Research Positions & PhD Scholarships on Robotics, AI, Perception

There are multiple openings for Ph.D. scholarships to perform research on Medical Robotics Perception & AI at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Particularly, the main areas of interest include biorobotics & intelligent systems, medical mechatronics, continuum, and soft flexible robots and sensors, multisensory perception, AI learning and control in image-guided procedures, deployable motion generation, compliance modulation/sensing, cooperative and context-aware sensors/actuators in human environments. For more details, please refer to the recent publications at Google Scholar or lab website
The prospective researchers/students will have opportunities to work with an interdisciplinary team consists of clinicians and researchers from robotics, AI & perception, imaging, and medicine.

* Honorary Bachelor or Master Degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), robotics, medical physics, automation, or mechatronics background
* Self-motivated and preferably with strong academic records (obtained a minimum CGPA of 3.5 out of 4.0 or equivalent)
* Outstanding academic experience (eg reputable research publications, National Scholarships) or recognitions from a top university
* You might be eligible for various Ph.D. Scholarship Schemes depending on your qualifications, so reach Prof Ren with background details
* If you already obtained a Ph.D. admission offer from a top overseas university (eg QS or THE top 50 universities) for 2021-22, you might be eligible for the Vice-Chancellor’s Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme 

Qualified candidates are invited to express their interests through an email with detailed supporting documents (including CV, transcripts, objective, research interests, education background, experiences, GPA, representative publications, demo projects), and if applicable, a copy of an offer letter from the top overseas university if available, to Prof. Hongliang Ren email: asap.

Related websites:
Lab website:
CUHK EE Ph.D. Program:
CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Ph.D. Scholarship Scheme:
CUHK HKPFS Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme: monthly stipend of HK$26,600 (approx. US$3,410)

Positions for part-time undergraduate Research Assistants (RA)

The part-time research positions are to support a funded project on the study of a computer integrated surgery system. The successful applicants will involve hands-on development for surgical robot prototype or surgical navigation system study based on their backgrounds. The successful applicants will also be exposed to the other interesting research projects in surgical robotic system development.

Position Responsibilities:

Assist in the development of a computer integrated surgery system.
Closely collaborates with the PI and other research assistants throughout the study.
Write experiment reports.
Learn to manage the project.


Prior clinical knowledge is not required but would be a plus.
Experience with mechanical design or computer programming.
Willing to learn and work independently.
Strong problem-solving, interpersonal, and analytic skills.
To apply, please email a detailed CV (including education background, courses, experiences, and skills) to:
Dr. REN, Hongliang