Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT AFFILIATIONS

  • Head, Acoustic Research Laboratory, Tropical Marine Science Institute, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore
  • Founder & Non-executive Director, Subnero Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering

SELECTED PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Chief Technology Officer, EdgeMatrix Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Associate Director (Marine Robotics), Marine & Offshore Program, A*STAR
  • Associate Head of Department (Undergraduate Programs), Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, National University of Singapore
  • Non-executive Director, Affle Pte. Ltd., Singapore
  • Non-executive Director, Wireless Intellect Labs Pte. Ltd., Singapore

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D, National University of Singapore
  • M.Sc. (Bioinformatics), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • M.Eng., National University of Singapore
  • B.Eng., National University of Singapore

CURRENT RESEARCH AREAS

  • Underwater acoustics & signal processing
  • Underwater communications & networking
  • Underwater robotics & autonomous systems
  • Underwater sensing & monitoring

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Engineering Principles & Practice
  • Real-time systems
  • Sensor Technology & Systems (Acoustics)
  • Fundamental Acoustics & Sonar Systems
  • Acoustic Sensor Systems

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Executive Committee, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Soceity
  • Technical Co-Chair, IEEE Global OCEANS 2020 Singapore - US Gulf Coast
  • Technical Chair, IEEE OCEANS 2024 Singapore

Past:

  • IEEE OES technology committee co-chair of underwater communication, navigation & positioning
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • Associate Technical Editor, IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Guest Editor, Special issue of IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Guest Editor, Special issue of IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
  • Guest Editor, Special issue of the Hindawi International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
  • Founding Chairman, IEEE OES Singapore AUV Challenge (SAUVC) 2013
  • Chairman, Student Poster Competition, IEEE OCEANS’06 Singapore

OTHER EDUCATIONAL/ADVISORY ACTIVITIES

  • Science Advisory Group, Schmidt Ocean Institute 4500m ROV, 2015-16
  • Technical Committee, Unmanned Surface Vehicle Competition, 2011
  • Advisory Committee, Sound Exhibit, Science Centre, 2009
  • Steering Committee, The National Science Challenge, 2004-2006
  • Technical Committee, Infocomm Specialist Development Programme, 2001-2002

SELECTED AWARDS

  • Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (2020)
  • Innovative Teaching Award (Gold), National University of Singapore (2016/2017)
  • Defence Technology Prize, Singapore – ROMANIS team (2004)
  • Engineering faculty teaching award honors list, National University of Singapore (2011)
  • Best teacher awards, TDSI, National University of Singapore (2010, 2008, 2004)
  • Teaching commendation awards, TDSI, National University of Singapore (2009, 2007, 2006, 2005)

GRADUATE STUDENTS & RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Current graduate students: 2 Ph.D., 1 M.Eng.
  • Students graduated: 10 Ph.D., 10 M.Eng.
  • More than S$20M grants as PI
  • More than S$10M grants as co-PI or significant collaborator