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Assoc Prof Ali Iftekhar Maswood
Novel Converter topology for hybrid Wind & Solar Energy Maximum Power Tracking Control Strategies using Fuzzy logic and Particle Swram Optimization Novel DC-DC buck-boost Converter for solar/Fuel Cell optimal power txtraction
Mr Ang Hock Eng
Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Engineering Components using Boundary Element Methods. Instrumentation & Control of Fluid Power Systems.
Assoc Prof Ang Wei Tech
- BioRobotics / Bio-Mechatronics - Rehabilitation Engineering - Assistive Technology - Robotic Microsurgery - Robotic Cell Micromanipulation
Assoc Prof Cai Wenjian
Prof Cai's areas of expertise are system modelling, control and optimization, multivariable system identification and control, sensor and instrumentation, mechanical system simulation and design, and intelligent systems. His current research works focus on industry applications in building HVAC processes, renewable energy processes and environmental processes.
Asst Prof Chang Kuiyu
Sentiment Analysis (Chinese and English), Chinese Natural Language Processing, Social Networks, Statistical Pattern Recognition, Bioinformatics
Assoc Prof Chen I-Ming
1) Mechatronics system design: cable-driven systems, biomorphic robots, entertainment robots; 2) Wearable sensors and haptic devices; 3) Body sensor network, wireless sensor network and sensor grid; 4) Reconfigurable automation; 5) Parallel kinematics machines (PKM); 6) Micro- and nano-manipulation systems; 7) Spherical actuators and smart material based actuators; 8) Robotic locomotion.
Asst Prof Domenico Campolo
His research interests include mechatronic technologies with application to the new emerging fields of Phenomics and Neuro-Developmental Engineering, in both animal and human models; biomimetic microrobotics, including: design, fabrication, development and control of biologically inspired smart actuators and sensors.
Prof Er Meng Joo
Professor Er Meng Joo's areas of expertise are intelligent control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks and robotics and automation. His current works focus on control theory and applications, fuzzy logic and neural networks, computational intelligence, cognitive systems, robotics and automation, sensor networks and biomedical engineering.
Assoc Prof (Adj) Gan Oon Peen
Intelligent factory control and prognostic health management, in particular, intelligent control, discrete event system modeling and control, data mining, operation research, and industrial automation.
Asst Prof Gilbert Foo Hock Beng
Power electronics, electrical drives and machine design.
Assoc Prof Goh Wooi Boon
Computer Vision, Human Computer Interaction, Multimedia Systems, Embedded Systems
Assoc Prof Gooi Hoay Beng
Prof Gooi's areas of expertise are Energy Management Systems, Forecast & Scheduling Applications, and Network Applications. His current research focuses on Microgrid Energy Management Systems, Electricity Markets, Spinning Reserve, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources.
Assoc Prof Hoon Kay Hiang
Research Interests Main research interests are in stress analysis of thin-walled steel and composite structures, drop-impact study of electronic products, constitutive theory and toughening mechanisms of advanced materials and micro/nano mechanics of deformation and fracture. Also actively involved in bio-mechanical analysis, and design and development of assistive and rehabilitative gait devices for the physically disabled and geriatric healthcare.
Asst Prof Hu Guoqiang
Analysis, control, and design of distributed intelligent systems: - Cooperative control, multi-agent theory, distributed optimization - Modelling and control of complex networked systems - Visual servo control, vision-based localization and estimation, robot control, autonomous systems, multi-robot systems - Nonlinear and adaptive control of uncertain dynamic systems [Openings] Looking for highly motivated postdoc research fellows and Phd students to conduct impactful research on the following topics: 1) Distributed control, coordination, and optimization for multi-agent systems 2) Distributed data collection, data mining, and data-driven modeling with applications to energy-efficient smart buildings 3) Vision-based localization of unmanned ground vehicle in GPS challenged environment Interested candidate please send your CV to Dr. Guoqiang Hu via email@example.com. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Asst Prof Jaspreet Singh Dhupia
1. Nonlinear Dynamics, Systems and Controls 2. Substructure Analysis 3. Parametric Excitation and Non-Autonomous Systems 4. Machine Chatter, Regenerative Self Excited Vibrations 5. Reconfigurable Machine Tools, Machine Tool Design
Assoc Prof Jiang Xudong
Xudong Jiang's areas of expertise are pattern recognition, computer vision, biometrics, signal and image processing. His current research works focus on statistical pattern classification, feature extraction from image, fingerprint recognition, human face detection and recognition, multimodal biometric fusion, and visual object detection and recognition.
Prof Khoo Li Pheng
Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Decision Science, Collaborative Design, Systems Design and Diagnosis.
Prof Lam Yee Cheong
Dr. Lam's research is well supported by private and public funding. His most current research endeavor is on microfluidics, which include mixing and particle separation in microchannels. His recent research activities include modeling of materials and their processing, injection moldings, fiber composite manufacturing and the behaviors of polymers. He has also conducted research in the areas of metal working, fracture mechanics, life extension of structures and finite element analysis. He has published more than three hundred technical papers. His research in plastic injection molding is supported by Moldflow Corporation, USA, the leading and dominant company in plastic injection molding simulation software. As a result of this research collaboration, Moldflow donated $12.4 million dollars of software to NTU for research and educational purposes in 2000.
Asst Prof Lau Gih Keong
Dr Lau's areas are micro-and-nano electro-mechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), actuator design, micro-fabrication, multiphysics modeling and topology optimization. He has extensive experiences with various actuators, such as electro-thermal, piezoelectric, electrostrictive, and dielectric. Since 2004 at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, he has pioneered the work on a new class of polymer micro-actuators with embedding skeletons. His research on the polymer micro-actuators has been recognized with two best poster awards in the workshops of Micro-Mechanics Europe (MME) in 2005 and 2006. In addition, the work was selected and highlighted in the Virtual Journal of Nano-Science and Technology. A Dutch patent application on this inventive actuator design was filed in the Netherlands. His current research focuses on polymer actuators (based on electro-active polymer), composite design, and their micro-fabrication.
Asst Prof Lee Kijoon
His research interest is over a broad area of interaction of light with human tissue, with the application in medical imaging in mind. Main research field is noninvasive deep tissue probing by diffuse optics, including diffuse optical tomography (DOT) and diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). He is experienced in both instrumentation and numerical image reconstruction, and is actively performing research on building a clinical device for breast cancer screening, brain activity monitoring, and blood perfusion monitoring in lower limb. Collaborating institutions are National Cancer Center in Singapore, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and A*STAR.
Assoc Prof Ling Keck Voon
Keck-Voon Ling's areas of experties include control and optimisation, Online Laboratorties and Embedded Systems. His current research interests include model predictive control, receding horizon estimation, and their embedded and high speed implementations. Selected Publications Model Predictive Control KV Ling, JM Maciejowski and BF Wu, Embedded Model Predictive Control (MPC) using a FPGA, 17th IFAC World Congress, Seoul, Korea, 6-11 July 2008. A. Richards, KV Ling, JM Maciejowski, Robust Multiplexed Model Predictive Control, European Control Conference, July 2007, pp.441-446 KV Ling, JM Maciejowski and BF Wu, Multiplexed Model Predictive Control, CUED Report, CUED/F-INFENG/TR.561, July 2006. KV Ling, JM Maciejowski and BF Wu, Multiplexed Model Predictive Control, 16th IFAC World Congress, Prague, July 2005. KV Ling and KW Lim, Receding Horizon Recursive State Estimation, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.44, No.9, pp.1750-1753, 1999. KS Low, KY Chiun and KV Ling, ?Evaluating Generalised Predictive Control for a Brushless DC Drive?, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 1191-1198, November 1998. KV Ling and KW Lim. A State Space GPC with Extension to Multi-Rate Control. Automatica, Vol.32, No.7, pp.1067-1071, 1996. KV Ling and AL Dexter, ?Expert Control of Air-Conditioning Plant?, Automatica, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 761-773, May 1994. Online Laboratories Habib Mir M. Hosseini, Keck Voon Ling and Bing Duan, Learning Object Model for Online Laboratories, in: Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology, Volume II (Terry T. Kidd and holim Song, eds), Information Science Reference, Hershey, New York (2008), pp.768-784. Bing DUAN, Habib Mir HOSSENIN, Keck Voon LING and Robert Keng Leng GAY, An Architecture for Online Laboratory E-Learning System, Journal of Distance Education Technologies, 4(2), 87-101, April-June, 2006. Bing DUAN, Keck Voon LING, Habib Mir M. HOSSEINI and Robert Kheng Leng GAY, An e-Learning Model for Lab-based Courses, International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol.21, No.6, pp.1068-1075, 2005 KV Ling, Y Lai and K Chew, An online Internet laboratory for control experiments, in: Advances in Control Education 2000 (L Vlacic and M Brisk, eds), Pergamon, Great Britain (2001), pp.173-176.
Prof Ling Shih Fu
• Transduction matrix of actuators and their applications • A class of new transducers capable of simultaneously measuring force, motion and mechanical impedance • In-process quality monitoring of manufacturing processes • Impedance matching and power transmission of electro-mechanical systems • Characterization, evaluation and modeling of mechanical properties of human limbs
Asst Prof (Adj) Lou Kok Yong
Control system design and development for application in unmanned systems. Aircraft and spacecraft flight dynamics & control, modeling & simulation, and stability & control analysis. Guidance, navigation, & control, and 6DOF simulation analysis for evaluation of guided systems. Optimal and inverse control for aircraft maneuvers.
Assoc Prof Low Kay Soon
Prof Low has been conducting reserach in the areas of precision Linear Drive, power converter for energy conversion, UWB for Communications and Medical Imaging, Intelligent Control System, and Wireless Sensor Network. He has successfully completed 30 funded projects with many of them from the industry. Presently, he has 7 on-going funded projects in the field of UWB radar, wireless sensor network, micro-satellite system, solar energy system. He has a number of granted patents on UWB and nonlinear circuits from the US patent office, WIPO and EPO.
Assoc Prof Mao Kezhi
Computational Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, Medical Image Processing and Analysis, Bioinformatics
Assoc Prof Pang Hock Lye, John
His current research work includes Design-For-Reliability (DFR) assessments for laser additive remanufacturing technology, Materials-Process-Performance (MPP) characterizations, Elastic-Plastic-Creep (EPC) mechanics of lead-free (Sn-Ag-Cu) solders, Fitness-For-Service (FFS) assessments of welded joint and offshore structures. His research contributions to design-for-reliability (DFR) methodologies for lead-free solder has been documented in his book on Lead Free Solder : Mechanics and Reliability, Springer, 2012. (ISBN 978-4614-0462-0, e-ISBN 978-4614-0463-7). It covers lead-free solder mechanics, finite element modeling, simulations of failure for thermal cycling, cyclic bending, vibration fatigue and impact drop tests. He has research interest in Digital Image Correlation (AFM/DIC) analysis, Strain rate effects in Nano-indentation, CNT characterization and application.
Asst Prof Park Taezoon
His research area includes Human-Computer Interaction, user experience design, affective and cognitive information processing, and high performance computing. Current research interests are smart home design for elderly, human factors in maritime system, and affective design and evaluation of consumer products.
Assoc Prof Phee Soo Jay, Louis
His current research works focus on Medical Robotics and Mechatronics in Medicine.
Assoc Prof Quek Hiok Chai
His main interests includes the research and study of brain-inspired functional and computational models of memory structures that underlie the human reasoning process. In addition, advanced brain-inspired reasoning and cognition frameworks such as focus of attention, affect modeling, skill learning from novice to expert are actively investigated using the neurocognitive informatic approach. Fuzzy, Fuzzy neural, Neural, GA, GA-Neural, Rough set that maps formal fuzzy logical structures onto neural systems to perform fuzzy set derivation and Rule identification/reduction are investigated. The development of architectures that supports on-line and off-line learning fuzzy intelligent rule based systems is examined. The research issues cover fuzzy clustering, learning, modeling, fuzzy rule model, etc. These basic techniques are used to craft the brain-inspired memory learning systems. These memory learning structures are the building blocks of the functional neuro-cognitive brain and they can be broadly classified into huppocampal global semantic memories and neocortical like semantic association memories. In addition, research into CMAC and in-house developed MCMACs and Fuzzy MCMACs are actively pursued. They form a class of cerebellar like association memories that have excellent memory resolution and recall. The application areas are extensive as they rely heavily on the basic research into brain-inspired learning memory structures and brain-inspired cognitive architectures for emotion, cognition and perception modeling. The exciting application areas include computational finance ? arbitration, portfolio, trend analysis, bond and commodity trading; biomedical engineering ? diabetes modeling and control, ICU ventilator control; Affect modeling for edutainment, forensic tools, marketing research tools; Medical decision support tools ? thermograph analysis, pediatric leukemia and ovarian cancer analysis; Intelligent transportation analysis tools ? trend analysis and incident monitoring; as well as student affect modeling in Intelligent Tutoring System.
Assoc Prof Ravishankar Sharma
Currently working on Knowledge and Digital Economies. "Business Models and Pricing Strategies in the IDM Marketplace".
Assoc Prof Seet Gim Lee, Gerald
Main research interests are in mechatronics and field robotics, with specific interest in underwater mobile robotics and fluid power systems. A consultant to industry in these areas. Recent research interest includes Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAV) and collaborative robotic systems.
Prof Soh Yeng Chai
Robust system theory and applications; Estimation and filtering; Signal and information processing; Hybrid systems and applications; Optical signal processing.
Asst Prof Son Hungsun
- Magnetic field modeling - Mechatronics (design and control of electromechanical systems) - Robotics and Automation - Sensing methodology - Unmanned Vehicle System (UVS) - System dynamics and Vibration analysis - Nonlinear system and Control
Assoc Prof Tai Kang
design automation, design optimization, multiobjective optimization, structural optimization, topology optimization, shape optimization, evolutionary computation, genetic and evolutionary algorithms, computational intelligence, discrete and combinatorial optimization, compliant mechanisms, flexural mechanisms, finite and boundary element analysis, paperboard packaging, folding and unfolding of 3D folded structures, flat pattern design, computational geometry, UAV trajectory planning, sensor network deployment, probability collectives, collective intelligence, system identification, mathematical modeling
Assoc Prof Teo Ee Chon
Dr Teo has for the past 18 years been a dynamic researcher in the area of human spinal biomechanics, crossing both experimental and computational fields. His central accomplishment was pioneering a novel method for the computational modelling of the human second cervical vertebra (C2) using a computer controlled Co-ordinate Measuring Machine in 1987, progressing to the spinal segments and column using an advanced 6 DOF flexible digitiser in 2000. It was one of Dr Teo's earliest conference papers, Finite Element Stress Analysis of a Cadaver Second Cervical Vertebra, presented in the 16th World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in Kyoto 1991, that subsequently led to the exploration of the use of the FE method in human spinal analysis based on geometrical data from digitised or scanned images (X-ray, CT scan, MRI). The presented paper was selected as outstanding contribution for subsequent publication in Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing in 1994. Over the years, Dr Teo and his team have created FE models of the various spinal regions to predetermine the three-dimensional flexibility changes of degenerated or injured spine and relate the data to established published experimental and radiological findings. The FE models help to enhance various relevant clinical and experimental studies and reduce time and cost for diagnosis and implants pre- and post-surgery. Also, as an extension of his research interest in producing "virtual" injuries, he is employing the FE models of the spine for simulation and analysis of head-neck region trauma due to whiplash and pilot egress, with the aim of predicting injury, establishing safety standards and influencing the design of equipment and platforms. Extending his computational research expertise beyond the spinal field, Dr Teo also performed simulation analyses of offshore tubular tubular joints with doubling-plate stiffeners and deep seas offshore connectors for offshore marine engineering company. He also performed comparative analysis of proposed coronary (heart) stents and human spine implants devices for few joint venture local biomedical company. Overall, the research success that Dr Teo has achieved and the extensive network with external researchers in similar fields that he has built have helped NTU's standing, particularly, in spinal research both locally and internationally.
Assoc Prof Tor Shu Beng
A/P Tor's areas of expertise are in Micro-replication processes, Tooling for micro-replication, Mold and tooling Design and Manufacturing informatics. His current research works focus on Micro Powder Injection Molding and Tooling for Polymeric Microfluidic Devices.
Assoc Prof Wang Jianliang
1. Robust and Reliable Control, Fault Detection and Identification, Nonlinear Control, and Model Predictive Control. 2. Applications to Aircraft Flight Control System Design. 3. Control of Graphics Rendering Process.
Prof Wang Youyi
Dr. Wang Youyi's main research interests are in the area of applications of nonlinear control, robust control to power and energy systems, electric drive systems, information storage systems, fuel cell systems, renewable energy systems and MEMS systems. Since he joined Nanyang Technological University in 1991, Dr. Wang keeps actively doing research in many areas and exploring some new research areas. Dr. Wang has made a good contribution and has a good international recognition and reputation in the established research areas of power and energy system control and analysis, hard disk drive systems, drive system control, and renewable energy system modeling and control.
Prof Xie Lihua
Prof Xie's expertise areas include robust control and estimation theory. His current research works focus on networked control, cooperative control, sensor networks, and modeling and control of data storage systems.
Assoc Prof Xie Ming
Intelligent Vehicle, Humanoid Robot, Machine Intelligence.
Assoc Prof Yap Fook Fah
MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS 1. Mechanics of micro-systems, in particular the dynamic analysis of multi-component systems for high capacity, high speed data storage. Currently manager of Centre for Mechanics of Micro-Systems. 2. Virtual prototyping and simulation of complex mechanical systems 3. Dynamics of damped structures and vibration control using magneto-rheological fluid damping technology.
Assoc Prof Yeo Song Huat
Dr. Yeo's areas of expertise are in robotics and mechanisms. His current research works focus on cable-driven mechanisms, motion capture system, and modular robots.
Assoc Prof Zhong Zhaowei
Mechatronics and Design; Microelectronics Packaging; Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology; Modelling and Analysis
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