Dr Rick Goh

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Dr Rick Goh is the Director of Computing & Intelligence (CI) Department at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), a research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

Rick leads a team of scientists and engineers in performing world-leading scientific research, developing technology to commercialisation, and engaging and collaborating with industry. Our 3 core capability areas are:

  • Knowledge-Driven Artificial Intelligence (AI): physics-based machine learning | deep learning | reinforcement learning | federated learning | automated machine learning | multimodal AI | physics & data-driven digital twin | ModStore: domain-specific AI platform
  • High Performance, Distributed & Efficient Computing: speed up algorithms on GPU & FPGA | compiler technologies | hardware-software co-design | large-scale data management & processing | neuromorphic computing | quantum-inspired computing | energy & communication-efficient computing | blockchain
  • Complex Systems Modelling and Multi-scale Optimisation: physics-based empirical modelling | agent-based modelling and simulation | complex network analysis | operations research               

We have coupled these areas to collectively solve many real world challenges in domains such as:

  • Transport and Connectivity: working closely with Land Transport Authority, Maritime and Port Authority, SMRT, Jurong Port, PSA, Fujitsu, ST Engineering and ShipsFocus
  • Healthcare/MedTech: contributing to the National Precision Medicine programme, and working closely with clinicians & partners from SERI, NHCS, NCCS, SGH, CGH, KTPH, NUHS, GE Healthcare, IHIS, etc. 
  • Smart Nation & Digital Economy: working closely with partners such as Certis Cisco, HDB, BCA, TÜV SÜD PSB, IMDA, etc.
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering: working with stakeholders in programmes such as Model Factory @ ARTC, Smart Manufacturing Joint Lab with Rolls Royce and SAESL, Industrial Internet-of-things Innovation (I3) Platform, and the Aerospace Programme

He contributes to various committees both internally and externally:

  • Member of A*STAR’s ITSS Steering Committee
  • Member of A*STAR Cloud Initiative Task Force
  • A*STAR Rep for Coordinating Committee for Smart Nation
  • A*STAR Rep for Singapore Data Science Consortium
  • Member of IMDA's SDE Technology Roadmap for AI, Data, Blockchain

Rick received his PhD and Bachelor degrees in Electrical and Computing Engineering from the National University of Singapore. He received certificates in Technopreneurship, and Commercial Law and Technology Transfer. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 refereed publications, organised several international scientific conferences as general co-chair, and has several patents filed and granted. Also, with his leadership, and the excellent researchers under his care & mentorship, his department had won the following awards:

  • Finalist for UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Awards, 2019: Quantifying Transit System Resilience using a Complex Network Approach
  • NSCC Outstanding HPC Innovation Award 2017: ModStore
  • 1st Prize – Champion of the inaugural National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Hackathon 2016
  • Best Paper Award at BeyondLabeler - Human is More Than a Labeler: Simple and Efficient Learning Using Privileged Information, 2016
  • 1st Prize – Champion of Personal Data Protection Challenge 2016
  • SG Mark Award 2016 – for the National Science Experiment (NSE), in collaboration with SUTD
  • Innovation Award by SMRT, 2016
  • Outstanding Paper Award at IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management 2015
  • 1st Prize – Champion of Rakuten-Viki Global TV Recommender Challenge 2015
  • 1st Prize – Champion of inaugural Singtel Accelerator Challenge 2014
  • 1st Prize – Champion of Singtel-Samsung Mobile App Challenge 2014
  • Best Workshop Paper. Simulating Congestion Dynamics of Train Rapid Transit using Smart Card Data. International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS), Jun 2014
  • 2nd Prize – 15th Annual PhysioNet/CinC Challenge 2014 on Robust Detection of Heart Beats in Multimodal Data
  • 3rd place at Prudential Healthcare Challenge, 2014

Contact: gohsm@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg