Research and Development (R&D) activities are intensively conducted in the School of Information Technology. Faculty members and students work closely to produce high quality research works and publications. We also work with enterprises to provide R&D consulting services.

To manage the R&D activities efficiently, our school has established R&D groups called Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Currently, the pilot SIGs at the school are listed as follows:

  1. Data Science Group (SIGData) – The SIGData focuses on research areas including, but not limited to, data mining, data analytics, large database management, big data movement, and information retrieval.
  2. Pervasive Computing Group (SIGPervasive) – The SIGPervasive focuses on research areas including, but not limited to, ubiquitous computing, Biosensor technology, smart home, smart building and smart vehicle.
  3. Dependable Computing SIG (SIGDependableComp) – The Dependable Computing Systems SIG focuses on developing methods, tools, techniques and processes capable of avoiding, detecting, tolerating and removal of threats posed by computer-based systems to people, property, the environment and society in general.
  4. Open Research Group (SIGOpen) – This SIGOpen focuses on research areas which are not stated in the other SIGs.