Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, August 1999.
Thesis title: Error and outage probabilities of micro and picocellular mobile radio systems in fading channels with shadowing
Subject areas: Telecommunications, cellular mobile radio communications
B.Eng. (Electrical Engineering) (Honors), July 1995, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore.
My Research and Development Expertise and Experience
I have over 21 years of research experience in wireless radio communications (includes my Ph. D. tenure) and recent years in smart grids areas, from 1995 to present.
I have expertise in the research, design and innovation of new technologies for:
Wireless mobile devices to improve the service quality for mobile phones users.
Telecommunications base station and relay station (using multiple antennas) to improve the energy efficiency for telecommunication systems and networks.
Modelling of wireless fading channels for future wireless radio communication systems and internet-of-things (IoT).
I have expertise in mathematical analysis, probability and statistics, modelling and optimization, which I applied in research to design and develop new engineering solutions, analysis and performance evaluation of telecommunication systems and networks.
I have many years of programming experience and knowledge in using various programming languages. These include the MATLAB/Simulink, R for statistics, LABVIEW for digital signal processing, C, Fortran, Phyton, and specialist computational software CVX, to perform analysis, simulation, and improve the design of telecommunication systems and networks.
I also have very good technical writing and presentation skills. Throughout my career, I have been promoting educational and technical advancement of telecommunications and wireless radio communications disciplines. I did that through writing, lecturing in the university, supervising PhD and Master students in engineering, presenting and publishing my research works in international reputable scientific conferences and journals.
I also have very good planning and time management skills, and I am able to manage multidisciplinary or cross functional engineering or technical projects.
I have over 17 years of experience in supervising, and advising postgraduate and undergraduate research students in the wireless cellular radio communications and smart grids subject areas, from 1999 to present.
4 Ph.D. and 7 Master Degree candidates have graduated under my supervision.
I have 12 years of teaching experience in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, and conducted 2 postgraduate courses for Master and Ph.D. candidates, from 2001 to 2012.
Nominated for Innovative Teaching / Best Teaching in years 2001, 2002, 2006 and 2008.
· Programme Leader, Green Building Technologies, Energy Department, Smart Energy and Environment Cluster (SEEC), Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, from September 2016 to present.
· Deputy Department Head (Research), Smart Energy and Environment Department, Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, from 2015 to 2016.
· Scientist, Smart Grid Programme, Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, from 2013 to 2015.
· Scientist, Wireless Communication Department, Institute for Infocomm Research (previously known as Centre for Wireless Communications, and Institute for Communications Research), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore, from 1998 to 2012.
· Adjunct Staff, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, from 1999 to 2012.
Principal Investigator for Research Projects
Wideband and multicarrier communications, from 1999 to 2001.
Adaptive power and rate control for cellular radio networks, from 2003 to 2005.
Ultra Wideband (UWB) communications, from 2006-2008.
Cooperative and cognitive communications, from 2007-2010.
Cognitive radios and multi-antenna relay networks, from 2010-2012.
Cooling network optimization with integrated thermal and battery energy storage, from 2015-present.
Residential demand-side optimization, from 2014-present.
Intelligent control and data integrity management in building energy and demand-side optimization, from 2015-present.
Industry, Grant and Project Management Experience
Principal Investigator and Project Manager, from 2012-present.
Leading and collaborating with cross disciplinary research teams of engineering researchers, computer scientists and electrical engineers in the development and integration of algorithms, optimization and control for industry collaborators.
Cooling network optimization with integrated battery and thermal energy storage
Awarded S$2.5 million research grant from the Singapore National Research Foundation.
To develop intelligent adaptive algorithm and controller to adjust electricity consumption of the Singapore Central Business District cooling network (through chilled water supply to the buildings) by optimizing and adapting to the cooling load, electricity price and heterogeneous energy sources (power grid, battery, thermal storage). The main objective is to prevent potential overloading and enable demand response.
Residential demand-side optimization
To develop adaptive and distributed electricity and energy scheduling schemes for residential homes to reduce centralized computational loads.
Leading and collaborating with a team of engineering researchers, computer and data analytic scientists in the R&D of building energy optimization, and demand-side optimization.
Areas of Research Expertise
Research in probability theory and fading distribution models for wireless cellular radio communications
Design of adaptive beamforming, power and rate control for cognitive and cellular radio communications
Research in multi-antenna wireless radio reception
Research in wideband and multicarrier communications
Research in adaptive modulation and signal detection in fading channels
Research in optimization and design of multi-antenna transmission in wireless relay channels
Research in optimization of microgrids and demand-side management in smart grids
Professional and Voluntary Editorial Committee
Technical Program Committee Member in reputable Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) international refereed conferences.
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2004, Wireless Communications Symposium.
IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS) 2006.
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM) 2007, Wireless Communications Symposium.
IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS) 2008.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2008-Spring, Wireless Communications Symposium, Transmission Technologies.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2010-Spring, Wireless Communications Symposium, Wireless Access.
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2011, Wireless Communications Symposium.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2012-Fall, Recent Results.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2015-Fall, Multiple Antenna Systems and Services.
IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) 2017-Spring, Multiple Antenna Systems and Services.
Invited to serve as Technical Session Chair in reputable IEEE international refereed conferences.
Regular voluntary services to the research community as a technical reviewer for reputable journals and conference, since 1995.
IEEE Transactions on Communications
IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids
IEEE Journal on Selected Area in Communications
Kluwer J. Wireless Personal Communications
IEEE Communications Letters
Direct admission to Ph.D. Program due to outstanding undergraduate final year student research project, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 1995.
Research Scholarship, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, from 1995 to 1998.
Best Paper, Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) International Conference (CIC) 2003, Seoul, Korea, October 2003.
Best Student Paper, IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB) Conference, Singapore, 2007.
Long Service Award, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, 2014.
Professional Training Courses
Completed Professional Training Courses
Workshop on Scientific Writing Skills, Institute for Infocomm Research, 17th-21st February 2005.
Workshop on Communicate for Success, by ACES Learning, http://www.acesperformance.com.sg, 16th-17th May 2006.
Network Coding, 22nd March 2010
Turbo Code and Turbo Product Code, 20th-21st July 2006.
Workshop on High Impact Project Management, by Project Decision, www.projectdecision.com, 13th-15th January 2014.
Responsible Conduct of Research Course, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), Full score, 28th April, 2016.
OPAL-RT Technical Workshop for Real Time Power System Simulation and Analysis, 3rd to 4th May 2017.
Introduction to High Performance Computing, 17th-18th May 2017.
Lectures/Course Modules Developed and Taught in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore,
EE5407-Adaptive and Spatial Based Wireless Systems, from 2001 to 2011.
EE5401-Cellular Mobile Communications, from 2011 to 2012.
Fluent speaking, reading and writing in English, Chinese, Malay languages.
MATLAB, Simulink, CVX, R for statistics, LABVIEW, Phyton, C Programming, Fortran, Pascal.
Microsoft Office Suites and Word Processing
Microsoft Word/PowerPoint/Excel, Microsoft Office Project, LaTeX.
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