Distinguished Lecture Series - Professor Yeo Kiat Seng

Friday, May 29, 2015 3:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)


Professor Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provost STUD, Singapore


The Next Big Things in Education and Research


The new challenges posed by an increasingly integrated world require a rethinking of how we address our current education system and future research directions. This talk begins with an introduction of Singapore University of Technology and Design, which was established in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

As teaching and research are the yin and the yang of successful universities, it is important to understand the teaching-research connections. If you have teaching without research you risk not creating new knowledge. If you have research without teaching you risk imparting old knowledge or not transferring new knowledge. So, what are the new skill-sets and attributes to prepare young people to excel and succeed in the 21st century?

Today there are many forces driving change in research. The research landscape is becoming more global every day. This changes how we think about research collaborations. It also changes the nature and direction of our research. What are the challenges of modern research? What are the next big things? How is it going to affect us? This talk will attempt to answer these questions. As a conclusion, the other trends to watch for the next revolution will be presented.

Speaker's biography

Professor Yeo Kiat Seng received the B.Eng. (EE) in 1993, and Ph.D. (EE) in 1996 both from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Associate Provost (Graduate Studies and International Relations) at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Member of Board of Advisors of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association, Professor Yeo is a widely known authority in low-power RF/mm-wave IC design and a recognized expert in CMOS technology. Before his appointment at SUTD, he was Associate Chair (Research), Head of Division of Circuits and Systems and Founding Director of VIRTUS of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at NTU. He has published 6 books, 5 book chapters, over 500 international top-tier refereed journal and conference papers and holds 35 patents. Professor Yeo holds/held key positions in many international conferences as Advisor, General Chair, Co-General Chair and Technical Chair. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) on National Day 2009 by the President of the Republic of Singapore and was also awarded the distinguished Nanyang Alumni Award in 2009 for his outstanding contributions to the university and society.

There will be a reception at 3:00pm prior to the talk.  Admission is free.