About Me

In 1983, I was born in Shantou, a southern Chinese coastal city. I did my basic education both in my hometown and in Singapore before embarking on my “Journey to the West” for my first degree and PhD studies. Since Dec 2013, I started working as a research scientist at A*STAR in Singapore. Here is my CV in brief:

Education

  • PhD/DIC, Electrical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2008 – 2012
  • MA(Cantab), University of Cambridge, Mar 2011
  • BA(Hons), Information and Computer Engineering, University of Cambridge, 2004 – 2007

Work & Trainings

  • Scientist & Assistant Head (Robotics & Autonomous Systems), A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore Dec 2013 – present
  • Visiting Researcher, Imperial College London, UK, Oct 2012 – 2017
  • Honorary Research Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, UK, 2012 – 2013
  • Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK, Oct 2012 – 2015
  • Research Officer, ASTAR Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore, 2007 – 2008

Awards

  • Tan Kah Kee Young Inventor Award (Merit), Singapore, 2018
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, Ministry of Education (SMP), 2015
  • Best Paper Award Finalist, IEEE Int’l Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2010
  • Certificate of Merit, World Congress on Engineering, 2008
  • National Science Scholarship(BS-PhD), A*STAR, Singapore, 2004 – 2012

Services

  • General Secretary, Teochew Doctorate Society, Singapore, 2018 – present
  • Director, International Teochew Doctors Association, 2017 – present
  • Treasurer, Chinese and Oriental Languages Information Processing Society, 2019 – present
  • Finance Chair (ICASSP 2022, IALP 2019), Local Arrangement Chair (ASRU 2019), Publicity Chair (HAI 2019, HAI 2016), Programme Co-Chair (HFR 2018), General Secretary (ITD Forum 2016)
  • Volunteer, Games of the XXX Olympiad, London, 2012

Roboticist, PhD, SMIEEE