Last updated: 20 July 2018

CV

Research Interest

Bio-inspired architectures and algorithms for sensing and computation

Education

Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Supervisor: Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings

May 2009 - May 2012

Baltimore, MD, USA

M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Supervisor: Prof. Ralph Etienne-Cummings

Aug 2007 - May 2009

Baltimore, MD, USA

B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Cape Town,

Supervisor: Prof. Jonathan Tapson

Feb 2003 - Nov 2006

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience

Senior Research Scientist

Temasek Laboratories (TLAB@NUS)

Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE@NUS)

National University of Singapore

Aug 2015 - Present

Singapore

Research Fellow

Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE@NUS)

National University of Singapore

Sept 2012 - Aug 2015

Singapore

Visiting Researcher

Institut de la Vision

University Pierre and Marie Curie

with Prof. Ryad Benosman

Mar 2013 - June 2013

Paris, France

Visiting PhD Student

Institute for Neuroinformatics,

ETH and UZH Zurich

Supervisor: Prof. Giacomo Indiveri

May 2009 - July 2009

Zurich, Switzerland

Awards and Honors

Temasek Research Fellowship, Singapore Ministry of Defence

2015

Johns Hopkins University Biomedical Instrumentation Design Competition winner

2010 and 2011

Best live demonstration: IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BioCAS) Conference

2011

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, Hart Prize for excellence in R&D winner

2009

Invited Talks

Toyota Research Institute, Los Altos, CA, USA

July 2018

NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2018

NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2017

Workshop on Event-based Vision at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore

June 2017

Asia-Pacific Winter School on Bio-Inspired Systems and Prosthetic Devices, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia

Dec 2016

IEEE CIS Summer School on Neuromorphic Systems for Machine Learning, Singapore

Sept 2016

International Forum on Neuromorphic Computing, Chengdu, China

Sept 2016

Supercomputing Frontiers, Singapore

March 2016

Third workshop on Reverse Engineering Visual Intelligence for congitiVe Enhancement (REVIVE), Singapore

Nov 2015

Asia-Pacific Summer School on Bio-Inspired Systems and Prosthetic Devices, Hualien, Taiwan

Aug 2015

NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2013

Johns Hopkins University, Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, Baltimore, MD, USA

May 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, Hawaii

Nov 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, Singapore

Sept 2016

Technical Committee: Neuromorphic Computing and Cyborg Intelligence Workshop at IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI), Vancouver, Canada

July 2016

Topic Leader: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2016

Session co-chair: IEEE Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Singapore

June 2016

Workshop organizer: SINAPSE Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Singapore

June 2015

Workshop organizer: SINAPSE Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Singapore

June 2015

Topic Leader: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2014

Session co-chair: Neuromorphic Engineering at Neurotechzone Grand Challenges in Neural Technology, Singapore

Dec 2013

Staff: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

2010, 2011, and 2012

Participation

Invited Participant: IBM TrueNorth Training Bootcamp, Almaden, CA, USA

Aug 2015

Participant: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2015

Invited Participant: Global Young Scientists Summit, Singapore

Jan 2015

Participant: NSF Brains, Minds, and Machines Course, Woods Hole, MA, USA

June 2014

Participant: Capo Caccia Cognitive Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop, Sardinia, Italy

May 2013

Participant: NSF Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition Engineering Workshop, Telluride, CO, USA

July 2009

Service

Editing

Guest Editor: IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, special issue on Neuromorphic Computing and Cognitive Systems

Nov 2016

Associate Editor: IEEE conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), Singapore

June 2016

Associate Editor: Frontiers in Neuroscience, section on Neuromorphic Engineering

Since: 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