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COVID-19: Tracking the Pandemic

COVID-19: Tracking the Pandemic

Rigorous research is the key to understanding COVID-19 and getting its spread under control. Scholars in the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (HKUMed) are at the forefront of this research and have rightly received attention from around the world for their significant findings. But scholars in other disciplines have also applied their expertise to reveal new characteristics about the pandemic. Here, engineering research shows how poor ventilation can increase risk of exposure to the virus, while business research shows how phone data can be used to track COVID-19’s spread in the population.

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Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap

A five-year research study on learning and assessment of digital citizenship in Hong Kong has shown a wide gap in competence levels across and even within schools. It is also proving prescient, given the arrival of COVID-19 and the sudden necessity for widespread learning online, and this has sparked a new study on how schools are coping.

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Easy Warning System

Easy Warning System

New scale gives quick warning of the likelihood of relapse in schizophrenic patients.

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Facial Recognition: The Next Phase

Facial Recognition: The Next Phase

Dr Ping Luo helped develop a facial recognition system that has outperformed competitors from Google and Facebook and that he is taking to the next step by applying it to social relationships and fashion.

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Sex among the Masses

Sex among the Masses

Professor Wu Cuncun has been digging out lesser-known songbooks and storybooks from Imperial China that offer a window into the sex and material lives of the lower classes.

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