EVENTS

2022


IHPC-NUS Workshop - Reimagine Tomorrow - The Rise of Digital Twin

[Webinar] Reimagine Tomorrow: The Rise of Digital Twin
16 Mar 2022

The webinar - "Reimagine Tomorrow: The Rise of Digital Twin" will cover various topics on Digital Twin and its application in multiple industries, followed by a panel discussion exploring the technical challenges of applying #DigitalTwin in our lives. It is organised by the Centre for Next Generation Logistics ,NUS, Centre of Excellence for Next Generation Ports (C4NGP), and Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) in collaboration with A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC).

Development of the Digital Network Twin for Singapore’s Electric Distribution System
Mr Sebastian Troitzsch
This talk will provide a technical background of the modelling and implementation behind the Digital Network Twin that is being developed at IHPC. The Network Twin can support what-if analysis of the network interdependency arising from recent developments in the energy system - increasing capability in distribution automation, a proliferation of active distribution endpoints, growth of distributed energy resources such as solar PV, flexible loads and electric vehicle charging. One of the projects associated with the Grid Digital Twin is the Singapore Integrated Transport Energy Model (SITEM), which models the island-wide electrification of vehicles in Singapore. The Network Twin will allow the grid operator to evaluate the impact of these externalities rapidly at a low cost and assess the trade-off at risk to the electricity system.

Modelling and Simulation in Maritime Study and Disease Projection
Dr Yin Xiao Feng
Modelling and simulation have been used for decades to represent some system of interest in a similar but simpler form, and to evaluate the performance or investigate the behaviours under various configurations to be studied over long periods of time. It is the fundamental block of many digital twins that we are developing today. In this presentation, we will share some interesting studies our team have done in the areas of maritime and disease project. An in-house global maritime traffic model using big data analytics approaches is established as the backbone knowledge base to support a variety of applications such as the route prediction and planning, and navigation safety studies. AI embedded simulation and projection of vessel movements, traffic density, hotspot detection and prediction, and collision detection and early warning are developed as tools to assist port authority for safe navigation. We will also share some studies in diabetes modelling and projection and simulation of COVID-19 screening regime for cross-border travellers. 

Modelling Train Disruptions through Integrated Multi-modal Simulation
Mr Nasri Bin Othman
Train disruptions are highly challenging to simulate. Major train disruptions can impact hundreds of thousands of commuters, leading to cascading congestion throughout the transportation infrastructure and across other modes. Here we present an integrated agent-based simulation approach to modelling train disruptions. Using our Fabric integration framework, we combine train, bus and taxi agent-based models into a single platform, which we then extend with disruption mechanisms and dynamic disruption-aware commuter behaviour. Our approach enables us to estimate the impact of disruptions on commuter ride experiences, and further enables transportation modellers to compare and evaluate mitigation strategies such as bridging bus services. We also discuss computational optimisations to reduce the runtime of a full-scale 24-hour islandwide simulation to under two hours.


SCA Conference 2022

SUPERCOMPUTINGASIA (SCA) 2022

1-3 Mar 2022


Co-organised by supercomputing centres of the region including those in Australia, Japan, Singapore and Thailand and anchored by the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore, the SupercomputingAsia (SCA) conference incorporates a number of important supercomputing and allied events that together aim to promote a vibrant and shared high-performance computing (HPC) ecosystem, for both the public and private sectors, in Asia. Although it is held in Singapore for 2022, it will be a hybrid event featuring inclusive activities across Asia.

Dr Freda Lim, Deputy Department Director, and Dr Adrian Mak, Senior Scientist from the Materials Science & Chemistry department at A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) will be moderating the panel discussion at SupercomputingAsia 2022 - Day 2. 

[Panel Discussion]
Session 1: HPC Upskilling - Students & Teachers Building Workforce-ready HPC Skills
2 Mar 2022 | 2:45pm - 3:15pm, Singapore Time

Session 2: HPC without Borders - Cross-Centre Collaboration to Upskill HPC Users
2 Mar 2022 | 5:15pm - 5:45pm, Singapore Time

Dr Yang Yinping, Senior Scientist from the Social & Cognitive Computing department at A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) will share her research journey in affective computing and emotion analysis. She will also introduce a new research programme that aims to discover the mysterious pathways related to diversity, unconscious and second-generation gender bias, empathy, trust, effective teamwork, and innovation outcomes at SupercomputingAsia 2022 - Day 3.

Breakout Track: From Surviving to Thriving: A Search of Thriving with Diversity and Inclusivity
3 Mar 2022 | 2:15pm - 2:35pm, Singapore Time


𝗧𝗼𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝗮 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝗯𝗮𝗹 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵, 𝗞𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗛𝘂𝗯

[WEBINAR] SMI'S NEXT LAP - TOWARDS A GLOBAL MARITIME RESEARCH, KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION HUB

20 Jan 2022

The maritime industry accounts for the majority of world trade and faces numerous challenges due to its value chain complexities, regulatory requirements such as decarbonisation, and most recently supply chain pressures due to the pandemic.

In his talk titled Future Trends in Maritime AI and Data Analytics, Dr Lim Keng Hui, Executive Director at A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) will share examples of how AI and digitalisation are used to address real world challenges in the maritime industry, and how A*STAR is working with companies in areas such as maritime safety, port operations optimisation, and green shipping. Dr Lim will also discuss future trends to enable digital transformations in the maritime industry, and present an outline of a national Maritime AI programme that Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and A*STAR are developing which we aim to seek R&D partnerships to create impact in our ecosystem.

2021


AI and Big Data Intelligence are the Future Engine for Maritime Growth

[BY INVITATION] MARITIME AI WORKSHOP

3 Dec 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has increasingly attracted investments and affected all sectors in their transformation development and planning, including the maritime industry. Therefore, careful consideration of how AI applications could be adopted in maritime is paramount and require efforts from all relevant stakeholders, particularly because they may share similar resources or rely on similar underlying big data and models.

In this workshop organised by A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI), participants are invited to discuss, identify the challenges and gaps, and share their ideas for developing key capabilities, outlining potential opportunities to advance maritime AI research and the use of domain knowledge and scientific data to support a transition toward next-generation maritime development for Singapore and the world. 


The Economist's Future of Healthcare Week Asia 2021

[PANEL DISCUSSION] TELEMEDICINE PLUS - CLARIFYING REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

23 Nov 2021

Regulations around telemedicine need to be promptly clarified, as do those regarding the use of AI in healthcare and the ethical considerations
 involved. If the best way to predict the future is to create it, how can we work together to foster innovation? 

Dr Rick Goh, Department Director, Computing and Intelligence, A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and Dr Soonman Kwon, President, Korea Health Industry Development Institute shared more insights at the live interaction. 


SBC-UL Masterclass

[WEBINAR] SBC-UL MASTERCLASS: INTRODUCTION OF STANDARDS FOR MICROMOBILITY

16 Nov 2021

Micromobility, including electric scooters, bikes and motorcycles, play increasingly important roles to help cities reduce car usage, tackle traffic congestion and air pollution, and address the last mile transportation challenges. The proliferation of micromobility is not without its own issues especially when it can become a source of fire hazards. This Masterclass is the finale of the series of six webinars on international standards for battery value chains, jointly brought by Singapore Battery Consortium (SBC) and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.


Dr Jason Png, Department Director of Electronics and Photonics at A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) shares more insights on Micromobility Wireless Charging and Emerging Battery. 


A* DE Industry Symposium


[WEBINAR] A*STAR DIGITAL EMOTIONS INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM

15 Sep 2021

The A*STAR Digital Emotions Industry Symposium aims to introduce A*STAR’s high Technology Readiness Level (TRL) capabilities in Digital Emotions to a broader industry and practitioner audience. This year’s focus is to introduce 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 - the new end-to-end advanced social listening platform solution. We bring you an exciting line-up of speakers ranging from affective computing technologists to industry experts from public administration, media, communication and deeptech startup.

Speakers: 

  • The Science behind Digital Emotions | Dr Yang Yinping, Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator of Digital Emotions, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
  • Introducing Resonance Social: Democratising Social Analytics | Ms Therese Quieta, Innovation Lead and Resonance Social Engineer Team Co-Lead, Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR
  • Expert Panel Discussion: Leading Public, Consumer and Social Innovations

Moderator
> Ms Amy Foo, Director, Modern Services and Built Environment, Enterprise Division, A*STAR
Panellists:
> Mr Eddy Goh, Deputy Director, Transformation & Research Analytics, Public Transport Council
> Mr Bertrand Tan, Head, Analytics, Corporate Communications Division, A*STAR
> Ms Shen Yue, Branding & Audience Editor Chinese Media Group, Singapore Press Holdings
> Mr Manuel Ho, Founder and CEO, INTNT.AI 


Simulating Quantum Dynamics with NISQ Devices

[WEBINAR] IHPC QUANTUM TALK SERIES [5/5]

21 May 2021

Simulating Quantum Dynamics with NISQ Devices
Simulating the dynamics of many-body quantum systems is believed to be one of the first applications for quantum computers that could show a quantum advantage over classical computers. Noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) algorithms aim at effectively using the currently available quantum hardware. For quantum simulation, various types of NISQ algorithms have been proposed with individual advantages and challenges. 

In this talk, Mr. Kishor Bharti from the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of SIngapore will discuss the progress at the frontier of digital quantum simulation with NISQ devices and present a summary of their recent results in this direction.


SMTC 2021


SINGAPORE MARITIME TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (SMTC) 2021


22 Apr 2021

[WEBINAR] AI ROUNDTABLE: INTEGRATING HUMAN AND INTELLIGENCE MACHINES AT SEA AND SHORE

  • Catching up on AI revolution
  • Is AI cost reduction mechanism or a thrilling possibility for progressive growth?
  • Readiness – a reality check!
  • Building a business case for AI in the shipping company

Dr. Xiuju Fu, Senior Scientist from A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) are joining a group of expert panellists at the SMTC 2021 to discuss topics on human and artificial intelligence (AI) contributions to the maritime sectors.

Moderator:
> Charles Crouspeyre, Artificial Intelligence Director, A.I. ASEAN Lead, Accenture AI, Singapore

Panellists:
> Prof Chen Tsuhan, Chief Scientist, AI Singapore
> Koichiro Hayashi, Manager of Bulk/Energy Research Team, NYK, Japan
> Claus Nehmzow, Chief Innovation Officer, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Singapore
> Pierre Guillemin, Vice President Technology, Wärtsilä Voyage, Finland


Webinar_Reimagining Learning

REIMAGINING LEARNING: MAKING THE CLASSROOM COME A*LIFE

19 Apr 2021

The Office of Education Research at NIE and Institute of High Performance Computing at A*STAR are jointly organising a workshop on the application of AI for Education. The objective of the workshop is to allow researchers and domain stakeholders to share their research interests in order to foster collaboration between the two institutions.
This is the second installment of the OER-A*STAR collaborative workshop. In this interactive workshop, participants will collaborate to share research interests and brainstorm research proposals. Participants will be grouped into the following five breakout rooms, based on their top interests indicated in the registration form:
  • Affective Computing
  • Student Assessment
  • AI Learning Companions
  • Blended Learning
  • Effective Computer Science Instruction with AI

IHPC Quantum Talk Series [4-5]

[WEBINAR] IHPC QUANTUM TALK SERIES [4/5]

16 Apr 2021

Near-term Quantum Algorithms for Linear Systems of Equations
Solving linear systems of equations is essential for many domains in science and technology. Existing quantum algorithms have demonstrated the potential for large speedups, but the required quantum resources are not yet available on NISQ devices.

In this talk, Mr. Kishor Bharti from the Centre for Quantum Technologies, National University of Singapore will share how he and his co-authors design near-term algorithms and use them to scale up system sizes in near-term quantum devices of about 100-300 qubits.


IHPC Quantum Talk Series [3-5]

[WEBINAR] IHPC QUANTUM TALK SERIES [3/5]

9 Apr 2021

Optimal Resource Cost for Error Mitigation
Dr. Ryuji Takagi, from Nanyang Technological University and his co-authors provide a general methodology for evaluating the optimal resource cost for error mitigation employing methods developed in resource theories. It is performed by considering the probabilistic error cancellation as an error mitigation technique. The team also apply the analysis to several other noise model classes and provide generic bounds applicable to general noise channels given in a specific form.

In this talk, Dr. Ryuji will share how the results offer insights into the potential and limitations of feasible error mitigation on near-term devices and also display a useful application of ideas and tools in resource theories.


Webinar_Riding Wave of Digitalization

[PANEL DISCUSSION] RIDING THE WAVE OF DIGITALIZATION AND BIG DATA

25 Mar 2021

Radical digital transformation and BIG Data is increasingly becoming a necessity for enterprises and firms thinking strategically about how they 
can get ahead of their competitors. From hiking productivity to better understanding customers and employees' needs, companies are adopting digitisation and data analytics strategies intelligently in enhancing their business decisions.

Voice of Asia (VoA) is organising a panel discussion with industry practitioners to understand how businesses’ are navigating digital transformation and utilising data to reinvent themselves.  


Webinar_Skin Research Webinar Series

SINGAPORE SKIN RESEARCH WEBINAR SERIES

24 Mar 2021

Transdermal Delivery II - In Silico Methodologies for Investigating Skin Penetration

Topical formulations represent a direct and convenient route to deliver actives through the skin. The stratum corneum presents a major barrier to percutaneous absorption, that can limit the penetration of the active to the deeper skin layers or soft tissues. To assess skin penetration, several in vitro methodologies, including artificial membranes, reconstructed human skin equivalents, animal and human ex-vivo skin tissue, used in conjunction with diffusion cells have been developed.
However, these approaches are limited in providing information of physiological relevance due to a variety of constraints. In this webinar, join Dr. Freda Lim, Dr. Marco Klahn and Dr. Anjaiah Nalaparaju from A*STAR's IHPC and Dr. James Chan from SIFBI where they will share with us the in silico methodologies that can be combined to provide a robust approach for predicting in vivo skin penetration kinetics.
 

IHPC Quantum Talk Series [2-5]

[WEBINAR] IHPC QUANTUM TALK SERIES [2/5]

12 Mar 2021

QAE and IQAE: A Blueprint for Quantum Advantage
Current noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) algorithms such as variational quantum algorithms (VQA) employ a classical-quantum feedback loop to update the parameters of a parametric quantum circuit. However, these algorithms have limitations related to trainability and expressibility. In this talk, Mr. Kishor Bharti (NUS) will discuss a new generation of algorithms that could be effectively implementable onto current-term hardware, thus providing possibility for quantum advantage in the NISQ era. 


Webinar_Global Maritime Traffic Management (MTM) Workshop

[WEBINAR] GLOBAL MARITIME TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT (MTM) WORKSHOP

25 Feb 2021

Panel Discussion: Development Trends and Emerging Technologies for Maritime Traffic Management

Dr Fu Xiuju, Senior Scientist at A*STAR's Institute of High Performance Computing was invited to join other panellists to share their thoughts on trending topics in maritime traffic management (MTM). 

Panellists:

  • Mr David Foo, Assistant Chief Executive (Operations Technology), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
  • Mr Todd Schuett, Innovation Project Manager, Kongsberg Norcontrol
  • Mr Duane Hand, Senior Solution Engineering Manager, Speedcast

Moderator: Mr Ronny Waage, Managing Partner, Heron Advisory


IHPC Quantum Talk Series [1-5]

[WEBINAR] IHPC QUANTUM TALK SERIES [1/5]

19 Feb 2021

Estimating Quantum Expectation Values using Classical Shadows on Noisy Quantum Computers
The classical shadows protocol is a quantum algorithm for estimating quantum expectation values with respect to an unknown quantum state. Unlike full quantum state tomography, the protocol requires only a few quantum measurements to make many predictions with a high success probability. In this talk, Dr. Koh Enshan, Dax from IHPC will describe the classical shadows protocol and derive rigorous mathematical bounds on its performance on noisy quantum computers. Reference made from: https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.11580.


SCA21

SUPERCOMPUTINGASIA (SCA) 2021

2-4 Mar 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to global economic activity and brought significant impacts, affecting different 

sectors in varying degrees and people's everyday lives. IHPC has taken a step ahead to understand the virus and invested R&D efforts to help public sector agencies and business owners combat challenges and carry out operational activities with safety measures. 

During the virtual presentation under HPC-AI for COVID New Normal, participants get to learn how IHPC demonstrates computational modelling expertise using HPC and artificial intelligence (AI) to promote safe reopening of economic activities and distancing measures. Some used cases include understanding airborne droplets' spread and movement in different conditions and environments, tracking emotional responses during COVID, predicting car mobility behaviour and more.    

  • COVID-19 Big Social Data Analytics: Enabling Communication Science Enquires through Emotion Analytic Social Technologies 
  • AI Models for Detecting Pneumonia using Chest X-rays
  • Pandemic-inspired Computational Model for Pandemic Proofing Society
  • Spatial-temporal Potential Exposure Risk Analytics and Urban Sustainability Impacts related to COVID-19 Mitigation: A Perspective from Car Mobility Behaviour
  • Modelling of Safe and Efficient Germicidal UV-C LED Solutions

If you wish to find out more on above presented talks, do write to us at enquiry@ihpc.a-star.edu.sg.


Webinar_Turbocharging Business Opportunities

[WEBINAR] TURBOCHARGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

26 Jan 2021

More and more companies, even the non-tech ones, are gaining a competitive edge by implementing an AI strategy and adopting 
suitable AI tools. Increasingly, AI is being used to enhance decision-making, improve productivity, deliver cost savings, as well as capture business value from data.
 
In this upcoming ACCM Webinar, participants will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Rick Goh, AI Scientist and Department Director of Computing and Intelligence Department from the A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC). Besides weighing in on his industry-oriented, academically-backed perspectives on AI and machine learning; Dr Rick will also demystify the main challenges of developing AI models, as well as share some of the real-world benefits and impacts that AI could offer.

2020


Event_ASTAR@SWITCH

SWITCH 2020 - IHPC Booth

ASTAR@SWITCH 2020

7-11 Dec 2020

Join us at the A*STAR Village, the first digital edition of SWITCH from 7 to 11 December 2020.  

Throughout the event days, A*STAR will have over 50 exhibits, showcasing technologies that can help jumpstart your businesses’ innovation journey. From 9 December, you will also have the opportunity to hear first-hand, how SMEs have worked with A*STAR and have reaped business rewards from their innovation journeys.

Check out IHPC's technology showcases and have a chat with us to accelerate your business transformation. 
SME Day 2020_T-Up Emerging Talent Award_Li Hong Ying
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Li Hongying for being awarded the T-Up Emerging Talent Award at the SME Day 2020 @ SWITCH. She was seconded to ERS Industries, which is a long-standing partner of IHPC, to help them develop their new product (the KoolLogix System) to open new markets.

Webinar_ARMS_Prof Zhang Yong Wei

[ARMS VIRTUAL EVENT] NEVER WASTE A CRISIS - LESSONS LEARNED!

27 Nov 2020

The first ARMS virtual conference picks up this theme to focus not so much on the difficulties of 2020, but on the lessons we have learned, the things we have changed and the emergence of "a new normal." What will we retain from the past in this new normal, what will we  discard? As the world around us rapidly changes, research
management has also been required to change - to be more agile, responsive and connected.  How are individuals and the sector responding to challenges the pandemic has created? From crisis management to opportunities for innovation.

Scheduled across 3 days Thursday 26 - Monday 30 November, this ARMS online event will provide the chance to hear from key funding agencies, be inspired by panel sessions addressing current issues and participate in interactive virtual networking.

Prof Zhang Yong Wei, Deputy Executive Director (Research) of IHPC is invited as a keynote speaker and he will be talking on "The Value of Investing in Research during a Global Pandemic”. 

For further information, please view the event website here.


Coughing

[NSCC WEBINAR SERIES] POWERING AIRFLOW AND DROPLETS SPREAD STUDY WITH SUPERCOMPUTER

19 Nov 2020

The virus laden droplets and aerosols could expel from an infected person's mouth while talking, singing, coughing, or sneezing. The transmission of respiratory droplets/aerosols demonstrates
the competing effects of drag, inertia, gravity, and evaporation. Each transmission process is affected by complex flow phenomena, ranging from turbulent jets, flow-induced droplets/aerosols dispersion, and sedimentation, to droplet evaporation and deposition. Modelling and simulation-based fundamental thermo-fluid physics could provide accurate insight and visualise the droplets/aerosols dynamics and spread process. 

A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) framework considers critical factors including but not limited to expulsion force of fluid volume, droplet/aerosol size distribution, evaporation of water from the droplet (temperature and humidity dependent), and viral load in the droplet. The computational framework would enable quantifying droplets falling on human subjects under air flow due to natural and mechanical ventilation or air-conditioning, allowing the risk-based analysis of different configurations and scenarios. Harnessing the power of supercomputer resources, the team manages to delve deeper into the underlying physics and evaluate multiple settings. Dr Kang Chang Wei, Deputy Director, Fluid Dynamics Department, will be sharing the fundamental knowledge of the underlying physics, together with some used cases in this webinar.

To register, visit Pandemic-Proofing Society through High Performance Computing.


Webinar_11th DDAP 2020

OPTIMAL COMPUTATION OF CONGESTED TRAFFIC FLOW IN LARGE-SCALE HIGHWAY NETWORKS FROM RAW LOOP DETECTOR DATA

19 Nov 2020

The ability to effectively compute optimal traffic flow patterns for highway networks is important for transport planners. In particular, by understanding the deviation between the desired optimally efficient traffic flow versus the observed traffic flows due to selfish driving behaviour, one
could devise control strategies to reroute flow more optimally through the network.  However, the process of determining optimal flow in real-world traffic network is computationally challenging and generate results that are highly sensitive to the raw data inputs used and new methodologies need to be introduced in order to produce viable results. 

Dr Azfar is invited to speak at the 11th DDAP 2020 conference and he will be sharing a novel method combining 1) congestion function fitting which constrains the dynamics of flow density and speed and 2) generalized least squares (GLS) optimisation to obtain the flow vectors on each road link. The method allows for generally accurate and computationally efficient computation of optimal network flows which scales well with network size and is applied to a case study of 3 distinct highway networks in the UK.

Check out more info at The 11th Dynamics Day Asia-Pacific.


Webinar_Future Healthcare Week Asia

FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE WEEK ASIA

16-20 Nov 2020

The COVID19 pandemic has placed a strain on healthcare systems, and highlighted the importance of its resilience. At the Future of Healthcare Week Asia, the Economist is bringing 
together healthcare leaders from across the Asia-Pacific region to take stock of lessons learnt so far and discuss what needs to be done to strengthen healthcare systems for the future.

Join Dr Patrick Tan, Executive Director, at A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore; Dr Su Yi, Deputy Executive Director, and Principal Scientist, at A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing; and Prof Malini Olivo Director of Biophotonics and Head of the Laboratory of Bio-optical Imaging at A*STAR’s Singapore Bioimaging Consortium, as they discuss key issues surrounding innovative technologies that contribute to timely and accurate diagnosis, and the treatment of diseases.

Click here to read more.


Webinar_ICEED 2020

ICEED 2020: [KEYNOTE] DISPERSION OF EVAPORTATING COUGH DROPLETS IN TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT

10-11 Nov 2020

During a respiratory event, in this case, a cough, virus laden droplets and aerosols are expelled from an infected person’s mouth. Respiratory droplets/aerosols’ dynamical behaviour shows the competing effects between drag, inertia, gravity and evaporation. The droplet in-flight characteristics and final destination are affected by a range of factors and interdependent interaction between them. It includes complex flow phenomena, from turbulent jets, flow-induced droplets/aerosols dispersion and sedimentation, to droplet evaporation and deposition. Modelling and simulation-based fundamental thermo-fluid physics could provide accurate insight and visualise the droplets/aerosols dynamics and spread process. 

A*STAR Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC)’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) framework includes but not limited to expulsion force of fluid volume, droplet/aerosol size distribution, evaporation of water from the droplet (temperature and humidity dependent), and viral load in the droplet. Utilising this computational framework, quantifying droplets falling on human subjects will be assessed and interpreted against ventilation modes of either natural ventilation or air-conditioning. It allows risk-based analysis across different configurations and scenarios. Dr Kang Chang Wei, Deputy Director, Fluid Dynamics Department, will be sharing the fundamental knowledge of the underlying physics, together with some use cases of various settings and scenarios in this talk. 

For more details on the event, visit 4th International Conference on Eco Engineering Development (ICEED) 2020


Webinar_The Science of Data

[WEBINAR] THE SCIENCE OF DATA : OPTIMAL MACHINE INTELLIGENCE NEAR THE EDGE OF CHAOS

10 Nov 2020 

As part of the Asian Institute of Management's PhD in Data Science program kick-off, the webinar series titled The Science of Data will be inviting leading scientists and rising stars in the fields of Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Network Science, and Complex Systems.

The main goal in this series is to spread knowledge and awareness of the rich field of 
data-driven and empirical science, and to inspire future scientists and young researchers in this part of the world to further invest their time in advancing science through R&D. The series will run from October through December 2020.

Dr Feng Ling, Scientist, Systems Science Department at IHPC will be presenting on "Optimal Machine Intelligence Near the Edge of Chaos". 


Webinar_The View from the 1980s : An AI Odyssey

[HUMAN-CENTRIC AI (CHEEM) PROGRAME FRIDAY LUNCH TALKS SERIES] THE VIEW FROM THE 1980S : AN AI ODYSSEY

6 Nov 2020

Recently some AI gurus have begun to call for researchers to not only look at the past 2-5 years of research ideas in AI when conducting research, as is often reflected in the kind of references cited at the end of most papers in top AI journals and
conferences. To build what is possible for tomorrow, we should draw from AI research from 20, 30, or even 40 years ago, that is full of groundbreaking and valuable ideas that can power the next major push toward a promising AI future. 

In fact, the root of deep learning is also from 40 years ago, in the 1980s.  But there were many more groundbreaking ideas from the 1980s, other than deep learning. This talk will review some of these ideas, including deep learning, particularly centering on the year 1980, and the 1980’s, which could be characterized as the Golden Age of AI. As Song-Chun Zhu, prominent AI researcher of UCLA and now Peking University has articulated, the current singular emphasis on object-centered issues, such as “classification” in the field of computer vision, only touches on the 5% “visible matter” of AI-relevant issues. There is still the 95% “dark matter and dark energy” aspects of AI and computer vision, which concerns task-centered issues that have not been adequately addressed – e.g., given an object, what is it for, how to use it, how to refine it and design new and better objects from it, etc. This culminated in the recent UCLA group’s position paper calling for a “new paradigm shift for AI”. 

In this talk, Dr Ho Seng Beng, Deputy Director, Social & Cognitive Computing Department at IHPC will review how the odyssey of AI ideas from the past, particularly all the way from the 1980’s, is relevant to this important new endeavor, which could help propel us to the AI future of 2030’s, 2040’s, and beyond.


Webinar_Modelling Wind-Tree Interaction
Webinar_Tree Experiment & Model Validation

[WEBINAR] MODELLING WIND-TREE INTERACTION: NOVEL APPROACHES AND PRACTICAL APPLICATION

28-30 Oct 2020

The webinar will gather experts around the world to share new findings arising from recent studies of wind-tree interaction and the development of novel approaches for modelling this important and complex ecological process. In addition, the presentations will also discuss challenges and opportunities for developing practical applications for tree and forest management, especially to minimise the risk of storm damage.

Join us for three days of insightful presentations on a range of topics from diverse settings. We hope to facilitate an exchange of ideas on practical needs and research priorities that may lead to future collaborations on this important topic, and we look forward to your participation in this webinar series.

Date
28 Oct 2020, Wed, 3pm – 5pm          : Modelling Applications for Trees and Forests 
29 Oct 2020, Thu, 10am – 12pm       : Model Development and Simulation Scenarios 
30 Oct 2020, Fri, 3pm – 5:30pm        : Experiments and Model Validation 

Objectives
Through this webinar, we hope to achieve the following objectives:
1. To present and summarise global wind-tree interaction research with case studies from the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and Singapore, especially on the variety of existing and new approaches to model related phenomena based on experimental insights.
2. To gather scientists and advanced practitioners working on issues related to wind-tree interaction and identify shared interests, practical concerns, and opportunities for collaboration.

This webinar is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Virtual Singapore Programme Award No.NRF2017VSG-AT3DCM001-029a

Click here to know more about the speakers


ITAP 2020

[ONLINE EXHIBITION] ITAP 2020

20-22 October 2020

Visit A*STAR at ‘Empowering Technologies’ zone under the Whole-of-Government pavilion, as we showcase the integration of different  technologies such as #InternetOfThings,
smart #data, #robotics and #automation, to achieve operational efficiency and performance - Smart Diagnostic Lab of the Future.

Check out IHPC's tech showcase below:

ITAP_Wireless Power for AGVs
Wireless Power for AGVs
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are widely used today in automated and intelligent logistics management systems. This robust and highly-efficient wireless charging solution allows the fully autonomous operation of service Robots and AGVs 24/7, effectively eliminating the pain point of AGVs remaining idle during recharging.

ITAP_Wireless Energy for IIoT
Wireless Energy Technology for IIoT 
With advancements in I4.0, millions of IoT-sensing devices like sensor nodes are in the works for different industry sectors, from Manufacturing to Healthcare. One example is the wirelessly-powered Industrial IoT (IIoT) sensor node, designed to be battery-less, with reduced cost, size, and weight.


NSCC Webinar Series
Dr Xing Xiuqing

[NSCC WEBINAR SERIES] HARNESSING POWER OF SUPERCOMPUTER TO ADVANCE MARINE, OFFSHORE AND RENEWABLES

15 Oct 2020

Continual development in high fidelity modeling and simulation allow scientists and engineers to derive deep insights from the detailed flow field information. This enables better evaluation and prediction of the performance, and devises optimised design for marine vessels and offshore platforms. Augmented by the power of supercomputer, marine and offshore industry is now more receptive towards the idealization
of digital twins and in near future, cyber-physical integration.

In this webinar, a few examples on how high fidelity simulation with high performance computing (HPC) are employed for marine, offshore, and renewables sectors. This includes, but not limited to the following:
  • An Intelligent Hull Operation, Processing, & Evaluation (I-HOPE) platform developed by IHPC for high efficient vessel resistance prediction.
  • Design and optimization of marine and offshore structures.
  • Application focus on innovation in offshore renewable energy sector, such as tidal turbine and floating offshore wind turbine performance evaluation, and wind farm layout optimisation.
  • Digital twin for ocean basin and towing tank, and reduce order modelling for future preparation of cyber-physical integration.

  • The highlight will be on the HPC application in the high fidelity investigations, the development of digital twins, as well as the new and innovative modeling and simulation technologies. The talk will conclude with key benefits HPC-empowered high fidelity simulations will bring to the marine, offshore and renewables sector.


    Webinar_Reimagining the Future with HPC

    [NSCC WEBINAR SERIES] REIMAGINING THE FUTURE WITH HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

    23 Sep 2020

    Supercomputers play a crucial role in sectors like fundamental research, biomedicine, precision 
    medicine, healthcare, built environment, climate change & monitoring, offshore & marine, construction & design, automotive technologies, fintech, computational law and robotics.

    Examples of HPC application areas and case studies will help give you a better grasp of how you can apply HPC in your work.

    Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya, Research Scientist of Social & Cognitive Computing Department at IHPC will be sharing his talk in emerging network science applications in finance & education.

    Follow up on the session video here. 


    NSCC Webinar Series
    Dr Harish Goplan

    [NSCC WEBINAR SERIES] URBAN FLOW MODELLING AND SOLAR FORECASTING USING HPC

    17 Sep 2020

    Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is becoming popular as a virtual planning tool for urban planners to plan the future development of the urban built environment. However, accounting for the detailed urban physics while keeping the entire modeling process simple for the end-user is a challenging task.

    In the first part of the talk, Dr Harish will discuss 
    the complexities of the urban flow physics and the role that high-performance computing can play in reducing the computational bottleneck.

    Solar energy will power 10% of our countries electricity demand by 2030. The limited land space makes it more challenging to deploy on-shore solar farms. Singapore is looking into floating solar platforms or roof-top solar farms. The second part of his talk will discuss the role of high-performance computing in solar forecasting.


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    [WEBINAR] AI IN R&D: UNDERSTANDING HUMANS FROM AN AI PERSPECTIVE

    9 Sep 2020

    SMUAI is proud to bring its second Online Panel Talk for the semester, featuring one of Singapore’s top Research Institutes: A*STAR!

    Dr Quek Boon Kiat, Department Director and Dr Kenneth Kwok, Principal Research Scientist of Social & Cognitive Computing Department at IHPC who will be sharing more about Human-centric AI, as well as their research on advanced Deep Learning algorithms that will be promising to the future of AI efficiency! 

    SMUAI will share more on what it is like working with A*STAR in the Q&A session.


    Building Singapore's Digital Future

    [ONLINE EVENT] MADE IN SINGAPORE: BUILDING SINGAPORE'S DIGITAL FUTURE

    11 Aug 2020

    Singapore is on a mission to lead the way into digital transformation. The Smart Nation vision is helping our nation stride ahead in digital
     adoption as it carves out our digital future.

    How are government and corporations accelerating the use of #technology solutions and services, while balancing the concerns of digital adoption?

    Join Rick Goh, A*STAR's IHPC, Laurence Liew, AI Singapore, Jason Bay, GovTech Singapore and SzeKi Sim, SGInnovate, on 11 Aug as they share their thoughts on Singapore's digital transformation.

    Catch up on the great insights here.


    Webinar_DataScience SG Meetup

    [WEBINAR] DATASCIENCESG: GETTING STARTED WITH NETWORK SCIENCE & ANALYTICS

    30 Jul 2020

    The collective experience with COVID-19 continues to remind us about the growing 
    importance and role of social networks in affecting nearly every facet of our lives. The field of social network analysis that historically emerged as an effort to understand human relationships and behavior, has now evolved into a frontline discipline in the study of complex relationships, contagion patterns, social influence, and community engagement in domains spanning healthcare, urban systems, fintech, education, and social media. 

    In this talk, Dr Prasanta Bhattacharya, Research Scientist of Social & Cognitive Computing Department at IHPC will be sharing his research foci where it leverages on large-scale, and fine-grained behavioral data to address complex problems in digital marketing, fintech, and ed-tech contexts, particularly in emerging Asian markets. 

    Missed the session? You may catch up on the video here. 

    Organised by Meetup, a platform for finding and building local communities. People use Meetup to meet new people, learn new things, find support, get out of their comfort zones, and pursue their passions, together.


    IBM Supercomputing Virtual Forum 2020

    SINGAPORE SUPERCOMPUTING VIRTUAL FORUM 

    30 Jun 2020

    This virtual forum was organised by IBM Singapore to discuss the essential contributions from high performance computing (HPC), 
    artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing to "Tech for Good". Dr Lim Keng Hui, one of two invited keynote speakers, delivered a keynote titled "AI and HPC for Industry and Societal Impact in Singapore"; the other keynote speaker was Dr Dario Gil, Director of IBM Research, IBM.  Citing a range of IHPC's previous work across different use cases such as environmental modelling and materials design, Dr Lim demonstrated the power of AI and HPC "for good", both for industry and society at large. Dr Lim also shared his thoughts in a fireside chat themed "AI & HPC for Industry". 


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    [WEBINAR] INTELLIGENT SHIPPING AND PORTS OF THE FUTURE

    17 Jun 2020

    A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) co-organised the “Intelligent Shipping and Ports of the Future” webinar on 17 Jun 2020. The webinar highlighted the latest 
    developments in digitalisation of the shipping industry as a means to improve services for the maritime transport industry. It was attended by about 140 local and international participants from the maritime industry and scientific community.
     
    The webinar’s opening remarks was delivered by HE Niclas Kvarnström, Ambassador of Sweden to Singapore, and an address by Mr Eilert Johansson, VP Business and Innovation area Mobility, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) . A presentation by Dr Mikael Lind, Associate Professor and Senior strategic research advisor at RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) then followed.
     
    At the webinar, Dr Lim Keng Hui, Executive Director, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR, emphasised the strategic importance of maritime for Singapore as it facilitates trade and connectivity. He also highlighted how it is essential for countries to work together to build capabilities, establish standards and deepen networks due to the international nature of maritime. 
     
    The webinar ended with an engaging Question and Answer session where topics such as Singapore’s role in maritime shipping today and future, reducing the digital divide for an intelligent marine transport, and the impact of COVID 19 to supply chain, maritime shipping and port operations were discussed.

    View the presentation of the webinar.


    AI for Built Environment

    MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (MND) FAMILY TECH WEBINAR 

    29 May 2020

    Dr Lim Keng Hui was one of four speakers at this webinar with the theme "AI: Implications and Opportunities for the Built Environment". 
    A*STAR's work on AI-related technologies ranging from security/surveillance, predictive maintenance to sentiment analysis were previously identified to be of interest to MND.

    This webinar provided a further platform for IHPC to share and explore potential collaboration with agencies. Invited attendees to this event include senior management and key ops-tech officers from NDHQ and MND agencies, and other key stakeholders in the R&D ecosystem such as colleagues from agencies in USS space (JTC, PUB, NEA), representatives from centre-of-government agencies (such as the S&TPPO and NRF), and partner economic agencies (IMDA, SG-Innovate and ESG).


    Singapore Airshow 2020

    Singapore Airshow 2020

    11-16 Feb 2020

    Every two years, high-level government and military delegations, as well as senior corporate executives around the world attend the Singapore Airshow to forge partnerships and seal deals in this region.

    A*STAR showcased the SMART, EFFICIENT, and CONNECTED aerospace-related technologies from 11 – 16 Feb, and engaged both Trade and Public visitors alike.

    Click here for more information on Sensor for Structural Health Monitoring, an inter-RI collaboration project between A*STAR's IHPC, IMRE, NMC and IME.

    2019


    PM Lee Hsien Loong at SWITCH
    DPM Heng Swee Kiat visiting at SWITCH


    Singapore Week of Innovation & Technology Week (SWITCH) 2019

    11-13 Nov 2019

    SWITCH is a platform where scientific discoveries and advancements are transformed into disruptive technology applications that will redefine the way we live. It focuses on deep tech applications in the areas of manufacturing, urban solutions, health and biomedical sciences and digital services.

    SWITCH is where companies identify new technologies for business transformation and where collaborations are formed. It convenes entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, innovators and industry professionals from diverse backgrounds.

    We were honoured to have PM Lee Hsien Loong and DPM Heng Swee Keat, Ministry for the Interior and Kingdom Relations, Netherlands, Mr. Raymond Knops gracing IHPC booth and we presented our award winning solution – Integrated Environmental Modeller (IEM).


    A*STAR Hyper-Personalisation Line at ITAP
    A*STAR Enhanced Digital Twin at ITAP 2019
    Digital Twins Demo at ITAP 2019

    Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific (ITAP) 2019

    22-24 Oct 2019

    Industrial Transformation ASIA-PACIFIC, a HANNOVER MESSE event is Asia-Pacific’s leading trade event for Industry 4.0! The event brings together an ecosystem of manufacturers, government agencies & businesses ranging from multinational corporations (MNC) to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to shape and support their transformation initiatives.

    At the event, A*STAR launched its latest future of manufacturing initiatives:
    > A hyper-personalised manufacturing initiative for the fast-moving consumer good (FMCG) sector;
    > A learning platform that aims to digitally connect smart factories for sharing Industry 4.0 best practices

    As part of the hyper-personalised manufacturing showcase, Mr. Clive Stanley Ford, Innovation Lead (IHPC), presented Digital Twin for Better Design of Factory Line. By virtually designing the production line, manufacturers can predict potential problems before building the actual line.


    IHPC Exhibition at AquaSG19

    AquaSG’19 Conference

    2-4 Oct 2019

    The AquaSG' 19 conference is in its 4th year - striving to be an exceptional platform for industry players and academics to discuss the current issues and present innovative applications in aquaculture.

    IHPC was honoured to be one of the exhibitors showcasing our capabilities for the aquaculture sector. During the event, we met a number of potential collaborators, farmers and entrepreneurs and knowing that many are gearing towards technology automation to address the current issues of Seafood Safety and Security. The speakers also shared valuable insights and practical know-how on industry challenges and applied technology.

    Mr Lim Chuan Poh, Chairman of Singapore Food Agency gave an opening address and toured the exhibition area.


    Dr Poh Hee Joo speaking at CUGE

    CUGE 9th Regional Arboriculture Seminar

    25 Sep 2019

    The Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE) is a division of NParks that serves to advance the landscape industry through industry development initiatives, manpower training programmes and research in greenery and ecology.

    Hosted by NParks, the CUGE 9th Regional Arboriculture seminar seeks to address latest smart technologies or mobile applications that are available and how the digital tools and platforms further enhance the efficiency, productivity and professionalism in urban tree management.

    Dr Poh Hee Joo, Senior Scientist of IHPC, was invited to be a guest speaker and he articulated our capabilities covering Wind Load Prediction on Trees in Virtual Urban Landscape for Greenery Management.


    Accelerate NOW 2019 event

    A*CCELERATE NOW!

    10 Sep 2019

    A*ccelerate NOW! is an exciting innovation and enterprise event focusing on helping companies gain competitive advantage by accelerating technology productisation through the collaborative process of open innovation. 
     
    This event will showcase A*STAR's role in engaging and partnering industry with our technologies to accelerate business outcomes through the successful productisation of R&D.

    Dr Yang Yinping, Principal Investigator for Project Digital Emotions showcased demos on our own Integrative AI Platform for making sense of emotions and digital behaviours.

    Dr Khoo Eng Huat, Senior Scientist, shared our capabilities to attain sustainable light solutions for farms.


    Singapore Smart Cities Summit Event

    Smart Cities Summit

    30 Aug 2019

    Organised by igloohome, the Singapore Smart Cities Summit saw over 350 participants from the region and beyond coming together to accelerate smart cities innovation and initiatives. The summit had corporate innovators, industry disruptors, investors and startups from 18 countries which includes the USA, UK, Philippines, Mexico, Swaziland, among others.

    The event was opened by Mr Ted Tan, Deputy CEO of Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Chairman of SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of ESG.

    Dr Poh Hee Joo, Senior Scientist of IHPC, was invited as a guest speaker for one of the panel discussion track - Industry Dive: Deep Tech. Dr Poh discussed on advance technologies that are changing how smart cities are conceived, pushing the boundaries of human imagination to make future cities more efficient, sustainable and smarter.


    MOU Signing - IHPC-SP at Safety@SEA 2019
    Dr Lam Pin Min at Safety@SEA 2019
    Dr Quek Boon Kiat at Safety@SEA 2019

    International Safety@Sea Conference 2019

    29 Aug 2019

    The International Safety@Sea Week is one of MPA’s key events where the local and international maritime community get together to raise awareness and exchange views on maritime safety. The main objectives of the International Safety@Sea Week are to instil a safety-first culture and mind-set, enhance communication and information sharing, and to improve the safe passage of vessels.

    Dr Lam Pin Min witnessed the signing of 3 MOUs signed with the local partners that contributes to the training and development of future-ready seafarers, through the use of emerging digital technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality.

    The three-year MOU with IHPC is to conduct research in human behavioural analytics, advanced computational models and intelligent maritime traffic simulation in navigational safety.

    Dr Quek Book Kiat, Director of Social & Cognitive Computing, IHPC, also shared our contributions in the areas of modelling, simulation and cognitive science for maritime safety.

    Dr Yang Yinping at SMEICC 2019

    SME Conference And Infocomm Commerce Conference And SME Expo (SMEICC) 2019

    21-22 Aug 2019

    Amalgamating three prolific business events under one roof, the SMEICC is the must-attend event in Singapore and Asia - a curation of expert knowledge, industry updates and sharp insights from a diverse group of influential thought-leaders and industry champions whom inspires and challenges businesses to level up and tackle the challenges of the ever-changing business environment.

    Ms. Yang Yinping, Principal Investigator for Project Digital Emotions and her team showcased demos on our own Integrative AI Platform for recognising human emotions.


    DPM Heng Swee Kiat at RIE Day 2019
    Dr Lim Keng Hui speaks at RIE Day 2019

    RIE Industry Day 2019

    23 Jul 2019

    The Research, Industry & Enterprise (RIE) Industry Day was organised by Temasek, in partnership with key public sector agencies such as Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA). It was a full-day event packed with exciting topics and panel discussions.

    Dr. Lim Keng Hui, Executive Director of IHPC presented our capabilities and use cases in the breakout session – Industry 4.0 track. He also shared how we facilitate innovation solutions to address the urban and built environment through collaborating with partners and other research institutes during the panel discussion. We were delighted to present the award-winning project - Multi-physics approach for Urban Microclimate Modelling (IEM) at the Tech Showcase.

    The event was graced by Guest of Honour - Ms Ho Ching, Chief Executive Officer of Temasek Holdings; Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry; Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Singapore.


    Digital Emotions Team at SME Day 2019

    SME Day 2019

    4 Apr 2019

    SME Day 2019, the inaugural event co-organised by A*STAR and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) focuses on bringing together technology and solution providers from the public and private sectors, where SMEs can better harness technology towards achieving business growth and sustainability, as well as enhance their productivity.

    The theme “Re-Think, Re-Tool, Re-Define" set to drive businesses to re-tool and equip themselves with the relevant technologies, capabilities and skillsets, in staying competitive and relevant to market needs.

    Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry, graced the event. In his speech, Minister Chan emphasised the importance of SMEs working closely with government agencies to build their R&D capabilities, with Trade Associations and Chambers doing their part to encourage a culture of innovation.

    IHPC showcased capabilities in Digital Emotions and Food Sustainability from Farm to Fork. 

    2018


    Mr Chan Chun Sing at SME Day 2018

    SME Day 2018

    15 May 2018

    A*STAR and Enterprise Singapore (ESG) co-organised SME Technology and Innovation Day 2018 to showcase various technology-related initiatives, and to encourage SMEs to adopt technology and innovation to develop new and differentiated products, services and processes, and improve productivity.

    The event was graced by Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Chan Chun Sing, who emphasised the importance of collaboration between the government, research institutions, SMEs, and other technology partners, to ensure that Singapore continues to stay ahead of the competition.

    IHPC exhibits at SMTC 2018
    Dr Lam Pin Min at SMTC 2018

    Singapore Maritime Technology 2018

    25-26 Apr 2018

    Launched in 2015, the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) is the flagship event that brings together key decision makers within the maritime community, technology vendors and thought leaders, as well as government agencies. It provides a platform for networking and knowledge-sharing within the maritime innovation ecosystem.

    SMTC 2018 saw a record of 5 MOUs and 2 agreements signed with local and international partners. These will strengthen Singapore’s connectivity, deepen maritime R&D capabilities, and create a vibrant innovation ecosystem.
    Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State and Ministry of Transport & Ministry of Health graced the conference and visited IHPC’s booth to understand our capabilities showcase towards maritime sector.

    2017


    A*STAR exhibits at Fujitsu AWT 2017

    Fujitsu Asia World Tour 2017

    2 Nov 2017

    Spanning more than 20 countries over 6 continents, the Fujitsu World Tour showcased the best of Fujitsu's innovative technology, services and solutions. In Singapore, Fujitsu introduced its specific co-creation initiatives aimed at enabling our customer's digital transformations.

    IHPC was a co-exhibitor together with I2R. In addition, ED SERC was invited to give a keynote address and doubled up as a panellist in the panel discussion. 


    Mr Heng Swee Kiat at Future Economy Conference


    Future Economy Conference & Exhibition 2017

    1-2 Nov 2017

    Organised by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), the inaugural Future Economy Conference and Exhibition was held on 1 and 2 November 2017. The two-day event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre drew more than 1,000 participants from the business community, government agencies, and trade associations and chambers (TACs). Gracing the event as Guest of Honour was Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Future Economy Council, who delivered a keynote address.


    Ms Josephine Teo at MSE 2017

    Manufacturing Solutions Expo 2017

    25-27 Oct 2017

    Manufacturing Solutions Expo (MSE) was an annual one-stop exhibition platform for products and solutions providers to showcase innovative solutions, cost effective technologies and products to improve business productivity and efficiency within and beyond manufacturing industries.

    While Singapore Pavilions have been organised in last edition, the Singapore exhibitors had provided positive feedback that MSE2017 was an ideal platform to market and sell their solutions to visitors from the ASEAN and Asia regions.

    We were honoured to have Ms Josephine Teo, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), and Second Minister in the Ministry of Manpower and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visit A*STAR booth. 


    IHPC exhibits at Cloud Expo 2017

    Cloud Expo Asia 2017

    11-12 Oct 2017

    Cloud Expo Asia, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo and Data Centre World, Singapore, part of the world's leading technology event stack, made its 5th edition at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.
    IHPC showcased our capabilities on Graph-based Urban Computing Platform, Sentimo / Crystalace on human behaviours and Performance Modelling for Cost Effective Distributed Graph Processing on Cloud.


    SMTC 2017

    Singapore Maritime Technology Conference 2017

    26-29 Apr 2017

    The Singapore Maritime Technology Conference (SMTC) is a biennial international maritime technology conference and exhibition organised by MPA. The conference aims to profile and showcase Singapore’s international standing in maritime and port technology and R&D; 
    demonstrate thought leadership on the latest developments, products, services and application in the maritime industry and create partnerships and collaborations amongst researchers, academics, engineers and professionals in the maritime and port industries.

    IHPC showcased our capabilities in port capacity planning, maritime traffic forecasting, FDC numerical solution for maritime and offshore applications.


    A*STAR exhibits at SME Day 2017

    SME Day 2017

    20 Apr 2017

    SME Day 2017 was organised by A*STAR and SPRING to showcase a spectrum of technology-related initiatives from industry and partner agencies for the SME community, and encourage SMEs to innovate and leverage technology to enhance their business operations, create new offerings and grow sustainably.


    At the event, Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), announced that Tech Depot was officially live. Hosted under the SME Portal, Tech Depot is a one-stop platform for companies to access Ready-To-Go technology and digital solutions. Other event highlights include the annual A*STAR T-Up Excellence Award, which recognises researchers for their significant R&D contributions to their enterprises during secondment under the T-Up initiative.

    IHPC showcased our capabilities in Modelling and Simulations on signal optimisation in maritime environments and non-destructive integrity testing.


    HPC SYMPOSIUM 2017

    HPC Symposium 2017

    7 Mar 2017

    The inaugural HPC Symposium event by IHPC aims to share trends on advanced manufacturing in the areas of smart factories, additive manufacturing, and robotics and automation. The event saw over 200 participants from local industry, academic and 
    government sectors. 

    The half-day session kicked off with Prof Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director of Science & Engineering Council (SERC), A*STAR delivering his speech as the guest-of-honour, followed by a series of exciting topics by various subject matter speakers.