The NUS Greater Good Series “SMART Engineering: Smart City. IOT. Manufacturing”

The NUS Greater Good Series “SMART Engineering: Smart City. IOT. Manufacturing”

Dean, NUS Engineering Prof KC Chua (3rd from right) with guests at the event.

The NUS Greater Good Series “SMART Engineering: Smart City. IOT. Manufacturing” was held at Four Seasons Hotel on 3 October 2017.  This is the second year that NUS Engineering has participated in the event which saw a turnout of more than 150 guests.

Organised by the NUS Development Office, the Greater Good Series aims to promote leadership in philanthropy and raise awareness of the impact of philanthropy in NUS and the community it serves. This is achieved through outreach activities, such as talks, conferences and forums by eminent leaders.

In his opening address, Professor Chua Kee Chaing, Dean of NUS Engineering, briefly introduced the Greater Good Series, as well as a broad view of Engineering and Smart Nation.  He spoke of the convergence of technologies and how this impacts society.

Dean, NUS Engineering Prof KC Chua addressing the guests
Guests entertained by the speakers’ colourful illustrations
Speaker Prof Ho Teck Hua addressing questions from the guests

Guest speakers included Professor Ho Teck Hua, Deputy President (Research & Technology) and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at NUS; Professor Aaron Thean, Director of Industry Engagement and Partnerships at the Office of Deputy President (Research & Technology), and from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering; and Mr Masaki Sox Konno, Managing Director at Dassault Systèmes, Asia Pacific South.  Prof Ho spoke of Artificial Intelligence and how it can be used to solve real life problems, thus improving many processes and enriching our lives. Prof Thean shared about the Internet of Things (IOT), the integration of IOT in our world and future, and how IOT is the enabling infrastructure which makes Smart City works, while Mr Konno spoke about 3D animation, and the role 3D animation and digital technology plays in Singapore’s next step in Smart Nation.

Associate Professor Mandar Anil Chitre, Head of the Acoustic Research Laboratory at the NUS Tropical Marine Science Institute, and from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, facilitated the Question and Answer session.

The Greater Good Series has been generously supported by Mr K H Tan and Newsman Realty Pte Ltd.

Dean, NUS Engineering Prof KC Chua with Mr Chew Sutat from SGX
Panel of speakers with moderator. From left, Prof Mandar Anil Chitre, Prof Ho Teck Hua, Mr Masaki Sox Konno and Prof Aaron Thean

The NUS Greater Good Series “SMART Engineering: Smart City. IOT. Manufacturing”