The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is one of the most economically vibrant regions in China and a talent-gathering region for advanced manufacturing industries in the world. The Greater Bay Area undertakes the historical mission to upgrade industry and generate technological innovations. Manufacturing systems, social service systems, transportation networks, environmental systems, and logistics of the Greater Bay Area have become extremely complex with the development and deployment of networks, computing technologies, and artificial intelligence technologies. As the center of the west coast of the Greater Bay Area, Macao aims to make important contributions to the economic development of the Greater Bay Area.
Focusing on scientific and technological innovation and talent training and carrying out research on optimization and intelligentization of complex systems, the Macao Institute of System Engineering (MISE) was established in June 2014. As a scientific research institution affiliated to Macau University of Science and Technology, MISE focuses on the frontiers of theory and technological innovation by gathering and training multi-disciplinary talents to serve social and economic development. MISE is becoming an internationally renowned base of system engineering research and talent training. Its main research areas include:
- Intelligent control systems andintelligent technology foundation
- Intelligent manufacturing
- Smart cities
- Artificialintelligence and water ecology
MISE has gathered distinguished researchers in the above fields, including four highly cited researchers and five IEEE Fellows. It has extensive collaborations with prestigious research institutions in more than 20 countries and regions, including the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and mainland China. The Collaborative Laboratory for Intelligent Science and Systems has been jointly established with the State Key Laboratory for Complex System Management and Control affiliated to the Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The institute undertakes various research projects as supported by the Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT), National Natural Science Foundation and industrial firms. MISE has a good number of faculty and post-doctoral researchers. It offers the Doctor of Philosophy Degree program in Intelligent Science and Systems (DISS) and the Master of Science Degree program in Intelligent Technology (MII). It annually enrolls more than 20 doctoral students and more than 40 master students.