IPAM’s partner, HKUST, recruits four project sponsors from local industry. The 2013 sponsors include:
Baidu, Inc.is a Chinese web services company headquartered in the Baidu Campus in Haidan District in Beijing. Baidu offers many services, including a Chinese language-search engine for websites, audio files, and images. Baidu offers 57 search and community services including Baidu Baike, an online collaboratively built encyclopedia, and a searchable, keyword-based discussion forum. Baidu provides an index of over 740 million web pages, 80 million images, and 10 million multimedia files.
BGI, founded in 1999, is the world’s largest DNA sequencing center. In 2007, it relocated to Shenzhen as the first citizen-managed, non-profit research institution in China. BGI aims to develop research collaboration and provide scientific support to scientists all over the world, contribute to the advancement of innovative biology research, molecular breeding, healthcare and related fields. BGI’s accomplishments include sequencing 1% of the human genome for the International Human Genome Project, contributed 10% to the International Human HapMap Project, and decoding the genome of a strain of E coli that originated in Germany.
eBroker Systems Ltd. is a financial technology firm with excellence in delivering innovative and high performance trading and risk solutions for financial institutions. Their solutions are engineered to perform the most challenging tasks by a team of quantitative trading and technology specialists.
Microsoft Research Asia is founded in Beijing as Microsoft’s fundamental research facility in the Asia Pacific region and expands rapidly. By attracting the best talent from Asia and across the globe, Microsoft Research Asia has grown into a world-class research laboratory with more than 230 researchers and developers and more than 250 visiting scientists and students. Today, the lab conducts basic research in natural user interfaces, next-generation multimedia, data-intensive computing, search and online advertising, and computer science fundamentals.