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					Project List for UROP 2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Complexity of the Project
Supervisor                   Department School Project Title                                                 Project Offering   Project Option         Vacancies Special Requirements                  Co-Supervisor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Optional Information)
                                                                                                             Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for                                                                      Moderate
                                                                                                                                                                 Fluency in English, basic
                                                                                                             Summer + Fall      Summer + Credit for
Yong ZHANG                   ACCT       SBM     The Subprime Mortgage Financial Crisis                                                                     5     accounting knowledge and great
                                                                                                                                Fall
                                                                                                                                                                 sesnes of responsibility
                                                                                                             Summer + Fall      Stipend / Credit for                                                                      Challenging
                                                Roles of Cdk5 in Transcriptional Regulation during                              Summer + Credit for
Nancy Y. IP                  BICH       SCIE                                                                                                              1-2
                                                Neuronal Apoptosis                                                              Fall

Chun LIANG                   BICH       SCIE    Characterization of DNA Replication-Initiation Proteins in   Summer + Fall      Stipend / Credit for      2-3    Minimum CGA of B, previous                               Moderate - Challenging
                                                Budding Yeast                                                                   Summer + Credit for              research lab experience preferred
                                                                                                                                Fall                             but not a must.
Chun LIANG                   BICH       SCIE    Study of DNA Replication in Human Cells                      Summer + Fall      Stipend / Credit for      2-3    Minimum CGA of B, previous                               Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                                                                Summer + Credit for              research lab experience preferred
                                                                                                                                Fall                             but not a must.
Randy Y. C. POON             BICH       SCIE    Molecular Characterization of a Novel Mammalian Cell         Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for       1     Biological background                                    Challenging
                                                Cycle Regulator                                              Summer + Fall /    Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                             Fall Only          Fall
Robert QI                    BICH       SCIE    Investigating Dynamic Cytoskeletal Organization and          Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for       2                                                              Challenging
                                                Regulation                                                   Summer + Fall      Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                                                Fall
Zilong WEN                   BICH       SCIE    Analysis of Myeloid Leukemia in a Mutant Zebrafish           Summer Only        Stipend / Credit for       1     Completion of BICH 121                                   Challenging
                                                                                                                                Summer
Jun XIA                      BICH       SCIE    Role PICK1-ICA69 in Protein Trafficking and Diseases         Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for       2     Year-2 students in Biochemistry or                       Moderate
                                                                                                             Summer + Fall      Summer + Credit for              Biology, CGA of B+ or above
                                                                                                                                Fall
Mingjie ZHANG                BICH       SCIE    Structure and Functions of Neuronal Signaling Proteins       Summer Only        Stipend / Credit for       2     Students should be highly
                                                                                                                                Summer                           motivated, and planning to further
                                                                                                                                                                 in graduate studies. Students
                                                                                                                                                                 major in Biochemistry will be given
                                                                                                                                                                 priority
King CHOW                    BIOL       SCIE    Design of Genetic Circuits and its Application by            Summer + Fall      Stipend / Credit for       4     Basic molecular biology knowledge                        Challenging - demand good
                                                Integrating Synthetic Biology Tools                                             Summer + Credit for              and some hand-on experience,                             discussion and coordination
                                                                                                                                Fall                             prior computer science knowledge                         within the group, and require
                                                                                                                                                                 on simulation will be a plus                             integration of engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          concepts in biology

King CHOW                    BIOL       SCIE    Molecular Genetic Study of Body Size                         Summer + Fall      Stipend / Credit for       1     Basic genetic skills, some basic                         Challenging - demand good
                                                                                                                                Summer + Credit for              molecular biology and statistics                         management of time,
                                                                                                                                Fall                             experience                                               candidate expected to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          observant in genetic screens

Hongbin LIU                  BIOL       SCIE    Physiological Study of Thermophilic Cyanobacteria            Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for      1-2    Biology background preferred          Dr. Hongmei JING   Moderate - Challenging
                                                (/Synechococcus/ spp.)                                       Summer + Fall /    Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                             Fall Only          Fall
Andrew L. MILLER             BIOL       SCIE    A Study of the Signaling Events and Molecular                Summer + Fall      Stipend / Credit for       1                                                              Challenging
                                                Mechanisms Regulating and Driving the Process of                                Summer + Credit for
                                                Embryonic Yolk-cell "Doming" during the Blastula Period of                      Fall
                                                Zebrafish Development
Andrew L. MILLER             BIOL       SCIE    A Study of the Signaling Events and Molecular              Summer + Fall        Stipend / Credit for       1                                           Stanley LAU        Challenging
                                                Mechanisms Regulating and Driving Peristaltic                                   Summer + Credit for
                                                Constrictions in the Fertilized Eggs of Barnacles                               Fall



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Karl TSIM           BIOL   SCIE   Delineation of Signaling Cascades in Regulating         Summer + Fall        Stipend / Credit for   2     Major in biology
                                  Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) in Osteoblasts during Bone                       Summer + Credit for
                                  Differentiation Process and by Trophic Factors                               Fall
Karl TSIM           BIOL   SCIE   Photo-capturing, Identification and Database Management Summer + Fall        Stipend / Credit for   2     Major in biology
                                  of Medical Plants Native in Hong Kong                                        Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                               Fall
Joseph T. Y. WONG   BIOL   SCIE   Commitment to Divide into Four: Multiple Fission as a      Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   2-3   Basic knowledge of cell biology and            Moderate
                                  Model for Studying Cell Growth                                               Summer + Credit for          molecular biology
                                                                                                               Fall
Joseph T. Y. WONG   BIOL   SCIE   Synthesis and Degradation of Cellulose as a Model for Cell Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   2-3   Basic knowledge of cell biology and            Moderate
                                  Size Regulation                                                              Summer + Credit for          molecular biology
                                                                                                               Fall
Chak CHAN           CBME   SENG   Crystallization of Atmospheric Aerosols                    Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1     Knowledge of atmospheric aerosols Arthur LAU   Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          is a plus
                                                                                                               Fall
Chak CHAN           CBME   SENG   Street-level Air Quality Measurements                      Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Knowledge of basic statistics and  N. T. LAU   Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          computer tools including EXCEL
                                                                                                               Fall                         and statistics tools with some
                                                                                                                                            programming experiences
Ying CHAU           CBME   SENG   Self-assembling Polymeric Carriers for Anticancer Drug     Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     1     Major in Chemical and Biomolecular             Challenging
                                  Delivery                                                   Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall            Engineering

Ying CHAU           CBME   SENG   Material Effect of Functionalized Self-assembling Petide   Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     1     Major in Chemical and Biomolecular             Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall            Engineering

Guohua CHEN         CBME   SENG   Advanced Design of Secondary Batteries                     Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1     Year-2 students of CBME / CHEM /               Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          PHYS / MECH
                                                                                                               Fall
Guohua CHEN         CBME   SENG   Advanced Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries               Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1     Year-2 students of CBME / CHEM /               Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          PHYS / MECH
                                                                                                               Fall
Henry H. N. LAM     CBME   SENG   Improving Data Analysis for Shotgun Proteomics             Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   6     Have interest and skills in C++
                                                                                             Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          programming. Students should first
                                                                                             Fall Only         Fall                         arrange a meeting with Prof. Lam
                                                                                                                                            by email at kehlam@ust.hk
Gordon McKay        CBME   SENG   Characterization of Activated Carbon and its Dye           Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1                                                    Moderate - Challenging
                                  Adsorption Capacity                                        Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                               Fall
Gordon McKay        CBME   SENG   Removal of Pollutants from Water by Adsorption             Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2                                                    Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                               Fall
Gordon McKay        CBME   SENG   Determination of the Washing Efficiency of Ash Residue     Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1                                                    Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                             Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                               Fall
King Lun YEUNG      CBME   SENG   Flow Synthesis of Nanomaterials in Microreactors and       Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     2
                                  Their Applications
King Lun YEUNG      CBME   SENG   Advanced Treatment Technologies for Endocrine              Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     2
                                  Disrupting Chemicals in Water Environment
King Lun YEUNG      CBME   SENG   Transdermal Microneedles for Painless Drug Delivery        Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1

Xiao Yuan LI        CHEM   SCIE   Chemo- and Bio-sensing at Three-phase Boundaries by        Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   2     Must have completed CHEM                       Challenging
                                  Electrochemical and Optical Techniques                                       Summer + Credit for          121/141/153/155/
                                                                                                               Fall                         222/244 and with CGA of 9.0 or
                                                                                                                                            above




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Jianzhen YU     CHEM   SCIE   Analysis of Humic-like Substances in Atmospheric            Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for   1     Must have completed CHEM               Moderate
                              Aerosols                                                                    Summer + Credit for          121/141/153/155/
                                                                                                          Fall                         222/244 and with CGA of 9.0 or
                                                                                                                                       above


Zongjin LI      CIVL   SENG   Influence of Admixtures on Resistivity of Concrete          Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1                                            Moderate

Zongjin LI      CIVL   SENG   Tougher Concrete or Mortar                                  Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1                                            Moderate

Chii SHANG      CIVL   SENG   Quantifying Parameters Influencing UV Transmittance in      Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     Basic knowledge in Physics and         Moderate - Challenging
                              Sewage                                                                                                   Chemistry
Chii SHANG      CIVL   SENG   Development of an Innovative UV - Ozone Process             Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     Basic knowledge in Physics and         Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                                                                       Chemistry
Y. K. TUNG      CIVL   SENG   Assessing Uncertainty Features of Rainfall Intensity        Summer Only     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Attained grade B- or above in          Moderate - Challenging
                              Quantiles and Intensity-Duration-Frequency Relations in                     Summer                       hydrology, hydraulics and
                              Hong Kong                                                                                                probability & statistics courses,
                                                                                                                                       some programming work is needed

Y. K. TUNG      CIVL   SENG   Assessing Uncertainty of a Hydraulic Model due to Its       Summer Only     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Attained grade B- or above in          Moderate - Challenging
                              Simplification                                                              Summer                       hydrology, hydraulics and
                                                                                                                                       probability & statistics courses,
                                                                                                                                       some programming work is needed

Gang WANG       CIVL   SENG   Investigation on blast loading effect on slopes and         Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     2                                            Moderate - Challenging
                              structures
Gang WANG       CIVL   SENG   Micromechanical property of heterogeneous material          Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     good numerical analysis skills, good   Moderate - Challenging
                              considering interface effect.                                                                            mathematics
Gang WANG       CIVL   SENG   Analysis of earth structures under earthquakes              Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     good numerical analysis skills         Moderate
Gang WANG       CIVL   SENG   Shear band simulation in soils using advanced numerical     Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     good numerical analysis skills         Moderate
                              methods
Gang WANG       CIVL   SENG   Automatic mesh generation and visualization for three-      Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     good computer skills                   Moderate - Challenging
                              dimensional large-scale numerical simulations
Yu-Hsing WANG   CIVL   SENG   An Exploratory Study on the Role of Frozen Energy to Soil   Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     2     Have taken CIVL 272                    Challenging
                              Dilatancy using DEM (Discrete Element Method)
                              Simulations
Yu-Hsing WANG   CIVL   SENG   An Exploratory Study on the Role of Rolling Resistance on   Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     2     Have taken CIVL 272                    Challenging
                              the Mechanical Response of Soils using DEM (Discrete
                              Element Method) Simulations
Yu-Hsing WANG   CIVL   SENG   Applications of Miniature Sensors in Geotechnical           Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     2     Have taken CIVL 272                    Challenging
                              Engineering
Limin ZHANG     CIVL   SENG   Assessment of Breaching Risks of Dams and Levees            Summer Only /   Stipend for Summer     2     Having background of probability       Moderate
                                                                                          Summer + Fall   + Credit for Fall            and statistics

Limin ZHANG     CIVL   SENG   Analysis of Bridge Fpundations under Ship Impact            Summer Only /   Stipend for Summer     1     Civil Engineering Students Only        Moderate
                                                                                          Summer + Fall   + Credit for Fall

Limin ZHANG     CIVL   SENG   Evaluation of Long-term Effects of the Geohazards           Summer Only /   Stipend for Summer     2     Possibility of a field trip            Moderate
                              Triggered by the May 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake               Summer + Fall   + Credit for Fall

Jidong ZHAO     CIVL   SENG   An Extensive Survey of Microscopic Properties of Soils      Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     Grade B- or above in CIVL 272          Moderate

Jidong ZHAO     CIVL   SENG   Urban Tunneling                                             Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     2     Grade B- or above in CIVL 272          Moderate - Challenging

Jidong ZHAO     CIVL   SENG   Random Packing of Granular Particles                        Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     Grade B- or above in CIVL 272          Moderate - Challenging




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Gary CHAN           CSE   SENG   Peer-to-Peer (P2P) and Wireless Networking              Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     2-5   Skills in computer metworking,
                                                                                                                                        software development (C++),
                                                                                                                                        networking programming,
                                                                                                                                        multimedia, and/or website design

Shing Chi CHEUNG    CSE   SENG   Game Development over Wireless Minicrs / Robots         Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     3
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Shing Chi CHEUNG    CSE   SENG   Bug Spider                                              Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     3                                           Sunghun KIM
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Shing Chi CHEUNG    CSE   SENG   Automated Tester of αGate Portal                        Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     3
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Cunsheng DING       CSE   SENG   Secret Sharing with the Chinese Remainder Theorem for   Summer Only       Stipend / Credit for   2     Basic knowledge of discrete                          Challenging
                                 Polynomials                                                               Summer                       mathematics and elementary
                                                                                                                                        number theory or linear algebra
Mordecai J. GOLIN   CSE   SENG   Random Points in the Plane                              Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-3   Basic background in probability
                                                                                         Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          theory and multi-dimensional (at
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall                         least 2) calculus, as well as
                                                                                                                                        knowledge of algorithms at least at
                                                                                                                                        COMP 271 level
Lin GU              CSE   SENG   Analysis of the Interaction of Operating Systems and    Summer Only       Stipend / Credit for   3     Students must have acquired a                        Challenging
                                 Virtual Machines                                                          Summer                       grade A- or higher in a course on
                                                                                                                                        operating systems (e.g. COMP
                                                                                                                                        252)
Sunghun KIM         CSE   SENG   API Recommendation System                               Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Sunghun KIM         CSE   SENG   Mining Bug Patterns                                     Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     4                                           S. C. CHEUNG
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Jogesh MUPPALA      CSE   SENG   Embedded Software Projects using the Beagle Board       Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Students should have taken COMP                      Moderate - Challenging
                                 (beagleboard.org)                                       Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          252
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall
Jogesh MUPPALA      CSE   SENG   Embedded Software Applications for Ebox-II using        Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Students should have taken COMP                      Moderate - Challenging
                                 Windows Embedded CE 6.0                                 Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          252
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall
Jogesh MUPPALA      CSE   SENG   Exploring the Google Android Platform                   Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Students should have taken COMP                      Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                         Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          252
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall
Wilfred S. H. NG    CSE   SENG   Maintaining Consistency of Probabilistic Databases      Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2-3   Good Math and CSE background                         Moderate
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                           Fall
Wilfred S. H. NG    CSE   SENG   Query Processing in Noisy RFID Database                 Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2-3   Good database and programming                        Moderate
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          background
                                                                                                           Fall
Wilfred S. H. NG    CSE   SENG   Clustering Techniques to Recommend Quality Information Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for   2-3   Good CSE background and                              Moderate
                                                                                        Summer + Fall      Summer + Credit for          programming techniques
                                                                                                           Fall
Lionel NI           CSE   SENG   Data Mining based on Population Information in a City   Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2-3   Excellent programming skills                         Challenging
                                                                                         Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall
Huamin QU           CSE   SENG   Visual Analysis of Financial News Articles              Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Excellent programming and                            Moderate
                                                                                         Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          analytical skills
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall



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Huamin QU           CSE   SENG   Visualization Techniques for 3D Virtual Urban           Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Excellent programming and                            Moderate
                                 Environments                                            Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          analytical skills
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall
Long QUAN           CSE   SENG   Visual Odometry                                         Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Good programming skills                              Challenging

Pedro SANDER        CSE   SENG   Vertex Cache Optimization                               Summer Only       Stipend / Credit for   1-5   Strong problem solving skills,                       Moderate
                                                                                                           Summer                       creative mind and strong C++
                                                                                                                                        programming skills
Chiew Lan TAI       CSE   SENG   Multi-touch Interfaces for 3D Modeling                  Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1-2   Good programming and Math skills                     Challenging

Chang XU            CSE   SENG   RFID-enhanced Robot Controlling System                  Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2     Good programming skills                S.C. CHEUNG   Moderate
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Chang XU            CSE   SENG   Active Testing System for Multi-threaded Programs       Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     1     Good programming skills                S.C. CHEUNG   Moderate
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Chang XU            CSE   SENG   Tool Set for Spreadsheet Testing                        Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2     Good programming skills                S.C. CHEUNG   Moderate
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Qiang YANG          CSE   SENG   Data Collection and Analysis for Data Mining            Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2-4   Students with statistics/machine
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          learning background are preferred
                                                                                                           Fall
Dit Yan YEUNG       CSE   SENG   Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Collaborative Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1     Good grade in COMP and MATH                          Moderate
                                 Filtering for Recommender Systems                       Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          courses
                                                                                         Fall Only         Fall
Charles C. ZHANG    CSE   SENG   The Browser-specific Specialization of Mobile OS        Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   2     Good understanding of operating
                                                                                                           Summer + Credit for          system
                                                                                                           Fall
Charles C. ZHANG    CSE   SENG   The Software Impact of Energy Consumption in Mobile     Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   2     Good understanding of operating
                                 Devices                                                                   Summer + Credit for          system
                                                                                                           Fall
Kevin J. CHEN       ECE   SENG   High Frequency Power Transistors: Device                Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Strong interest in microelectronics
                                 Characterization, Modeling and Circuit Applications                       Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                           Fall
Roger S. K. CHENG   ECE   SENG   Optimizing of Outage Probability in Multiuser Relay     Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Strong background in mathematics                     Moderate - Challenging
                                 Networks with Various Relay Forwarding Protocols                                                       and probability; good analytical and
                                                                                                                                        programming skills in Matlab

Roger S. K. CHENG   ECE   SENG   Survey on the Optimal Power Allocation between Pilot and Summer Only      Stipend for Summer     1     Strong background in mathematics                     Moderate - Challenging
                                 Data Transmission                                                                                      and probability; good analytical and
                                                                                                                                        programming skills in Matlab

Roger S. K. CHENG   ECE   SENG   Capacity Computation for Channels with Relays           Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Strong background in mathematics                     Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                                                                        and probability; good analytical and
                                                                                                                                        programming skills in Matlab

Pascale N. FUNG     ECE   SENG   Multilingual Speech Recognition                         Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Basic programming skills /                           Challenging
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          background in ELEC 333 preferred
                                                                                                           Fall                         though not required
Pascale N. FUNG     ECE   SENG   Distributed Search in the Semantic Web                  Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Strong in programming / interest in                  Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                         Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for          natural language processing /
                                                                                                           Fall                         information retrieval / interest or
                                                                                                                                        experience in smart phone
                                                                                                                                        programming




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Wing Hung KI        ECE    SENG   Study of Low Dropout Regulators                           Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     CGA of A- or above, good grade in    Challenging
                                                                                                                                           ELEC 102, ELEC 202 and ELEC
                                                                                                                                           304. Preferred to have studied
                                                                                                                                           ELEC 351. The UROP student is
                                                                                                                                           expected to work full-time during
                                                                                                                                           the assigned eight weeks of study,
                                                                                                                                           and should not take courses and
                                                                                                                                           long leave.
Hoi Sing KWOK       ECE    SENG   Solar Cells                                               Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2
                                                                                            Summer + Fall     Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                              Fall
Kei May LAU         ECE    SENG   Fabrication and/or Characterization of LEDs/Transistors   Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2     Strong interest in semiconductor     Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                            Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall            hands-on laboratory research

Vincent LAU         ECE    SENG   Cross Layer Optimization for the Next Generation Wireless Summer Only /     Credit Only            1-2   Completion of ELEC 214, ELEC         Challenging
                                  Systems                                                   Summer + Fall /                                314, ELEC 546 (or equivalent) with
                                                                                            Fall Only                                      good grades, strong background on
                                                                                                                                           convex optimization theory and
                                                                                                                                           wireless communications

Zexiang LI          ECE    SENG   Snake Robot Control                                       Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Control theory, experience in        Challenging
                                                                                                                                           robotic manipulation
Zexiang LI          ECE    SENG   Dynamic Modeling and Control for a Co-axial Helicopter    Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1

Philip K. T. MOK    ECE    SENG   Ultra-Low-Power Voltage Reference                         Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Have solid background in analog IC   Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                                                                           and good grades in ELEC 202.
                                                                                                                                           Preferred to have studied or
                                                                                                                                           currently studying ELEC 304.
Andrew W. O. POON   ECE    SENG   Optical Manipulation of Microparticles                    Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1     Completion of ELEC 342               Challenging
                                                                                            Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                            Fall Only         Fall
Li QIU              ECE    SENG   Wireless Feedback Control                                 Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1                                          Challenging

Li QIU              ECE    SENG   Research on Control Theory                                Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1                                          Challenging

Chi Ying TSUI       ECE    SENG   Thermal-aware Systems-On-Chip Design                      Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1     Completion of ELEC 301               Challenging
                                                                                            Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                            Fall Only         Fall
Man WONG            ECE    SENG   Modelling and Characterization of Solar Cell              Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     1
                                                                                            Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall

Jiang XU            ECE    SENG   Optical and Electronic Network-on-Chip for Multiprocessor Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   5     CGA at B+ or above                   Challenging
                                  Systems                                                   Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                            Fall Only         Fall
George Jie YUAN     ECE    SENG   Ultrasound Phase Array: the Design of Receiving           Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2     Good understanding of signal         Moderate
                                  Beamformer                                                Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall            processing, Matlab

George Jie YUAN     ECE    SENG   Lser Rangefinder Design for High Precision 3D Vision      Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2     Basic integrated circuit design      Moderate
                                                                                            Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall            knowledge

George Jie YUAN     ECE    SENG   Integrated Circuit Noise Analysis and Detection           Summer Only /     Stipend for Summer     2     Basic integrated circuit design      Moderate
                                                                                            Summer + Fall     + Credit for Fall            knowledge

Laura LIU           FINA   SBM    Asset-backed Securitization in Non-financial Firms        3 quota for       Stipend / Credit for   5     Accouting or Finance Major           Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                            Summer only       Summer + Credit for          Preferred
                                                                                            2 quota for       Fall
                                                                                            Summer + Fall


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Yuri TSERLUKEVICH          FINA   SBM    Real and Financial Hedging Incentives of the Corporations Summer Only   Stipend for Summer         2     Good Math Skills, MATLAB or SAS Ilona BABENKO   Challenging
                                                                                                                                                  Knowledge is a plus
Chu ZHANG                  FINA   SBM    Estimating Currency Risk from Currency Option Values    Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for       4     Familiar with Reuters data and                  Moderate
                                                                                                                 Summer + Credit for              option pricing theory
                                                                                                                 Fall
Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE   IELM   SENG   Postural Stability Effects on Human Performance         Summer + Fall   Stipend for Summer         1     Programming and statistical                     Moderate
                                                                                                                 + Credit for Fall                knowledge will be helpful

Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE   IELM   SENG   Loading Effects on Soft Tissue                          Summer + Fall   Stipend for Summer         1     Programming and statistical                     Moderate
                                                                                                                 + Credit for Fall                knowledge will be helpful

Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE   IELM   SENG   Laser Aiming Tracker                                    Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         1     Electronics and programming                     Moderate
                                                                                                                                                  knowledge
Xiangtong QI               IELM   SENG   Production Planning and Scheduling under Restrictive    Summer Only /   If Summer Session          1-2   For year-2 IELM students only                   Moderate
                                         Cash Flow                                               Summer + Fall   only, it will be credit-
                                                                                                                 bearing. If Summer
                                                                                                                 + Fall, it will be
                                                                                                                 stipend-bearing for
                                                                                                                 Summer
Kai Lung HUI               ISOM   SBM    Information Privacy, Secrecy, and Consumer Emotions: An Summer + Fall   Credit Only                1     Basic statistics (distributions,                Moderate
                                         Empirical Study                                                                                          hypothesis testing, etc)
James S. J. KWOK           ISOM   SBM    A Study of Efficient Order Taking Systems               Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         2                                                     Moderate

James S. J. KWOK           ISOM   SBM    A Study of Household Karaoke Services                   Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         3                                                     Moderate

Ronald LAU                 ISOM   SBM    Emerging Technology and Applications of Enterprise      Summer Only     Stipend / Credit for       1-3   Completion of ISOM 364                          Moderate - Challenging
                                         Systems                                                                 Summer
Mike SO                    ISOM   SBM    Financial Risk Management                               Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for       1-2   Students should have solid                      Challenging
                                                                                                                 Summer + Credit for              background in statictics and
                                                                                                                 Fall                             quantitative finance. Having good
                                                                                                                                                  grades in ISOM 254 and ISOM 352
                                                                                                                                                  will be an advantage.
Michael ZHANG              ISOM   SBM    Financial Outcome of Political Contributions            Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         4                                                     Easy - Moderate

Kwing Lam CHAN             MATH   SCIE   Analysis of Chang'E-1 Microwave Data                    Summer Only /   Stipend for Summer         2     CGA should not be lower than A-;                Moderate
                                                                                                 Summer + Fall   + Credit for Fall                completion of all relevant first-year
                                                                                                                                                  MATH and PHYS courses.
Kani CHEN                  MATH   SCIE   Adaptive Kelly Betting on Coin Tossing                  Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         2     Completion of MATH 241 and CGA                  Moderate
                                                                                                                                                  of A- or above in MATH / STAT
                                                                                                                                                  courses
Kani CHEN                  MATH   SCIE   Marginal Poisson Modeling in Football Games             Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         2     Completion of MATH 241/243/341                  Challenging
                                                                                                                                                  and CGA of A- or above in MATH /
                                                                                                                                                  STAT courses
Jishan HU                  MATH   SCIE   The Painleve Test                                       Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         3                                                     Challenging

Man Yu WONG                MATH   SCIE   On the Statistical Analysis of Bioassays                Summer Only     Credit Only                1     CGA of B+ or above; good                        Moderate
                                                                                                                                                  knowledge in Regression and any
                                                                                                                                                  satistical software
Man Yu WONG                MATH   SCIE   Hong Kong's Children Birth Cohort                       Summer Only     Stipend / Credit for       1     CGA of A- or above; good                        Challenging
                                                                                                                 Summer                           knowledge in Regression and any
                                                                                                                                                  satistical software
Man Yu WONG                MATH   SCIE   The Effect of Measurement Error with Complex Exposures Summer Only      Stipend / Credit for       1     CGA of A- or above; good                        Challenging
                                                                                                                 Summer                           knowledge in Regression and any
                                                                                                                                                  satistical software
Min YAN                    MATH   SCIE   Circle Stacking                                         Summer Only     Stipend for Summer         2     Knowledge of plane geometry and                 Easy
                                                                                                                                                  linear algebra



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Jany Kyo KIM         MECH   SENG   Emerging New Materials "Graphite and Graphene" for         Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Students majoring in Mechanical                     Moderate
                                   Nanoelectronics and Renewable Energy Applications          Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          Engineering, Chemical Engineering
                                                                                                              Fall                         or Chemistry are most preferable.
                                                                                                                                           Training will be provided.

David C. C. LAM      MECH   SENG   Prototype Development and Pilot Testing of Low Cost        Summer + Fall   Stipend for Summer     5     Experiences on micro-fabrication or                 Challenging
                                   Respiratory-Cardiovascular Biofeedback System                              + Credit for Fall            sensors integration or mobile
                                                                                                                                           device programming (Bluetooth,
                                                                                                                                           iPhone, Symbian, etc.) will be a
                                                                                                                                           plus
Yi Kuen LEE          MECH   SENG   Wireless Personal Health Monitoring System using MEMS Summer Only          Stipend for Summer     4     Major in MECH and/or ECE; god                       Challenging
                                   Motion Sensors                                                                                          programming and electronics skills

Shuhuai YAO          MECH   SENG   An Integrated Pressure Control System for Microfluidic     Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for   1     Software experience with                            Moderate
                                   Devices                                                                    Summer + Credit for          solidworks or Labview is preferred
                                                                                                              Fall
Shuhuai YAO          MECH   SENG   Study of Pool Boiling and Critical Heat Flux Enhancement   Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for   1     Fluid mechanics and heat transfer                   Challenging
                                   in Nanofluids                                                              Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                              Fall
Wenjing YE           MECH   SENG   Numerical Studies of Cellular Materials                    Summer Only     Stipend / Credit for   1                                                         Moderate
                                                                                                              Summer
Wenjing YE           MECH   SENG   Design and Fabrication of a MEMS Pressure Sensor           Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for   1                                                         Moderate
                                                                                                              Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                              Fall
Matthew M. F. YUEN   MECH   SENG   Design and Fabrication of an Electric Vehicle              Summer + Fall   Stipend for Summer     4     Completion of MECH 152 with            Lilong CAI   Challenging
                                                                                                              + Credit for Fall            grade of B+ or above

Riki TAKEUCHI        MGTO   SBM    Psychological Contract and Beyond                          Summer Only     Stipend for Summer     1     Basic Statistics in SPSS is a plus

Tian Wen CHEN        PHYS   SCIE   Studies in Quantum Information Theory                      Summer Only     Stipend / Credit for   3     Completion of PHYS 126
                                                                                                              Summer
Shengwang DU         PHYS   SCIE   Experiments with Cold Atoms                                Summer Only     Stipend for Summer      2
Kwok Kwong FUNG      PHYS   SCIE   High Speed Photography                                     Summer Only     Stipend for Summer      3    Interest in photography                             Moderate
Yilong HAN           PHYS   SCIE   Chiral Granular and Frustration in logic Circuits          Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Some background in electronics will                 Moderate
                                                                                              Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          be an advantage
                                                                                                              Fall
Yilong HAN           PHYS   SCIE   Combinatorics in Sphere Stacking and Network Properties Summer Only /      Stipend / Credit for   1-2   MATH, CSE or PHYS major, some                       Moderate - Challenging
                                   of Frustrated Spin Systems                              Summer + Fall      Summer + Credit for          background in combinatorics or
                                                                                                              Fall                         computer programming will be an
                                                                                                                                           advantage
Nian LIN             PHYS   SCIE   Fabrication and Characterization of Nano Kagome Lattices Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   2     Physics or Chemistry Major                          Challenging
                                   at Surfaces                                                                Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                              Fall
Nian LIN             PHYS   SCIE   Single Molecule Manipulation                               Summer + Fall   Stipend / Credit for   2     Physics or Chemistry Major                          Challenging
                                                                                                              Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                              Fall
Tai Kai NG           PHYS   SCIE   Transport Properties of Two-band Superconductors           Summer + Fall   Stipend for Summer     2     Physics major with basic training in
                                                                                                              + Credit for Fall            equilibrium Green's function
                                                                                                                                           perturbation theory technique
Kwok Yip SZETO       PHYS   SCIE   Game Theory and Multi-agent System                         Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible                   Moderate
                                                                                              Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                              Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                           at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                           appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                           project details.




                                                                                                                                                                                                             Page 8
Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Energy Landscape of Complex Systems                         Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Evolutionary Computation with Applications to Finance       Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Application of Evolutionary Game for Biology                Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Language Networks: Evolution of Language and Universal Summer Only /        Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                               Features                                               Summer + Fall        Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Frustrated Networks                                         Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Nonlinear Dynamics in Mathematical Biology                  Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Kwok Yip SZETO   PHYS   SCIE   Phase Coherence Problem in Classical and Quantum            Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   The student should be responsible    Moderate
                               Systems                                                     Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for          and reliable. Interested student
                                                                                                           Fall                         shoud contact Prof. Szeto by email
                                                                                                                                        at phszeto@ust.hk to make an
                                                                                                                                        appointment to discuss on the
                                                                                                                                        project details.

Zikang TANG      PHYS   SCIE   Optimizing Culturing Condition of Photosynthetic Bacteria   Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Prior lab experience preferred       Moderate
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                           Fall
Zikang TANG      PHYS   SCIE   Optimizing Culturing Condition of Chemoautotrophic          Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Prior lab experience preferred       Easy
                               Bacteria                                                    Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                           Fall
Zikang TANG      PHYS   SCIE   Transgenic Fluorescent-reporter Construction                Summer Only /   Stipend / Credit for   1-2   Prior lab experience preferred       Challenging
                                                                                           Summer + Fall   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                                           Fall

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Kam Sing WONG        PHYS   SCIE   Optical Studies of Individual Nanostructures               Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Some background in optics and                          Moderate
                                                                                                                                             laser will be an advantage
Michael K. Y. WONG   PHYS   SCIE   Routing of Multi-class and Labelled Traffic in Networks    Summer + Fall     Credit Only            1-2   Computer programming skills                            Challenging
                                                                                                                                             required
Michael K. Y. WONG   PHYS   SCIE   Studies in String Theory, Quantum Gravity and Cosmology Summer Only          Stipend for Summer     1     Completion of PHYS 191 or PHYS                         Challenging
                                                                                                                                             291
Michael K. Y. WONG   PHYS   SCIE   Studies in polymer Thin Films                              Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Completion of PHYS 191 or PHYS                         Challenging
                                                                                                                                             291
Zhiyu YANG           PHYS   SCIE   Hypersonic Properties of Nanoparticles in Polymer Matrix   Summer Only       Stipend for Summer     1     Must have done related research                        Challenging
                                                                                                                                             project before
Yun Chung CHEN       SOSC   H&SS   Urban Renewal and Redevelopment in Hong Kong               Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Have taken at least 3 H&SS                             Challenging
                                                                                              Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          courses
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall
Yun Chung CHEN       SOSC   H&SS   The Restructuring of the Hong Kong Film Industry           Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Have taken at least 3 H&SS                             Challenging
                                                                                              Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          courses
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall
Yun Chung CHEN       SOSC   H&SS   The Social Impact of Privatization: The Case of Link       Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Have taken at least 3 H&SS                             Challenging
                                   Corporation                                                Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          courses
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall
Barry V. SAUTMAN     SOSC   H&SS   Chinese Perspectives on Africa and Africans                Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-4                                            Hairong YAN   Moderate
                                                                                              Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall
Barry V. SAUTMAN     SOSC   H&SS   The 2008 Demonstrations by Chinese in North America        Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   1-3
                                   and Europe about the Tibet Question and Olympics           Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall
Ming SING            SOSC   H&SS   How are the Identities of Hong Kong Residents              Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   1     Grade B or above in courses in                         Challenging
                                   Developed?                                                                   Summer + Credit for          Hong Kong Politics / Hong Kong
                                                                                                                Fall                         Society / Political Science
                                                                                                                                             preferred, fluency in Chinese /
                                                                                                                                             English writing will be given priority

Ming SING            SOSC   H&SS   How to Improve Quality of Life in Hong Kong?               Summer + Fall     Stipend / Credit for   1     Grade B or above in courses in                         Challenging
                                                                                                                Summer + Credit for          Hong Kong Politics / Hong Kong
                                                                                                                Fall                         Society / Political Science
                                                                                                                                             preferred, fluency in Chinese /
                                                                                                                                             English writing will be given priority

Ming SING            SOSC   H&SS   Challenges to Democratic Development in Hong Kong and Summer + Fall          Stipend / Credit for   2     Grade B or above in courses in                         Challenging
                                   Elsewhere                                                                    Summer + Credit for          Hong Kong Politics / Hong Kong
                                                                                                                Fall                         Society / Political Science
                                                                                                                                             preferred, fluency in Chinese /
                                                                                                                                             English writing will be given priority

Kevin K. P. TAM      SOSC   H&SS   Intelligence, Creativity, Wisdom                           Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Proficiency in common computer                         Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                              Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          software and completion of
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall                         SOSC195 or SOSC 196 or SOSC
                                                                                                                                             221
Kevin K. P. TAM      SOSC   H&SS   The Psychology of Happiness                                Summer Only /     Stipend / Credit for   2     Proficiency in common computer                         Moderate - Challenging
                                                                                              Summer + Fall /   Summer + Credit for          software and completion of
                                                                                              Fall Only         Fall                         SOSC195 or SOSC 196 or SOSC
                                                                                                                                             221




                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Page 10
Michelle YIK   SOSC   H&SS   Chinese Emotion   Summer Only /   Stipend for Summer   2   Good command of English and/or        Moderate - Challenging
                                               Summer + Fall   + Credit for Fall        Chinese; Must have already
                                                                                        completed SOSC 195 or SOSC
                                                                                        196; NOT currently enroling SOSC
                                                                                        198; Interested parties shoud read
                                                                                        http://ihome.ust.hk/~emotion/Emoti
                                                                                        on-Web/Yik-09(chp).pdf based on
                                                                                        which to prepare a 600-word
                                                                                        statement indicating your area of
                                                                                        interest and send both the
                                                                                        statement and credentials to
                                                                                        Michelle.Yik@ust.hk. Qualified
                                                                                        applicants will be contacted for an
                                                                                        interview.




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