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AI for AI Webinar Series

14 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021 From 2PM Online

Explore the power and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in our AI for AI webinar series.

Join SUTD faculty and industry experts for an exciting week of talks and workshops

Across aviation, healthcare and cities, our speakers share the application of AI in various sectors to tackle present and future challenges. 

Schedule

Date & Time Events

14 June
Monday
 
2PM - 4PM

Opening Speech 
Prof Tony Quek, Head of Pillar, Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) & Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor, SUTD

Cardiology and AI
Dr Chen Zhengfeng Jason, Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre

My AI Research and Design Journey in SUTD
Koh Jing Yu, Machine Learning Researcher and AI Resident
Google

16 June
Wednesday

2PM - 4.30PM

Machine Learning to Predict Lightning Strikes at Changi Airport 
Professor Peter Jackson, Head of Pillar, Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Director, Aviation Studies Institute (ASI), SUTD

Convective Weather Events and Air Traffic Flow – How AI Contributes to the research 
Assistant Professor Nuno Ribeiro, Engineering Systems and Design (ESD), SUTD

Air Traffic Management Workload Calculator 
Muhammad Azmi Bin Zainudin, Marcus Koh, Chua Wan Yun, Aviation Studies Institute (ASI), SUTD

Using of Autonomous Scrubber for Cleaning of Aircraft Parking Stand 
Muhamad Sharul, Assistant Director, Quality Environmental Health & Safety (QEHS), Innovation & Training, Chye Thiam Maintenance Pte Ltd

AI in Aerospace 
Lee Hui Fung, Senior Vice President for Innovation & Continuous Improvement, ST Engineering Aerospace

AI for a Smart Airport 
Jason Lin, Senior Manager, Innovations and Airport Operations, Changi Airport Group

18 June
Friday

2PM - 3PM

Future of Asian Cities – Citizen Urban Science
Dr Harvey Neo, Senior Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, SUTD 

Urban Science and Design for Density
Professor Thomas Schroepfer, Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), SUTD

Event Synopses and Speakers

14 June, Monday - SUTD AI & AI in Healthcare

Opening Speech

Professor Tony Quek
Head of Pillar, Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD) & Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor
SUTD

Bio
Tony Q.S. Quek is a tenured Full Professor with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), leading the Wireless Networks and Decision Systems (WNDS) Group. He is also the Director of Future Communications R&D Programme, ISTD Pillar Head, Sector Lead of SUTD AI Programme, and Deputy Director of the SUTD-ZJU IDEA. He received the BE and ME degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, respectively. At MIT, he earned the PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a member in the Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee, a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society, and a Fellow of IEEE. His current research interests include wireless communications and networks, network intelligence, big data processing, URLLC, and IoT.



Cardiology and AI

A talk on clinical applications of AI in the field of Cardiology

Dr Chen Zhengfeng Jason
Associate Consultant, Department of Cardiology
National University Heart Centre

Bio
Zhengfeng obtained his MBBS degree from NUS in 2010, Master of Medicine in 2014, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He completed residency training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at NUH. He is currently an Associate Consultant at the NUH Cardiology department, and a Clinical Lecturer at the NUS School of Medicine. His clinical interests include medical informatics and interventional cardiology. Being a strong proponent of information technology in medicine, he has obtained AMIA 10x10 certification, and is currently involved in informatics projects to improve patient care. A project done in collaboration with an industry partner was recognised as a top project at the 2018 HealthTech challenge. He looks forward to continued collaborations between healthcare and academic institutions, and industry partners, to further optimise healthcare delivery. He is also involved in EMR systems and big data projects.



My AI Research and Design Journey in SUTD

Koh Jing Yu
Machine Learning Researcher and AI Resident
Google

Bio
Machine Learning Researcher and AI Resident, Google. Graduated from SUTD with Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors), 2019

16 June, Wednesday - AI in Aviation

Machine Learning to Predict Lightning Strikes at Changi Airport

Join Prof Jackson to explore an online step-by-step demonstration of data manipulation, data visualisation, and data analytics applied to the problem of lightning strike prediction. 

Professor Peter Jackson
Head of Pillar, Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Director, Aviation Studies Institute (ASI)
SUTD

Bio
Peter Jackson is a Professor, Head of the Engineering Systems and Design pillar, and Director of the Aviation Studies Institute at SUTD. His research interests include production planning and scheduling, supply chain management, graphical modelling systems, methodologies for design and systems engineering, and, most recently, ASEAN airspace network capacity.



Convective Weather Events and Air Traffic Flow – How AI Contributes to the Research 

Convective weather is a major source of disruptions at Changi Airport. Due to safety reasons, aircraft must avoid crossing regions affected by extreme weather events. When these events occur near the airport, this translates in unnecessary airborne delays, which are costly and damaging to the environment. Having a good understanding of the impact of weather events in air traffic operations is critical to air traffic controllers, allowing them to be more prepared to deal with these situations and therefore make better decisions. In this research, we leverage the use of AI/Machine Learning models to analyse historic data of flight operations and convective weather events, and identify airport operating benchmarks under different scenarios.  

Assistant Professor Nuno Ribeiro
Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) 
SUTD

Bio
Nuno Ribeiro is an Assistant Professor with the Engineering Systems and Design Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He has received his PhD in Transport Systems from the University of Coimbra (Portugal), and has held visiting research positions in the MIT and Carnegie Mellon University. In his research, Nuno develops and apply operations research methods (such as optimisation, machine learning and simulation) to support the decision-making process in transportation system management. Currently, Nuno is a principal investigator in the Aviation Studies Institute in SUTD working in collaboration with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) in two research projects on “Airfield Management and Economics” and “Resilient Airspace Operations”. Nuno’s work has been receiving attention from academia and industry stakeholders reflected in several research awards, such as the Anna Valicek Medal by the AGIFORS in 2018, the best PhD dissertation award by INFORMS-AAS in 2019 and the best paper award by INFORMS-AAS in 2020.



Air Traffic Management Workload Calculator  

A webapp tool that is able to rapidly convert airline schedules into estimated Air Traffic Management Workloads to assist managers in their staffing plan for uncertain future. 

Muhammad Azmi Bin Zainudin
Research Assistant, Aviation Studies Institute (ASI)
SUTD

Bio
Azmi is a research assistant at the Aviation Studies Institute (ASI). Under the guidance of Professor Peter Jackson, he undertakes research projects related to ASEAN airspace network capacity which aim to optimise the management of airspace and manpower in South East Asia. Azmi graduated from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) and specialises in ‘Finance Analytics’. Azmi is passionate about using analytics to drive insights that could improve flow operations. In his free time, he likes to read books concerning the rise and fall of nations.

Marcus Koh
Research Assistant, Aviation Studies Institute (ASI)
SUTD

Bio
Marcus is a research assistant at the Aviation Studies Institute (ASI). Under the guidance of Professor Peter Jackson, he works on projects relating to the airspace network capacity in the ASEAN region. Marcus graduated from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design) and specialises in “Supply Chain and Logistics” and “Business Analytics and Operations Research”. He is passionate about understanding the state of the industry and find potential ways to challenge the norm. He also enjoys travelling and music.

Chua Wan Yun
Research Assistant, Aviation Studies Institute (ASI)
SUTD

Bio
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Wan Yun is a research assistant at the Aviation Studies Institute (ASI). Under the guidance of Professor Peter Jackson, she works on research projects related to airspace network capacity, which aims to optimise the management of air passenger traffic in ASEAN. Wan Yun graduated from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2020 with a Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Systems and Design), specialising in “Business Analytics and Operation Research” and with a minor in “Information Systems”. She is interested in using data analytical skills to discover useful insights which can improve people’s life. Wan Yun enjoys reading novels, exploring current affairs, and watching shows in her leisure time.



Using of Autonomous Scrubber for Cleaning of Aircraft Parking Stand  

The local cleaning industry is grappling with the issue of manpower shortages, and coupled with the matured profile of the cleaning workforce, companies have difficulty in attraction and retention of local talent. Therefore, the development of the autonomous scrubber was proposed to transform the existing process of Aircraft Parking cleaning and make the job easier, safer and smarter for locals. Alongside the implementation for automation, training programmes and job redesign was also introduce for the upskilling of the machine operator. 

Muhamad Sharul
Assistant Director, Quality Environmental Health & Safety (QEHS), Innovation & Training
Chye Thiam Maintenance Pte Ltd

Bio
Sharul is the Assistant Director in CTM heading the QEHS, Training and Productivity for Chye Thiam. He has 14 years of experiences in the Environmental Services sector in which his work encompasses around upholding the quality services and outlining continual improvement on the company’s work processes. As a certified Workplace Safety and Health Officer (MOM), Fire Safety Manager (SCDF) and Specialist Adult Educator (SSG), he is passionate to blend the adoption of technology and application workplace learning to further enhance organisational performance.



AI in Aerospace

Lee Hui Fung
Senior Vice President for Innovation & Continuous Improvement
ST Engineering Aerospace

Bio
Ms Lee is a Senior Vice President leading the Innovation and Continuous Improvement team at ST Engineering Aerospace.



AI for a Smart Airport   

AI has tremendous potential to transform industries. This presentation will discuss the applications of AI for airports, key challenges and how Changi Airport used an open innovation approach to accelerate the development and adoption of AI technologies.  

Jason Lin
Senior Manager, Innovations and Airport Operations
Changi Airport Group

Bio​
Mr Jason Lin is the Head of Innovation for Airport Operations, Changi Airport Group, with more than 12 years of experience creating enterprise value through innovation. He enjoys bridging the gap between technology and business to develop new products for unserved market needs; and has a wide experience spanning technology adoption, digital transformation and corporate venture. 

18 June, Friday - Cities and Urban Science

Future of Asian Cities – Citizen Urban Science

Future of Asian Cities – Citizen Urban Science is a programme under SUTD’s Growth Plan. It is a two-phase study of selected ASEAN cities (Jakarta, Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Manila). In the first phase, the main urban challenges faced by the cities and the efforts to overcome these challenges will be mapped. In the second phase, specific challenges in each of the city will be studied more in depth, framed in a “citizen urban science” approach. The research will put citizen-centric urban science to practice, in tandem with big data and smart technologies, so as to influence urban policies positively. The project will examine issues of housing, flood prevention, mobility, as well as demography. 

Dr Harvey Neo
Senior Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities (LKYCIC)
SUTD

Bio

Harvey’s research focuses on critical urban studies, citizen urban science and policy-making as well as nature-society interactions. Previously an Associate Professor of Geography at the National University of Singapore, he has won multiple teaching and research excellence awards and taught courses on urban development, resource geography, environmental politics and nature/society issues. Harvey is an Associate Editor, Regional Studies, Regional Science (published by the Regional Studies Association and Taylor & Francis) and Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board, Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Book Series (published by University of Georgia Press). Since 2013, he has been one of the editors of the leading geography-oriented, multidisciplinary journal, Geoforum.

At the LKYCIC, Harvey leads the Cities Cluster Research on “The Future of Asian Cities”. Amongst other things, he is interested in how a citizen-centric urban science can be practised, and sustained in tandem with “big data”, and in so doing, how it can influence urban policies positively. The future of such citizen urban science will be studied across several Southeast Asian cities, including Phnom Penh, Jakarta and Manila. Harvey is also developing a research programme on “urban sustainability” at the LKYCIC, focusing on the issues of water, food and energy.



Urban Science and Design for Density 

Urban Science and Design for Density is a multidisciplinary programme under SUTD’s Growth Plan that brings together the diverse expertise of faculty and researchers from ASD, EPD and HASS at SUTD and beyond to develop innovative design solutions for future sustainable high-density high-liveability cities through science and technology and supported by (big) data analytics. These are synthesised into actionable outcomes using urban science and design methods and applied in projects in Singapore and beyond. 

Professor Thomas Schroepfer
Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) 
SUTD

Bio
Professor Thomas Schroepfer obtained his doctoral degree and master’s degree with distinction from Harvard University. He began his academic career at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Architecture in 2004 and Associate Professor of Architecture in 2008. He was named Full Professor after joining the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in 2011, where he became the Founding Programme Director and Associate Head of Pillar of Architecture and Sustainable Design and currently serves as the Co-Director of the SUTD-JTC I³ Centre and the Director of the University’s award-winning Advanced Architecture Laboratory. He held visiting professorships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne and the National University of Singapore (NUS). Since 2015, he is a member of the Core Research Team of the Singapore-ETH Centre Future Cities Laboratory and served as a member of its Steering Committee from 2015-2020.

Professor Schroepfer’s work investigates the increasingly complex relationship between design and technology in architecture. His research and design projects relate to advances in environmental sustainability, materials, structure and form, performance and energy, digital fabrication and building processes. He has been recognised as a creative leader in the industry and sought-after as a keynote speaker at international conferences, symposia and workshops. His work has been exhibited at important international venues, including at the Venice Architecture Biennale, the World Architecture Festival, and the World Congress of Architecture. He is the author of numerous publications on architecture and design. His books have been translated into several languages and include Dense+Green Cities: Architecture as Urban Ecosystem (2020), Dense+Green: Innovative Building Types for Sustainable Urban Architecture (2016), Ecological Urban Architecture (2012) and Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality (2011). In 2011, he was named Author of New and Notable Books on Architecture, Culture and Design by Metropolis Magazine. Since 2014, he is the Series Editor of SpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology, published by Springer Nature. His work has been covered by a variety of media including The New York TimesNeue Zürcher ZeitungChannel NewsAsiaThe Straits TimesEl MundoTagesspiegelBauweltMetropolis, and Harvard Design Magazine. Recent projects include the award-winning The Future of Us Pavilion at The Gardens by the Bay Singapore.

Professor Schroepfer is the recipient of prestigious awards and recognitions including the The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies International Architecture Award; the President*s Design Award, Singapore’s highest honour accorded to designers and designs across all disciplines; the German Design Award; and the Asia Education Leadership Award.

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