Research Interest Last updated: 09 November 2017

Bio-inspired spiking neural architectures and algorithms for sensing and computation. Currently applying these principles to visual sensing for unmanned, and autonomous mobile systems.



Education

Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering   May 2009 - May 2012
Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimore, MD, USA
Supervisor: Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings 
 
 
 

M.S. in Electrical and Computer EngineeringAug 2007 - May 2009
Johns Hopkins University,  
Baltimore, MD, USA
Supervisor: Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings

B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer EngineeringFeb 2003 - Nov 2006
University of Cape Town,  
Cape Town, South Africa
Supervisor: Prof. 
Jonathan Tapson


Experience


Senior Research Scientist   Aug 2015 - Present
Temasek Labs at NUS (TLAB@NUS)Singapore
Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE)
National University of Singapore 
  
Research Fellow  Sept 2012 - July 2015
Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE) Singapore
National University of Singapore
 


Visiting Positions

Visiting Researcher  Mar 2013 - June 2013
Institut de la VisionParis France


Visiting Ph.D. Student   May 2009 - July 2009
Institute for Neuroinformatics, ETHZurich Switzerland
Supervisor: Prof. 
Giacomo Indiveri  



Awards and Honors

  • Temasek Research Fellowship, Singapore Ministry of Defence2015
  • Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Instrumentation Design Competition winner2010 and 2011
  • Best live demonstration: IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference2011
  • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Hart Prize for excellence in R&D winner2009


Invited Talks

  • NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USAJuly 2017
  • Workshop on Event-based Vision at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2017, Singapore June 2017
  • Asia-Pacific Winter School on Bio-Inspired Systems and Prosthetic DevicesSeri Iskandar, MalaysiaDec 2016
  • IEEE CIS Summer School on Neuromorphic Systems for Machine Learning, SingaporeSept 2016
  • International Forum on Neuromorphic Computing, Chengdu, ChinaSept 2016
  • Supercomputing Frontiers, SingaporeMarch 2016
  • Third workshop on Reverse Engineering Visual Intelligence for congitiVe Enhancement (REVIVE), SingaporeNov 2015
  • Asia-Pacific Summer School on Bio-Inspired Systems and Prosthetic Devices, Hualien, Taiwan Aug 2015
  • NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USAJuly 2013
  • Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Baltimore, MD, USAMay 2013

Workshops and Conferences

Organizing and Chairing
  • Co-chair: IEEE Symposium on Neuromorphic Cognitive Computing at the IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Honolulu, HawaiiNov 2017
  • Co-chair: IEEE Symposium on Neuromorphic Systems and Cyborg Intelligence at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Athens, Greece Dec 2016
  • Advisory Committee: IEEE CIS Summer School on Neuromorphic Systems for Machine Learning, SingaporeSept 2016
  • Technical Committee: Neuromorphic Computing and Cyborg Intelligence Workshop at IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI), Vancouver, CanadaJuly 2016
  • Topic Leader: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USAJuly 2016
  • Session co-chair: IEEE Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), SingaporeJune 2016
  • Workshop organizer: SINAPSE Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, SingaporeJune 2015
  • Topic Leader: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USAJuly 2014
  • Session co-chair: Neuromorphic Engineering at Neurotechzone Grand Challenges in Neural Technology, SingaporeDec 2013
  • Staff: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USAJuly 2010, 2011, and 2012
Participation
  • Invited Participant: IBM TrueNorth Training Bootcamp, Almaden, CA, USAAug 2015

  • Participant: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA July 2015
  • Invited Participant: Global Young Scientists Summit, SingaporeJan 2015
  • Participant: NSF Brains, Minds, and Machines Course, Woods Hole, MA, USAJune 2014
  • Participant: Capo Caccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Sardinia, ItalyMay 2013
  • Participant: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USAJuly 2009

Service

Editing

  • Guest Editor: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, special issue on Neuromorphic Computing and Cognitive SystemsNov 2016
  • Associate Editor: IEEE conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), SingaporeJune 2016
  • Associate Editor: Frontiers in Neuroscience, section on Neuromorphic EngineeringSince: June 2016
Reviewing
  • Proceedings of the IEEE
  • IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits
  • IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems
  • Frontiers in Neuroscience (Neuromorphic Engineering)
  • Wiley Journal of Microscopy
  • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference


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