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Values - Nanyang Technological University

Mission

To achieve excellence in teaching

and world-class research in

computer engineering.

Vision

VicE-DEAN (Academic)

Prof Goh Eck Soong, Angela

VicE-DEAN (Administration)

Assoc Prof Chan Syin

VicE-DEAN (Research)

Assoc Prof Lee Bu Sung, Francis

Sub-DEAN (Alumni Affairs)

Assoc Prof Khong Chooi Peng

Sub-DEAN (Student Affairs)

Asst Prof Tay Joc Cing

School ADmiNiStRAtoR

Asst Prof Ang Ee Luang

� Foster an innovative and

entrepreneurial spirit

� Prepare graduates for lifelong

learning and leadership

� Conduct cutting-edge research

in collaboration with industry

and eminent international

institutions

SCE Organisation Chart

DEAN

Assoc Prof Seah Hock Soon

Editorial Board

Advisor: Assoc Prof Seah Hock Soon

Chief Editor: Assoc Prof Khong Chooi Peng

Editors: Ms Anita Sebastian

Asst Prof Ang Ee Luang

Asst Prof Arlene Bastion

Designer: Mrs Jean Tan-Pang

Photographer: Mr Toh Leong Teck

Goals

Enquiries/feedback, please email sce-enquiries@ntu.edu.sg

Reg. No. 200604393R

hEAD, computer communications

Assoc Prof Lau Chiew Tong

hEAD, computer Science

Assoc Prof Cai Wentong

hEAD, computing Systems

Assoc Prof Graham Leedham

hEAD, information Systems

Assoc Prof Lim Ee Peng

� Develop our human resources

to their fullest potential

� Raise the school profile locally

and internationally

� Cater to diverse backgrounds

and learning abilities of

students

� Promote self-learning through

structured courses

� Increase the sense of

belonging of students and

alumni

SCE Advisory Committee

Chairman

Mr Khoong Hock Yun

Infocomm Development

Authority, Singapore

International Advisors

Prof James D Foley

College of Computing

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Prof José Luis Encarnacão

Fraunhofer-Institute for

Computer Graphics, Germany

External Members

Mr Chang Yew Kong

SES Systems Pte Ltd

Mr Robert Chew

Accenture Pte Ltd

Mr Andrew Lim

Sun Microsystems Pte Ltd

School Members

Assoc Prof Seah Hock Soon

Prof Goh Eck Soong, Angela

Assoc Prof Lee Bu Sung, Francis

Assoc Prof Graham Leedham

Values

� Innovation

� Integrity

� Teamwork

� Lifelong learning

� Professionalism

� Passion

� Proactiveness

Breaking trails. Setting tracks.

Our tagline depicts our mission to break away from

the beaten track and venture into unchartered

territories. By doing so, SCE aspires to set new heights

in engineering by pioneering innovations.

Front cover: (From left) Smiles all around as Dr Chia, CEO of MDA,

Assoc Prof Seah, Dean, SCE, and Mr Miura, President, Anime

International Company, enter into a landmark agreement. Anime

frames on cover and page 3 are courtesy of “Ah! My Goddess”

@ Fujishima Kousuke•Kodansha/”Ah! My Goddess” production

committee.

PulSCE is a biannual publication of the School of Computer Engineering.


CACAni to the Rescue

Creativity, design, and now CACAni, join forces to speed up

production of animation and games.

SCE’s revolutionary new

Computer-Assisted Cel

Animation (CACAni) system

was developed for just that

purpose. This is an exciting

fusion of free-hand drawing

and animation that is all

set to revolutionise the way

animation is produced.

To create a smooth

sequence of motion in an

animation film, a minimum

of 25 frames is needed

per second. Currently, to

prepare this sequence,

animators have to spend

hours at the drawing board

tracing, sketching and colouring each frame of an animation

sequence. That’s 25 times that an animator needs to draw

and colour a frame for each second of animation!

With SCE’s CACAni system, animators need only to

draw the sketches for the main keyframes. This means that

if the animator provides two keyframes, the system will

automatically generate the in-between frames, creating a

smooth and realistic sequence. For example, one keyframe

shows a lady looking at the horizon, while another keyframe

shows the same lady looking straight at the screen. With

Breaking New Ground

Dr Chia (centre) looks on as Dr Seah (left) and

Mr Miura seal the deal.

In a landmark agreement signed on

20 June 2006 at the Singapore Expo,

SCE broke into the Japanese animation

CACAni generates intermediate frames and auto-colours sequences.

industry through a Memorandum of

Understanding (MOU) with Anime

International Company (AIC) which

is based in Japan. The event was

witnessed by Dr Christopher Chia, CEO

of the Media Development Authority

of Singapore.

Under this MOU, SCE and AIC will

jointly develop 13 anime episodes,

using the CACAni system (see article

above) developed by the school. These

episodes will be broadcast in Japan,

and possibly in Singapore as well.

Anime refers to Japanese art form

that uses animation to tell a story,

both fiction and fantasy.

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CACAni, the sequence would

show the lady looking at the

horizon, then turning to face

the screen.

Given a coloured frame,

the CACAni system will also

auto-colour the other frames

in that sequence.

Hence, the tedious,

labour-intensive process of

drawing and colouring all

the intermediate frames is

now eliminated.

What will be the

advantages that CACAni can

bring to any studio working

to produce animation or

Japanese anime? This seminal technology from SCE would

significantly reduce production time and cost. It would also

free up time for animators and other creative people to focus

on more constructive issues such as concepts and ideas for

the animation, instead of labouring over a drawing board for

many hours.

The CACAni team at SCE is led by Assoc Prof Seah Hock

Soon and key players comprise Asst Prof Tian Feng, Mr Lu

Yixiang, Mr Lu Peng, Mr Qiu Jie, and Mr Chen Quan. CACAni

technology can be extended to game and 3D applications.

In his speech at the MOU signing

ceremony, Mr Toru Miura, President,

AIC, expressed a keen interest in

working with SCE. He said, “The

application of SCE’s technology will

enhance our production capability and

I’m sure that the eventual product will

be a success when it is aired in Japan.”

Dr Seah was equally happy to

team up with AIC. He said, “Through

this MOU, SCE’s technology will equip

Singapore with an edge to attract

animation production companies to be

based here, and subsequently conduct

their animation production work in

Singapore.”


04 School News

Empowering Students... Take Charge Of

Your Learning!

The highest form of cooperation we

can get from others is to be able to

convince them that they are the best

persons to effect change in themselves.

This truism, though accepted, is not put

into practice often enough. In teaching,

where the general feeling still exists

that the professor is the main source of

information, it is believed that learning

comes from direct teaching even

though technology might be used, as

in ‘online lectures’. Few would dispute

that active learning has very sound

principles; nevertheless, many still fear

that this ‘radical’ approach would result

in some undesirable consequences.

There several legitimate issues:

• Fear of the unknown and,

therefore, of its outcomes

• Loss of ‘control’ over the learning

process and learners

• The great challenge of proving that

learning actually takes place

• Lack of ‘uniformity’ of learning

unless the instructor provides it

Notwithstanding all the concerns

above, two teaching teams in SCE –

unbeknownst to each other – decided

to put the ‘new’ empowerment concept

into practice. The two teams teaching

greatly different subjects tried their

new approach for two semesters. Below

is a brief write-up of their approach,

experience and their feedback.

The two teams decided to discover:

• What happens if we were to put

the learning process in the hands of

the students?

• Can we empower students to take

charge even in terms of content

and methodology?

• Will this work towards effective

learning?

Team teaching effort: “Gee, these tough concepts are not

easy to explain.”

TEAM I: Small Group Teaching-

Learning

The first team worked under the

leadership of Assoc Prof Abdul Wahab

teaching Digital Circuits and Systems.

Making some fundamental changes to

their lecture and tutorial set-ups, they

decided to give longer hours to smaller

classes by reducing traditional lecture

time. Their approach makes groupwork

compulsory. The tutor becomes a

facilitator and examines any problems

with the group. Responsibility for

one’s own learning and that of the

small group members is mandatory.

The teaching team works to instill in

the students pride in and ownership

of their views and the ability to share

success with members.

Another feature is the conscious

removal of the urgency to go through

everything in great detail. There

is a deliberate effort to encourage

reflection and an appropriate pacing.

Each tutorial is not ‘water-tight’ but is

part of a larger whole with subsequent

weeks used as part of the process. On

top of this, there is the mandatory

requirement that students are to

present their understanding of the

concepts learnt to the larger lecture

class. This ‘teaching’ by the students

creates within themselves a greater

learning and understanding.

Asked if there were

significant results, Dr Wahab

and Assoc Prof Ng Geok

See were very positive in

their response. Quantifiable

results? Where 20-30% of

students used to fail the

subject, the figure is now

closer to 5%. Contributing

factors? The teaching team

believes that smaller sized

groups are a must to make

this work. Additionally, the

tutors must demonstrate a

willingness to engage students in open

discussion and be ready to continually

evaluate the amount of knowledge

acquired.

Student feedback? The team

reported very favourable responses

from students. “They like it very

much, because they are actively and

meaningfully engaged in the discussion

of concepts and in enhancing

their learning process in a friendly

environment,” said Dr Wahab.

TEAM 2: Knocking One’s

Head Against the Same Wall...

Again??

What does one do if one’s students have

been taught the same things for years

Team Building: Small group at the

‘production line’.


Team Building: “Let’s put your ideas to test!”

but do not seem to have mastered them

at all? And what if these same students

are ‘fed up’ with having to be taught

more of the same... especially if they

want to be engineers, and therefore

only want to spend time on technical

subjects which are ‘relevant’?

The team in SCE teaching English

Proficiency in 2004 facing this perennial

double-jeopardy decided to opt for

a completely radical strategy. Assoc

Prof Khong Chooi Peng came up with

the idea of the ‘INC’ approach which

stands for Initiation, Negotiation, and

Collaboration.

Under this totally new approach,

the students are completely empowered

to take charge of their learning. Briefly,

the strategy’s three phases work like

this:

the iNitiAtioN Phase Students form

teams of 4-6 members. They decide

what they want to learn and how to

share learning with the larger class. This

includes deciding on the topic focus,

the language problems they want to

deal with within that topic, and the

presentation of materials to the entire

class. Some of the topics the small

groups chose included Information

Technology, The English Language,

Global Citizenship, and Youth Culture,

Concerns, and Responsibilities.

the NEGotiAtioN Phase Each small

group meets with its tutor to show the

plans and materials they have in hand.

The aim of these meetings is to decide

on how the materials will

be dealt with, by which of

the students, and in what

form. More importantly,

they allow the tutor

to access the value of

the materials and the

student-designed tasks.

The selected materials

collected by the students

(text, audio, video)

are then planned for a

two-week period (eight

contact hours). The group

also tells the tutors what

language items they find

problematic in the materials. The tutor

then devises exercises for the whole

class based on this feedback.

the collAboRAtioN Phase Each

small group then presents their topic,

materials, and peer-teaching tasks

to the whole class. The other small

groups become the peer-students

with the tutor always in the room,

taking notes for points to be dealt with

e.g. mispronunciations, problematic

expressions, etc. One other collaborative

effort is that all groups being ‘taught’

give brief written feedback to the

group at the end of two weeks on a

form devised by the tutors.

Dr Khong and team, comprising

Ms Nimmi Jayathurai and Ms Fazillah

Ismail, are extremely pleased with

the students’ enthusiasm. The entire

student-generated course was rich

in its diversity and

totally of interest

to the students

themselves. Several

groups came up

with video clips, e.g.

Saving Private Ryan,

to introduce their

topic on the horrors

of war. Others

created their own

quizzes at the end of

their ‘teaching stint’.

While some wrote

poems, others did

mini-slide shows

depicting cultures

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with running commentaries, and some

challenged other groups to a debate

on their convictions regarding the

particular subject.

How were the students assessed?

Two pre-tests were given before the

course began. The same tests were

administered 11 weeks later, indicating

a significant level of improvement. In

addition to the presentations to the

class, each small group submitted a

portfolio of all the materials they had

accumulated, copies of other groups’

assessments of their performance, and

a short report of what they had set out

to do and had accomplished. The tutors

then evaluated the portfolios as part of

course work.

The teaching team was really

pleased with the level of student

involvement. They are more convinced

than ever that if you can allow

students a meaningful and significant

contribution to their own learning,

the process becomes a much happier

and more effective one. Acquisition of

skills and technology becomes a joint

enterprise.

Will this work with all subjects?

“Not to the same extent, perhaps,”

ventured Dr Khong. “However, it

should work well as long as we keep on

the same side of the continuum ... that

half of the continuum that operates

on learning through being positively

or actively engaged, and not merely

through being lectured at.”

Team Building: “We just need to tweak our product a little to beat

the competitors!”


06 School News

Imaging and Restoring Singapore’s History

The National Archives of Singapore (NAS) was commissioned to amass and preserve Singapore’s

heritage. One of the historical items to be preserved is the collection of hand-written government

ledgers. SCE’s Asst Prof Michael Brown gets involved.

These government ledgers from the 1800s

are brittle and easily torn. Many are already

suffering from significant tears.

The documents (see pictures above)

are, not surprisingly, in poor condition

as a result of wear and tear over the

years, and from physical decay of the

materials themselves – decay that has

been exacerbated by the local humidity.

Preservation of these documents is

therefore particularly challenging from

an archival and preservation point of

view.

NAS is in the process of digitizing

these ledgers to produce high-resolution

images of individual pages. Such

digitization serves two purposes, to

preserve these materials in digital form

and to provide a convenient means of

access to the content within them.

Imaging a large collection

page-by-page is a slow and tedious

undertaking. This task is made even

more arduous by the poor and delicate

condition of these manuscripts, often

unsuitable for imaging with traditional

flatbed scanners. Tears in the materials

must first be physically repaired before

imaging can be done. Camera-based

imaging is an unsuitable alternative

as the ragged shape and tears of the

manuscripts result in undesirable

artifacts in the captured images.

To further compound matters, the

majority of the materials suffer from

‘ink-bleed-through’, where the ink

on one side of the paper has seeped

through the fibres to the other side of

the page (see image on next column).

The only solution to this problem at

this time is a chemical wash that would

indiscriminately remove ink from both

sides of the page. However, this process

can only be applied a few times before all

ink-based content is completely erased.

Addressing these issues is the focus

of the recent A*STAR PSF grant entitled

Imaging and Restoration Techniques

of Historical Archives, awarded to

SCE’s Asst Prof Michael Brown. The

two collaborators, Mr Lim Guan Hock,

former deputy director of NAS, and

Assoc Prof Tan Chew-Lim, from the

School of Computing, NUS, have set

out two objectives for the project. The

first is to develop an imaging technique

that can capture the materials ‘as-is’

with minimal handling. This approach

involves acquiring a high-resolution 3D

scan of the material together with highresolution

images. Using the 3D data

and captured images, these materials

can be flattened and repaired ‘virtually’

without any risk to the real material.

The second objective is to develop

a user-assisted technique to aid ‘clean

up’ of the bleed-through process. This

approach involves registering the frontand-back

images of an individual page

and then allowing the NAS staff to

give simple image-based suggestions

via a user-interface to help guide a

segmentation algorithm to identify

actual foreground ink from seeped ink.

While the goals of this project

are quite easily expressed, there is a

tremendous opportunity for research

in the development of solutions.

Furthermore, by addressing these two

objectives, researchers hope to deliver

an imaging system and processing

tools that will significantly expedite

the imaging efforts of NAS and other

archives outside of Singapore.

SCE Dinner & Dance is an annual event organised by students in SCE. This year, the event

will also include Staff Appreciation Night as one of the activities. This would be an SCE

event involving faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Date : 1 September 2006

Time : 1800 – 2300 hrs

Venue : Raffles Town Club

Theme : Viva Las Vegas

Dress Code : Formal / Smart Casual

For more information, please contact the chairperson of the event,

Jason Ngo, at jasongo_11@yahoo.com.sg


SCE – Coming to you LIVE!

The Singapore-MIT Alliance

(SMA) was established in 1998

to encourage educational and

research collaboration among

engineers and life scientists from

MIT, NTU, and NUS. Now, SCE is

teaching part of a course from

our campus to MIT.

Subjects offered through the SMA and

NTU are generally related to manufacturing

technology and optimisation methods.

A new addition, however, to the courses

offered this semester is the hybrid subject

Statistical Learning and Data Mining in

Bioinformatics. This course combines two

fields: Computational Biology taught by SCE’s Assoc Prof

Jagath Rajapakse, and Statistical Learning and Data Mining

taught by Prof Roy Welsch, MIT.

After two years, the course material may be uploaded

as open courseware which can be accessed by students

worldwide.

In the pipeline is also a textbook geared towards

students reading this custom-made course. Unlike existing

books that compile recent research papers, this book focuses

on concepts, examples, and exercises for graduate students

to understand the subject matter better.

Cameras in each classroom capture images of professors,

students, and all computer-based materials (slides,

simulations, etc.). Students at both sites have live access to

Double Degree, Multiple Prospects

www.ntu.edu.sg/compbiz

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Dr Rajapakse teaching a class in NTU. The screen on the left shows his teaching material, while

the right shows the students in class in MIT.

monitors displaying what is being taught. There is also a little

button next to each student to press when he has a query.

The cameras will then swivel to focus on the student and his

image fills the screen in both locations. Both professors from

NTU and MIT can answer the question, and discuss concepts

back and forth.

General student feedback is that the course is

innovative, more exciting than regular classes, and that they

can really get the best of both worlds. Helen Zhou, an NTU

student in the class, feels that while the course is rather

difficult and intense, it does prepare her well for advanced

research. She says, “If you really want to do research in Data

Mining and Statistics, as well as Bioinformatics, this is the

course to take.”

One of SCE’s academic highlights is its new double degree programme with

NTU Nanyang Business School, which will be offered to undergraduates

enrolled in academic year 2006/2007.

A hybrid curriculum was specially prepared to combine both computing

and business elements. Some of the subjects offered include Data

Management and Business Intelligence, Enterprise Computing, IT Security,

Project Management, and Telecommunications Industry Management.

Upon completion of the four-year programme, students graduate with two

degrees – Bachelor of Business (Information Technology) and Bachelor of

Engineering (Computer Science).

Asst Prof Zhou Suiping is the SCE programme coordinator for this

double degree. He feels this programme will meet the demand for graduates

with technology and business skills. This programme aims to bridge the gap

between IT and business, empowering our graduates with both technical IT

skills and soft skills of business.


08 Alumni News

Who would have thought it possible to gather 14 SAS/SCE cohorts for

an evening of camaraderie? Two hundred busy professionals and staff

turned up for the inaugural reunion dinner on 18 February 2006.

It was a truly memorable night! About

200 staff and alumni from the Classes

of 1993 - 2005 attended the reunion

dinner in the spirit of nostalgia. It was

a great evening of renewing ties of

friendship, networking, and rebonding

of the SCE Alumni Spirit.

The panoramic view from the

OCBC Executive Club provided a

spectacular setting. The dining room,

where the event was held, was

gaily bedecked with gold and silver

balloons.

The evening was graced by two

Guests–of-Honour, Dean of SCE, Assoc

Prof Seah Hock Soon, and Director of

Alumni Affairs Office, Mr Soon Min

Yam. Sub-Dean of Alumni Affairs, Assoc

Prof Khong Chooi Peng, kicked off the

event with a warm welcome.

Dr Seah addressed the guests

and shared the major milestones and

developments of the school. This was

followed by a brief presentation of

the Master of Science programmes

by Assoc Prof Chan Syin, Vice-Dean

(Administration).

The highlight of the evening was

the ‘Pyramid Challenge’. Assoc Prof

Goh Wooi Boon created much hilarity

with his witty hosting of the game

show. It was amazing how certain

words related to SCE, such as The

Johari Window, still struck a chord,

Great Company, Good Foo

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even among the alumni who had left

the school a long time ago.

The Dean gave away the lucky

draw and the ‘Guess Who? (An Eye for

SCE Staff)’ contest prizes. This contest

was to identify the familiar academic

staff in a black and white photograph

taken more than a decade ago!

The end of the programme did

not mark the end of the night. The


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dinner hall continued to buzz with

chatter and laughter. In fact, the end

of the night marked the beginning of

a new revitalised chapter among the

SCE alumni, a milestone in fostering a

closely-knit alumni family.

One of our alumni, Joseph

Chai (Class of 1997) commented,



1. “Oh dear, there are so many

unfamiliar names… I didn’t

realise it has been ages since we

graduated from SCE.”

2. “It is heartening to have so many

of you back for our first reunion

dinner.”

3. Our recent alumni.

4. “Lady Luck is smiling on me

tonight.”

5. “I have told you for the umpteenth

time… that is not the answer! If

only you hadn’t skipped so many

lectures back then!”

6. Dr Seah (fourth from left) with

some of our 2005 graduates.

7. Dr Khong (second from left)

with four alumni from the Class

of 1996.

8. Some senior staff with happy-

looking alumni.

9. Asst Prof Ang Ee Luang (left) with

some SCE alumni couples.

“Surprisingly, after close to 10 years of

absence, my lecturers still remember

my name and the things I used to do!”

It was truly a wondrous event,

reaffirming our faith that the bonds are

still strong. All it takes is for us to touch

base regularly.

Watch out for the next event!

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Behind the scenes

“You mean those photographs in the

programme booklet were of us taken

so long ago? I could not recognise

myself!”

“Since we are working so hard,

how many gifts can we keep for

ourselves..?”

“Hey our PulSCE has made its way into

the goodie bags!”

www.scealumni.ntu.edu.sg/Infohub.net


10 Alumni News

Taking The Roads Less Travelled

From left: Mr Dev Ramnane, Mr Amey V Laud, Mr Manik

Gupta, Assoc Prof Khong Chooi Peng, Sub-Dean (Alumni

Affairs), Mr Andrew Chew and Dr Patrick Chan.

The forum on 30 March

2006 brought together

five of our outstanding

alumni at The Roads

Less Travelled seminar.

The panel consisted of

Dev Ramnane (2003

Alumnus), Director of

Imfinity; Manik Gupta

(1999 Alumnus), IT Project

Manager of Hewlett

Packard; Amey V Laud

(1998 Alumnus), CEO of

Genvea Biosciences Pte

Ltd; Dr Patrick Chan, (1994 Alumnus), Research Director of IDC Asia/Pacific;

and Andrew Chew (1994 Alumnus), Senior Pricing Manager of Dell.

Topics discussed include the challenges involved in a start-up company,

the formula for success, and the kind of research opportunities available

upon graduation. This insightful forum serves as a platform for alumni to

share their experiences and accomplishments with the undergraduates. It is

also a good opportunity for our alumni to reconnect with the school.

Looking through Google

Glasses

What is it like to work at Google? Is it true that there is free food in every

building? What are the ‘20% rule’ and the ‘100-feet rule’ that keep Googlers’

happy? SCE students got an inside

look at Google in a recruitment talk

organised on 13 February 2006.

Tan Chade Meng (1994

Alumnus) is a Senior Engineer at

Google and the first Singaporean to

be hired by Google. He spoke on how

Google operates and the qualities of

employees that they are on the look

out for. Undergraduates present were

inspired by the experiences recounted

by Chade Meng and quite impressed

with his career achievements after

graduation.

Chade Meng said (tongue-

in-cheek?), “Google is looking for

talented, motivated people. Look at

me. I am one good example.”

Tan Chade Meng had a captive audience

of students and staff with his stories

about Google.

Postcard from

our Alumni

Mervin Chan, SCE graduate of 2005,

recently had his marriage solemnisation

in our very own Yunnan Gardens

on 6 June 2006. Mr Soon Min Yam,

Director of NTU’s Alumni Affairs Office,

officiated at the ceremony. Mr Soon

has been Deputy Registrar of Marriages

since 1992 and has been solemnising

marriages for alumni and staff of NTU

since September 2005.

Picture of marital bliss.

It was pure coincidence that both

Mervin and his wife, Yvonne Lin, ended

up at the same workplace. Mervin is

currently working for NCS (seconded

to DSTA), while Yvonne is also working

in DSTA as an Engineer. Mervin served

on the CE Club and was chairman of

Exclaim 2, SCE’s school day.

They have known each other for six

years since their first year at NTU. They

met through the same ECA – Welfare

Services Club. “Coming back to Yunnan

Gardens to solemnise the marriage

makes the day even more memorable,

because this is the place which holds

good and bitter-sweet memories for

us. NTU will always have a special place

in our heart. It is where we got our

education, where we ‘grew’ from our

experiences, as well as where we met.”


Discover Engineering!

Discover Engineering @NTU, formerly

known as CoE Tech Week, was held

on 11 March 2006 at the Nanyang

Auditorium. The one-day affair aimed

to increase undergraduate enrolment

through generating awareness and

interest in engineering. The event,

held on the same day as LIFE@NTU,

attracted over 5,600 visitors.

This year, there was also an

interactive website to reach out to the

public. Game Lab was commissioned

to prepare two online games, one

with engineering content involving

circuits, the other involving bird flu

and biotechnology.

SCE Assoc Prof Lee Keok

Kee, Chairman of the Organising

Agent Neil

Weng Jianshu at the ART Competition in Japan.

Agent Neil designed by PhD student,

Weng Jianshu, was ranked second

at the Agent Reputation and Trust

(ART) Competition organised by the

International Joint Conference on

Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent

Systems in May 2006 in Japan.

Measuring an agent’s reputation

helps it decide which partner to work

with. The ART initiative was launched

with the goal of establishing a testbed

for comparative study of reputation

and trust-related and technologies.

Neil is able to evaluate the other

agents’ reputation based on its

The winning team of the Most Popular

Undergraduate Project category.

Committee, was able to pull off the

event splendidly with his team. He said,

“Organising it was very challenging

and seeing it come to fruition was

very satisfying. Furthermore, it’s good

that SCE students did very well.” And

that they did.

previous experience with them. Neil

would then apply a metric to derive the

agents’ reputation to help it decide on

the degree of trust to place on them.

This method acts against the presence

of inaccurate opinion and reputation

information.

Jianshu, co-supervised by Prof

Angela Goh and Asst Prof Miao Chun

Yan, is a team member in a trust agent

research project funded by A*STAR.

Coder Extraordinaire

Ardian Poernomo did SCE proud when he won India’s

Google Code Jam programming contest in India in

2005. And then, he went off to India in 2006, and did

it again!

An interest in programming that was inculcated

at a young age, has blossomed into a passion. Now he

other News 11

most Popular undergraduate

Project

First place: Multi-Agent System for

Interactive Lab, with team members:

Asst Prof Miao Chun Yan, Abhinav

Agrawal and Weng Jianshu.

Second place: Faculty Mining via

SIMPLICITY, with team members:

Asst Prof Franklin Fu, Cheok Meeau

Chin, Lee Ri Kang Kelvin, Lin Jiating

Justin, Koh Hong Hui, Nguyen Hoang

Anh and Ong Sze Wee Francis.

most Popular Nanyang

Research Programme Project

First place: Palmprint Classification,

with team members: Ms Li Fang,

Choon Kean Fatt, Tejas Shikhare

and Victor Chan.

Third place: OLAP Reporting Tool

for Mobile Clients, with team

members: Asst Prof Vivekanand

Gopalkrishnan, Swati Gupta and

Zhiren Yang.

The trust metric used by Neil will be

applied in this project.

What is an Agent?

An agent is an intelligent software that acts

on behalf of a user or programme. It has the

capability to adapt and learn in response

to the environment. When several agents

interact with each other, they form a multiagent

system. In a multi-agent system,

partners with varying properties interact

together. An agent would use its knowledge

of learnt responses to decide with which

agent to interact.

“Don’t take the competitions

too seriously.”

takes part in as many programming contests as possible, mostly online. There

are no prizes for these competitions, just a ranklist.

Before the competition in India, he would go online, source for

programming problems, and work on them. This helped to boost his

confidence for the competition. In 2005, he went into the competition a little

apprehensive, but with hope. In 2006, he was concerned about not being as

prepared as the other participants. But none of that stopped him. Knowledge

and determination got him through it all.


12 other News

Long Service Awards

These smiles have brightened the school for many years!

There are some staff in SCE who have seen all the changes

in the school. At the school meeting in January 2006, we

honoured staff who have served the school for more than

10 years.

The 15-year long service award recipients are Assoc

Profs Abdul Wahab Bin Abdul Rahman, Goh Wooi Boon, Ng

Geok See, Yap Ma Tit, Hui Siu Cheung, Khong Chooi Peng,

and Kwoh Chee Keong. Non-academic staff in the same

category comprise Mr Lam Hoy Kong, Mr Loo Kian Hock, Mr

Teo Hai Poh, and Ms Wong Heng Keow.

The 10-year long service award recipients are Assoc Profs

Graham Leedham and Michel Pasquier. Other awardees in the

same category are clerical officer, Ms Haslina Bte Mohamad

and technical executive, Mrs Ng-Lee Fui Chin.

Thank you for all your contributions to the school!

Staff Welfare in SCE

The Staff Welfare Committee in SCE

comprises Mrs Jessie Lew, Ms Suzie

Tan, Ms Siom Siew Ling, Ms Wong Lee

Chin and Mr Goh Tong Hai. Together,

they plan and organise interesting

gatherings and tours or visits for all

SCE staff throughout the year.

Events in the last six months

include the Breakfast Chat in the

Discussion Room, Ubin on Wheels, a

farm and factory tour, a visit to the

Ah.... the great outdoors! Cycling is more

tiring than it looks. But I wouldn’t be

anywhere else today.

Night Safari,

and a one-day

fruit farm tour

in Desaru. In

the pipeline are

plans for a trek and durian picking

tour in July, the school dinner and

dance in September, and another

farm and factory tour in November.

Chairperson of the committee

since August 2005, Jessie has been

very busy. She wrote, “The cycling

trip to Pulau Ubin was the best event

so far. 36 of us, including a little 2year-old

girl, gathered at Changi

Jetty one Saturday morning. Cycling

through ‘wild’ Ubin was physically

demanding on everyone, but

the journey was challenging and

enjoyable. Joy factor: getting away

from the routine of a workday.

Our Star Performer

Assoc Prof Stephen Turner, the director of the

Parallel and Distributed Computing Centre (PDCC),

was presented with the award for Outstanding

Performance in 2005.

Among his notable achievements: Dr Turner won

the IBM Shared University

Research (SUR) award for

his project Integrated

Virtual Experimentation

and Business Process

Implementation for

High-tech Manufacturing

and Service Networks.

His other on-going

collaborations are with

Dr Turner receiving his award from

Dean, SCE, Assoc Prof Seah.

SIMTech, IHPC, DSTA, University of Birmingham,

Brunel University, Georgia Institute of Technology

(GT), and IBM TJ Watson.

He is actively involved in the school’s Grid

Computing flagship project and is currently

coordinating SCE-GT collaboration on Grid Computing

and Computer Simulation, results of which are coming

to life at PDCC.

Dr Turner was on the advisory board of the IEEE

Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications

(1997–2005). He is also an Associate Editor of

Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modelling

and Simulation International, and Editorial Board

member for International Journal of Simulation:

Systems, Science, and Technology. Apart from this,

Dr Turner serves on the Exam Paper Moderation

Committee. Now that’s a workload and a half!

Being active in the outdoors also

helped to lift everyone’s spirits. The

unbelievable reward for the day was

a thirst-quenching, chilled fresh

coconut juice drink near the jetty!”

Everyone felt that it was a good

time for bonding and for the families

of the staff to interact and get to

know each other. The committee

aims to organise a variety of

activities to cater to different

interests.

And guess who takes care of

the staff Discussion Room? The very

same committee. They welcome your

suggestions.


Awards and Achievements

best paper award at the Principles of Advanced

and Distributed Simulation (PADS) conference

Assoc Prof Stephen John Turner, Assoc Prof Cai Wentong,

and Chen Dan won the Best Paper award at the PADS

conference. Their paper, titled A Framework for Robust

HLA-based Distributed Simulations, introduces a

framework for robust HLA-based distributed simulations

using the decoupled federate architecture. The

framework exploits the architecture to provide a generic

fault-tolerant model that uses a ‘dynamic substitution’

approach to deal with failure. It supports reusability

of legacy federate code, and is platform-neutral and

independent of federate modelling approaches.

ScE undergraduate is two-time winner of

Google’s india code Jam

Fourth-year student Ardian Kristanto Poernomo was the

winner of Google’s India Code Jam in 2005 and 2006.

This year’s competition attracted more than 14,000

programmers from the South East Asian region. After an

initial rigorous qualifying round, 500 proceeded to round

two. The top 50 scorers from this flew to Bangalore for

the Grand Finals. Programming in the competition can be

done in Java, C++, C# or VB.NET.

Ardian received a cash prize of Rs 122,000 for top

placing, and an iPod Nano for participation in the event.

Also from SCE, fourth-year students Nguyen Phuong

Ngoc and Prima Chairunnanda came in fourth and fifth

respectively.

New Books

Congratulations on publishing your books!

Alexei Sourin. Computer Graphics: From a Small

Formula to Cyberworlds (2nd edition). Pearson

Prentice Hall, Singapore, 2006.

Hsu Wen Jing and Huang Shell Ying. Anatomy of

HCTS: A High-capacity Container Terminal System

for Mega Vessels, NUS Publishing, 2006.

Benjamin Premkumar and Cai Jianfei. Principles

of Wireless Communications and Networks (2nd

edition). Pearson Prentice Hall, Singapore, 2006.

Awards and Achievements 13

ScE takes top award at the Pacific-Asia

conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data

mining (PAKDD) 2006

The 10th PAKDD 2006, together with Singapore Institute

of Statistics and the Pattern Recognition & Machine

Intelligence Association of Singapore (SAS), hosted a

data mining competition early this year.

Participating teams had to solve a classification

problem with the objective to predict, with accuracy,

some customer data for a telco operator. Fourth-year

student Hanny Yulius Limanto, Asst Prof Tay Joc Cing,

and Dr Andrew Watkins from Mississippi State University

emerged champions in the University Category. The team

used an immune-system-inspired data mining algorithm

to predict the data.

undergraduate awarded overseas research

internship

Third-year student, Ms Kanika Jain, under the supervision

of Asst Prof Tay Joc Cing, was awarded an International

Research Studentship (of £3300) from University College

London to undertake research in Multi-agent Modelling

of Biological Systems at the Centre of Mathematics

and Physics in Life Sciences and Experimental Biology

(CoMPLEX). She will spend a semester from June to

December 2006 at CoMPLEX.

New Appointments

Prof Srikanthan Thambipillai

Director, Intelligent Devices and

Systems Cluster

Assoc Prof Kwoh Chee Keong

Deputy Director, Biomedical and

Pharmaceutical Engineering Cluster

Mr Wong Chee Kien, Gabriyel

Director, Game Lab

Asst Prof Ong Yew Soon

Deputy Director, Emerging Research Lab

Asst Prof Bertil Schmidt

Deputy Director, MSc (Bioinformatics)


14 Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors

22 May - 14 Jun 06 Prof Sun Xian-He,

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

22 - 23 May 06 Prof Richard Fujimoto,

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

22 May 06 Dr Georgios

Theodoropoulos, Senior Lecturer,

University of Birmingham, UK; Dr Brian

Logan, Lecturer, The University of

Nottingham, UK

17 - 19 May 06 Prof Jeff Kramer,

Imperial College, UK

17 - 18 May 06 Dr Shandar Ahmad,

Reader, Department of Biosciences,

Jamia Millia Islamia University, India

11 May 06 Assoc Prof Malini Olivo,

Principal Investigator; Dr Patricia

Thong, Research Fellow, National Cancer

Centre, Singapore

5 May 06 Dr Wang Shiying, Vice-

Chairman, School of Computer; Prof Xu

Ming, National University of Defense

Technology, Hunan, China

21 Apr 06 Prof Kerson Huang, Emeritus

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of

Technology, USA

20 Apr 06 Prof Dik Lee, The Hong Kong

University of Science and Technology,

Hong Kong

13 Apr 06 Prof Sham Navathe, College

of Computing, Georgia Institute of

Technology, USA

9 - 21 April 06 Prof Wang Wei,

Head of Department of Computing

and Information Technology, Fudan

University, China

7 - 12 Apr 06 Prof Andrew

Pomiankowski, Director, Centre for

Mathematics and Physics in Life Sciences

and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX),

University College London, UK

17 Mar 06 Ms Teo Chor Guan,

Manager, Software Engineering; Ms

Alicia Lee Muller, Recruiter, Lucasfilm

Animation, Singapore

9 Mar 06 Mrs Foo Chui Hoon, HOD

(Science); Mr Julius Chan, LH (Physics),

Victoria Junior College, Singapore;

Delegation of nine teachers from SN

Kansagra School, India

7 Mar 06 Ms Zhou Yilu, Research

Associate/PhD candidate, University of

Arizona, USA

1 Mar 06 Prof Huang Qingming,

Professor and Deputy Director, Chinese

Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

1 Mar 06 Dr Bernard Hamonic,

Research Scientist, CNRS-DAE (French

National Centre for Scientific Research,

Directorate for Industrial Relations),

France

22 Feb 06 Dr Harold Raveche,

President, Stevens Institute of

Technology, Hoboken, USA

13 Feb 06 Mr Tan Chade-Meng,

Software Engineer; Mr Sreeram

Ramachandran, Software Engineer;

Ms Yvonne Agyei, Manager of Global

University Programs; Ms Neetu

Sabharwal, Global University Programs,

Google, USA

7 Feb 06 Prof Andrew Ortony,

Professor of Education, Psychology,

and Computer Science, Northwestern

University, USA

18 Jan 06 Assoc Prof David Suter,

Assoc Dean of Research, Institute of

Vision Systems Engineering, Monash

University, Australia; Delegation of

Professors, Huanan University of

Science and Technology, China

17 Jan 06 Ms Teo Chor Guan, Manager,

Software Engineering; Mr Oliver Acker,

Manager of Artistic Development,

Lucasfilm Animation, Singapore; and

colleagues from Lucasfilm Animation,

USA

5 Jan 06 High School Students, SMA

Negeri 4 Medan, Indonesia

22 Dec 05 Mr Tan Chade-Meng,

Software Engineer, Google, USA

9 Dec 05 Dr Nguyen Canh Hoang,

Vice-Dean of Faculty of Information

Technology; Assoc Prof Ho Si Dam,

Head of Dept of Computer Networking;

Dr Dinh Manh Tuong, Head of Dept

of Computer Sciences; Dr Nguyen Tue,

Head of Dept of Information Systems;

Dr Do Duc Giao, Head of Dept of

Applied Mathematics in Information

Technology, Vietnam National University,

Vietnam

8 Dec 05 Delegation of faculty

members, Indian Institute of

Technology, Kanpur, India

1 Dec 05 Dr Sanjay Chawla, Senior

Lecturer, The University of Sydney,

Australia

28 Nov 05 Prof Erkki Sutinen,

Department of Computer Science,

University of Joensuu, Finland

23 Nov 05 Students, Ngee Ann

Polytechnic, Singapore

22 Nov 05 Prof Staffan Nordmark,

Executive Director, Swedish Foundation

for Strategic Research, Sweden;

Ms Madeleine Caesar, Chief Executive

Officer, The Knowledge Foundation

(KK), Sweden; Mrs Ewa Ställdal

Eriksson, Chief Executive Officer, The

Vardal Foundation, Sweden; Dr Björn

Brandt, Director of Administration,

Swedish Foundation for Strategic

Research, Sweden; Dr Måns Lönnroth,

Managing Director, The Foundation

for Strategic Environmental Research

(MISTRA), Sweden; Mr Roger

Svensson, Managing Director, The

Swedish Foundation for International

Cooperation in Research and Higher

Education (STINT), Sweden; Prof

Thommy Svensson, Delegation

Coordinator/Director, The Swedish

School of Advanced Asia-Pacific Studies

(SSAAPS), Sweden

21 Nov 05 - 20 Feb 06 Dr Gleb

Nosovskiy, Tan Chin Tuan Exchange

Fellow, Moscow State University, Russia

16 Nov 05 Mr Philip Peterson, Head

of Animation Technology; Ms Teo Chor

Guan, Manager, Software Engineering,

Lucasfilm Animation, Singapore

9 Nov 05 Mr Norihiro Suzuki, Director,

Embedded System Platform Research

Laboratory (ESPRL), Hitachi Ltd,

Japan; Mr Shinobu Koizumi, General

Manager, Software Design Platform

Technology Centre, ESPRL, Hitachi Ltd,

Japan; Dr Shinobu Yoshida, Associate

Director and General Manager, Research

& Development Centre, Hitachi Asia Ltd,

Singapore

7 Nov - 1 Dec 06 Prof Peter Sloot,

Informatics Institute, University of

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

28 Oct 05 Prof Chris Jesshope,

Informatics Institute, University of

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

25 Oct 05 Dr Ulrich Schnaut, Head of

EADS Singapore R&D/R&T Project;

Dr Helmut Zinner, Senior Manager, Key

Account Defence and Space, Corporate

Research Centre, European Aeronautic

Defence and Space Company (EADS),

Germany

24 - 27 Oct 05 Assoc Prof

Ananthanarayanan Chockalingam,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

India

Continued on next page.


Seminars and Workshops

23 May 06 Seminar: Scalable Software

in Cyberspace: From Virtual Private

Environment to Quality of Service,

Prof Sun Xian-He, Illinois Institute of

Technology, USA

18 May 06 BIRC Seminar: Solvent

Accessibility Prediction in Proteins,

Dr Shandar Ahmad, Department

of Biosciences, Jamia Millia Islamia

University, India

8 May - 8 Jun 06 BIRC Workshop: First

Virtual Workshop in Bioinformatics,

Dr Meena Sakharkar, NTU;

Dr Manoranjan Dash, NTU; Dr Jiang

Daxin, NTU; Dr Jagath C. Rajapakse, NTU

20 Apr 06 Seminar: Query Routing

in Peer-to-Peer Search Engines, Prof

Dik Lee, The Hong Kong University of

Science and Technology, Hong Kong

17 – 19 Apr 06 CHiPES Workshop: Rapid

Prototyping with Field Programmable

Gate Arrays (FPGAs), Prof T Srikanthan,

NTU; Mr Quek Kai Hock, Research

Associate, NTU; Mr George Rosario

Jagadeesh, Research Associate, NTU

7 Mar 06 Seminar: Combining

Probability Model and Web Mining

Model: A Framework for Proper Name

Transliteration, Ms Zhou Yilu, University

of Arizona, USA

1 Mar 06 Seminar: Sports Video Analysis

and Enhancement

Personal Customised Video Service, Prof

Huang Qingming, Chinese Academy of

Sciences, Beijing, China

13 Feb 06 Seminar: Affect and Emotion

in Intelligent Agents: Why and How?,

Prof Andrew Ortony, Northwestern

University, USA

Continued from previous page.

24 - 25 Oct 05 Dr Priyono Eko Sanyoto,

Director; Mr Basuki Winoto, Head of

Software Application Study Programme,

Politeknik Batam, Indonesia

24 Oct 05 Mr David Chappell, Principal,

Chappell & Associates, San Francisco,

USA

17 Oct 05 Mr Vittal Kini, Director, CTG

ISRC, Intel, India

8 Feb 06 Seminar: Ancient Egypt:

Thousands or Hundreds of Years Ago?,

Dr Gleb Nosovskiy, Moscow State

University, Russia

20 Jan 06 Seminar: Simulating Quantum

Computation by Contracting Tensor

Networks, Dr Shi Yaoyun, University of

Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

18 Jan 06 Seminar: Computer Vision

– Statistics and Geometry, Assoc

Prof David Suter, Monash University,

Australia

11 Jan 06 C2i Graduate Research

Seminar: Fuzzy Modelling in

Reinforcement Learning,

Mr Quah Kian Hong, NTU

5 Jan 06 C2i Seminar: Initiatives in

Signal Processing in Smart Ambiance,

Dr Huseyin Abut, San Diego State

University, USA

1 Dec 05 Seminar: Synthesis of Large

Scale Gene Networks from Microarrays,

Dr Sanjay Chawla, The University of

Sydney, Australia

29 Nov - 15 Dec 05 Six seminars

on Financial Mathematics, Dr Gleb

Nosovskiy, Moscow State University,

Russia

28 Nov 05 C2i Seminar: Speaker

Localisation Using Microphone Array

and Simple Fuzzy Logic Modelling,

Dr Waleed H. Abdulla, The University of

Auckland, New Zealand

18 Nov 05 PDCC Seminar: Modelling

Multi-cellular Organisms with

Distributed Cellular Automata,

Prof Peter Sloot, Informatics Institute,

University of Amsterdam, The

Netherlands

14 Oct 05 Delegation from Xiamen

University: Prof Zhou Changle, Dean,

Information Science and Technology

School; Prof Zeng Wenhua, Vice

Director, Software School; Prof Ye

Chen-Chun; Prof Li Maoqing, Xiamen

University, China

11 Oct 05 Assoc Prof Dong Guozhu,

Wright State University, USA

Seminars and Workshops 15

17 Nov 05 Division of Psychology and

C2i Joint Seminar: Creativity, Intuition,

Emotions and Perceptual Learning

– Potential Fields for Wider Collaboration

in Cognitive Sciences, Prof Wlodzislaw

Duch (Visiting Professor at NTU),

Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland

28 Oct 05 PDCC Seminar: Microgrids

– Massive On-chip Concurrency using

Microthreaded Microprocessors,

Prof Chris Jesshope, Informatics

Institute, University of Amsterdam,

The Netherlands

26 Oct 05 Seminar: Enhanching

Lifetime in Wireless Adhoc/Sensor

Networks, Assoc Prof Ananthanarayanan

Chockalingam, Indian Institute of

Science, Bangalore, India

25 Oct 05 Seminar: Interference

Cancellation in Uplink OFDMA, Assoc

Prof Ananthanarayanan Chockalingam,

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,

India

24 Oct 05 Seminar: Software in a

Service-oriented World, Mr David

Chappell, Chappell & Associates,

San Francisco, USA

3 Oct 05 Seminar: Conceptual

Partitioning: An Efficient Method

for Continuous Nearest Neighbour

Monitoring, Mr Kyriakos Mouratidis,

The Hong Kong University of Science

and Technology, Hong Kong

5 Oct 05 Dr Jean-Christophe Olivo-

Marin, Head of the Quantitative Image

Analysis Unit; Dr Paul Brey, Director,

Insect Biochemistry and Molecular

Biology, Institut Pasteur, France

3 Oct 05 Mr Kyriakos Mouratidis, PhD

candidate, The Hong Kong University of

Science and Technology, Hong Kong


New Staff

Academic Staff

Asst Prof Dr Sun Aixin

Division of Information Systems

Research Interests: Information

Retrieval, Text/Web Mining,

Machine Learning.

Asst Prof Low Yoke Hean,

Malcolm

Division of Computer Science

Research Interests: Parallel and

Distributed Computing, Modelling and

Simulation, Multi-Agent Systems, Web

Services and Workflow, Planning and

Scheduling (optimisation for manufacturing

and logistic systems).

Asst Prof Sudha Natarajan

Division of Computing Systems

Research Interests: Computer

Vision and Image Processing,

Embedded Systems, Neural Networks.

Asst Prof Johan Henry

Division of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computer

Graphics, Computer Animation,

Image Processing.

Research Fellows

Dr Ho Sy Loi

BioInformatics Research Centre

Dr Nguyen Ngoc Minh

BioInformatics Research Centre

Administrative Staff

Miss Tiffany Ong Wee Kee

Asst Manager (Alumni Affairs)

Miss Yap Liy Mui, Molly

Asst Manager (Research)

Miss Tan San Hong, Shirley

Secretary to Vice-Dean

(Administration)

Mr Tay Yoong Hin

Administrative Officer,

Interaction and Entertainment

Research Centre

Asst Prof Qian Kemao

Division of Computing Systems

Research Interests: Optical

Metrology and Fringe

Processing, Image Analysis and Processing,

Computer Vision, Augmented Reality,

Computer Animation.

Asst Prof He Ying

Division of Computer Science

Research Interests: Computer

Graphics, Geometric Modelling,

Visualisation, Scientific Computing.

Adjunct Assoc Prof Mitchell

Wayne Pierce

Division of Information Systems

Research Interests: Comparative

Microbial Genomics, Bioinformatics,

Parasitology and Infectious Disease, The

RNA World.

Adjunct Assoc Prof Li Haizhou

Division of Computing Systems

Research Interests: Speech and

Dialogue Processing, Pattern

Recognition, Natural Language Processing,

Information Retrieval.

Research Associates

Mdm Liu Ying

Emerging Research Lab

Mr Zheng Xuebin

BioInformatics Research Centre

Mr Matthias Zumpe

Centre for Advanced Media

Technology

Mdm Ren Yunxia

Emerging Research Lab

laboratory Executives

Mr Lu Peng

Centre for Advanced Media

Technology

Mr Kesavan Asaithambi

BioInformatics Research Centre

Mr Tan Sing Yau

BioInformatics Research Centre

Adjunct Assoc Prof Tan Boon

Ooi, Patrick

Division of Information Systems

Research interests: Cancer and

Pathogen Genomics, Systems Biology,

Computational Biology.

Mr Steven Xia Qian

(Teaching Fellow)

Division of Computer Science

Research Interests:

Collaborative Computing, Human-

Computer Interaction, Distributed

Systems, Software Engineering.

Mr Wong Chee Kien, Gabriyel

(Lecturer)

Division of Computing Systems

Research Interests: Real-time

Rendering Techniques, Game Engine

Architecture, Ubiquitous Gaming

Platforms, Artificial Intelligence in Games.

Project officers

Mr Chen Quan

Centre for Advanced Media

Technology

Mdm Pooja

BioInformatics Research Centre

Mr Zhou Chen

Centre for Multimedia Network

and Technology

Mdm Pooja

Bioinformatics Research Centre

Mr Lu Feng

Centre for Multimedia Network

and Technology

Mr Guan Wei

Centre for Multimedia Network

and Technology

Mr Huang Youliang

Centre for Advanced

Information Systems

Mr Qiu Jie

Centre for Advanced Media

Technology

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