Closing Address

Closing Address.

About the Speaker

Professor Lim Seh Chun

Interim Provost, SUTD

Awards Ceremony

Awards ceremony.

Keynote Address 2

Learning to Navigate in an Uncertain Future

Michael Fung

In face of massive disruptions due to development such as Industry 4.0 and COVID-19, embracing lifelong learning is vital to successfully navigating a dynamic and uncertain future.

About the Speaker

Michael Fung

SkillsFuture Singapore

Michael Fung is the Deputy Chief Executive (Industry), Chief Human Resource Officer, and Chief Data Officer at SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), a statutory agency under the Ministry of Education. He oversees the development of the continuing education and training system in Singapore, through managing funding and contractual partnerships with private training providers, institutes of higher learning, and enterprises. He also oversees the human resource function, and champions the data capabilities, governance, and reporting practices at SSG. He previously led the strategic policy and resource planning functions at SSG and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency.

Michael is an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and was a Senior Advisor to the Office of the President at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He formerly held the position of Director of Planning and Institutional Research at HKUST, and provided leadership and support for the University’s strategic and academic planning, decision-making, resource allocation, and assessment of institutional effectiveness. He also led the University’s participation in international rankings, and was an advisor to several leading international ranking bodies.

He was previously the Director of Strategic Planning and Quality Assurance at the Singapore Management University (SMU), a Deputy Director at the Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and held various senior positions at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and the National Computer Board (NCB) of Singapore.

He is the Founding President of the Higher Education Planning in Asia Association, and serves on a number of boards and committees, including the on the Carnegie Mellon University Admissions Council, Singapore Manufacturing Federation’s Precision Engineering Certification Board as Co-Chairman, the Ministry of Social and Family Development’s Social Service Tripartite Taskforce, the Institute of Adult Learning’s Academic Quality Committee, and IPOS International’s Board of Governors.

He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California and Carnegie Mellon University in the US, and Tsinghua University in China.

Keynote Address 1

Learning Opportunities for Research, Innovation, Education, Enterprise and Collaboration from COVID-19 Journey

Global Pandemic COVID 19 has so far caused unimaginable, unprecedented & severe disruptions and damages in all aspects of life in the world.

Among all sectors of society, Healthcare sector is subjected to the maximum stretch of its capabilities & capacities on all fronts, as we speak.

Would like to share our COVID 19 journey from a Tertiary healthcare institution’s perspective, the lessons we learnt and are still learning with abundance of opportunities for Research , Innovation , Education, Enterprise & Collaborations.

How do we turn crisis into opportunities for growth & development ? and How could we be better prepared in our next Global crisis?

About the Speaker

Prof Hsu Pon Poh

Changi General Hospital

About the Speaker

Prof Hsu, Pon Poh is currently Deputy Chairman, Medical Board (Surgical disciplines) & Assistant Chairman, Medical Board (Clinical Development & Performance Excellence); Senior Consultant Surgeon & immediate past Chief of ENT Department; Founding Chief, Department of Sleep Medicine, Surgery & Science (Director, Integrated Sleep Service); Advisor & Past Chairman, International Liaison Unit; Advisor & Past-Chairman for Clinical Trials & Research Unit of Changi General Hospital (CGH), Singapore.

He also serves in various capacities, past and present, with Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, SingHealth Cluster, Singapore Medical Council, Singapore Medical Journal and Charity Organisations.

He graduated with MBBS in 1993, obtained two Surgical Fellowships from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1998. He also had his post-graduate training at Oxford & Stanford University. He received his Fellowship from Academy of Medicine, Singapore in 2002 and his Doctorate in Medicine by Thesis/Research (M.D.) in 2003, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (SMU) in 2010. He has received 29 International, local awards, including National Day Award 2020 in Public Administration & various invited lectureships, and serves as a reviewer/editor for various international academic journals. Pon Poh also teaches at NUS YLL Medical school, Duke-NUS Medical School, SUTD at present and NTU/LKC Medical school in near future.

Day 1 Talks

TimeTrack 1Track 2
3:00pm-3:20pmSketching with Deep Neural Networks: Optimizing Design Ideation
Kuan Yi Heng

Yi Heng will be presenting on his summer research internship, in which he participated in a project to develop deep neural networks to augment the ideation stage of the design process.
Nurturing Ground-up Community Projects To Better HDB Neighbourhoods In Bukit Panjang
Benjamin Goh

The importance of urban farming is increasing because there is a growing need to ensure Singapore’s food security. To contribute to Singapore’s self-sustainability efforts, this UROP explores different geometric designs to build an urban farm in a HDB neighbourhood.
3:30pm-3:50pmInterning at SIMTech: The Physical & The Digital
Gan Jia Jie
Ng Yu Yan

Taking the lead in Singapore, SIMTech paves the way for manufacturing industries to follow in both the physical and digital realm. Jia Jie will showcase SIMTech’s work on re-engineering Aerospace parts while Yu Yan will display how dashboards bridge the gap between industry partners’ pain points and SIMTech’s solutions.
Beyond SUTD: What do you need in a real-world software project?
Lin Huiqing

In this talk, we will be covering what goes into a software engineering project from start to finish. This includes common software development practices, testing, documentation, and tools which the industry uses for these processes.
4:00pm-4:20pmIndustrial Design for Various Products of Biobot Surgical
Siti Nurbaya

Industrial Design tasks do not merely just concern the aesthetic aspect of the product. They require understanding of manufacturability, user-friendliness and marketability. In this presentation, I will be sharing the role I took to bring the engineers’ and users’ demands into the end-product of Biobot Surgical. 
Introduction to Backend Development
Filbert Cia

An experience of an inexperienced backend developer  in creating a server for a nation-wide campaign. During this presentation, I will be sharing my learning points about working as a backend developer intern in a tech startup.
4:30pm-4:50pmScratchbac: A Community Support Platform
Jerry Neo Theng Tat

Social welfare in Singapore has always been closely linked to our top-down government policies. In the wake of Covid-19 and multiple withdrawals into our past reserves, can this approach really be sustainable? Learn more about the vision of Scratchbac; where social welfare is privatised and put into the hands of our community members using technology and a peer-to-peer platform model.
Most optimal vs most efficient? Intro to Reinforcement Learning & Causal Learning and Field Applications

Causal learning is new branch of AI that emulates causal linking that the human brain unconsciously achieves. It achieves an accurate enough output with half the speed of conventional systems. Developed and demonstrated through playing an Atari game at A*STAR’s IHPC Labs, this presentation will touch on the introduction of the 2 systems, and their existing applications in various fields.
Table of LCC Talks for Day 1

Day 2 Talks

TimeTrack 1Track 2
Adventures in the Cloud at a Hedge Fund

Chester Koh

Take a peek into what’s it like to oversee public cloud infrastructure in a hedge fund industry and some takeaways for manging infrastructure and devops processes at scale.
Proccoli – Bringing tech to facilities management!
Wang Wei Liang

Proccoli is a SaaS for the facilities management industry. We help clients improve service quality by managing escalating operating costs through automation of tendering process.
2:30pm-2:50pmSecurity Engineering: How to build a chatbot to manage JumpCloud users
Tey Shiying

Shiying will be presenting on what she learnt about security engineering during her internship at Funding Societies Singapore, in which she helped develop a chatbot to manage user access controls.
Exploring the Intersection between Designers and Developers
Caleb Foo

In the constant struggle between illustrators, UI/UX Designers and Developers in website building, I explore the use of templatisation in information design and architecture and generate seemingly fresh web experiences.
3:00pm-3:20pmSkilio: A culture of learning; implementing Angular for Web-development
Goh Yi Ern & Kenneth Heng

Skilio is a start-up with a culture that encourages tracking one’s own self-improvement and actively sharing it with each other. In this presentation, we will also touch on how we picked up Angular at Skilio to work on some projects in building Skilio’s client web-app, aimed to help one track their development in soft skills.

This session has been cancelled as the speakers are unable to make it.
Building an Airside Simulation Model for Changi Airport
Shyam Sridhar

Optimization of airport operations is critical for effective airport planning and management. It is important to understand how flight delays evolve and how different operating conditions affect airport capacity. This helps airport authorities plan and implement efficient long-term expansion measures, enabling smarter decisions with respect to air-traffic demand and management.

Our project aims to develop a tool that would help airport authorities and aviation researchers gain more insights about this information.
3:30pm-3:50pmDBS: StayMasked for Temasek Foundation
Terence Tan

Learn how we built a scalable platform in 3 weeks to process over 1 million masks.

Note: this talk may be delayed up to 15 mins
Ventilation in Worker Dormitories and its impact on the spread of Respiratory Droplets in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lim Yu Wen

How do respiratory droplets travel with natural ventilation? What are the possible design solutions? In seeking the answers, this study analyses two real-life migrant worker dormitories, in the context of COVID-19.
Table of LCC Talks for Day 2

Celebrate Learning by Reflection

Reflection plays a very important role in SUTD education with a notion that one can continuously improve by reflecting upon his/her past experience. We hold LCC yearly to provide a very good platform for our students to reflect upon the experience they gained over the year in various programmes they have participated. Most importantly, LCC forms the final step (Reflection) in the 5 phases of UPOP. In my talk, I will share with you the importance of reflection for your personal development and how you can use it as a good learning tool for your study. I will also provide my own experience in using reflection for my study, research and work.

About the Speaker

Professor Pey Kin-Leong


Kin-Leong Pey is currently the Associate Provost (Undergraduate Studies & SUTD Academy) and the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Chair Professor in Healthcare Engineering at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Kin-Leong was appointed by the Singapore Ministry of Education to take up the current SUTD position in 2010. Kin-Leong received his Bachelor of Engineering (1989) and Ph.D (1994) in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Singapore. Previously, he held a Fellowship appointment in the Singapore-MIT Alliance and various research positions at the Institute of Microelectronics, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Agilent Technologies and National University of Singapore. Prior to taking up the current appointment at SUTD, he was the Head of the Microelectronics Division, Director of the Nanyang NanoFabrication Center and Director of the Microelectronic Centre in the School of EEE at the Nanyang Technological University.

Kin-Leong is a senior member of IEEE, a Fellow of the ASEAN Academy of Engineering & Technology and Institute of Engineer, Singapore. He was the General Chair of IPFA2001, Singapore and the co-General Chair of IPFA2004, Taiwan. Kin-Leong was the Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Devices in and Materials Reliability in 2003-05 and 2007, and the Chair of the Singapore IEEE REL/CPMT/ED Chapter in 2004-05 and 09. He has been an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Devices and Materials Reliability for more than 10 years.

Kin-Leong has published more than 209 international refereed publications, 223 technical papers (including 6 keynotes and 68 invited talks) at international meetings/conferences and 7 book chapters, and holds 39 US patents. Kin-Leong has contributed significantly to the CMOS gate dielectric reliability, especially in the areas of physical analysis of ultra-thin dielectric breakdown mechanism. He was  recognized by the IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW) as one of the top 20 experts of the Front‐End device reliability ( in 2018 and as a panelist of the Reliability Expert Forum (REF) of “Memory Technologies and Reliability” in 2019. Kin-Leong has graduated 33 PhD and more than 15 Master theses.

With his pioneering effort, the SUTD undergraduate program is now being ranked as the “Top Emerging Leader in Engineering Education” in the MIT benchmarking study on the global state of the art in engineering education (‐and‐rethinkingengineering‐education‐0327).

Kin-Leong received a Public Administration Medal (Silver), National Day Awards in 2016.

Opening Address

Opening Address.

About the Speaker

Professor Chong Tow Chong

President, SUTD