Learning Day


A key event of SkillsFuture Festival 2018

Friday, 13 July 2018

9.00am to 5.00pm

Institute of Systems Science,
National University of Singapore
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615

Free Admission Registration Closed

"Apart from the expected information on innovation technologies, the sessions brought relevant contents and its connection with real scenarios at work and society. This sense, the content departs from theory and starts to take shape in applicable ways. I thought the event was quite inspiring."

-Luiz Almanca, Ocean Network Express

About Learning Day

NUS-ISS Learning Day 2018, as part of the nationwide SkillsFuture Festival, inspires to help Singaporeans realise their aspiration and potential through mastery of future ready skills.

To reflect this, our staff community and network of industry partners have come together to curate the programme to align across the 8 emerging skills - data analytics, finance, tech-enabled services, digital media, cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, advanced manufacturing, and urban solutions. The event consists of at-the-edge industry keynotes, insightful panels/discussions and hands-on demonstration.

Embark on a learning journey this year at the NUS-ISS Learning Day, and harness the power of knowledge in these emerging skills to stay relevant in a future Singapore.

Who Should Attend

  • Working professionals who are keen to either gain a basic understanding or deepen their skills in these emerging areas
  • Individuals with specific skills sets to meet changing job demands in the eight emerging areas, enabling them to stay relevant and competitive for the future

Programme Schedule

Workshop Digital Media Entrepreneurship

Designing for Humans
By Mr. Mashook Hussain Talpur, Lecturer & Consultant, Digital Innovation & Design Practice

Designing for customer delight and emotions will lead to competitive advantage and growth for any business or brand.


Humans are made full of feelings, intuition, emotions, and memories. And by applying this phenomenon of Human Emotions, brands can provide a more authentic, holistic and human way of experience for their customers/users.

Join us for an interactive talk/workshop to learn about the guiding principles from modern-day UX to provide delightful human experiences.
Talk Entrepreneurship

Business Agility for Business Leaders
By Mr. Jamie Donoghue, Adjunct Lecturer | Founder, Visionlead Consulting

Being agile is an inherent trait of all start-ups. With a small cross-functional team that are close to their customers, they can implement new ideas quickly, scale rapidly, challenge the industry leaders and increasingly come out victorious. It is no longer the big fish that eat the small ones, it is the fast that eat the slow.

Join Jamie as he explains how the “7 Tenets of Business Agility” enable a larger and slower organisation, to make the shift towards cross-functional product or service teams that have the speed, support and competencies to ‘be-agile’ enough to stand a chance.
Talk Data Analytics Cybersecurity

Start with Data Governance
By Mr. Nicholas Tan, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, IT Strategy & Management Practice

Data is an asset’ is a common refrain. An asset is a ‘useful or valuable thing’, but how is data that? A 2016 global data and analytics survey of senior management had 61% respondents who indicate their organisations were either rarely or somewhat data-driven when it comes to decision-making.

Why this dissonance? The answer is that to realise the potential of data as an asset requires understanding how the data is to be used; how the data can be acquired in a useable manner; how insights can be derived from the data; and importantly, predicating decision-making on such insights.

Data governance underpins all these and it is a necessary condition to exploit data assets in the creation of business value; hence, start with data governance.
Talk Digital Media Tech-Enabled Services

Productisation – exploiting it for Digital Transformation
By Mr. Daniel Boey, Chief, Product & Project Management Practice

Businesses response to the digital disruption by investing into many new areas leveraging data, technology to expand and enter new markets, creating stickiness with customers, and fending off competitors.

This talk will explore the use of product management principles to manage these initiatives, manage uncertainty, exploiting agility in order to bring real values for customers, employees and the businesses.
Talk Data Analytics

What is analytics and what are the career prospects?
By Mr. Nirmal Raja Palaparthi, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice

Data driven decision making has emerged as a new capability that almost every industry is embracing. This talk will explain what the whole excitement is about and the use cases of industry adoption of analytics. The talk will also cover how current jobs are transforming and the emerging career prospects in this field.
Talk Cybersecurity Tech-Enabled Services

A Chain is Only as Strong as The Weakest Link : Don’t Ignore Your Application Security!
By Mr. Chia Yuen Kwan, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design Practice

A lot of emphasis on cyber security has been placed on firewalls, servers and network administrations. However, the lack of security practices in software development process may result in major security compromises in important information assets. In this session, we will discuss common vulnerabilities that exploit an application and the concepts of secure-by-design.
Talk Urban Solutions Cybersecurity

Leading the conversation in IoT security
By Mr. Ng Kok Leong, Senior Manager, Information Services

Smart Cities and Industry 4.0 Solutions today are highly dependent on IoTs as it key source of data, both unstructured and streaming. The security of the IoT devices is one of key consideration in its deployment. Learn how to lead conversations in IoT security at our session even if you are not a CyberSecurity Professional. Through an interactive session, we will share tips on how to focus the conversation on desired secured IoT outcome. You will be equipped with pointers to take charge, ask the right questions; and more importantly, kicked off your IoT deployment with confidence.

Workshop Tech-Enabled Services Entrepreneurship

Is Platform the New Business Strategy? A Discussion
By Mr. TAN Tzann Chang, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Product & Project Management Practice

Organisations have moved from just providing their own branded products (and services), and on to providing their product as a platform for others to leverage and use.

Good examples are Amazon, from selling just books, to other products, to allowing other merchants to use its e-commerce platform, to opening up its technology infrastructure to become a platform offering for others. This session seeks to firstly understand what is a “platform strategy”, discuss why do organisations wants to adopt this by looking at some organisations that are embarking on this strategy, and lastly, conclude by discussing what are the implications to our own organisations.

This session will be a facilitated session, and participants are encouraged to participate actively and interactively with others.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

DevOps Intro – Devops for Unicorns and Devops for Horses
By Mr. Goh Boon Nam, Chief, IT Service Management Practice

DevOps is a new and more comprehensive form of Agile IT where it is not only the Development process is agile but the Operations process is also. This allows the whole end-to-end process from development to testing, release and deployment to be agile. Devops is fast becoming an important skill for IT professionals (e.g. in mature economies such as UK, almost 10% of IT job advertisements now list Devops as a required skill and the trend for this requirement is accelerating).

Come to this talk to understand how Devops can be implemented for both new systems as well as legacy systems via methods that some in the IT industry call “Devops for Unicorns” and “Devops for Horses”.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

I’m not sure what to build, let’s go Agile – common mistakes in Agile and how to avoid them
By Mr. Michael Tan, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, IT Strategy & Management Practice

Agile can be simple in concept but difficult to do really well. In this talk, we’ll discuss several common mistakes in Agile and how to avoid them.
Talk Urban Solutions

Integrating IoT and A.I for Urban Health Solutions
By Dr. Matthew Chua, Lecturer & Consultant, Medical & Cybernetics Systems, Smart Health Leadership Centre

In this talk, Dr Matthew Chua, from the Smart Health Leadership Centre, will be sharing on his on-going national research projects that is transforming the urban health landscape in Singapore. He will discuss on the methodologies, pitfalls and some secrets that anyone who is venturing into this field should know.
Talk Workshop Finance

An introduction to Blockchain and a demo on Corda for financial trades
By Mr. Eric Tham, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice

Eric will be giving an introduction to Blockchain and its key underlying concepts. A demo will also be given on using one of the existing platforms for financial transactions.
Talk Urban Solutions

Intelligent visual data analytics for smart urban solutions
By Dr. Tian Jing, Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice

Intelligent visual data analytics technology uses intelligent computer algorithms to translate visual data into meaningful information for assisting decision making in business and operation. With the aid of recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, visual data analytics is a big component of Singapore Smart Nation vision, that will contribute to smart urban solution in various industry sectors such as security, transportation and retail.
Talk Urban Solutions Tech-Enabled Services

Painting Today's Digital Landscape
By Mr. Mark Wee, Digital Analyst (Digital Transformation & Public Safety), NCS (Alumnus, GDipSA)

We are living in the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live and work. In this talk, Mark will give you a broad understanding of the latest technology trends that are driving digital transformation.

Topics covered will include "What is today's digital landscape like?", "What are the technology trends driving digital transformation?", "How can we live and work differently?", and ""Besides technology, what else do you need for Digital Transformation?".
Talk Digital Media Entrepreneurship

Continuous Change, Continual Actions: NLB’s Innovation Journey for Service Delivery
By Mr. Stanley Tan, Director, Library Planning & Development

Continuous change and continual actions are part and parcel of the National Library Board’s (NLB) innovation journey for service delivery. NLB’s transformation took off in the 1990s through a business process re-engineering exercise and started the organisation on a path constantly in search of the betterment of its services. This talk is a quick recount of how NLB’s transformation took shape and evolved over time.

Talk Workshop Finance Tech-Enabled Services

Sentiment analysis in finance
By Mr. Eric Tham, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice

Eric will talk about how retail investor sentiment has impacted equity markets, including his previous experience in a China start-up. He will also demonstrate how data visualisation is used to communicate sentiment hot spots across the financial sectors.
Talk Urban Solutions Tech-Enabled Services

Harnessing the power of cloud solutions in urban applications
By Mr. Darryl Ng, Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design Practice

Internet of Things (IoT) is all about connecting various devices and sensors to the Internet. When these devices are connected to cloud platforms, we sometimes call this system the Cloud of Things. In this session, we will discuss how we can utilise cloud-based IoT services from AWS to add value to IoT solutions. We will walk through the end-to-end IoT lifecycle (Sense, Ingest, Process, Analyse and Respond) used to build efficient and scalable IoT solutions.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

How to train your program to play black jack
By Mr. Lee Chuk Mun, Chief, StackUp Programme

Reinforcement learning (RL) is an area of machine learning that is concerned with how software agents take actions in an environment so as to maximize its reward.

A recent example of RL is AlphaGo; however, RL goes beyond playing games. It is about continually learning to make optimal decision in a given environment whether it is in the context of games or network optimisation or maintenance or inventory monitoring.

In this talk, you will learn about the RL basics and how it can be applied. We will look at how to use RL to teach a programme how to play Blackjack.
Talk Urban Solutions Tech-Enabled Services

Autonomous Vehicles for the Smart Nation: Trends and Challenges
By Dr. Fun Wey, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice

It was envisaged that driverless buses could be on the roads of Singapore as early as 2020. The increasing utilization of drones and autonomous vehicles across many sectors has led to increasing demand for skilled manpower in this area. Drones and autonomous vehicles are definitely coming and staying for long time.

On the other hand, advances in fringe support technology such as machine learning has facilitated the development of drones’ controls in many application areas. In particular the emerging trend of “machine learning with synthetic data” (by coupling machine learning techniques with realistic physics-based simulations) could be the key to achieving highly cost-effective and rapid development of new autonomous vehicles. The advances in IoT also enhance the adoption of this technology.

The talk will cover the various emerging technological and business trends, as well as issues such as potential legal problems and social acceptance, related to drones and autonomous vehicles.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

Designing software to make the most of cloud platforms
By Mr. Pervez Kazmi,Chief, Software Architecture & Agile Programme

Cloud platforms are being used widely to run a variety of applications. Many (if not most) new software applications are being implemented on cloud platforms and existing applications are being migrated across from traditional ‘on premises’ infrastructures to the cloud. We need to design new applications so that they can make best use of the power of cloud services: ‘cloud native applications’

Talk Tech-Enabled Services

Transforming your Business with RPA (Robotic Process Automation)
By Mr. Yu Chen Kuang, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, IT Strategy & Management Practice

The convergence of robotic process automation (RPA), machine learning, cognitive platforms and advanced analytics represents the most disruptive force since the Industrial Revolution. According to KPMG research, between now and 2025, up to two-thirds of the $9 trillion knowledge worker marketplace may be affected.

This session will give you a quick overview of what is RPA, why are leading companies now all after RPA, what can it do for you, what are some of the common myths in RPA, things to watch out for when talking to RPA vendors, some implementation best practices and setting up of RPA Centre of Excellence (COE).
Talk Digital Media Entrepreneurship

Driving Performance With Search
By Ms. Lim Wee Khee, Chief, Digital Innovation & Design Practice and
Ms. Marilyn Yeong,Head of Digital Strategy, SearchGuru

In the digital world today, Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) are essential levers in every marketer’s toolkit. How can businesses optimise their search efforts to drive performances? What are some of the latest trends in search today? This workshop gives a glimpse into what goes behind the scenes in Search Marketing and how to optimise your efforts.
Talk Data Analytics Advanced Manufacturing Urban Solutions

Training for the Smart Nation
By Dr. Barry Adrian Shepherd, Chief, MTech Knowledge Engineering Programme

As it strives to become a Smart Nation, Singapore will require a professional workforce with advanced skills in data analytics, artificial intelligence and intelligent systems technologies. In addition, since these technologies are fast changing and constantly evolving, it must put in place mechanisms to facilitate continual skills update and lifelong learning. To support both needs, NUS-ISS is launching a new programme of stackable Graduate Certificates and Masters Degrees.

This talk will outline the key technologies and skillsets required for Smart Nation and Industry 4.0 and will describe how the new stackable programmes enable adult professionals to flexibly upgrade and become involved in these exciting new fields and career opportunities.

Workshop Tech-Enabled Services

Deploying a microservices app using Docker and Kubernetes
By Mr. Prasanna Veerapandi, Associate Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design Practice

Containers are a great way to deploy multiple applications with different and often conflicting requirements on a server. They do this by running the application inside a virtualised operating system. However as your fleet of containers grow, you’ll find that managing them becomes a hassle.

Kubernetes is container orchestration platform for managing containers; it performs tasks like restarting containers if they die, routing requests to an appropriate application, migrate persistent volumes, schedule rolling updates, etc.

This workshop is broken into 2 segments; in the first segment, illustrate how to containerize an application using Docker. The second part of this workshop will focus on how to use Kubernetes to deploy and manage the application.
Workshop Urban Solutions

Building your own smart home with Raspberry Pi
By Mr. Darryl Ng, Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design Practice

One of the cool things you can do with your Google Home is using your voice to play a piece of music or ask questions anywhere you want it near you. For those who is looking into building a Google Smart-home ecosystem, the Home mini is the cheapest way to start your journey. In this workshop, you will learn how easy it is to do more with your Google Home than merely using it as a smart speaker.

Leveraing on the power of IFTTT cloud services, a separate company from Google, you will learn how you can easily build and integrate a google assistant powered smart device within minutes to transform you home into a smart-home powerhouse.
Talk Urban Solutions Finance

IoT and its Importance in Finance Analytics & Other Industries
By Mr. Subhankar Mukherjee,Regional Head (APAC & EMEA) - Big Data and Next Generation Analytics Commercialization, Citibank N.A.

Analytics is helping the banking and finance industry to become smarter in managing the myraid challenges it faces. This talk shares highlights on how data, as consumer's DNA can be leverage upon to create value for business. It will also focus on conquering the critical challenges posed by data integration, technology infrastructure & data transformation, and examples of how analytics (IoT, AI, Machine Learning) creates values for companies & business.
Talk Data Analytics Advanced Manufacturing Urban Solutions

Application of Analytics in Manufacturing Sector (NUS-ISS Master of Technology Project)
By Mr. Prashant Jain & Mr. Wang Zixin,Student, Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics Programme

The goal of Batch manufacturing is to safely produce a maximum yield batch within product quality specifications in the shortest amount of time and with a minimum amount of waste. However, achieving that goal presents many challenges. Operators often work in a highly complex, interlinked and dynamic environment and must manage a large amount of data and information on a running unit. This makes it easy for batches to end up with undesirable processing events or inadequate end-of-batch quality. It also makes it easy for operators and engineers to miss atypical process variation relationships.

The traditional univariate (one variable at a time) approach to problem solving may provide some insight. However, this approach doesn't consider interactions among inputs and process variables and output quality characteristics. It's better to compare a batch to a multivariate based model, or a “golden profile,” that compiles many acceptable batches and accounts for process relationships and process variability. This allows a much more accurate analysis of that batch and, depending on the techniques used, fault detection and end-of-batch quality prediction. In addition, it affords process insight unobtainable from a golden batch analysis.

HP Indigo produces approximately 200 batches of Ink every week. After every batch, the trends of ink process parameters are checked for deviations from reference limits and then quality parameters are checked using sophisticated lab equipment by taking a batch sample to the lab. But, the ink quality cannot be checked until the whole process finishes which is 14 hours long. If the ink quality of any batch is poor, operator must scrap that batch, which is very costly. The objective of this internship work was to study the feasibility of building a predictive model that can predict the end-of-batch quality based on current process conditions halfway through the process. This presentation is aimed to showcasing the techniques and approach being followed to achieve this objective.
Talk Data Analytics Advanced Manufacturing Urban Solutions

Abnormality Classification Using Convolutional Neural Networks On Combinatorial Mammograms (NUS-ISS Master of Technology Project)
By Mr. Ethiraj Srinivasan,Big Data Analytics Engineer,KNOREX (Alumnus, MTech SE) & Ms. Sindhu Rumesh,Solution Consultant, Francium Tech (Alumnus, MTech EBAC)

Classification of breast mass lesions for tumor is an unsolved challenge. We have described abnormality classification of lesions using models trained on several combinations of publicly available datasets (Digital Database for Screening Mammography and Mammographic Image Analysis Society), preprocessing stages (raw, semi and complete preprocessing) and views (cranial-caudal and mediolateral-oblique) of mammograms. Pre-trained Convolution Neural Network(CNN) models of Vgg16 and Resnet, trained on ImageNet dataset are used for classification. Transfer learning is used to train the models on mammograms by fine tuning the last layer of CNN. The results obtained shows that our models are capable of classifying lesions with a low false negative rate of 0.1813 for three class classification (Normal vs Benign vs Malignant) and 0.1837 for two class classification (Normal vs Abnormal). Our model has achieved the lowest false negative rate for three class classification on the full breast image.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

Solving Difficult Problems in the Age of Digitalisation and Disruption
By Mr. Goh Boon Nam, Chief, IT Service Management Practice

In the current new world of Digitalisation and Disruption, IT services are evermore mission-critical and we will increasingly face chaotic, complex and complicated scenarios – for example, disasters, digital disruption/transformation issues and high-stakes system outages that are difficult to fix.  

This talk will give an overview of a framework that provides relevant approaches for different categories of problems – e.g. whether chaotic, complex, or complicated. Boon Nam will also give examples of different techniques that can be used in each category and how they can cater to different scenarios that may be encountered in Digitalisation and Disruption.

Talk Tech-Enabled Services

"Hey Cortana!" Microsoft Bot Framework
By Ms. Lisa Ong, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design Practice

Need Cortana to do more for you? Come learn how to use Microsoft Azure and Bot Framework to create a speech-enabled bot, with your own Cortana skill.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

Harness the power of network effects and platform to help scale your product and business.
By Mr. Richard Tan, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Product & Project Management Practice &
Mr. Lee Boon Kee, Principal Lecturer & Consultant, Product & Project Management Practice

Get insights on how to leverage the various horizontal and vertical tech-enable service offerings to scale your product to increase customer base, market share and value proposition of your product to drive increased profits.
Talk Urban Solutions

Location intelligence for urban solutions
By Mr. Brandon Ng, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice

Locational information emerges as a new dimension of analytics. Unlocking and empowering locational information -- understanding, enriching, analysing and presenting locational information will help to improve business insights or better actionable decision. Hence, handling location or geospatial data and conducting geospatial analytics and geovisualisation become essential skillsets for data scientists. Case studies which leverage on the location intelligence, particularly for Singapore’s journey in smart nation transformation will be discussed.
Talk Data Analytics Finance

Big Data Analytics and AI in the Insurance Industry
By Dr. Vishnu Nanduri, Head of Data Analytics, Munich Re (Group)

The usage of data to drive decision making in all areas of insurance is gaining prominence every day. All domains of the insurance industry including underwriting, claims, sales, pricing, and marketing are being impacted by analytics and AI driven decision making. This talk aims to provide a broad perspective of how the use of data collection, data storage, data mining, and subsequent decision making are reshaping the insurance industry.

We will discuss some interesting use cases in the insurance industry while highlighting some of the commonly used AI and ML algorithms and approaches. We will discuss the recommended ways to execute analytics projects and present some of the latest big data tools and technologies used in the industry. Some of the latest developments in the InsurTech space that are disrupting traditional insurance models will be discussed as well.
Talk Tech-Enabled Services Entrepreneurship

Panda Ate My Data!
By Mr. Kenneth Phang, Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Software Engineering & Design Practice

Data analysis and manipulation is an internal organisational function performed by Data Analysts that is more than merely presenting numbers and figures to management. With a data analysis you'll be able to provide a company with decision-making insight into the following key areas: Predict customer trends, aggregate information and behaviours.

Why Pandas?

If you've spent time in a spreadsheet software like Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers, or Google Sheets and are eager to take your data analysis skills to the next level, this workshop is for you! Data Analysis with Pandas and Python introduces you to the popular Pandas library built on top of the Python programming language.

Pandas is a powerhouse tool that allows you to do anything and everything with colossal data sets -- analyzing, organizing, sorting, filtering, pivoting, aggregating, munging, cleaning, calculating, and more!

This workshop will cover the following topics:- Introduction, data structure and manipulation of data ,sorting,filtering,grouping, aggregating, de-duplicating, deleting, merging and visualizing data frame using MatPlotlib
Talk Tech-Enabled Services

The platform economy – how to get on board
By Mr. Pervez Kazmi,Chief, Software Architecture & Agile Programme

We are already living in a platform economy where software systems collaborate with each other instantly to allow us to do amazing things easily from our web browser or a mobile application. A lot of back-end software services are involved for the software systems to ‘talk’ with each other using APIs. Platform providers make available a rich ecosystem for their partners and consumers to make use of their functionality, e.g., for shopping or travel booking. With just a few lines of code we can connect our software to platforms and become a participant in the ecosystem!

Accruement of Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Learning Day (Talks/Workshops) Total Training Hours Technical PM Leadership Strategic & Business Management
Business Agility for Business Leaders 1 0.5 0.5
Productisation – exploiting it for Digital Transformation 1 0.5 0.5
I’m not sure what to build, let’s go Agile – common mistakes in Agile and how to avoid them 1 0.5 0.5
Designing software to make the most of cloud platforms 0.5 0.25 0.25
Harness the power of network effects and platform to help scale your product and business. 1 0.25 0.25 0.5
Start with Data Governance 0.5 0.25 0.25
The platform economy – how to get on board 0.5 0.25 0.25
Painting Today's Digital Landscape 0.5 0.25 0.25
Transforming your Business with RPA (Robotic Process Automation) 0.5 0.25 0.25
Deploying a microservices app using Docker and Kubernetes 0.5 0.25 0.25
Solving Difficult Problems in the Age of Digitalisation and Disruption 0.5 0.5
Is Platform the New Business Strategy? A Discussion 1 0.5 0.5
Total no of hours 7 2 1.5 3.5
Click here to claim your PDUs. (please use the event code IN-LD-4)
Note that the total claimable PDUs for the Learning Day 2018 event is 7 PDUs.

Project Showcase

MTech in Knowledge Engineering

iPose: Real-time human posture recognition using webcam
Applies machine learning and computer vision technology to recognise human actions in real time using webcam.
Smart Health

Intelligent Gait
The project aims to develop an Intelligent Gait (iGait) device for elderly who are suffering from Parkinson's diease, motor disorders or have disabilities in leg condition. There is a system of embedded sensors to detect the gait cycle and electrical stimuli to prompt the wearer to coordinate their walking patterns.
Smart Health

Hand Rehabilitation System
This project aims to develop a mobile-Health (m-Health) based Hand Rehabilitation System that can accurately track, guide and monitor rehabilitative exercises of the hand. It integrates the use of commercially available infra-red cameras, mobile application and machine learning to achieve this aim.
Smart Health

Voyager: Autonomous 3D-printed Drone
The ISS Voyager project aims to develop autonomous 3D printed drones that are integrated with mobile and cloud platform, which enables users to command and monitor from variety of internet connected devices.

Image and sensors data gathered by the aerial drone are processed by scalable cloud computing systems, in order to visualise and generate useful, actionable information. The future drones will replace courier delivery systems and act as mobile sentry that monitors human activities and events without human intervention.
MTech in Knowledge Engineering

Autonomous Car
The autonomous car project uses machine learning through computer vision for self-driving/autonomous driving. The car is powered by raspberry pi and has a built-in camera to collect road images.
These images are sent to a backend nvidia GPU for learning using deep learning techniques. The trained model is then loaded back to the vehicle.

The vehicle uses this to drive autonomous around the track and is also capable of avoiding obstacles along the track via a fuzzy logic inference system. We are continuing to collect data to train the model to perfect the driving.
In future, the car will be able to detect possible collision and self-avoid the collision by coming to a halt or steer to avoid the collision. (Or even drive in different terrains or react to changing road conditions).

Location & Transportation

Location Map

Institute of Systems Science, National University of Singapore, 25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Singapore 119615

Free Shuttle Bus Service (only on NUS-ISS Learning Day, 13 July)

This is a two-way complimentary bus service shuttling between NUS-ISS and Dover MRT Station (near bus stop no. 19031 along Commonwealth Ave West, in front of Singapore Polytechnic) for Learning Day participants only.

Shuttle Bus Schedule
  • From Dover MRT station pick-up point to opposite NUS-ISS building - 8:45 am
  • From opposite NUS-ISS building to Dover MRT station pick-up point - 4:30 pm
Please arrive early to secure your place and avoid missing the bus.
There will also be regular shuttle buses operating on other times that day.

Parking Details

Parking charges (for Carpark 12A & 12B) are as follow:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 7.30pm 2 cents per minute (excl GST)
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.00pm 2 cents per minute (excl GST)
After operating hours: Free
Sunday & Public Holidays: Free


  • The maximum parking charges from 8.30am to 6.00pm on weekdays is capped at $2.40 (excl GST)
  • The maximum parking charges from 6.00pm to 7.30pm on weekdays is capped at $1.20 (excl GST)
  • The maximum parking charges from 8.30am to 5.00pm on Saturdays is capped at $2.40 (excl GST)
  • Payment is to be made by CASH CARD only (Cash-card top-up facility is available)
More about parking on NUS campus can be found HERE
Note: Parking charges differ for car parks other than 12A & 12B

Public Transport

Option 1: From Haw Par Villa MRT Station
  • Available buses along Pasir Panjang Road are: 10, 30, 51, 143, 188 or 200.
  • Board any of the above bus services from the bus stop opposite the Haw Par Villa MRT station.
  • Get ready to alight when you see The Crystal Tabernacle Church (orange building) on your left at Bus Stop 16051. You should alight at the next bus stop.
  • Alight at Bus Stop 16061 and cross the traffic light junction.
  • Walk along Heng Mui Keng Terrace. Keep right as you enter NUS and continue up a gentle slope past Kent Ridge and Sheares Halls. ISS (white building) is on the left opposite the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS).
    Click HERE for walking directions.
Option 2: From Kent Ridge MRT Station (National University Hospital)
  • Take Exit A and head to Bus Stop 3
  • Take the NUS free internal shuttle bus service A1 or A1E (available during morning peak period from 7.30am to 9.00am) and alight at NUS Business School (BIZ 2, 1 stop after School of Computing)
  • Cross the road towards the covered linkway and walk down the slope along Business Link. Turn left into Heng Mui Keng Terrace and continue up a gentle slope past Kent Ridge and Sheares Halls. ISS (white building) is on the left opposite the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS)
    Click HERE for walking directions.
Read here for more information on the NUS free internal shuttle bus service.

Option 3: From Kent Ridge Bus Interchange
  • Buses that stop here: 10, 33, 95, 151, 189 or 200.
  • Walk up towards Ventus and cross the road towards Arts and Social Sciences - NUS Theatrette (LT13).
  • Proceed to Bus Stop B04 and take the NUS free internal shuttle bus service A1.
  • Alight at NUS Business School (BIZ 2, 1 stop after School of Computing).
  • Cross the road towards the covered linkway and walk down the slope along Business Link. Turn left into Heng Mui Keng Terrace and continue up a gentle slope past Kent Ridge and Sheares Halls. ISS (white building) is on the left opposite the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS).
    Click HERE for walking directions.


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