Research Excellence


We are devoted to undertaking impactful disciplinary research, keeping up with the knowledge advancement and global development in computing and information technology over the past four decades.

Our strengths:

  • We have been recognised in various world university rankings, including 120 in Computer Science and Information Systems in the “QS World University Rankings” in 2021; 36th in Computer Science in the "Best Global Universities Rankings" released by the U.S. News & World Report 2021; and 41st in Computer Science & Engineering in the “Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020” released by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
  • Among our dedicated team of academic staff, there are six IEEE Fellows, one IAPR Fellow, one IET/IEE Fellow, one Member of Academia Europaea, two ACM Distinguished Members and one SPIE Fellow.
  • Prof. Lei Zhang, our Chair Professor of Computer Vision and Image Analysis, is recognised on the list of “Highly Cited Researchers” for the fifth consecutive year from 2015 to 2020 by Clarivate Analytics for his exceptional research impact in the field of engineering. Prof. Zhang also ranks among the Top 1000 Scientists Ranking for Computer Science & Electronics 2020 by Guide2Research.
  • In the last five years, we have secured over 150 external competitive grants and consultancy projects, including 2 from Collaborative Research Fund (CRF), 3 from Research Impact Fund (RIF), 42 from General Research Fund (GRF), 14 from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 13 from Innovation & Technology Fund (ITF), etc.
  • We categorise the strengths of our faculty members and research personnel into six clearly defined Research Groups of expertise in which they produce globally recognised research achievements such as publications in prestigious journals and research paper presented in the following top conferences.