Imaging Systems Laboratory  —  Opportunities

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Newly posted in September 2015!!

Graduate Student Opening

We plan to recruit one graduate student in the 2016–17 academic year, i.e., starting in September 2016. Both Master and PhD applicants are welcome. International students are particularly invited to apply.

The admitted student will be given full scholarship, with stipend sufficient for living expenses and tuition. They can also participate in the competitive Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme, where the selected fellows will receive approximately USD 2,600 per month in addition to travel support. (Note that the deadline for this scheme is likely earlier than normal admission, around early December.) If you can get into this competitive scheme, I am currently working out the arrangements so that (provided you are interested) you can spend up to a year as a visiting scholar in the U.S. (e.g. at Stanford University or MIT) during your PhD study.

The research work will center on computational imaging, particularly image reconstruction and analytics. Currently we have work in semiconductor manufacturing (optical lithography) and optical imaging (digital holography and optical coherence tomography), but may extend to related areas such as computational photography and pattern classification / machine learning. You can check the research work of the group at

To apply, you need to have a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering, or equivalent (such as mathematics), by August 2016. A Master degree would be a plus for PhD applicants. You should apply directly to the University through the Graduate School, but if you are interested in working in the above areas, you should put my name as the proposed supervisor and computational imaging as the proposed study area, and I will consider your applications further.

If you have specific questions regarding the openings, you can email Professor Edmund Lam, but note that:

  • Do not ask me whether I am interested in you (because you have such-and-such background), or your chance of admission.

  • If you believe you are the one I should admit, convince me by following the above guideline and writing an attractive research statement relevant to my research (you can read my group's publications for inspirations) in your application.

  • If you can get the information from online resources (such as from the Graduate School website), you are giving me a strong negative impression that you don't even know how to find information, and that speaks very badly your research capability.

  • All email correspondence should bear “Graduate Student Openings 2016–17” as the subject line so I know it's not a computer-generated mass email.