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Joyful Moments on the Computing Programme Sports Day

In the afternoon of the 25th of November, the Computing Programme of the Macao Polytechnic Institute hosted a Sports Day at the Multisport Pavilion. All of the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and teachers of the programme took part in this event, which was full of variety and interest.

Two main sports were played among the students, including basketball (via full-court) and badminton (singles and doubles). More than 60 boys and girls competed with each other for different types of sports. Not only had the said participants the opportunities to stretch their muscles, but also to build up their spirit of team work and strengthen the relationship with other students and teachers. During the event, cheerleaders shouted all over the stadium and the atmosphere was really high. Full packs of snacks were provided, and a simple but grand award ceremony was held. We did have joyful moments during this cool but heart-warming autumn day.

After this event, we find that we are now much more connected, and are willing to listen and communicate with each other more often. We have built up a good practice for communication.


Research Achievements in Student Engagement in Our Computing Programme - the 9th Higher Education International Conference on the New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance

Supporting the needs for better teaching quality and learning experience, the teaching staff of the Computing Programme actively participated in the 9th Higher Education International Conference on the New Developments of Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance (, jointly organized by Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN). Well-known experts and scholars from the United Kingdom, Portugal, Ireland, Japan, Mauritius, the Mainland, Hong Kong, Macao and other countries and regions gathered in MPI to discuss various factors affecting the quality of teaching and learning in higher education and to share the development of quality assurance.

Carrying out our mission to focus on student needs to improve teaching quality and their learning experience, three research papers had been presented by the teaching staff of the Computing Program to share the good practice adopted in the teaching process to enhance the learning experience. In the paper “Investigating Perceived Difficult Topics and Factors Affecting Underachievement in Introductory Level Mathematics: A Case Study of Macao Polytechnic Institute”, this study aimed at identifying the difficult concepts in introductory level mathematics as perceived by students, and ascertaining the causes of the identified difficult mathematics topics at the university level.

Knowing the importance of student engagement as related to performance and persistence, retention and graduation rates, in the paper “Enhancing Student Engagement Through Extracurricular Activities: A 4-Year Cohort Study of Computing Students at the Macao Polytechnic Institute”, it shared the experience of Computing Programme implementing a wealth of extracurricular activities throughout the academic years in an effort to raise the engagement levels of its undergraduates, especially for the first year students. Findings showed that there were significant gains on four of the five engagement areas for the graduating cohort, specifically: Level of Academic Challenge, Active and Collaborative Learning, Enriching Educational Experiences, and Supportive Campus Environment.

In “An Integrated Outcome-based Curriculum for Developing Research and Project Skills in Computing”, it presented the three-phase curriculum to equip the students with the skills and experience in taking up the Final Year Project challenge. The effectiveness of this curriculum was evidenced by the improvement in report quality, successful application of patents and research paper publications in recent years.

These paper presentations stimulated feedbacks and discussions among the participants. The Computing Programme, devoted to strive for excellence in teaching and learning, will continue to seek opportunities to improve the various aspects of our students' learning experience. The Computing Programme has successfully achieved higher education academic accreditation granted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) from 2009 to 2020. It will continue its commitment to quality teaching, academic development and research as well as creating better learning opportunities and teaching environment for our students.

A photo with the authors of two of the papers: Dr. Rita Tse (third from the right),
Mr. Philip Lei (second from the right) and Dr. Ines Lau (third from the left).

A photo with the authors of the paper “Investigating Perceived Difficult Topics and
Factors Affecting Underachievement in Introductory Level Mathematics:
A Case Study of Macao Polytechnic Institute”,
Dr. Yip Lee Wah (in the middle) and Dr. Edmund Yung (third from the left).



WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS to Our Computing Students Liu Xiao Yue and Wang Song Yi for Achieving the 3rd Prizes at the 15th "Challenge Cup" Extracurricular Academic, Science and Technology Project Competition 


Visit by University of Coimbra and delegates

University of Coimbra and delegates visited our institute for further strengthening our relationship and also seeking new collaboration opportunities/projects and knowledge exchange. The delegates, students from Computing Programme and Chinese-Portuguese Translation Programme attended the Cultural Exchange Student Forum organized by MPI.


    【本報消息】澳門理工學院訊:為深化與葡國高等院校的交流合作,實踐互訪式學術交流機制,澳門理工學院公共行政高等學校及學生事務處,日前接待葡萄牙科英布拉大學代表團,並與他們舉行座談會。代表團由負責海外學習及交流事務的安東尼奧 · 文弟士(António José Mendes)帶領,成員包括體育教練和各個專業的學生,抵澳後進行為期一周的學術訪問、文化交流和體育訓練。到訪旨在促進彼此的溝通和聯繫,尋求更大的合作契機。






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Experience Sharing: The Road to become a World Champion

The Road to become a World Champion of Web Design and Development

Date: 25th October 2017

Time: 16:00pm to 17:00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre #3, Wui Chi Building

Speaker: Jack Fong 


Computing student Receiving Gold Medal in the "44th World Skills Competition --Web Design and Development"

Warm congratulations to our computing student Fong Hok Kin for receiving the Gold Medal in the "44th World Skills Competition --Web Design and Development"

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Seminar: Digital Image Watermarking

Date: 25th October 2017

Time: 15:00pm to 16:00pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre #3, Wui Chi Building

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Choi 

This seminar is an introduction of digital image watermarking. Digital watermarking is a process of embedding some information into a digital signal, just like audio, images or video, which are commonly used for authentication and attachment of ownership information, and the information embedded can be extracted or detected in later procedure. Due to the fact that current copyright laws is inadequate to fully protect the rights of the digital data holders, hence, digital watermarking emerges to resolve the issue, to protect digital contents from illegal copying and modification.

Among digital image watermarking schemes, there is a category of digital watermarking schemes known as reversible digital watermarking, which allows total recovery of the original image without any distortion after the hidden data is retrieved from the marked content. In this seminar, different reversible image watermarking algorithms are introduced.



Computing students Receive 1st Prize and 2nd Prize in the "44th World Skills Competition (Macao Qualification)--Web Design and Development"

Warm Congratulations to Our Computing students for receiving 1st Prize and 2nd Prize in the "44th World Skills Competition (Macao Qualification)--Web Design and Development"


Building Bridges: Gaming and Technology are reshaping the Gambling industry’s new Digital Business

As invited by the Computing programme, Mr. Peter DeRaedt from the Gaming Standard Association (GSA) has given a talk to the Computing students on 20 September 2017 in the Lecture Theatre 3, Wui Chi Building, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI). His topic was about how to reshape the digital business of the gaming industry using technology. 

Mr. DeRaedt has pointed out that by combining traditional casino games with new technologies, we can produce new forms of games that are more appealing to the new generation of players. Recently, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are hot in the World. It is likely that they would offer incredible opportunities for creating a totally new immersing experience, allowing for virtual interaction within the walls of any casino property. For example, using AR applications, we can map statistical data on a roulette table or black jack table. In this way, a player has more information on the outcomes of that particular table and he would feel empowered. Gaming will shift from game centric to system centric to player centric. 

Mr. DeRaedt also emphasized that the global market size of the gaming industry is estimated to be MOP$635 billions by 2022, in terms of gaming revenue. As Macao is taking the biggest share in the World gaming market, it will bring more opportunities to Computing students in Macao, especially whom majoring in the gaming technology. 



由澳門郵電局、澳門理工學院、澳門生產力暨科技轉移中心及澳門互聯網資訊中心(HNET亞洲有限公司代表營運)聯合主辦的“2017澳門互聯網管治論壇暨IPv6及物聯網發展研討會”於澳門理工學院舉行,百多名來自英國、香港及澳門的專家學者、業界精英及大專師生參加,相互交流,成果。 研討會以『中港台日韓異體字發展』及『澳門IPv6及物聯網發展』為主題,期望通過互相交流,集思廣益,為澳門如何建設及维持網絡之永續發展提供多角度的思維與理念,為社會的發展出謀獻策。

澳門郵電局代副局長譚韻儀女士、澳門理工學院副院長嚴肇基教授、澳門生產力暨科技轉移中心資訊系統及科技部高級經理林濤先生、澳門行政公職局代表 José Gabriel Rosário dos Santos 先生、科學技術發展基金行政委員會委員陳允熙先生、澳門科學館舘長邵漢彬先生共同出席論壇開幕儀式。


澳門理工學院副院長嚴肇基教授表示,作為公立高等學府,理工學院在學術科研及人才培育,不斷努力,以配合社會及區域發展的需要。理工和郵電局設立的IPv6網絡科研實驗室,向本澳各機構及市民推廣IPv6這第二代互聯網協議,持續進行科研開發及人才培育。 嚴肇基副院長指出實驗室在IPv6推廣上,已有一系列IPv6系統展示,包括IPv6互聯網展示網絡、網絡電話系統、遠程攝像機、串流視頻等,並將持續提升展品水平,以智慧家居向市民展示科技,提高生活質素,讓澳門市民了解科技的最新發展。 在科研方面,實驗室在發表科研文章的同時,還積極研發各種IPv6及物聯網相關的應用項目,最近實驗室為中葡機器翻譯而進行一個IPv6網絡系統的發明專利申請,是一個跨領域的研究項目,期望IPv6能與其他領域產生共鳴,提高協作效益。 在人才培育上,將加大力度培養優秀學生,使他們能掌握智慧城市的相關理論和知識,在軟硬件開發方面,做到經驗和能力兼備,令學生在大學畢業後就能配合工作所需,直接投入市場工作,為澳門服務。

論壇和研討會主題是『澳門互聯網管治論壇-中港台日韓異體字發展』及『澳門IPv6及物聯網發展』,來自英國、香港以及澳門業界的專家和學者,一同分享他們的研究及應用成果,包括由理工-倫大資訊系統研究中心主任Laurie Cuthbert 教授主講的 “IPv6 & IoT”、澳門生産力暨科技轉移中心對外合作暨拓展部高級經理曾澤瑤先生主講的“GS1標準在物聯網中的應用”、香港互聯網服務供應商協會主席葉旭暉先生主講的“IPv6使用現況及趨勢”、澳門互聯網資訊中心營運總裁梁耀漢先生主講的“.澳門 中文域名”、以及由中文域名協調聯合會、香港國際仲裁中心和 Dot Asia Organisation 主持的討論環節“中文域名異體字的發展”。

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Macao IGF 2017/IPv6 and IoT Development

Date: 26th September 2017

Time: 10:30am to 16:00pm

Venue: Lecture Theater 2, Wui Chi Building 



MPI hosts awards ceremony for the 9th Macao-wide IT Competition – ALICE 3D Programming Contest

To continuously enhance and nurture the interest of students and the Macao community in creative technology and 3D programming, Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) has organised the ‘Macao-wide IT Competition – ALICE 3D Programming Contest’ every year since 2008. Now in its ninth year, this competition has become very popular in the local academic sector. The theme of this year’s contest is ‘Macao – our livable city’.

With our standard of living ever increasing, public attention on livable cities has surged. A livable city encompasses many aspects: in addition to having a desirable natural environment, other areas such as its economy, culture, transportation, public security and competitiveness are also of great importance. The Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities in 2016, released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, ranked Macao in fourth place in terms of the livability among 289 cities in China (including cities in Taiwan and Hong Kong). The Five-Year Development Plan of the Macao SAR released last year also mentioned that Macao should be further developed as a ‘smart’ city.

Competitors this year mostly focused on creating projects related to the protection of our ecological environment and the need to regulate and develop a green city. Competitors were also keen to offer solutions to make better use of public transportation for the convenience of citizens and tourists in small yet crowded Macao. Using ALICE 3D programming, these projects reflected the competitors' understanding and vision of what makes a livable city, as well as their love towards Macao, their beautiful home.

Many competitors mentioned that while developing their projects for this competition they had been able to further master their 3D programming skills as well as improve their creativity and team-building techniques. Also, participating teams stated that they were able to take home some valuable feedback from the judging panel during the oral presentation stage.

The contest was once again co-organised by the Gaming Standards Association and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), sponsored by Canon Hong Kong Company Limited (Macao Branch), and supported by the Macao Education and Youth Affairs Bureau and the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau.

As in past years, the competition received an enthusiastic response with 89 entries consisting of 260 contestants representing Macao's tertiary institutions, secondary schools and all sectors of the community.

During the competition, MPI provided specialised training in ALICE 3D programming to let participants gain a better understanding of the programming skills needed to complete their projects. MPI invited external experts onto the judging panel to ensure that the judging process is both fair and authoritative. This panel comprised the following distinguished academics: Professor Lee Ho Man from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Wu Zhimei from the Multimedia Communication & Network Engineering Research Center, Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing); Professor Wang Lili from the School of Computer Science & Engineering at Beihang University (Beijing); Dr. Angus Wong from the School of Science and Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong and Dr. Wang Yapeng from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at QMUL.

The results from the judges revealed that this year’s projects closely resembled the contest theme and were evenly matched in terms of quality. Winning entries demonstrated not just the contestants’ superb 3D programming skills, but also the livability of Macao, a city which for over 400 years has enjoyed a unique mix of cultures from the East and West.

The ‘9th Macao-wide IT Competition – ALICE 3D Programming Contest Awards Ceremony’ was held at MPI on 28th July where the officiating guests in attendance were Professor Lei Heong Iok, President of MPI; Ms. Tam Van Iu, Acting Deputy Director of the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau; Ms. Lai Iok In, Division Head of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, and Mr. Guo Gui, principal representative of Canon Hong Kong Company Limited (Macao Branch). Winners of this contest, their teachers and representatives from the respective secondary schools were also present at the ceremony.

Professor Im Sio Kei, Vice President of MPI, delivered a speech at the awards ceremony, noting that the competition will further support the popularity and application of information technology in Macao, providing a good platform for contestants to demonstrate their achievements. As the competition enters its tenth year, MPI will continue to organise similar events for students and the general public who have an interest in this area, bringing them together to showcase their talents and engage in productive discussions with their peers.

Students Chao Hio Fong and Kuok Chi Hou, under the mentorship of their teacher Leong Chon Hou from Colégio Diocesano de São José 4th Branch, won first prize in the Secondary School Category with their project titled ‘ROAD’. Another project with the title ‘Your ideal livable city’ by students Lei Sio Kuan, Tsai Szu Huei and Wu Ying (instructed by Lo Wai Fo) of the Workers' Children High School won second prize. The ‘Government simulator’ project by students Lei Ian Tong and Sou Ioi Teng (instructed by Kuan Hou Wang) from the Affiliated School of the University of Macau won the most creative idea prize, while ‘The story of a wimpy child’ entry by Ho Sin Ian, Ip Weng Chi and Chao Cheng Neng (instructed by Chao Iok Kuan), also of the Workers' Children High School, ‘A policy for the people – building Macao as a livable city’ by students Ng Kit Lan and Lei Ka Hei (instructed by Cheang Kuai Cho) from Fong Chong School of Taipa, and a third project titled ‘Me and my wand of a livable city’ by Chou Chan Wai, Kuan Kin Weng and Chio Song Lok (instructed by Hoi Heng Hou) from Xin Hua Middle School were awarded merit awards. In the Open Category, the entry ‘Making a move to a livable city’ by Lou Wai Fo and Hoi Nei Tat won first prize, and a project titled ‘My livable city – Macao’ by Chan Ka Weng, Zhu LingXi and Li XinWei won second prize.

The winning teams from the two categories demonstrated their projects at the awards ceremony, all of whom were rewarded with very positive recognition and applause from the audience.

Professor Marcus Im, Vice President of MPI, delivers his opening speech at the awards ceremony


Group photo of the 9th Macao-wide IT Competition – ALICE 3D Programming Contest

First prize winning team of the 9th Macao-wide IT Competition – ALICE 3D Programming Contest (Secondary School Category)


First prize winning team of the 9th Macao-wide IT Competition – ALICE 3D Programming Contest (Open Category)


MPI students win silver award at the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition

Students and teachers from the Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) participated in the grand finals of the ‘2017 Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition’ held in Hong Kong from 3-5 July. Tens of thousands of university students took part in this annual event which aims to promote innovative thinking. A project team comprising four MPI students: Lam Choi Ut, Song In Man, Ngai Chong Cheong and Lai Chi Meng won the silver award at the competition, bringing great honour to Macao. The student team worked on a project entitled ‘Big-data based smart parking management solution’ under the supervision of Dr. Jacky Tang, Associate Professor of MPI’s Computing programme.

Now in its 12th year, the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition is an advanced IT competition for university students in the Chinese Mainland. This competition has gained much prestige in the industry and academic arenas. Students from 18 cities and regions, including Guangdong, Jiangxi, Fujian, Hunan, Hainan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guangxi, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao participated in the competition. The contest has encouraged interaction between university students of the four regions across the Straits, improving their professional capabilities.

Lam Choi Ut, Song In Man, Ngai Chong Cheong and Lai Chi Meng, four students from MPI’s Computing programme, collaborated in their efforts in the project inspired by the concept of a smart city with the topic ‘Big-data based smart parking management solution’. Under the supervision of Dr. Jacky Tang, this project gained recognition with a silver prize at the competition. This project made use of electronic license plates to collect data related to the movement of vehicles, allowing drivers and managers to take note of real-time situations of a car park. Consequently it would tackle problems of the allocation of car park resources in view of increasing traffic.

According to Dr. Tang of MPI’s Computing programme, the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition is a good platform to nurture students’ technical capability and creativity. Dr. Tang affirmed that the splendid achievement gained by MPI students is the fruit of their hard work and perseverance, noting that his students have put in a lot of effort to strive for perfection and recognition. At the award ceremony Dr. Rita Tse, Director of MPI’s School of Public Administration, was presented with an award in recognition of her contributions as well as of MPI’s remarkable performance at the competition.

MPI’s Computing programme has been playing an active role in nurturing IT professionals. Accredited by UK’s Institution of Engineering and Technology in 2011, it is the first higher education programme in Macao successfully going through an international academic review. Students, upon meeting the required academic standards, are eligible to apply for internationally recognised professional qualifications in the UK when they graduate. Graduates thus enjoy bright prospects in the job market. In addition, MPI has established collaborations with globally renowned universities, allowing outstanding graduates of the Computing programme to pursue graduate studies overseas.

MPI’s Computing students and teachers win silver award at the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition with their project entitled ‘Big-data based smart parking management solution’


Dr. Rita Tse, Director of MPI’s School of Public Administration (second right), receives a contribution award at the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition


Inauguration of the 18th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks

The 18th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2017) was inaugurated at Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) on 13 June. Over 130 scholars from 26 countries/regions and 71 universities and research institutes gathered in Macao to discuss the latest global trends in science and technology. The symposium covers a wide range of technical aspects of wireless communications, the Internet of Things, big data and smart cities. The organiser hopes to demonstrate the development and the strength of science and technology in Macao through this joint symposium in order to enhance the level of scientific research in wireless communications, network and mobile technology, multimedia networks and related areas such as the concept of smart cities.

The WoWMoM 2017 began at 09:15 on 13 June at Macao Polytechnic Institute. Officiating guests at the opening were Professor Lei Heong Iok (President of Macao Polytechnic Insititute), Professor Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA), Professor Marco Conti (Institute of Informatics and Telematics - CNR, Italy), Dr Yue Gao (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Professor Laurie Cuthbert (MPI-QMUL Information Systems Research Centre, Macao), Professor Xiong Zhang (Beihang University, China), Professor Mario Gerla (Joint Research Center in Ubiquitous Computing & UCLA, USA), Dr Liu Yonghe (University of Texas at Arlington, USA), Dr Rita Tse (Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao), Dr I Chih-Lin (China Mobile Research Institute, China), Professor Zhang Wei (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Professor Salil Kanhere (University of Bologna, Italy).

At the opening ceremony, Professor Lei Heong Iok, President of Macao Polytechnic Institute, stated that with the strong support of the government, Macao is becoming one of the first “smart cities” in the region. Professor Lei expected that many of the latest information technologies, such as the Internet of Things, will soon be implemented and integrated in the city to improve the development of the Special Administrative Region as well as maximize the efficient use of its resources. By hosting this conference in Macao, MPI can provide a platform for experts from around the world to gather and to exchange new findings and technical insights as to how to build a society that is more efficiently connected than ever before.

Dr Gao Yue, General Co-Chair of WoWMoM 2017 and the representative of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), informed the conference participants that QMUL is one of only 24 Russell Group universities in the United Kingdom, a prestigious and research-intensive network of world-class universities that includes the universities of Oxford and Cambridge in its ranks. QMUL has 7 Nobel Prize winning staff and alumni and was ranked 9th in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 among 135 universities in the UK. Dr Gao expressed his great honour at co-chairing the MPI-based WoWMoM 2017 Symposium with Professor Marcus Im. The WoWMoM 2017 attracted 104 submissions from 26 countries, with 21 accepted full papers and seven short papers, constituting an acceptance rate of 27%. Local staff at MPI also arranged a series of exciting social events for the conference participants. Dr Gao would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the organising committee for their support in the past year, making it possible for them to gather at MPI. Dr Rita Tse, representative of Professor Marcus Im who is also the Vice President of MPI and General Co-Chair of WoWMoM 2017, expressed her gratitude towards the organisers for their great support in providing a platform for the exchange of views and ideas on future communications technology for Macao and scholars from all over the world.

As a prominent international conference, this symposium was organised by Macao Polytechnic Institute, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and IEEE Computer Society, the Technical Committee on Computer Communications, Queen Mary University of London, UK,and Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.This symposium was hosted by the University of Coimbra in Portugal last year. The keynote speakers of this symposium are Dr I Chih-Lin who will deliver a speech on “Feeling the Pulse of 5G” and Professor Petri Mähönen from RWTH Aachen University who will give a speech on “Post 5G: Is This The End of Telecommunications?”

The symposium will last for four days and includes discussions on special topics, as well as workshops, displays and a Doctoral forum. Discussion topics include high efficiency multimedia networks, next-generation networks, wireless network analysis and optimization, context awareness, wearable technology and social networking, localisation and tracking techniques, data analysis and machine learning, mobile data streaming, multimedia systems optimization, resource management and thin provisioning related areas.

The 18th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks was inaugurated at Macao Polytechnic Institute

Professor Lei Heong Iok, President of Macao Polytechnic Institute, expressed his vision of Macao as steadily moving forward to become a "smart city"


Dr Gao Yue, General Co-Chair of WoWMoM 2017 and the representative of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), introduced the submission of papers



Dr I Chih-Lin, Chief Scientist of Wireless Technologies in China Mobile Research Institute, delivered a speech on “Feeling the Pulse of 5G”.


Dr Rita Tse, representative of Professor Marcus Im (General Co-Chair of WoWMoM 2017 and Vice President of Macao Polytechnic Institute), expressed her gratitude to all the organisers for their great support of the symposium


Macao Polytechnic Institute’s research patent was invited to be presented at the G7- Environment 2017 and deployed in Portugal and Italy respectively

On June 6, Macao Polytechnic Institute’s (MPI) research patent in Big Data Application, “Canarin: A cloud-based real-time environmental monitoring system”, was invited by the University of Bologna, Italy, to be presented at the G7-Environment 2017 of the 43rd G7 Summit held in Italy, and was commended by experts and scholars from all over the world. To promote cross-cultural / cross-country dialogue and national cooperation, interaction, unity and sustainable development, forums devoted to environment, health, transportation, culture, science, agriculture, finance, labor etc. have been convened. Professor Marcus Im, Vice President of MPI, led a delegation to attend the forum.

Canarin, being the research outcome of the teaching staff and student of the Computing Program of MPI in 2015, had won the Gold Award of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition 2016, as well as the Silver Award of the 16th Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) Award. The real-time environmental monitoring system can be applied to monitor the environment, especially in the protection of cultural heritage. The working principle is to apply specific algorithms at the cloud-based server to aggregate environmental factors such as PM2.5, UV radiation, atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity etc. collected through dispersed sensor nodes to provide the necessary data for developing efficient environmental policy. This intelligent way of monitoring environmental change can be used to replace the traditional fixed-point systems, and be greatly beneficial to monitor and improve the environment and air quality.

Recently, MPI has been invited by the University of Coimbra, with a history of over 700 years in Portugal, to install the real-time environmental monitoring system in their Joanina Library and Science Museum. At the invitation of the University of Bologna in Italy, MPI has launched the first phase of installing the real-time environmental monitoring system on 60 bicycles for collecting environmental data in the historic city of Bologna for local environmental assessment.

MPI’s research patent being invited to showcase in G7- Environment 2017 in Italy, and deployed in Portugal and Italy demonstrates the academic level of Macao Polytechnic Institute and that of the higher education institutions in Macao. This is the outcome of the vigorous support of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR and the general community of Macao.


The research team of MPI participated in the G7- Environment 2017


MPI’s research patent "Canarin: A cloud-based real-time environmental monitoring system" was used in Italy


Vice-Rector of the University of Bologna, Italy (second from left) and the delegation of Macao Polytechnic Institute discussed academic and research cooperation


Canarin was deployed in the Joanina Library of the University of Coimbra, Portugal


Macao Polytechnic Institute invited to the Seminar “Big Data for Big Impact”

For the 2017 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, the seminar “Big Data for Big Impact”, organized by Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau(CTT), was held in the Macao Tower on 17 May 2017. Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) was honorably invited to attend the seminar, exchanging opinions with the industrial and educational IT experts on the hottest topics regarding the big data, smart city and internet of things. It was fruitful and rewarding. 

Postmaster General of CTT, Wai Meng Lau (Middle) and Director of School of Public Administration, MPI, Dr. Rita Tse (Left)

Department Head of the Telecommunications Technologies and Resource Management of CTT, Billy Ip (Second from the left) and MPI representatives.


Collaboration of Macao Polytechnic Institute and Macao Post Strengthened

To continuously enhance the collaboration between Macao Polytechnic Institute (MPI) and Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau(CTT) on the next generation of Internet (IPv6), on 14 March 2017, Professor Marcus Im, the Acting President of MPI, Dr. Rita Tse, the Director of the School of Public Administration, and Dr. Chan Tong Lam, the Coordinator of the Computing program welcomed Mr. Francisco Leong, the Department Head of the Telecommunications Technologies and Resource Management of CTT, Mr. Billy Ip, the Head of the Division of the Telecommunications Technologies, and Mr. Lei Kuong Leong, the Head of the Division of the Resource Management. They exchanged their opinions in the collaboration of IPv6 promotion, research and development in Macau. Despite the fact that IP addresses run out, the demand of IP addresses continues to increase. IPv6 becomes the solution to resolve this situation as it provides almost unlimited number of IP addresses. Both parties agreed to work together and be well-prepared for the changeover.

The IPv6 Network Research Laboratory is a successful collaboration between MPI and CTT since 2013. Over the past 4 years, the laboratory has organized several IPv6 seminars/workshops to increase IPv6 awareness and facilitate IPv6 take-up. We will continuously play a key role in raising awareness and encouraging the deployment of IPv6.

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A group photo of Macao Polytechnic Institute and Macao Post. 

IPv6 Network Research Laboratory.


HKYAA Members visiting Our Gaming and Entertainment Information Technology Research and Development Centre

Four key members of the Hong Kong Youth Aviation Academy (HKYAA) Limited visited the Gaming and Entertainment Research and Development Lab of our Computing Program on March 27, 2017. Two of them are Boeing 777 captains. HKYAA is formed by professionals in the Hong Kong aviation industry with missions to inspire people by exploring different areas of aviation, and to promote aviation interests and the pursuit of aviation knowledge.

During the visit, HKYAA members highly appreciated the realistic simulation and the effectiveness of the newly installed Cessna 172 Simulator in training new pilots. They shared with us their experience as pilots and trainers in the aviation industry. We showed our vision on the flight simulator from the software engineering perspective, how the development and configuration upon such a product can help us deliver the key knowledge and skills in computing to our students and provide a platform for research in multimedia and virtual reality to our colleagues. Both parties exchanged ideas broadly on the potential applications of flight simulators and expressed the strong willingness to search for further collaboration opportunities.


CTM Data Center Visit 2017

On 5th April 2017, 21 students from EIS specialization visited the CTM Data Centre accompanied by Wilson Ho.

Toby Ng, Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure of CTM delivered a presentation to introduce the company’s IT organizational structure, IT operating systems including the Green Data Center, Storage Area Network, and Convergent Rating and Billing System, etc.

The students were also led to tour at CTM’s IT Data Centre to enrich their knowledge in enterprise information systems, and gain better understanding about the data storage system, as well as adoption of various green protection features in the data center.

The students were attentive and actively raised questions about the features of the telecom facilities. The visit program concluded in a warm and harmonious atmosphere.


MGM Visit 2017

A trip to MGM was organized on March 22. There were altogether 19 3rd year students and 2 teachers who were joining the field trip. In the trip, we were escorted by a PR senior staff and IT personnel touring around the property, including the data center, IT development lab, employee and guest facilities etc. They showed us their IT development in Baccarat table game and the operation of the LT Baccarat game system. 


Lecture on Building Resilient Space Exploration Systems


Software is considered to be critical as it plays a very important role in our daily lives. Upgrades or changes to such software are expensive and risky. It is essential to have adequate tools and methodologies to be used in the design and implementation of software systems.

MPI invited a scholar, Professor Mike Hinchey from University of Limerick, on 28th of March to give us a lecture on how to build resilient Space exploration systems. He addressed a research agenda for building software in computer-based systems that is safe and highly reliable and retains this reliability as it evolves, either over time or at run-time. 

Professor Mike Hinchey is the Director of Lero-the Irish Software Research Centre and Professor of Software Engineering at University of Limerick. Prior to joining Lero, Professor Hinchey was the Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory; he continues to serve as a NASA Expert. In 2009 he was awarded NASA's Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year.

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English Team Building and BBQ

Date: 25th March 2017

Time: 11:00-15:00

Venue: Macao Scout Association

Over 75 students, 18 teachers and the staff in Computing Programme participated in the English team building and BBQ event.  All of us enjoyed ourselves in a joyful and friendly atmosphere.  We really had fun in an English treasure hunting game.  The winners were awarded special prizes by our Vice-Present, Director, and Programme Coordinator.  This event provided a good opportunity for students and teachers to increase mutual communications and establish a collaborative team-building spirit.  


Distinguished Lecturer's Seminar Series: Building Resilient Space Exploration Systems


Warmest Congratulations to our Student and Alumni for Achieving the 2016 MITIA Champion, and to Director Tse Tan Sim and Associate Professor Lei Iat Seng for Achieving the Excellent Instructor Award


The Badminton Competition 2017 

The competition for our Computing students was held yesterday at Multi-Sport Pavilion with over 30 students and teachers taking part. There were lots of healthy competition and smiles all round from the participants in attendance.


Lectures on Frontiers of Computing

To promote state of the art research progresses and share with our students and teachers fresh ideas in computing, the computing program invited two scholars, Dr. Penousal Machado from University of Coimbra and Dr. Zheng Yanwei from Beihang University, on 18th of January to give lectures in the areas of computer visualization, computer vision, neural networks and deep learning.

Dr. Machado focused on information visualization, introducing the ultimate goals of the field, and describing how the team of the Computational Design and Visualization of the University of Coimbra had been pursuing these goals.

Dr. Zheng gave a concise walk-through of the principles and structures of neural networks, and how convolutional neural networks worked in image processing. He demonstrated the research results of applying the technology to person re-identification in the Beihang Hawkeye laboratory.


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