Student Tech Zone

1 Jul – 5 Aug 2022

HKU Summer Institute 2022 Summer Programmes

HKU Summer Institute (HKUSI) was established in 2015, aiming to bring students learning beyond four walls. They offer a variety of inspiring and interactive programmes for students to identify their passion in various fields, acquire more in-depth knowledge of their subjects of interest and have a taste of HKU university life in the summer. It provides a platform to take up intellectual challenges and make new friends from different culture

Organised By Department of Computer Science & HKU Summer Institute / The University of Hong Kong
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Programme Details:

Registration Deadline
10 June 2022
HKU campus

(1) Big Data Analytics in Finance

Target ParticipantSecondary students (S4 – S6)
DescriptionThis course studies how to use advanced Machine Learning technologies for predicting financial data. In the first part of this course, we explain what Machine Learning is and list some of its major applications. We also describe the key components in most machine learning tools and the types of learning these tools can handle. In the second part of this course, we illustrate how to apply some powerful machine learning tools to predict stock prices. Then, we show how to apply Natural Language Processing on twitter tweets to analyze automatically the sentiment of stock investors in order to improve our predictions.
Programme Schedule11 - 22 July 2022
Monday to Friday (10:00 – 12:00)
(10 sessions)

(2) How is Fintech Changing the World?

Target ParticipantSecondary students (S4 – S6)
DescriptionFinTech is at the evolving intersection of financial services and technology. It represents not only a powerful force of disruption to the financial industry, but also a digital transformation of individual consumers' daily life. In this course, students will gain a broad understanding of FinTech and how it transforms the financial industry. They will learn about the recent FinTech applications, ranging from Bitcoin, virtual banks, to crowdfunding. The underlying technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence will also be introduced in this course.
Programme Schedule25 - 29 Jul 2022
Monday to Friday (10:00 – 12:00)
(5 sessions)

(3) Natural Intelligence versus Artificial Intelligence

Target ParticipantSecondary students (S1 – S6)
DescriptionFor thousands of years, we have tried to understand how humans think. In the first part of this course, we are going to study natural intelligence (NI) with a focus on the human brain. Do we really understand how the brain enables intelligent behavior? In the second part of this course, we will study Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how our knowledge of NI has influenced the development of AI. You will learn about the recent progress in the field and how state-of-art models enable intelligent machines. Finally, we are going to discuss the philosophical, ethical and safety aspects of developing AI. Should we really develop AI or could it mean the end of humanity?
Programme Schedule25 Jul – 5 Aug 2022
Monday to Friday (10:00 – 12:00)
(10 sessions)