The PolyU Branch of Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Machine Intelligence and Advanced Computing is jointly established by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) in March 2014. The establishment of the branch laboratory serves as a recognition of our distinctive success in undertaking world-class research and delivering high-quality education over the past 40 years. Through fostering strategic research collaborations between the Department and SYSU on recent development in big data analytics and cognitive computing and facilitating the development of talents, the Key Laboratory will further enhance its impact in the international arena. Also, capitalizing the research strengths of PolyU and SYSU, the laboratory will be instrumental to advancing the technology frontier for the benefits of the nation’s development.
The networked lab is built on the partnership of two existing labs, namely the Advanced Enterprise Infrastructure Laboratory (sponsored by Cisco and Macroview Telecom) at the Department and the Digital Media Technology Laboratory at the School of Software, Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU). It aims to foster collaborations among students and researchers between the Department and SYSU. For example, PolyU and SYSU students can conduct group projects through the networked lab. Furthermore, PolyU and SYSU researchers can also conduct research projects based on their complementary expertise.