Positions Available

Our research program is interdisciplinary, linking construction engineering, management, computer science and etc. together. Post-doctoral, visiting scholars/students, graduate research assistant, undergraduate assistant positions are available. 

Full-time Research Assistant (Ref. A/R/1102/09)

Job Description:        

The research assistant is expected to work on a research project related to augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR) to enhance collaborative teaching and learning experience. This project aims to develop BIM-based AR/VR prototypes for collaborative teaching and learning.

Desirable qualification: 

  • Mphil/BS in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, or related field from a reputable university
  • Knowledge of computing using C#, Java, or other programming languages
  • Experience working with Unity, Vuforia, Revit
  • Track records in good publications
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Prior software system development experience

Salary and Conditions of Service
The salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your application (cover letter, detailed CV and other documents that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials) to xiaowluo@cityu.edu.hk. The application remains open until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Date Posted: July 7, 2021

PhD Student (Fall 2021 or 2022)

Self-motivated students who are interested in pursuing Ph.D. degree in civil engineering are encouraged to apply for the Ph.D. program.

Minimum Requirements:

1) B.S. in Civil Engineering, Construction Management,  Computer Science, or other related fields

2) General admission requirements (English, GPA)

Desirable qualification: 

Interested and demonstrated research experiences related to two or more of the following areas: 1) Construction engineering management; 2) Image processing; 3) Engineering informatics; 4) Automation in construction; 5) sustainability and green building; 6) BIM and GIS; 7) Wireless sensor network; 8) Machine learning and big data analytics; 9) Information Modelling.

Assistantship Package:

HK$17,500 per month for 12 months per year. Travel expenses will be covered for research-related activities (conference, data collection, research exchange and etc.)

Application Process:

Submit your application for Research Degree (Ph.D.) through our online application system, before the deadline (Dec 1, 2021) and mention your intention to work with me in the “other information” session during your application. (Note: please send me an email to inform your application and interest in joining us to remind me after you submit your application).

Please send me your CV and research proposal at xiaowluo@cityu.edu.hk

The chance will increase with a higher GPA (>85 on a 100 scale) and more peer-reviewed international journal papers published (Must be SCI and top 50% in category).

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship

In case you have a high GPA with a strong publication record, you are encouraged to apply for Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship. The annual stipend of HKPFS is HK$322,800/month. In addition, a conference and travel allowance of HK$13,500 per year is provided for HKPFS awardees.

Joint PhD Program with Mainland/Taiwan/Indian Universitty

  • CityU now offers joint PhD program with universities from mainland China, Taiwan, and India, including
    • University of Science and Technology of China, Xi’an Jiaotong University, University of China Academy of Science, Wuhan University, Beihang University, Harbin Institute of Technology, Nankai University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University, Nanjing University, Fudan University, Renmin University of China, Dalian University of Technology, Central South University, Southeast University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, South China University of Technology. Please consult the relevant offices of your university for information
    • National Taiwan University
    • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT, Delhi)
  • We welcome candidates with relevant academic backgrounds (e.g., construction engineering and management, civil engineering, computer science and etc.).
  • Pre-application could be consulted by sending an email to xiaowluo@cityu.edu.hk with a copy of CV, transcripts, a representative research paper (in English), or a research proposal.

Post-doctoral Researcher

1) Post-doctoral Researcher in Information Technology (open until filled)


The appointee will assist the PI in the research projects – “Application of Computer Vision for Autonomous Jobsite Monitoring” and other IT-related research projects.


Applicants for this position should have an earned doctoral degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related discipline or equivalent qualifications and must have no more than three years of post-qualification experience at the time of application.

Applicants should be proficient in Python and C#.

Applicants are invited to email their CVs to xiaowluo@cityu.edu.hk for further information.


A competitive remuneration package will be offered. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

2) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Deadline: Oct 18, 2021)

The Scheme aims at building up a pool of local research talent to sustain Hong Kong’s competitiveness and propel the development of the higher education sector by providing support to promising local and non-local young research talent in building up research and development (R&D) careers in Hong Kong for 36 months of full-time appointment as a postdoctoral fellow under two streams: (i) Science, Medicine, Engineering and Technology; (ii) Humanities, Social Sciences and Business Studies. RGC will provide the awardee an annual stipend of HK$396,600 for

   i)  Awardee’s basic salary and
ii) Conference and research-related travel allowance

Eligibility of the Applicants:

1) Obtain legal right to work and reside in Hong Kong during the fellowship period; AND
2) (i) have obtained/been conferred a Ph.D. degree or an equivalent qualification not more than three years before the year of nomination, OR
(ii) complete the requirement of a PhD degree or an equivalent qualification within six months from the closing date of nomination;
3) be supported by a UGC-funded university at which he/she wishes to hold the fellowship.

Applicants are invited to email their CVs to xiaowluo@cityu.edu.hk for further information.

Visiting Fellows

There is no funding support for visiting fellows at this moment. Self-financed visiting fellows could discuss the opportunities with Dr. Xiaowei Luo directly.

Visiting Students

Applicants who do not wish to pursue a full programme of study at the University may apply for admission as a visiting student to attend selected course(s) and take the assessment(s) as defined in the programme scheme.

Details can be found at https://www.cityu.edu.hk/pg/visiting/visiting-postgraduate-students