INC was established in 2010 with support from the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong and The Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong as an Area of Excellence. It is the largest engineering research project ever funded in Hong Kong. The mission of INC is to make Hong Kong a major long-term contributor in Network Coding, a major research field co-founded by this team. Specific deliverables include:

  • To build in Hong Kong a world-leading network coding centre by maintaining a world-class research team with comprehensive expertise covering all areas of Network Coding

  • To train PhDs and postdoctoral researchers at a quality level employable by top universities around the world

  • To collaborate with industry to develop network coding related technologies

  • To discover through network coding new directions in mathematics with important long-term impacts

  • To help Hong Kong become an international research centre