The history of the Department of Computing (COMP) dates back to 1974 and it took lead in the development of computing education in the territory. With 40 years’ of success, today, COMP plays a strong role in performing world-class research and nurturing professional talents to support the society’s advancement. Its excellence is well-recognized internationally, which is evident by its high position in world university rankings. COMP was ranked for two years in a row, among the top 50 in Computer Science and Information Systems in the “QS World University Rankings” in 2013 and 2014. It was also ranked 40th in Computer Science in the “Best Global Universities Rankings” released by the U.S. News and World Report; 31st in Information and Computing Sciences in the 2013-2014 University Ranking by Academic Performance released by Middle East Technical University, Turkey; 51st to 75th in Computer Science in the “Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2014” released by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University; and 15th in Computer Science in the “National Taiwan University Ranking (NTU Ranking) 2014”, alongside other globally renowned institutions.
COMP is devoted to constructing a nurturing environment and creating excellent learning experiences for students, inspiring them to unleash their potentials into becoming future’s innovators. It delivers high quality research postgraduate programmes, taught master programmes and undergraduate programmes in computer science and multi-disciplinary areas of IT and enterprise computing. Its programmes integrate theories, systems and applications, meeting the needs of students who wish to pursue their career in computing related technology.
COMP has made significant contributions to research that makes impact, keeping up with the knowledge advancement and global development in computing and information technology and facilitates technology transfer. It engages in a full and extensive spectrum of research areas, with a strategic focus in human-centered computing and big data analytics. It demonstrates its research capabilities through impressive records of winning competitive research grants, high quality publications in prestigious journals and conferences, and strong industrial collaborations.
COMP has established strong partnership with local and overseas institutions and dominant industry players with joint labs and projects of high research and development values. It also advocates social commitment and responsibility as faculty members provide service and consultancy to a great number of local and overseas professional communities, committees and organisations and students contribute their IT professional knowledge in community service projects.