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Graduate Seminar 1: Challenges of Implementing Image Processing for Tracking bacteria Behavior

The first graduate seminar was held on October 21st, 2019. Mr. Calvin Lee, who is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UCLA, presented an overview on tracking bacteria behavior through advanced image processing techniques. Mr. Lee is from the Gerard Wong’s lab at UCLA Bioengineering department, and he has co-authored 10 papers on bacteria tracking and the understanding of early biofilm formation. The seminar was very successful and the students have learned about the possibilities of using advanced computing techniques and A.I. in bio-engineering applications. Below is the abstract of his talk:

Abstract: Bacteria are microorganisms that can form large communities called biofilms in almost any environmental niche, including oceans, soil, and humans. Biofilms can be both harmful, such as by causing diseases, and beneficial, such as helping with digestion. Studying how biofilms develop from single bacteria can give insight into controlling biofilms and other applications, either to prevent harmful biofilms from forming or promote the growth of beneficial biofilms. Here, I give an overview of the current techniques used to study biofilm development. Next, I describe the implementation of image processing techniques to help accelerate the analysis, extract more information from the experimental data, and reduce user bias during the analysis. Finally, I review the challenges we still currently face even with the improved techniques.

Seminar speaker with the teaching staff, MSc. and BSc. Students



Warm Congratulations to Our Computing student Chan Ngai Seng again!

Warm Congratulations to Our Computing student Chan Ngai Seng for receiving 2nd Prize in the "The 2nd Macao Higher Education Students Mobile Web Design Skill Competition"





 開班儀式由科英布拉大學訊息工程系資訊科技博士課程主任Henrique Madeira教授及澳門理工學院應用科學高等學校校長謝丹嬋教授主禮。Henrique Madeira教授致辭時表示,通過合辦的博士學位課程,可以促進雙方學術及教學經驗的交流,包括進一步瞭解科英布拉大學信息工程學系及其研究中心的研究環境,同時,通過共同指導博士學生,這將增加和擴大科英布拉大學與澳門理工學院研究生課程導師在合作辦學及研究的經驗。Madeira教授還表示,科英布拉大學對合辦博士課程寄予厚望,並相信葡萄牙科英布拉大學和澳門理工學院之間的教學與研究合作具有巨大的潛力和發展空間。





Year-1 student gathering event

Date: 24th September 2019

Time: 13:00 - 14:30

Venue: MPI Pavilion

More than 40 first-year undergraduates gather together with teachers and senior students in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Free lunch and games were provided in the MPI Pavilion. New interest groups and activities were introduced. All of the students got to know each other and had a good time in the event.




Computing Student Achieving Outstanding Results in the “45th WorldSkills Competition”

Warm Congratulations to Our Computing Student Chan Ngai Seng for Achieving Outstanding Results in the “45th WorldSkills Competition”

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Computing student Receiving 1st Prize in the "45th World Skills Competition (Macao Qualification)

Warm Congratulations to Our Computing student Chan Ngai Seng for receiving 1st Prize in the "45th World Skills Competition (Macao Qualification)--Web Technologies"



2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student Projects Final Competition at MPI

The opening ceremony and events of 2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University STUDENT Projects Final Competition, jointly organized by Macao Polytechnic Institute and Macao Computer Society, were held at the Macao Polytechnic Institute on 3rd and 4th July 2019. The competition was the largest information technology competition in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region this year. More than 30,000 university students in a total of 60 elite teams from Guangdong, Yunnan, Hainan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Sichuan, Jiangsu, Hubei, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan competed to be the champions.

All the teams were eager to demonstrate their talents and creativity to the panel, the guests and the public, as well as share and exchange ideas with each other. Eventually, ten universities including the University of Hong Kong, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Guangdong Ocean University, and Taiwan National Yunlin University of Science and Technology won the first prizes in the final competition.

The awards ceremony of the 2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student Projects Final Competition was held at 3:30 pm on 4th July at the Macau Polytechnic Pavilion. It was hosted by Mr. Sou Chio Fai (the Director of the Macao Higher Education Bureau), Prof. Im Sio Kei (the President of Macao Polytechnic Institute), Dr. Chen Guoliang (the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences), Mr. Wan Kam Meng (the Chairman of the Macao Computer Society), Dr. Wu Huanquan (Vice Chairman of Special Duty, and member of the Party Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Association for Science and Technology), and Dr. Zhu Qingsheng (the Vice Chairman of the Association of Fundamental Computing Education in Chinese Universities, and the Chairman of the Organising Committee of the 2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student Projects Final Competition). Prof. Im Sio Kei, the President of the Macao Polytechnic Institute, said that it was a great honour to organise the 2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student Projects Final Competition in Macao, with the 20th anniversary celebration of Macao's returning to the motherland as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR. Through these decade this event has developed into a mature national information technology competition whose influence is extensive and which is widely recognised. In addition, it plays a pivotal role in positively popularising research in computing and related technologies in academic and technical fields. The large-scale implementation and wide-spread participation of this year's competition fully reflected the meaning of "The Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area", in which technology innovation is a new trend in the development of the Greater Bay Area. As is well known, the Greater Bay Area provides broad prospects for development and will become a world-class innovation centre for science and technology. Students and professors in the fields of computer and engineering will have great new opportunities to fulfill their ambitions and achieve their goals. Mr. Wan Kam Meng, the President of the Macao Computer Society, stated that the competition provided all the participants from both sides of the strait, Hong Kong and Macao a good opportunity for knowledge exchange and cooperation, at the perfect time of the celebration of Macao's 20th anniversary of returning to the motherland as well as the announcement of the Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. He further indicated that Macao, which is one of the four "core cities" and acts as a "core engine" in the development of the Greater Bay Area, has been given a new historical mission and plays a new role. All of these strongly reflect the trust in and expectation of Macao from Mainland China.

Finally, under the exciting and competitive atmosphere in the 2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student Projects Final Competition, ten universities won the First Prize, including the University of Hong Kong, Macao Polytechnic Institute, Jiangnan University, Guangdong Ocean University, Taiwan National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan Ocean University, Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Branch, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chongqing Institute of Science and Technology, Shude Technology, and Guizhou Normal University. The representatives from both the University of Hong Kong and Guangdong Ocean University won the Best Innovation Awards. The representatives of Macao Polytechnic Institute, Taiwan National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, and Taiwan Ocean University won the Best Practical Value Awards. A total of sixteen universities from Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Hubei, Fujian, Jiangsu, Hunan and Taiwan won the Second Prize.

2019 Pan-Pearl River Delta University Student Projects Final Competition was held at Macao Polytechnic Institute

Prof. Im Sio Kei, President of Macao Polytechnic Institute, delivered a speech at the award ceremony

Mr. Sou Chio Fai, Director of the Macao Higher Education Bureau, presented the First Prize to the winning university team




比賽頒獎禮於7月10日在澳門理工學院舉行,主禮嘉賓包括:國家教材委員會科學委員會專家北京航空航天大學教授熊璋、郵電局行政委員會委員葉頌華、倫敦大學瑪麗皇后學院教授Laurie Cuthbert、教育暨青年局組織暨資訊處處長黎玉燕,以及澳門理工學院公共行政高等學校校長謝丹嬋。



自2008 年起,澳門理工學院每年均舉辦“全澳資訊科技大賽——ALICE三維編程比賽”,參加人數至今已累積超過3,000人次,成爲了本地最熱門的電腦編程比賽之一。澳門理工學院喜見中學生因參賽而對電腦編程產生更大興趣,升學時選擇修讀電腦編程相關專業,比賽亦對持續提升市民對資訊科技的興趣及應用能力,以及推進資訊科技在澳門的發展和普及,發揮積極的作用。
















澳門特區政府新聞局 (5/July/2019)

Macao Daily (7/July/2019)




Strengthening Academic Exchanges and Cooperation with Universities in the Greater Bay Area

In order to promote the academic exchanges and cooperation between our Program and universities in the Greater Bay Area, as well as to further understand their current teaching and research status of computer science, Prof. Rita Tse, the Director of the School of Public Administration, and Dr. Chan Tong Lam, the Coordinator of the Computing program visited the Zhongshan University of Guangzhou in mid-May to conduct academic exchanges with the professors of the School of Data and Computer Science and to visit their Network and Information Security Center.

National Supercomputer Centre in Guangzhou

For more info. (chinese), please visit this link


Summer trip to Italy for academic exchanges

The Macau Polytechnic Institute and the University of Bologna in Italy have cooperated for many years in academic research and have achieved fruitful results. On the basis of this success, our institute will strengthen cooperation with the University of Bologna. Starting from 2019, our CP students will be able to undertake scientific research projects every summer at the University of Bologna. It is hoped that this will improve their research abilities and continue their studies after graduation.




International cooperation in technology innovation in the gaming industry

This year, MPI celebrates 10 years of partnership and research with the Gaming Standards Association (GSA), an international trade association that facilitates innovation and efficiencies for the gaming industry. In the previous 5 years, with valuable input from GSA, our Computing Program, has equipped our graduates of the gaming specialization with the latest gaming technology used in casinos.

 On May 17, 2019, Peter DeRaedt, the President of GSA visited MPI and have an in-depth discussion with Prof. Marcus Im, the President of MPI to review the achievement in this 10 years and discuss future research cooperation to further advance the adoption of IoT and data analytics technologies in the worldwide gaming industry.


Seminars on IoT (Internet of Things)

MPI invited a delegation from Department of Information Engineering, University of Coimbra, to visit MPI in March 2019.

The delegation was comprised of Head of Department of Information Engineering Prof. Edmundo Monteiro, Doctoral Program Director Prof. Henrique Madeira, Prof António José Nunes Mendes and Prof. Marilia Curado.

Prof. Henrique Madeira and Prof. Marilia Curado.also delivered 2 seminars on the internet-of-things.

  1. Artifical Intelligence in IoT: safety and security challenges, and research opportunities
  2. IoT and 5G for Smart Cities: current status and research directions


A delegation from the University of Coimbra, Portugal visited our programme

With the aim to strengthen international academic exchange and the opportunities to cooperate with internationally renowned universities, and to broaden our students’ opportunities to study and enjoy exchange opportunities overseas, our Institute invited the delegation from Department of Information Engineering, University of Coimbra, to visit MPI in March 2019.

The delegation was comprised of Head of Department of Information Engineering Prof. Edmundo Monteiro, Doctoral Program Director Prof. Henrique Madeira, Prof António José Nunes Mendes and Prof. Marilia Curado.

The intentions behind this visit were for the two institutions to further discuss the possibilities for establishing an exchange of scholars, as well as opportunities for collaboration in various areas of education and research.

For Further details (in Chinese), please visit the following


CTM Data Center Visit 2019

CTM has been the leading telecom service provider in Macau offering a full range of professional telecommunications services including mobile, fixed telephony, fibre broadband, and enterprise solutions. It owns the world-class data center covering an area of 1150 square meters and a floor height of 4.6 meters high.

On 4th April 2019, 16 students from EIS and Education specializations visited the CTM Data Centre accompanied by Wilson Ho.

Students were welcomed by the CTM representatives and they conducted briefing session to the students regarding CTM's organization structure and career prospect.

“It was an opportunity for the students to learn about data centers in the field,” explained Toby Ng, Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure of CTM. He also 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.

During their visit, the third-year students discovered how the data center at the taipa site operates.

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.


English Team Building and BBQ 2019

Date: 23rd March 2019

Time: 11:00-15:00

Venue: Macao Scout Association

Nearly 90 students, teachers and staff in Computing Programme participated in the English team building and BBQ event. Even though it was raining, all of us had a good time in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We really had fun in a "Draw-and-Guess" game. The winners were awarded special prizes by our Programme Coordinator, Dr. Lam Chan Tong. This event provided a good opportunity for students and teachers to increase mutual communications and establish a strong collaborative team-building spirit.


IPv6 Seminar

Date: March 28, 2019

Time: 15:30

Venue: MPI Lecture Theater 2


MSc in Big Data and Internet of Things

We are proud to announce a new Master degree in Big Data and Internet of Things. This programme aims to cultivate a new kind of IT specialists in Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) so as to promote the development of a sustainable smart city. The programme focuses on enlightening the students to develop key system architectures, communication mechanisms for IoT and innovative IoT applications; apply leading-edge techniques for Big Data processing; extract information relevant for smart city applications; and undertake IoT and Big Data research.

For more info., please visit Macao Daily 


Field Trip to MGM Grand (Cotai)

A trip to MGM Grand (Cotai) was organized on March 20. There were altogether 11 3rd year students and 1 teacher joining the field trip. In the trip, some HR and IT staff (Rachel Chu and Crystal) gave us a brief tour around the premise, including the hotel resort, data center, IT development lab, employee and guest facilities etc. The Gaming IT manager (Samuel) showed us a Baccarat table game operating system called “CCAS” developed by Walker Digital (US) company. Finally, the senior IT manager (Charles) walked us through the data center. Through the trip, the students are exposed to some operations and practices; and the up-front technologies adopted in a large-scale gaming operator. The trip started at 10:00 and finished at 12:30.


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