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Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector 2017/18 - List of Funded Projects

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT SCHEME (FDS)

No. Project Reference No. Project Title Principal Investigator Institution Funding Period (Months) Amount Awarded by RGC (Inclusive of On-costs) (HK$)
1 UGC/FDS15/H01/17 Developing and Validating a Parent-Focused Intervention to Enhance the Executive Function Skills of Young Chinese Children from Low-Income Families
Dr CHAN Chi-keung
Shue Yan
36
937,488
2 UGC/FDS25/E02/17 Study of a low energy input-high water recovery wastewater treatment technology by forward osmosis (FO) using a novel FO draw solution synthesized with hydrophilic and magnetic nanoparticles (MNP)
Dr CHAN Cho-yin
THEi
24
860,268
3 UGC/FDS25/B01/17 Modelling Country Attractive Factors that affect Hong Kong’s Textiles and Clothing Trade Potential with One Belt One Road Countries Dr CHAN Eve Man-hin
THEi
18
476,990
4 UGC/FDS14/H15/17 Perceptions of brand co-appearance in product placement: An information-processing approach to examining brand and consumer factors
Dr CHAN Fong-yee
HSMC
24
599,940
5 UGC/FDS14/B15/17 Expanding the Boundaries of Electronic Word-of-Mouth Research: A Research Program on Designing Influential Online Review Forums
Dr CHAN Haksin
HSMC
36
557,160
6 UGC/FDS25/M02/17 A mechanistic study on the combination uses of doxorubicin with Salvia Miltiorriza Bunge (Danshen) in treating drug-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro and in vivo
Dr CHAN Shun-wan
THEi
36
809,010
7 UGC/FDS14/H05/17 Examining Chuci through the Newly Excavated Bamboo Manuscripts and the Development of Related Electronic Databases Dr CHEN Hung-to
HSMC
36
703,900
8 UGC/FDS14/B03/17 Corporate tax avoidance of newly public companies and its economic consequences on firm performance Dr CHEN Wei
HSMC
24
455,937
9 UGC/FDS14/H17/17 Agenda-building in IPOs - Exploring the relationship between public relations efforts and financial news coverage Dr CHEUNG Meily Mei-fung
HSMC
24
441,700
10 UGC/FDS24/H06/17 In Another's Shoes: The Role of Perspective Taking in the Development of Ethical Creatives Prof CHIU Warren Chi-kwan
PolyU SPEED
36
501,447
11 UGC/FDS16/B10/17 Quantifying the impact of limit order book transparency on trading profitability Dr CHOI Ping-man
OUHK
24
473,900
12 UGC/FDS25/M01/17 Study of probiotic approach to reduce food process-induced toxicants using an in vitro digestion model Dr CHOI Siu-mei
THEi
18
560,610
13 UGC/FDS15/H04/17 'One Belt, One River': Maritime and Inland River Trade in Guangdong and Guangxi Provinces (1897–1926) Dr CHOI Sze-hang
Shue Yan
36
417,626
14 UGC/FDS14/P01/17 Fuzzy Bit-plane-dependence Multi-domain Region Competition: Mathematical Modelling and Applications Dr CHOY Siu-kai
HSMC
36
575,473
15 UGC/FDS14/P05/17 Statistical disclosure control of confidential data using vine copulas with applications to finance and healthcare management Dr CHU Man-ying
HSMC
36
506,100
16 UGC/FDS13/E01/17 Automatic stimulus and synchronous pupil-iris-head tracking for intelligent assessment of strabismus: principle, algorithm and system Dr FU Hong
Chu Hai
36
655,600
17 UGC/FDS15/H06/17 Construction and validation of Chinese scale measuring statistics anxiety of university students Dr FU Wai
Shue Yan
24
651,230
18 UGC/FDS15/H07/17 Re-imagining Old-time Brand Business in Present-day Guangzhou, China: A Relational Work Perspective Dr GAO Chong
Shue Yan
24
455,500
19 UGC/FDS14/H03/17 Co-speech Gestures Across First and Second Languages in Hong Kong: Cantonese and English Dr GROSE Donovan Richard
HSMC
36
1,015,263
20 UGC/FDS14/P03/17 A Bayesian Semiparametric Approach to the Endogeneity Problem Dr HO Man-wai
HSMC
24
463,090
21 UGC/FDS11/H03/17 A Research on the Four Masterworks of the Ming Novel under the Perspective of Literary Philosophy: Subversion and Reconstruction of Values Dr HSU King-chiu
Caritas
24
283,000
22 UGC/FDS16/H10/17 Study of Daren (1970–1973) and Dacheng (1973–1995) and a Discourse on Post-War Hong Kong Culture Dr HUNG Chi-kum
OUHK
24
446,300
23 UGC/FDS14/H09/17 The Politics of Gateway: Checkpoint, Brokerage, and Negotiated Crossing Dr HUNG Eva Po-wah
HSMC
36
1,028,660
24 UGC/FDS14/H04/17 In search of literary publicness: A study of post-70s Hong Kong writers Dr KWOK Sze-wing
HSMC
36
483,100
25 UGC/FDS14/P04/17 Supervised Dimensionality Reduction with Unsupervised Learning: Theory and Applications Dr LAM Benson Shu-yan
HSMC
36
476,200
26 UGC/FDS23/H02/17 Reimagining Chinese Celebrities in the Cosmopolitical Order: Humanitarianism, Social Media, Fan Identification Dr LAU Waisim
HKBU SCE
24
524,431
27 UGC/FDS25/E14/17 Study on the use of high percentage reclaimed asphalt pavement materials in road construction in Hong Kong Dr LEUNG Gordon Lai-ming
THEi
32
847,420
28 UGC/FDS16/H02/17 Shaping and Being Shaped by Multiple Cultural Fields: An Analysis of Newspaper Coverage of Eileen Chang in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan Dr LEUNG Rebecca Mo-ling
OUHK
36
496,900
29 UGC/FDS14/B05/17 The psychological and moral mechanism of counterfeit consumption in the culture mixing context Dr LI Dongmei
HSMC
24
753,419
30 UGC/FDS15/E01/17 Willingness to share construction safety knowledge via Web 2.0, mobile apps and IoT Dr LI Rita Yi-man
Shue Yan
15
297,088
31 UGC/FDS15/M01/17 A systematic examination of the neural correlates of subjective time perception with fMRI and tDCS Dr LI Wang-on
Shue Yan
24
709,742
32 UGC/FDS14/B09/17 Crafting for better or worse? An empirical investigation on different foci of employee job crafting behaviors Dr LIAO YI
HSMC
30
603,117
33 UGC/FDS11/B02/17
(Withdrawn)
Impact of XBRL on market efficiency: Evidence from an emerging market Prof LIU Chunhui
Caritas
24
603,850
34 UGC/FDS14/E01/17 Self-adaptive Collective Motion of Swarm Robots Dr LIU Hai
HSMC
30
848,262
35 UGC/FDS15/H11/17 How do students perform and perceive translation tasks in corpus-assisted translation settings?
–A quantitative and qualitative study on the potential and problems of using corpus in specialized translation teaching in Hong Kong
Dr LIU Kanglong
Shue Yan
30
783,595
36 UGC/FDS25/E16/17 Synthesis of PHAs using Carbon Source from Ferrous Activated Persulfate Oxidation combined with Alkaline Fermentation of Excessive Activated Sludge Dr LIU Yaohui
THEi
24
812,000
37 UGC/FDS25/E04/17 The mechanism study of mass transfer in the liquid desiccant dehumidifier and regenerator with experiment and molecular dynamics simulation Dr LUO Yimo
THEi
36
864,178
38 UGC/FDS14/H21/17
(Withdrawn)
The Effectiveness of Crisis Communication Strategies on the Public's Reaction: The Moderating Role of Media Crisis Framing and an Organization's Prior Reputation Dr LYU Joanne Chen
HSMC
12
253,100
39 UGC/FDS14/E06/17 Design of Flexible Vehicle Management Systems for Mass Customised and Sustainable Paratransit Services Dr MO Yiu-wing
HSMC
24
776,322
40 UGC/FDS25/H02/17 The Rise of Youth Activism Dr NG Vitrierat
THEi
24
675,168
41 UGC/FDS15/B05/17 Working with Emotionally Intelligent People: I am 'Energized to' be More Proactive Dr PENG Kelly Zheng-min
Shue Yan
24
693,780
42 UGC/FDS22/H01/17 Amendment to Yang Bojun's Chunqiu zuozhuan zhu Prof SIN Chow-yiu
Nang Yan
36
609,600
43 UGC/FDS14/H06/17 Literary Movement and Political Instrument: Yuan Zhen’s Transformation of Imperial Documents Dr TAN Mei-ah
HSMC
36
311,175
44 UGC/FDS13/H01/17 An analytical compilation of Chinese couplets on structures in Hong Kong Prof TANG Chiu-kay
Chu Hai
24
651,690
45 UGC/FDS12/B01/17 A study of examining cognitive determinants and conative behaviors of users in gaming apps Dr TANG Kit-yee
Centennial
24
676,378
46 UGC/FDS14/P06/17 Alternative Item Count Techniques for Sensitive Survey Questions: Theories and Methods Prof TANG Man-lai
HSMC
36
844,200
47 UGC/FDS25/E09/17 Treatment and Catalytic Upgrading of Mixed Oil Wastes and Wood/Paper Wastes to Transportation Fuels in Hong Kong Dr TSANG Chi-wing
THEi
24
1,040,982
48 UGC/FDS25/E07/17 Development of a high-efficiency and low-cost UV-LED/chlorine process for removal of antibiotic resistant bacteria and their resistance genes in municipal wastewater disinfection Dr WANG Chao
THEi
36
911,475
49 UGC/FDS14/E07/17 Configuration-based recommendation for online product customization in e-commerce Dr WANG Yue
HSMC
24
828,100
50 UGC/FDS16/H05/17 A Study of Edo Annotated Editions of Du Fu's Eight-line Regulated Verse Dr WONG Chi-hung
OUHK
30
443,577
51 UGC/FDS25/E08/17 A Study of Shear Strength and Seismic Performance of Non-seismically Designed Reinforced Concrete Eccentric Beam-Column Joint Dr WONG Ho-fai
THEi
36
697,000
52 UGC/FDS14/E03/17 Optimizing Analytics Processing in Encrypted Database Systems Dr WONG Wai-kit
HSMC
36
557,850
53 UGC/FDS25/E10/17 Development of a novel photocatalytic membrane system for bacteria-resistant organics oxidation in wastewater Dr YAN Yuk-shing
THEi
36
920,100
54 UGC/FDS14/P02/17 Interior Subgradient Methods for Large-scale Quasi-convex Optimization and Their Applications Dr YU Kwok-wai
HSMC
36
611,153
55 UGC/FDS16/H01/17 Fevers of National Learning in 20th century China : Post-enlightenment Phenomena Dr YU Xuying
OUHK
24
200,200
56 UGC/FDS24/H01/17
(Withdrawn)
Incubation of Third Sector Housing as Contribution to Meet Hong Kong's Housing Needs Dr YUNG Betty Lock
PolyU SPEED
24
601,194
57 UGC/FDS25/E11/17 Development of a method to quantify risks posed by multi-landslide hazards triggered by extreme rainstorm events Dr ZHANG Shuai
THEi
36
819,712
58 UGC/FDS25/E15/17 Colour Fading Effect on Cotton by Plasma-induced Ozone treatment Dr ZHONG Dan
THEi
36
812,000