State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City
The SKL IOTSC was founded in 2018 and it aims to provide for the needs of the country with the expertise of Macao and develop itself into a world-class laboratory with local characteristics. The laboratory has established its five research directions: intelligent sensing and network communication, urban big data and intelligent technology, smart energy, intelligent transportation and public safety and disaster prevention. By solving the key scientific and technical issues of the Internet of Things for smart city, the laboratory will put forward common theories, algorithms and systems that are of fundamental importance, and develop exemplary applications for smart city.
State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI
The AMS-VLSI Lab was jointly established by UM and the ASIC & System State Key Lab at Fudan University. The lab will use advanced nano chip technologies to conduct research in analogue and mixed signal integrated circuits and will also serve as a high-quality platform for the development of chip technology, human resources, software design and testing equipment through the training of master’s, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. The goal is to make the lab one of the most important silicon chip research centres in China.
Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering
Institute of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering at the University of Macau offers a well-balanced fundamental and applied research, which is a unique entity in bridging the gap between pure science and engineering. This interdisciplinary institute will combine the diverse research strengths and expertise at the University of Macau to develop real-world solutions to future technological challenges.
Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will focus on computational intelligence algorithms, visual and pattern recognition, intelligent analysis and prediction of data, machine translation, human language technology, natural language processing, human-machine communication, etc. The Centre will play a crucial role in developing Macao into a smart city at present and in the future. The long-term goal of the Centre is to promote the design, research and development and application of artificial intelligence technologies through evidence-based research, including smart healthcare, smart travel and gaming, business intelligence, etc. The Centre will also actively provide guidance to public sectors on such areas as the prescription and application of technical standards, and the protection and respect of personal privacy.
Centre for Regional Oceans
The State Council of The People’s Republic of China granted 85 square kilometers of watershed to Macau S.A.R. government for management in 2015 to maintain prosperity and stability and to achieve sustainable economic and social development in Macau. The Macau city and watershed are considerably complex with influence from different sources including seawater, Pearl River water runoff and storm surges. Effective use and protection of regional marine ecological resources is a significant challenge to maintain sustainable development of Macau. In 2019, the Faculty of Science and Technology (FST) of the University of Macau established the Centre for Regional Oceans (CRO) which aims to carry out cutting-edge scholarly research in the domains of coastal and marine civil engineering, ocean environment and ecology, ocean disaster prevention, ocean economics and big data for ocean. The objective is to promote academic exchanges and cooperation on regional ocean related topics. The establishment of CRO will greatly expedite the long-term development not only in Macau and but also in the Greater Bay Area of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau.
Centre for Engineering Research and Testing
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering established the Centre for Engineering Research and Testing (CERT) in the April of 2003. The establishment of CERT will advance the engineering professional capability of the construction industry, and it is absolutely positive for the future development of Macau. The directions and obligations of CERT are not only serving the construction industry such as providing construction quality assuring and building material testing, but also providing an ideal environment for students and researchers to study and practice.