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Krishnan S.P.T.

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Dr Krishnan is currently a Scientist and Lab Head at Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR Singapore. Krishnan graduated with Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communication) first class from India in 1998, followed by Master of Science (by Research) in Computer Science and PhD (Computer Engineering) from National University of Singapore. Krishnan is also the lead for Google Developer Group (GDG) Singapore. Krishnan’s interests are in mobile & embedded security, computer security, cloud computing, high performance computing and data analytics.


Friday, January 1st, 2010

Mr Chang graduated with B.Sc in Computer Science from National University of Singapore, and M.Sc in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Nanyang Technological University.  He then took up post-graduate courses in Intellectual Property Laws of Singapore, and Traditional Chinese Medicine study.  He had been working with major setup in IT industry for more than 20 years.  He is now the Head of Education/Office of one of the local institution.


Friday, January 1st, 2010

Bharadwaj Veeravalli, Member, IEEE & IEEE-CS, received his BSc in Physics, from Madurai-Kamaraj University, India in 1987, Master’s in Electrical Communication Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1991 and PhD from Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1994. He received Gold Medalsfor his Bachelor’s Degree overall performance and for an outstanding PhD thesis (Sabitha Chowdhary Gold Medal, IISc, Bangalore India) in the years 1987 and 1994, respectively.. He did his post-doctoral research in the Department of Computer Science, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, in 1996. He is currently with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Communications and Information Engineering (CIE) division, at The National University of Singapore, Singapore, as a tenured Associate Professor. His main stream research interests include, Cloud/Grid/Cluster Computing, Scheduling in Parallel and Distributed Systems, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, and Multimedia Computing. He is one of the earliest researchers in the field of Divisible Load Theory (DLT). He had successfully secured several externally funded projects. He has published over 100 papers in high-quality International Journals and Conferences. He has co-authored three research monographs in the areas of PDS, Distributed Databases (Competitive Algorithms), and Networked Multimedia Systems, in the years 1996, 2003, and 2005, respectively. He had guest edited a special issue on Cluster/Grid Computing for IJCA, USA journal in 2004. He is currently serving the Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on ComputersIEEE Transactions on SMC-A, Multimedia Tools & Applications (MTAP) and Cluster Computing, as an Associate Editor. He was a Visiting Professor with HUST, Wuhan, China, from June 2007-May 2009. He had served (and serving) as a program committee member and as a Session Chair in several International Conferences. In September 2010, he has been invited to deliver keynote speech in fifth IEEE International Conference on Bio-Inspired Computing: Theory and Applications (BIC-TA) September 2010, held in Changsha, PR China.

Bharadwaj Veeravalli’s academic profile, professional activities, main stream and peripheral research interests, research projects and collaborations, most recent list of publications, can be found in


Friday, January 1st, 2010

THAM Jo Yew is a Senior Scientist and Programme Manager of the Scalable Multimedia Platform (SMP) Research Programme, as well as the Principal Investigator of several R&D and commercialization projects on video processing, coding and delivery at the Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR. He obtained his B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1995 and 2002, respectively. As an Adjunct Assistant Professor, he also co-lectures the first ‘Image and Video Processing’ course in NUS.

Prior to joining A*STAR in 2006, Jo Yew co-founded a high-tech startup company that developed a decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) platform for group collaboration, interactive content sharing, and live communications. In 2003-2005, he was a Research Fellow at the NUS’ Centre for Industrial Mathematics, where he researched and developed P2P and secured multimedia sharing technologies. During 1999-
2002, he was working in the Silicon Valley, USA, with two high-tech startups (as Senior R&D Manager, and Chief Streaming Architect/Chief Technology Officer) that architected, developed and out-licensed audio-video messaging, streaming media content management and delivery platforms for web portals and media CDNs. In 1996-1999, he was a Research Associate at the NUS’ Centre for Wavelets, Approximation and Information Processing, where he researched on multi- wavelets, highly scalable video coding, and automated fingerprint identification and

In 1995, Jo Yew was awarded the IEEE Region-10 Best Student Paper and NUS Engineering Innovation Award for his work on wavelet-based image compression. He authored several well-cited journal publications (with over 1100 Google Citations in such research areas as Diamond Search for video motion estimation, multi-wavelets application framework, scalable video codec), and was granted a number of US, PCT and Singapore patents. His current R&D and commercialization focus is on scalable multimedia platform (SMP), distributed overlay networking, video super-resolution, and intelligent robust media streaming.

As a Senior Member of IEEE, Jo Yew currently serves as the Chapter Chairman of the IEEE Computer Society Singapore Section (2013, 2010, 2009), as well as the Co-Chair of the Computer Society’s Member Visit Program (2013, 2012). He also served as the Technical Program Co-Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON 2013, 2012, 2011). He has delivered invited talks at private companies, universities’ lectures, and invited workshops. Recently, he serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Access, the IEEE’s first open access megajournal.

Jo Yew was a recipient of the ASEAN scholarship and a member of MENSA. His personal webpage is at

Somnath GIRI

Friday, January 1st, 2010
Somnath has been a IEEE & Computer Chapter member for almost 15 years. He has been serving in the committee for more than 12 / 13 years. He has served as a Deputy Chair and also Secretary during this period. With a career in IT spanning over 18years, starting as a humble Technical Support executive, he served various roles as Technical Manager, Training Manager, Asia Pacific IT Operations Manager, Technical Director, etc, with Various local and MNC Companies. About 3 years ago, he took a bold step to change to the Real Estate Industry. Now while settling down in his new career, he provides help and advise to members or anyone who seeks advise regarding real estate matters – both in the terms of own requirements or for investments. He is happy to provide advise free to the members. With the Singapore market at a peak with New Rules, Cooling measures, etc. he is also diversified into the Overseas market in Neighbouing countries and is also willing to advise people who wishes to venture into those markets.
He is contactable through email ( or through phone, whatsapp, text at +65 9788 4142


Friday, January 1st, 2010

Filippo is a researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Singapore where he is contributing to the innovation of cloud platform infrastructures. Prior to that, he worked as a research assistant at the University of Illinois where he was involved in parallel computing, working both on middleware platforms (Charm++ Runtime System) and on application development (in particular the ChaNGa cosmological simulator). He has published many articles in the fields of high performance computing and cloud computing.

Filippo obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Computer Science in 2010 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his Laurea degree in Computer Science and Engineering with high honours from the University of Padova in 2002. Since 2000, he is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and of the IEEE Computer Society.