Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Lam Kwok Yan

Programme Chair (Secure Community), Interdisciplinary Graduate School

School of Computer Science and Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 5925
Office: N4-02a-02

  • PhD University of Cambridge 1990
  • BSc (Hons) University of London 1987
Professor Lam Kwok Yan is a renowned Cyber Security researcher and practitioner. Professor Lam has collaborated extensively with law-enforcement agencies, government regulators, telecommunication operators and financial institutions in various aspects of Infocomm and Cyber Security in the region. He is the Lead P.I. of the SPIRIT Programme, an S$11,000,000 programme on smart nation research funded by NRF. Prior to joining NTU, he has been a Professor of the Tsinghua University, PR China (2002-2010) and a faculty member of the National University of Singapore and the University of London since 1990. He was a visiting scientist at the Isaac Newton Institute of the Cambridge University and a visiting professor at the European Institute for Systems Security. In 1997, he founded PrivyLink International Ltd, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore, specializing in e-security technologies for homeland security and financial systems. In 2012, he co-founded Soda Pte Ltd with a HK-based medical clinics operator. Soda (or Safe of Data App), the Winner of the Most Innovative Start Up Award at the RSA 2015 Conference, is a technology start-up which specialises in data security protection of mobile cloud users. In 1998, he received the Singapore Foundation Award from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in recognition of his R&D achievement in Information Security in Singapore. He received his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from the University of London in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1990.
Research Interests
Distributed Systems Security,
Cyber Security,
Multi-modal Biometrics in Homeland Security,
Enterprise Architecture,
Biometric Cryptography,
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP).
Current Projects
  • Cybersecurity Protocol and Mechanism for e-Logistics of Dangerous Goods Tracking Using Block Chain
  • ExPReSS: Extensible Platform for Retrieval and Summarization Support
  • Intelligent Case Retrieval System for Singapore Judiciary
  • Smart Platform Infrastructure Research on Integrative Technology (SPIRIT): A Platform for Translational R&D for a Smart Nation
  • To Research & Develop Assessment Tool and System – OpsTrace
Selected Publications
  • Vasily Sidorov, Wee Keong Ng, Lam Kwok Yan, Mohamed Faisal Bin Mohamed Salleh. (2017, July). Cyber-Threat Analysis of a UAV Traffic Management System for Urban Airspace. Paper presented at 21st Air Transport Research Society World Conference, University of Antwerp Stadscampus, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Vasily Sidorov, Ng Wee Keong, Lam Kwok Yan, Mohamed Faisal Bin Mohamed Salleh. (2017, June). Implications of Cyber Threats for the Design of Unmanned Air Traffic Management System. Paper presented at The 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, FL, USA.
  • Vasily Sidorov, Wee Keong Ng, Lam Kwok Yan, Mohamed Faisal Bin Mohamed Salleh. (2017). A Study of Cyber Security Threats to Traffic Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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