Matthew CHUA

Lecturer & Consultant, Medical & Cybernetics Systems, Smart Health Leadership Centre


Dr. Matthew Chua is currently a lecturer and principal investigator at the NUS Institute of System Science where he is spearheading the Medical & Cybernetics Systems. He is overseeing the research programme in Smart Healthcare , Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics. He has won prestigious research grants from the National Medical Research Council (NMRC) for his work in intelligent medical devices. His wide array of expertise makes him a highly sort after collaborator from various industries. He is also currently the Associate Editor for IEEE Access journals and the appointed Residential Fellow for Kent Ridge Hall, NUS.

On the side, Dr Chua is a professional opera singer, being sort after for many local events and celebrations, including The SG50 Concert at the Park Lee Kuan Yew Memorial Concert, TTSH Gala dinner and many others.

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Educational Qualifications/Professional Certifications

  • PhD in Medical Engineering, NUS
  • Graduate Certificate in Management of Technology, NUS
  • Bachelor in Engineering (Honours), NUS
  • Specialization Certificate in Biomedical Engineering, NUS

Memberships and Associations

  • Associate Editor - IEEE Access Journals (2017 - present)
  • Residential Fellow - Kent Ridge Hall, NUS (2017 - present)
  • Guest Editor - Special Issue in Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence (2018)

Keynote Speeches 

  • Speaker and Panel Member – Modern Ageing & The Digital Revolution Seminar , 2017, Singapore

  • Speaker and Panel Member – 51st Singapore Malaysia Congress of Medicine 2017, Singapore

  • Keynote Speaker – International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Data Science 2017, Chennai, India

  • Session Chair – IEEE/SICE 2016 International Symposium on Systems Integration, Sapporo, Japan

  • Panel Chair – SLUSH Singapore 2016, Singapore

Research Grants Awarded

  • Intelligent Gait Assistive Socks (IGAS) for Elderly Patients with Parkinson Disease. Enabling Innovation Grant, National Innovation Challenge for Active and Confident Ageing, National Medical Research Council (NMRC), Ministry of Health. S$433,613 (2017-2020) – Principal Investigator



Selected Publications

  • Sougata D, Cleta MLA, Gomathypriya D & Chua M (2017).  An Ensemble Prediction Approach to Weekly Dengue Cases Forecasting Based on Climatic and Terrain Conditions. Journal of Health and Social Sciences.

  • Chua M, Lim JH & Yeow CH (2017). Design and Characterization of a Soft Robotic Therapeutic Glove for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Assistive Technology. doi: 10.1080/10400435.2017.1346000

  • Ho N, Chua M & Chui CK (2017). Optimization of Cell Seeding in a 2D Bio-Scaffold System using Computational Models. Computers in Biology and Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2017.03.013

  • Low FZ, Chua M, Lim PY & Yeow CH (2016). Effects of Mattress Material on Body Pressure Profiles in Different Sleeping Postures. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 5.3. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2016.09.002

  • Mak V, Low JH, Chua M & Yeow CH (2016). Effects of Visual Feedback on Motion Mimicry Ability during Video-Based Rehabilitation. Cogent Medicine. doi: 10.1080/2331205X.2016.1215284

  • Chua M & Chui CK (2015). New Attenuation Predictive Model for Carbon-Based Nanocomposites. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology,14(2), 363-371. doi: 10.1109/TNANO.2015.2396536

  • Chua M & Chui CK (2014). Probabilistic Predictive Modeling of Carbon Nanocomposites for the Computer Aided Design of Medical Implants. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.  doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2015.01.013

  • Chua M, Chui CK, Teo C & Lau D (2014). Patient Specific Carbon Nanocomposite Tracheal Prosthesis. International Journal of Artificial Organs. doi: 10.5301/ijao.5000374

  • Chua M, Chui CK & Teo C (2014). Computer Aided Design and Experiment of a Novel Patient Specific Carbon Nanocomposite Voice Prosthesis. Computer Aided Design. doi: 0.1016/j.cad.2014.09.002

  • Chua M, Chui CK, Chng CB & Lau D (2013). Carbon Nanotube-Based Artificial Tracheal Prosthesis: Carbon nanocomposite implants for patient-specific ENT care. Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE, 7(4), 27-31. doi: 10.1109/mnano.2013.2289691


  • Chua M (2016). Design and development of an integrated health (i-health) monitoring watch. In System Integration (SII), 2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on (pp. 296-300). IEEE.

  • Chua M, Lim JH & Yeow CH (2016). Design and evaluation of Rheumatoid Arthritis rehabilitative Device (RARD) for laterally bent fingers. In Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob), 2016 6th IEEE International Conference on (pp. 839-843). IEEE.

  • Chua M & Chui CK (2016). Optimization of Patient-Specific Design of Medical Implants for Manufacturing. Procedia CIRP, 40, 402-406.

  • Chua M, Chui CK, Chng CB & Lau D (2013). Experiments of carbon nanocomposite implants for patient specific ENT care. In The 7th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (pp. 72-76). IEEE.

  • Chua M, Chui CK & Rai B (2013). Development of a patient specific artificial tracheal prosthesis: Design, mechanical behavior analysis and manufacturing. In 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) (pp. 6236-6239). IEEE.


  • Chui CK, Chua M, Lau D & Teo C, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE and SINGAPORE HEALTH SERVICES PTE LTD, 2016. Methods and Materials for an Artificial Voice Prosthesis. U.S. Patent 20,160,106,536.

  • Chui CK, Chua M, Lau D, Chng CB, Wen Rong,   & Teo C, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE and SINGAPORE HEALTH SERVICES PTE LTD, 2016. Method And Apparatus For Biological Soft Tissue Measurement. PCT Application No. PCT/SG2016/050092.

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