University shifts strategy to keep pace with information engineering
The Department of Electronic Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has been renamed the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering to better reflect a shift in emphasis.
Head of the department Professor Siu Wan-chi said: 'Information technology [IT] has been developing at a phenomenal pace. It is a natural and inevitable development in the engineering industry to extend the core emphasis to information processing and computer intelligence.' He said the move signified a change in the direction of departmental strategies. This also identified its role in promoting IT within the university and the community.
Electronic and information engineering encompasses a variety of studies related to circuit and system design, computer systems and networking, information theory, software engineering, signal processing, image and pattern recognition, satellite communication and the management of large-scale networks, the university said.