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by Joe Chow

Teaching Studio
This summer, six teaching studios comprising Rooms LI-G600, LI-4109, LI-4208, LI-4307, LI4400 and LI-4412 in the Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building (LI) have undergone a makeover to provide staff and students with a new modern teaching and learning environment. The renovation is the result of ...

by Noel Laam

CityU Burgundy
On the sunny afternoon of 29 July 2021, the Special Interest Group for High-Performance Computing (SIGHPC) of the Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) met at the City University of Hong Kong and visited CityU’s newly installed High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility, the CityU Burgundy. The ...

by Joe Chow

zoom
Many departments organize public meetings and webinars (online seminar) using Zoom but they are not aware of any security measures for preventing intruders from disturbing their events. Like face-to-face seminars, it is possible to have guests (mostly uninvited guests) who may interrupt the meetings ...

by Desmond Chan

dual monitors
Considering the current pandemic, the University has adopted a hybrid approach to teaching. This new way of teaching involves some students coming to the classrooms in person and some students joining the class online via Zoom. To ensure a smooth teaching experience, a second monitor could become ...

by Deep Batra

AI based Camera
The Computing Services Centre (CSC) is introducing Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based tracking cameras in all teaching venues for online and mixed-mode classes. The camera will automatically pan and track the teacher when he/she walks within the designated area at the teaching venue, thus creating a ...

by Michael Gibb

CityU pioneers most powerful computational platform among local higher institutions
A new state-of-the-art High-Performance Computing (HPC) facility offering the most powerful computational platform ever assembled for a higher institution in Hong Kong has been launched at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). This HK$20 million facility named “CityU Burgundy” will dramatically ...

by S K Tsui

wifi
City University of Hong Kong has full Wi-Fi coverage in the entire campus, powered by over 2,800 Access Points (APs). These APs are all Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac Wave2) compatible. Subsequent to a recent Internet bandwidth upgrade, the individual bandwidth control is unleashed. In other words, users using ...

by Cyril Ha

vpn
Due to the recent COVID-19 breakout, many foreign students have been forced to return home to continue their study via online learning. With the huge demand for remote access to the CityU campus network, the Computing Services Centre (CSC) has been working hard to enhance the capacity of the Virtual ...

Innovative CityU-Learning system tackles coronavirus challenge
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has taken the lead in introducing the CityU-Learning system (video clip: Anti-epidemic and CityU-Learning 我們一起防疫一起學習) in view of the serious challenges posed by the coronavirus epidemic. Resources were pulled together rapidly to roll out this online learning ...

by Joe Chow

windows upgrade
According to Microsoft, no more support and security patches will be provided for computers running on Windows 7 after 14th January 2020. Without support and security patching, Windows 7 will be vulnerable to hacking activities. To mitigate the potential risks, all Windows 7 machines are required to ...