Institute of Network Coding

Funding approved: HK$80.27M

Indicative project time-frame: 2010–2017

The paradigm for data transmission through a computer network has long been store-and-forward. An intermediate node in routing does not alter the data being forwarded. Over a decade ago, the project team introduced the fundamental concept of Network Coding, allowing for the combination and processing of data along the way, making network communications (e.g., the Internet) more efficient, reliable, robust and secure. This project builds the world-leading Institute of Network Coding to conduct cutting-edge research on the theory of Network Coding and its various applications on the Internet, in wireless communications, information security, data storage, and bioinformatics.