Pulse of HKUST
Project Description

Pulse of HKUST is one of the HKUST Sustainable Smart Campus as a Living Lab initiatives. It is an online visualization platform which promotes a data-driven smart campus by providing real time crowd information in the campus. It collects raw data about crowd distribution and movement from Wi-Fi data and CCTV videos, processes the raw data into purposeful information using big data analytic and machine learning framework, and displays the information using various interactive visualizations. Connected through Pulse of HKUST, university members or visitors would be able to observe crowd status at university facilities such as canteens and libraries, and access information about transportation such as expected waiting time at bus stations.

Pulse of HKUST will showcase our research excellence in big data analysis, visualization and human-computer interaction, and make HKUST a leader in the open-data movement, which provides better campus experience, higher life quality, and stronger sense of ownership.

This project is open for active and motivated UROP students who are interested in learning data mining and visualization techniques and hand-on experience in developing real-life applications.

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Applicant's Roles

You are expected to work on some research issues from this project.

1. Do a survey on similar projects in the world
2.Assist in developing data mining and visualization approaches to analyze real-time campus big data;
3. Assist in developing real-life web-based applications

Applicant's Learning Objectives

1. Hand-on experience in applying techniques to solve real-world problems;
2. Hand-on experience in system developments and managements;
3. Improve critical and creative thinking;
4. May contribute to a research paper.

Complexity of the project