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Professor Ooi Beng Chin Director, SSI Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science Email: ooibc@comp.nus.edu.sg

Beng Chin is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, NGS faculty member and Director of Smart Systems Institute (SSI@NUS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), an adjunct Chang Jiang Professor at Zhejiang University, China, and the director of NUS AI Innovation and Commercialization Centre at Suzhou, China. He obtained his BSc (1st Class Honors) and PhD from Monash University , Australia, in 1985 and 1989 respectively.

Beng Chin's research interests include database systems, distributed and blockchain systems, machine learning and large scale analytics, in the aspects of system architectures, performance issues, security, accuracy and correctness. He works closely with the industry (eg. NUHS, Jurong Health and Tan Tok Seng Hospital on healthcare analytics and prediebetes prevention), and exploits IT for efficiency in various appplication domains, including healthcare, finance and smart city. He is a co-founder of yzBigData(2012) for Big Data Management and analytics, and Shentilium Technologies(2016) for AI- and data-driven Financial data analytics, MediLot Technologies(2018) for blockchain based healthcare data management and analytics. an advisory council member of a RegTech company, Cynopsis Solutions, and an advisor to blockchain based KYC traceto.io ICO. Beng Chin serves as a member of Hangzhou Government AI Development Committee (AI TOP 30)

Beng Chin is a fellow of the ACM , IEEE, and Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS).

He was the recipient of ACM SIGMOD 2009 Contributions award, a co-winner of the 2011 Singapore President's Science Award, the recipient of 2012 IEEE Computer Society Kanai award, 2013 NUS Outstanding Researcher Award, 2014 IEEE TCDE CSEE Impact Award, and 2016 China Computer Federation (CCF) Overseas Outstanding Contributions Award. He was a recipient of VLDB'14 Best Paper award.

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Professor Lawrence Wong Deputy Director, SSI Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Email: elewwcl@nus.edu.sg

Professor Lawrence Wong is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is currently holding the position of Deputy Director at the Smart Systems Institute in NUS.

He was previously Executive Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) from Nov 2002 - Nov 2006. Since joining NUS in 1983, he served in various positions at the department, faculty, and university levels, including Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Jan 2008 - Oct 2009, Director of the NUS Computer Centre from Jul 2000 - Nov 2002, and Director of the Centre for Instructional Technology from Jan 1998 - Jun 2000. Prior to joining NUS in 1983, he was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawford Hill Lab, NJ, USA, from 1980 to 1983.

He received the B.Sc. (1st class Honours) and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Loughborough University, UK, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. His research interests include wireless networks and systems, multimedia networks, and source matched transmission techniques with over 200 publications and 4 patents in these areas. He is co-author of the book on “Source-Matched Mobile Communications”. He received the IEEE Marconi Premium Award in 1989, NUS Teaching Award (1989), IEEE Millennium Award in 2000, the e-nnovator Awards 2000, Open Category, and Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) 2006.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann Deputy Director, SSI Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science Email: rogerz@comp.nus.edu.sg

Roger Zimmermann is an Associate Professor with the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he is also an investigator with the Smart Systems Institute.

Prior to joining NUS in 2007 he held the position of Research Area Director with the Integrated Media Systems Center (IMSC) at the University of Southern California (USC). He is still affiliated with USC as Adjunct Associate Professor, where he received his Ph.D. degree in 1998. His research interests are in the areas of distributed and peer-to-peer systems, collaborative environments, streaming media architectures, georeferenced video search, and mobile location-based services. His work on high-resolution Internet streaming resulted in the Remote Media Immersion system which has been demonstrated on Internet2.

He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of ACM. He has co-authored a book, five patents and more than hundred conference publications, journal articles and book chapters in the areas of multimedia and information management.

He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications. He is also an Associate Editor with the ACM Computers in Entertainment magazine and the ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications journal. He has served on the conference program committees of many leading conferences.

Associate Professor Ng Teck Khim Deputy Director, Head, Research, SSI Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science Email: ngtk@nus.edu.sg

Teck Khim is the head of research in SSI@NUS. He is an associate professor of practice in the Computer Science Department, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. His research interest is in computer vision as well as multimodality processing on mobile devices. Teck Khim obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999, and his M.Sc. and Bachelor degrees from NUS in 1992 and 1988 respectively.

He was with the defence R&D for the Ministry of Defence of Singapore for almost his entire career. Prior to joining NUS, he was the Head of Signal Processing Lab of DSO National Labs, which is the major defence R&D organization in Singapore.

Teck Khim had also served a year in Media Development Authority as a Program Director in the Interactive Digital Media R&D Programme Office.

Mr. Koh Chun Keat Head, Engineering, SSI Email: idmkck@nus.edu.sg

Chun Keat graduated with First Class Honours in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, and has previously worked in media research – specialising in areas of video segmentation, text processing and question answering.

He started out in the games and digital media industry from a training-attachment program with KOEI Japan and has over 10 years of game development experience back in Singapore – from building Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG) to casual games on the web and mobile platforms.

With a broad range of interests in user interface design, development and technical expertise in digital media technologies, he is very passionate about engineering the next innovations that would enrich and enhance our everyday lives.

Mr. Kelvin Tan Head, Business Development, SSI Deputy Director, NUS Enterprise Email: kelvintan@nus.edu.sg

Prior to joining NUS, Kelvin was SVP of ServTouch-Wywy for New Media/Kodak Division. He was instrumental in the digital transformation of key photo retail and on-line businesses. Under his stewardship, the company supported projects with Mediacorp and Starhub as well as nationwide programs like the National Day Parade and PA’s Chingay Parade. On the international front, his New Media team worked with World Wildlife Fund, UNIFEM Project Inspire and PPTV of China.

Previously, Kelvin founded his own startup, Eyemail Technology, which was a pioneering company for video streaming on smart mobile devices. In HP, he was instrumental in setting up the Asia Pacific Mobile E-Services Bazaar (later called CoolTown) as part of a global program. The Spore hub with satellites in 5 asian cities connected over 300 companies in an eco-system which promoted business and technology partnerships. He also held positions in M1, AT&T and IDA.

Besides work, Kelvin serves on the IT Talent Advisory Panel of People’s Association. He also advises Konen Arts Performing School which promotes local arts and music.

Kelvin graduated from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology in Electronics and Telecommunications and attained his MBA with OCU of USA. Has been a IEEE Member for over 15 years. Currently, he is pursuing a Master in Gerontology as a personal passion to collaborate with educators, researchers and outreach services in providing multidisciplinary support for aging and old adults.