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HKUST’s All-Round Efforts to help Fight COVID-19 Pandemic 

The unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19 since December 2019 has been sweeping across continents, this highly contagious virus has quickly flared up elsewhere and become an unforeseen global challenge.  The entire HKUST community as a global citizen has a role to play in the concerted response to this significant public health threat. 
 

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From Virus-slaying Air Purifiers to Delivery Robots, How HKUST Inventions are Fighting COVID-19

President Prof. Wei SHYY contributed an article to the World Economic Forum to talk about the collaborative efforts made by HKUST and its fellow allies to fight COVID-19. 

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Together, We Will Overcome

In face of the public health crisis of COVID-19, HKUST is joining the global community to fight against the coronavirus, by searching for new knowledge and innovating new solutions through joint efforts.

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Our Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

A pamphlet summarizing how our research teams have been working tirelessly on various fronts to fight against the coronavirus.

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HKUST Debunks COVID-19 Myths with Science

A research team led by Prof. Pascale FUNG of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (iCare) has won one of the 10 tasks of the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset Challenge (CORD-19 Challenge), and they have successfully used the system for debunking COVID-19 myths based on scientific evidence.

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HKUST Sets Up Platform for Real-time Reporting of Vaccine Target Recommendations for COVID-19

A research team led by Prof. Matthew MCKAY of the Departments of Electronic & Computer Engineering and Chemical and Biological Engineering established a novel web-based platform for reporting vaccine recommendations for COVID-19 to help scientists across the globe in the quest for an effective vaccine for the disease.

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De Kai, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, demonstrates how the interactive visualization of the simulation works.
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HKUST Co-led Study Suggests Universal Face Mask Wearing is Urgent Against Second Wave of COVID-19 Outbreak as Social Distancing Lifts

An interdisciplinary study led by Prof. De Kai of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering presented two theoretical models to predict the impact of face mask wearing and found that universal face mask wearing is urgent to suppress a second wave of COVID-19 outbreak as governments worldwide are planning to ease lockdown or social distancing measures.

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Autonomous Vehicle developed by HKUST Researchers Serve Community in mainland China during COVID-19 Outbreak

Self-driving vehicles developed by research team led by Prof. LIU Ming of the Departments of Electronic and Computer Engineering as well as Computer Science and Engineering have been deployed for delivery of groceries in Shenzhen, Suzhou, Shanghai and Zibo during lockdown.

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HKUST Researchers Develop a Smart Fever Screening System Offering a More Efficient Solution to Safeguarding Public Health
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HKUST Researchers Develop a Smart Fever Screening System Offering a More Efficient Solution to Safeguarding Public Health

A multidisciplinary research team led by Prof. Richard SO of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics has devised a new system which could help officials at the border points to easily identify and distinguish passengers with fever.

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HKUST Researchers Develop Smart Geo-Fencing Technology for Home Quarantine amid COVID-19 Pandemic

A team of researchers and engineers led by Prof. Gary CHAN, Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has innovated and designed an automated geo-fencing technology called “Signature Home”.

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HKUST Develops New Smart Antimicrobial Coating in Fight Against COVID-19

Developed by a team led by Prof. YEUNG King-Lun, Professor of the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and the Division of Environment & Sustainability, the new MAP-1 coating is highly versatile with an effective period of up to 90 days. MAP-1 coating provides lasting protection and surface disinfection against microbial contamination.

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Applying a Long-term Disinfection Solution Developed by HKUST to Local Schools

HKUST Engineering student ambassadors and staff went off campus and into local schools to spray a long-term disinfection solution developed by HKUST. Watch the spraying in action and their sharing!

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HKUST Scientists Shed Light on COVID-19 Vaccine Development

“Among the SARS epitopes that can trigger an immune action, we found a small fraction which exists in both SARS and COVID-19, with their genetic sequences being exactly the same. We believe these are the most likely candidates which can trigger an immune response against COVID-19,” said Prof. Matthew MCKAY.

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HKUST Researach Team Invents World's Fastest Coronavirus Detection Device Offering Diagnostic Results in 40 Minutes

A team led by Prof. WEN Weijia from the Department of Physics invented a portable COVID-2019 detection device with the latest microfluidic chip technology, which can detect the virus in just 40 minutes from sampling to testing, compared to the currently-used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology which takes between 1.5 to 3 hours.

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