Here are some of the accolades garnered by our students:

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

SUTD PhD Student Sun Yingxiang’s paper was recently accepted for publication in the prestigious IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics journal, one of the world’s leading scientific journals in electrical and electronic engineering with an impact factor of 7.2 (one of the highest ratings in the domains of electrical and electronics engineering)
His paper proposed a novel indoor sound source localization (SSL) algorithm that has potential for important industry applications such as robot management in Smart Factories, self-steering cameras and intelligent security monitoring. Yingxiang’s research, which is key to overcome existing SSL challenges such as high reverberation and low signal-to-noise ratio, has demonstrated a significant accuracy increase over recently published localization algorithms (60.0% to 81.1%).

Singapore Airlines App Challenge 2017

Our students clinched both first and second place in the student category and won second place in the open category. 

Student Category

The winning team won a trip to Silicon Valley in the US, the global capital of technology and innovation while the first runner up team bagged 50,000 KrisFlyer miles.

Winner – Team Synthesis comprises of Lee Tze How, ISTD sophomore, Yustynn Panicker, ESD sophomore, Naunidh Bhalla, ISTD junior and Stephen Chua, NUS. 

First runner up – Team Economy Class comprises of ISTD sophomores Charles Wong and Aravind Satkunasingam Kandiah as well as ISTD juniors, Chan Wei Ren and Vivek Kalyan. 

Open Category - First runner up

The second place team won SGD 3,000. Team comprises of ESD sophomores, Justinian Siah and Jarvin Ong as well as ISTD sophomores, Issac Ashwin and Tan Oon Tong.

What The Hack @ SUTD

Team Windshield, comprises of Lee Tze How (ISTD), Leong Hei Kern (EPD), Koh Jing Yu (ISTD), Gabriel Wong (ISTD), clinched Best Environment Hack and Best Hardware Hack. 

What The Hack @ SUTD is a 24-Hour hackathon that aims to bring together people of multiple disciplines and provide them with the resources to jumpstart their ideas. 

More photos:

Hackathon to tackle fakes News
Image source: Straits Times, 14 Oct, 2017

SUTD team comprises of Freshmores Brandon Ong, Timothy Liu, Tong Hui Kang, Khong Jia Wei and Fariha Ahsan won the first prize at a hackathon to reduce impact of fake news. The hackathon was jointly organised by SUTD, National University of Singapore, Google and Media Literacy Council.

The James Dyson Award 2017 

PERI, an assistive device prototype that improves situational awareness for the deaf and hard of hearing, wins The James Dyson Award 2017 in Singapore. The team comprises of EPD students, Andrew Sng Bing Xiang, Ardy Samsir Kartolo, Liu Gelin, Xing Miao, Daryl Yeo Kai Xun and ISTD students, Pavithren V. S. Pakianathan and Yi Jiayu.

This device is developed from expanding their research idea of sound indicators to alert deaf people for imminent dangers during their Freshmore course, Introduction of Design.

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.

Chevening Award Evening 2017

Pioneer student Joshua Cheong Renjie received the first Singapore Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship in Innovation from British High Commissioner, Scott Wightman at the Chevening Award Evening 2017. He will be pursuing a Master of Philosophy degree in Technology Policy at the Cambridge University.

Chevening is the UK government's global scholarship programme that offers future leaders the unique opportunity to study in the UK. These scholarships are awarded to outstanding professionals from Singapore and beyond to pursue a one-year master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

SUTD debate team beats NUS at The Architecture Society Debates 2017.

The team comprises of Assistant Professor Kenneth Tracy, ASD students Laurenne Soo Kai Leng, and Samantha Lim Shou En, who also clinched the Best Speaker Award. 

Tata Consultancy Services Customer Experience Centre(CEC) Design Competition

Two SUTD teams “Ollie & Co” and “Beauty & Beast” emerged as winner and runner-up respectively. Team Ollie & Co, comprised of ASD students, Jonathan Ng Ming-En, Christyasto Priyonggo Pambudi and Clara Hannah Goh, walked away with cash prize of $5,000. And two Freshmore students, Zhang Bojun and Fang Zixin of Team Beauty & Beast received runner-up prize of $2000.

Create4Good Challenge II

Team Mobearlize emerged as the winner of the Create4Good Challenge II and walked away with a grand prize of $50,000. Team OMNI clinched the 1st runner-up prize of $30,000 and the 2nd runner-up prize of $20,000 went to CASTomize.

SUTD 10K Challenge

Team WHYRE clinched the top prize for SUTD 10K Challenge, winning a grand prize of S$10,000. Their project Omni is a smart helmet that increases the situational and spatial awareness for riders.

Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)

Project HYPH won the Best Paper Award at the Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). The team consists of Professor Stylianos Dritsas, Xia Tian, Koh Jing Lin, Chen Yutong and Goh Yi Qian.

The HYPH presents a unique way of digital fabrication fusing form-finding and robotics. This installation consists of 280 unique hexagonal tiles made from glass fiber reinforced white concrete, which were cast using molds fabricated with a robot arm and thermoplastic sheets. The design process was inspired by classical experiments producing minimal surfaces and malleable structures via physical simulations. The project is an extension from an elective module in the Master of Architecture programme completed by a group of pioneer students. Watch video.

CAADRIA is one of the four founding organizations of the International Journal of Architectural Computing (IJAC).

Material Research Society (MRS) 2017 Spring Meeting

Ph.D. student, Ihor Radchenko, (2nd from left) who is under research group of Assistant Professor Arief Budiman (EPD), won second prize in Science as Art Competition. Visualization methods provide an important tool in materials science for the analysis and presentation of scientific work. Images can often convey information in a way that tables of data or equations cannot match. Occasionally, scientific images transcend their role as a medium for transmitting information and contain the aesthetic qualities that transform them into objects of beauty and art.

Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2017

Le Casier, comprises of students Jake Goh, Ang Wei Jun, Tan Yu Da, Khaw Jien Yu and Lee Jiong Le, has attained Championship Award in the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2017.