Faculty and Staff Achievements

Audiobox Responsible Generation Grant – Assistant Professor Soujanya Poria

Assistant Professor Soujanya Poria from Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) and his team has been selected to receive the Audiobox Responsible Generation Grant from Meta! This prestigious grant is awarded through a highly competitive international call for proposals, where Assistant Professor Soujanya Poria’s proposal to advance audio research impressed Meta. Recipients of the grant will receive access to Audiobox closed-source models, as well as funding of up to $50,000 to further their work.


Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore 2023 – Professor Chua Chee Kai

Our heartiest congratulations to Professor Chua Chee Kai from Engineering Product Development (EPD) for his election as a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering, Singapore (SAEng) for 2023! Professor Chua joins 153 other Fellows for their contributions to the engineering landscape. He is also currently SUTD’s Associate Provost for Research and Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor. Published in more than 500 international journals, conference papers, books, book chapters and patents, Professor Chua is the most published and most cited scientist in "Rapid Prototyping / Additive Manufacturing" (3D Printing) according to the Web of Science.


IEEE CIS 2024 Outstanding Early Career Award – Assistant Professor Soujanya Poria

Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) Assistant Professor Soujanya Poria has received the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) 2024 Early Career Award, for his contributions to the development of deep learning models for conversational understanding, and sentiment and emotion analysis.

An active participant in the academic community, Assistant Prof Poria serves as an associate editor for reputable publications including Cognitive Computation, Information Fusion, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, and Neurocomputing. His commitment to advancing the field of artificial intelligence is widely recognised, having received several awards including the Young Scientist Award (at the 2023 President’s Science & Technology Awards), the Aminer AI2000 Most Influential Scholar Honorable Mention Award (2023) and IEEE AI’s 10 to Watch (2022).

The IEEE CIS Early Career Award was established in 2010 to recognise outstanding young scientists or engineers who have contributed to the advancement of theory, technologies, and/or applications of computational intelligence through inventions, new technologies, innovative technical developments, new product implementations, or the management of innovative product design or production processes.