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(Hong Kong) The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) PhD Student Recruitment 2010 in Computer Science and Engineering


The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is recruiting PhD students to start in Fall 2010. We are looking for outstanding undergraduate students as well as outstanding graduate students with master’s degree with some research experience. We are looking for postgraduate students in all areas in computer science and related areas, including but not limited to, artificial intelligence, data and knowledge management, networks and networking systems, software technologies, theoretical computer science and vision and graphics. We also encourage students interested in multi-disciplinary areas such as bioinformatics, risk management and business intelligence and computational finance.


To find out more about us, please visit our CSE website at: http://www.cse.ust.hk


Our department consists of outstanding faculty members and graduate students with over 40 faculty members and over 100 PhD students. Our medium of teaching and research is English. Besides having a strong publication track record, our faculty and students are among the first to develop advanced and popular P2P systems, industry standards on RFID and sensor networks, computer graphics and vision systems, large-scale data mining and machine learning systems for Web search, GPU and parallel computing for database query processing, to name a few. After getting their PhDs, our students find jobs in worldwide research labs such as Microsoft Research, Google, IBM and top universities in Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. A student who has a master’s degree is expected to graduate with a PhD in 3 years, and an undergraduate degree to graduate in 4 years.


Starting in 2010, we are particularly happy to offer the prestigious Hong Kong PHD Fellowship of HK$20,000 (~USD 2,580) per month, plus a travel allowance of HK$10,000 (~USD 1,290) for three years. Exceptionally qualified PhD applicants (top 10% in class, >85% GPA, excellent English command) are welcome to contact potential faculty supervisors and apply by Dec 1, 2009. This fellowship award is offered centrally by University Grant Council of Hong Kong.


We also offer a large number of postgraduate research studentship awards at HK$156,000 per year (~USD 20,000/year) . Our admission requirement for English is one of recent TOEFL(cbt)>= 580, IELTS>=7, or TOEFL(ibt)>= 92 by the time you enter HKUST. Applicants can send application material to our PG program at any time, but preferably before March 15, 2010. More information is available at; http://www.cse.ust.hk/pg/ or write: pgadmin@cse.ust.hk


You can learn more about our Postgraduate Programs at; http://www.cse.ust.hk/pg/ and see where our PhD graduates go at: http://www.cse.ust.hk/pg/ourgraduates/

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