc. They should also have a strong track record in reputable research grants and publications.  The appointee is expected to teach one course at undergraduate or postgraduate level, conduct high quality scholarly research in the related fields, and assist in the administration of the Joint Laboratory on Future Cities.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.  At the current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of the gross income.  The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of the basic salary. 

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, and a research plan for the next three years.  Closes October 31, 2019.

Ref.: 498537
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Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Neuromorphic Electronics

Applications are invited for appointment as Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Neuromorphic Electronics in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Ref.: 498777), to commence as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department offers B.Eng., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The B.Eng. programmes comprise Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering (jointly with the Department of Computer Science) and Biomedical Engineering (jointly with the Faculty of Engineering and the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine). The Department consists of 45 full-time teaching staff and has excellent computing resources, well-equipped teaching and research facilities and supports. Information about the Department can be obtained at https://www.eee.hku.hk/.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical/Computer/Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a closely related field, with a strong commitment to research and teaching. A solid track record in research is essential, preferably in, but not restricted to, the following areas: neuromorphic electronics, neuromorphic computing, neuromorphic circuits and systems.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a research statement and a teaching statement. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Review of applications will start from October 15, 2019 and continue until November 30, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the Department during the period from 1 December 2019 to 31 December 2019. 

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Research Assistant/ Senior Research Associate

The e-Learning Development Laboratory develops many technologies for e-learning, and STEM education. A new Innovation Technology Fund project on using Artificial Intelligent and computer vision technology for analysis of swimmer posture and drown detection is started. Talents in AI, computer vision and computing technology are invited to apply.

Job description:
Develop new technology and algorithm in deep learning-based text/image detection, recognition, segmentation, tracking, human pose estimation, video segmentation, generation of anti-network algorithms, etc.
Work with schools, government and industry to deploy AI vision projects

Job requirements:

  1. Full-time undergraduate degree or above
  2. Familiar with Python or at least one other scripting language
  3. Familiar with C/C++ programming
  4. Familiar with deep learning theory and algorithms
  5. Familiar with at least one deep learning framework (TensorFlow/Caffe/MXNet/PyTorch/Keras/Theano, etc.)
  6. Have a passion for cutting-edge technology and a good team spirit

Familiar, or willing to learn, with Human Pose Estimation/Tracking, Hand Skeleton, Head Pose Estimation, Densepose, 3D pose, activity recognition, etc., are preferred

Interested applicant, please send CV to email wilton@hku.hk

Research Associate / Post-doctoral Fellow
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Associate / Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, from as soon as possible for 1 year. Interested candidates should send their CV by email to Dr. Chi-Kwan Lee (email: cklee@eee.hku.hk). Candidates who are not contacted within 1 month may consider their applications unsuccessful.

 

Responsibilities: – Architect and model new power converter topologies that achieve better performance. – Design and build hardware of power electronics converters for use in energy storage and smart grid applications.

Education: – Ph.D. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Additional Requirements: – Good experience in Model Based Design for Inverter control development in PSCAD / MATLAB(Simulink) – Strong understanding of power electronics topologies (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC). – Good understanding of switching waveforms, high voltage power semiconductors (IGBT, MOSFET, SiC), gate drive and protection circuit design – Solid understanding of the theory and application of magnetics (inductors, transformers) and capacitors (Electrolytic, film and Ceramic) used for power conversion. – Proficiency with basic EE tools (Oscilloscopes, Network analyzers, Signal Generators etc.).

Research Associate / Post-doctoral Fellow
Applications are invited for appointment as Research Associate / Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong, from as soon as possible for 1 year. Interested candidates should send their CV by email to Dr. Chi-Kwan Lee (email: cklee@eee.hku.hk). Candidates who are not contacted within 1 month may consider their applications unsuccessful.

 

Responsibilities: – Architect and model new power converter topologies that achieve better performance. – Design and build hardware of power electronics converters for use in energy storage and smart grid applications.

Education: – Ph.D. in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

Additional Requirements: – Good experience in Model Based Design for Inverter control development in PSCAD / MATLAB(Simulink) – Strong understanding of power electronics topologies (AC/DC, DC/DC & DC/AC). – Good understanding of switching waveforms, high voltage power semiconductors (IGBT, MOSFET, SiC), gate drive and protection circuit design – Solid understanding of the theory and application of magnetics (inductors, transformers) and capacitors (Electrolytic, film and Ceramic) used for power conversion. – Proficiency with basic EE tools (Oscilloscopes, Network analyzers, Signal Generators etc.).

Post-Doctoral Fellow/Research Assistant/Research Associate
We are currently recruiting Post-docs, Research Assistants and Associates for the highly competitive Hong Kong SAR government Research Grants Council funded HKD50M theme-based research project on Air Pollution Monitoring and Health Management. This interdisciplinary project provides a golden opportunity for those who aspire to apply the cutting-edge AI technology to enhance the well-being of people’s life. Hong Kong is the perfect backdrop for this vision, as it is strategically located to pioneer the thoughts from the west and explore the opportunities in mainland China.

The project addresses five major challenges. FIRST, urban air quality data is sparse, rendering it difficult to provide timely personalized alert and advice. SECOND, collected data, especially those involving human inputs, such as health perception, are often missing and erroneous. THIRD, data collected are heterogeneous, and highly complex, not easily comprehensible to facilitate individual or collective decision-making. FOURTH, the causal relationships between personal air pollutants exposure (specifically PM(2.5,1.0) and NO2) and personal health conditions, and health (well-being) perception, of young asthmatics and young healthy citizens, are yet to be established. FIFTH, one must determine if information and advice provided can affect behavioral change. To overcome these challenges, we are recruiting likeminded researchers who share our vision in conducting high-impact interdisciplinary research on AI with applications on air pollution monitoring and health management, and in particular, expertise on AI, machine learning, mobile sensing, sensor placement, missing data recovery, overcoming human-in-the-loop data collection, data visualization, health and wellbeing longitudinal studies to provide advice to citizens, mobile data security and privacy, causality between air pollution and health, and information intervention studies.

Interested individuals may send through the CVs to Dr. Jacqueline Lam at recruit@ceerp.hku.hk covering research interests, qualifications and research publications.

Public Relations Manager (Two-year Fixed-term Contract)
Applications are invited for appointment as Public Relations Manager for a Hong Kong SAR government Research Grants Council funded HKD50M theme-based research project on Air Pollution Monitoring and Health Management, to commence as soon as possible, on a two-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal subject to funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a good University degree or equivalent, with at least 2-year experience in stakeholder engagement, event management and marketing. An excellent command of spoken and written English is required. Keen interest in artificial intelligence, air pollution-related health issues, and interdisciplinary research is highly desirable.

The research team consists of members from renowned universities around the world. The appointee will assist the research team in formulating the marketing strategy to publicize the research findings both within the academic community and the public at large. He / she will also collaborate with the research team in planning and executing events for academic exchange and stakeholder engagement.

A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Interested individuals may send through the cover letter and CV to Dr. Jacqueline Lam at recruit@ceerp.hku.hk stating the relevant experiences, availability and expected salaries.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Applications are invited for appointments as Post-doctoral Fellow (PDF) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Appointments will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years.

PDF posts are created specifically to bring new impetus and vigour to the University’s research enterprise. Positions are available from time to time to meet the strategic research needs identified by the University. Positions are available in the following areas:

  1. Computational Imaging and Inverse Problems (Email to Dr. Edmund Lam)
  2. Optoelectronic device / Material Growth (Email to Dr Anthony Choi)

PDFs are expected to devote full-time to research. Applicants should be doctoral degree holders having undertaken original research that has contributed to the body of knowledge. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical/dental benefits will also be offered.

Application Procedures

Applicants must complete an application form downloadable from http://jobs.hku.hk/include.php?page=afm, which should clearly state which department, post and area they are applying for. They should also provide further information such as details of their research experience, publications, research proposals, etc. Completed application form and relevant documents should be sent to the Department by:

Fax: (852) 2559 8738, Email: eee@eee.hku.hk, Address: Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Chow Yei Ching Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong.

Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Candidates who are not contacted within 4 months may consider their applications unsuccessful.