Thursday, 16 September 2010

Event Outcome - Family Day 2010

Photos of the Event

Quote from Participant

"Thanks for the wonderful arrangements. It was just nice in terms of duration and activities and we enjoyed the day thoroughly." -- Calai.

"On behalf of our family I would like to express my gratitude for a wonderful day last Saturday. We had great fun at the Escape Theme Park (one of my daughters could not get enough of the pirate ship and the other one did not want to come out of the transparent bubble-sphere). The dinner was excellent and of course we enjoyed the games and lucky draw and - the most unexpected surprise - winning the iPad!" -- Roger Zimmermann

"Indeed it is a fairly enjoyable evening. Thanks for your and committees' great efforts again." -- Jiangbo

Friday, 3 September 2010

Event Annoucement - Mobile Computing and Mobile Application Development

With the proliferation of the iPhone and Android‐powered hand phones, mobile computing will
be an exciting field in the years to come. We are proud to present this public talk on mobile
computing and mobile application development. This public talk features two presentations
which cover the state‐of‐the‐art of mobile computing from both the academic and the
industrial perspective. The two speakers are Dr. Henry B. L. Duh from National University of
Singapore, and Chris Ismael from Microsoft Singapore. You are welcome to join us in this talk.
Refreshments will be served after the talk.

This event is organized by IEEE GOLD Singapore and
is co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Singapore chapter.

Date/Time: September 15, 2010 Wednesday, 6:15 PM

Venue: Lecture theatre LT3, NUS

Speakers for the day:

1. Dr. Henry B. L. Duh (deputy director (research) of KEIO‐NUS CUTE centre and faculty
member of ECE department, NUS)

2. Mr Chris Ismael (Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Singapore)

Please register online before 12 Sept at:

6 15 PM: Registration

6 45 PM: Talk 1 by Dr. Henry B. L. Duh (Topic: Mobile User Experience Design)

7 15 PM: Q&A

7 20 PM: Talk 2 by Mr Chris Ismael (Topic: Introduction to Microsoft Windows phone 7)

7 45 PM: Q&A

7 50 PM: Refreshments and Networking Session

About Talk 1:
Mobile User Experience Design – Creating Usable and Innovative Mobile Interactive System

Abstract: Mobile Human‐Computer Interaction (Mobile HCI) is one of the most prevailing
research areas across disciplines in recent years. A good research in the area requires not only
understanding of users’ information processing capability and their behaviors, but also
familiarity of limitations and specifications of new innovative systems. Ideally, it is better to
have a team with engineers, designers and social scientists working together for Mobile HCI
studies. However, it is not an easy practice. The purpose of the presentation is to explore how
to conduct multidisciplinary research for innovative mobile media and applications. The first
part introduces efforts in developing interdisciplinary interactive and digital media research in
Singapore. The second part exhibits some of the presenter’s published work to illustrate new
mobile interaction services and applications to synergize engineering and behavioral science
research for interactive system design such as mobile augmented reality games.

About the speaker:

Dr. Duh is the deputy director (research) of KEIO‐NUS CUTE centre and, a
joint faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interactive
and Digital Media Institute at National University of Singapore. He received his degrees in
psychology, design and engineering respectively. After finishing his PhD, he went to NASAJohnson Space Centre as a postdoctoral fellow involving in virtual reality training project. Dr. Duh is a Senior Member of both ACM and IEEE, the Singapore Representative of the
International Federation of Information Processing Technical Committee on Human‐ Computer
Interaction (IFIP TC13: HCI) and the Chairman of the ACM Singapore Chapter. He is the
Associate Editor of ACM Entertainment in Computer and published more than 60 conference
and journal papers in HCI area. His current research focuses on user experience, interaction
design, and gaming effects in mobile systems. Dr. Duh is a private pilot and certified advanced
ground instructor by the FAA.

About Talk 2:
Introduction to Microsoft Windows phone 7
Abstract: Windows Phone 7, (the completely new mobile OS from Microsoft) provides whole
new set of opportunities for mobile developers and consumers. Join us for a session on
introduction to Windows Phone 7, its new features and how to get started with writing apps for
the phone

About the Speaker:
Chris Ismael works as a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft Singapore. His
work has taken him to various developer communities and speaking engagements both in
Singapore and abroad, with topics ranging from Office development and file formats,
LAMP/Interop technologies, Live Services, Windows 7 development, and now Windows Phone.
He also ran the Microsoft startup program called BizSpark in Singapore for 2 years. He has 6
years of experience in web development prior to working in Microsoft.

Monday, 9 August 2010

Event Annoucement - Family Day 2010

Organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter

Dear Computer Chapter Members,

Wishing you a great Singapore National Day and I trust that you are enjoying your long weekend holiday :-)

The upcoming September break is going to be even more enjoying and fun-filled with laughters, fun and food.
Yes, it's the IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter's Family Day 2010!

As many of you have voiced your opinions and preferences during the quick online poll last month, we are now happy to share with you the poll results.

* Venue: Costa Sands Resort
@ Downtown East [78.6%] vs. East Coast Park @ BBQ by the beach [21.4%]

* Date: 4 Sept [75.0%] vs. 11 Sept [25.0%]

* Family Members Joining:
-- 1 Adult [7.1%]; 2 Adults [71.4%]; 3 Adults [7.1%]; 4 Adults [14.3%]
-- No Children [57.1%]; 1 Child [21.4%]; 2 Children [21.4%];

* Best Decision at Polling Time:
-- Yes, most likely to join [85.7%]; No, most likely cannot make it [14.3%]

Going with the majority, our upcoming IEEE-CC's Family Day 2010 will be as follows:

Venue: Costa Sands Resort @ Downtown East
Date: 4 September 2010 (Saturday)

Theme Park

Function Room Outside

Function Room Inside

Details for the Family Day:
* 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
-- Registration at entrance of Vanda Hall, Costa Sands Resort, Pasir Ris

Note that it's NOT at Costa Sands Resort @ Downtown East for the registration and ticket collection.
(Address: 159M Jalan Loyang Besar, Pasir Ris Park, Singapore 509404).
Info on Bus, MRT, Driving, Parking, etc.(
There is also the option of a 1-day season parking ticket
(with a daily charge capped at $6.42 subject to availability).

-- Produce your NRIC and IEEE membership card to exchange for the Escape Theme Park tickets.

* 12:00+ PM - 5:00 PM
-- Walk with your family to the Escape Theme Park (a short 5 minutes)
-- Family fun @ Escape Theme Park (own time own target!)
-- Do bring extra shirts and pants (especially for your children) to change later.

* 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
-- Wash-up & break
-- Short stroll (5 mins) back to Vanda Hall, Costa Sands Resort (Pasir Ris)

* 6:00 PM - 8:00+ PM
-- Refreshments & Buffet dinner
-- Family & kids' group games (with prizes)
-- Multiple lucky draws throughout dinner time, where every family is a lucky winner!
-- Return of Deposit Cheque (so it's 100% free!)
-- Bye and enjoy your sweet dreams back home :-)

You may also wish to take note of some general rules and regulations upon entry to Escape Theme Park.
For the enjoyment and safety of all your family, please observe the following rules and regulations upon entry into Escape Theme Park:

1. No Smoking in the Park except at designated corners.
2. No Pets are allowed.
3. No bicycles, skateboards, scooters and other devices are allowed in the Park.
4. No bare body and indecent attire in the Park.
5. No commercial filming, videography and photography without prior approval.
6. No outside Food and Beverage items are allowed in the Park.
7. No tampering with any technical equipment within the Park.
8. Operating hours and admission prices are subjected to change at our discretion.
9. All safety rules and regulations for each ride must be strictly complied with.
10. Escape Theme Park reserves its right to refuse entry to the rides to any person at its own discretion.
11. Escape Theme park shall bear no liability for any loss or personal injury to any person in the Park.

Also note that if you leave the Park and plan to return on the same day, please have your hand stamped by the admission crews before you exit the park and entrance will be through the re-entry gate. Please accede to this procedure.

Any first aid or medical treatment provided by Escape Theme Park or NTUC Club at its expense shall be discretionary and on a compassionate
basis only. In no event shall the provision of such first aid or medical treatment tantamount to an admission of liability by Escape Theme Park or the Club for any injury sustained.

It is now open, exclusively to IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter members only.

(1) Email registration to Ms. Joan at, with the following details:
* Your full name as in your NRIC
* IEEE membership number
* Number of adults (including yourself) PLUS number of children joining on that day
* Handphone contact number
* Cheque number and bank (please write your name and handphone number on the back of cheque)
* Additional note (if any) -- e.g., 1 adult is not entering the theme park, but will join in the dinner, etc.

(2) Mail a fully refundable deposit cheque of S$50 per family and made payable to "IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter" to the following postal address:
Vinnie Chan
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
535 Clementi Road
EE Office @ Block 23 Level 5
Singapore 599489

Upon producing your NRIC on that day, we will return your deposit cheque when you collect your FREE theme park tickets.

In the interest of time, we seek your kind co-operation to register soonest possible by August 15 (Sunday).
We will confirm your full registration once your deposit cheque is received.

We look forward to having a fun-filled and belly-filled Family Day with you and your family.
See you all this September 4!

Let's register NOW!!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Event Announcement - Free Wine Tasting at Denise The Wine Shop

Organized by IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter

Dear IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter Members,
(IEEE Singapore Section EXCO members are invited!)

We hope that you in the pink of health with less work :-)

The IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter is organizing a special event for its members only. This is the first of such an event in 2010, and there will be a few more to come before the planned Family Day in the second half of this year (in addition to the technical talks and conferences that we co-organize).

Enjoy an evening with light snacks (cheese and crackers) and a range of wines for tasting. There will be a prize for the winner of the wine quiz.

Date: 16 April 2010 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Denise The Wine Shop,
UE Square Shopping Mall,
81 Clemenceau Avenue # 01-11,

Tel: 6737 8033

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Please register for this event by 7 April using the following steps:

1) Send an email
with the subject "Wine Tasting" and
i) your name,
ii) contact number
iii) IEEE membership number


2) Write a cheque for S$30 made out to IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter and

send it to the following address:

Mr Vinnie Chan
SoE-Electrical Engineering@Block 23
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
535, Clementi Road
Singapore 599489

Please write your name and IEEE membership number on the back of the cheque. The cheque will be returned to you when you attend the event. So the event is free if you attend.

Event Outcome - Workshop on Speech and Robotics

Photos of the Event

Videos of the Event
Talk 1
Talk 2
Talk 3

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Event Announcement - Workshop on Speech and Robotics

Co-organized by I2R, IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter and COLIPS

Date: 26 March 2010 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm-5:20pm
Venue: #08-02 South Tower Connexis, 1 Fusionopolis (Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR)

*Please reply to to register your attendance. Max 40 seats are available. Refreshment will be provided.


2:30pm-3:30pm Keynote Speech

Speaker (Keynote): Professor Kim Jong-Hwan, Director, National Center for Robot Intelligence Technology, KAIST, Korea
Title: Intelligence Technology for Cyber-Physical Robot System

3:30pm-4:00pm Tea Break

4:00pm-4:40pm Invited Speech I:

Speaker: Dr Ville Hautamaki, Academy of Finland/Institute for Infocomm Research
Title: Man vs. Machine in Speaker Recognition

4:40pm-5:20pm Invited Speech II:

Speaker: Dr Hadis Nosratighods, Associate Lecturer, University of New South Wales
Title: Automatic Analysis of the Infant Cry


Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Event Outcome - All About Security & Connectivity

Photos of the Event

Videos of the Event
(In Progress)

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Event Announcement - All About Security & Connectivity

Event 1 - 8 Interesting Talks

Talk 1: Anatomy of a Security Breach
By Unmesh Deshmukh, Symantec Corporation
Talk 2: The future of IT Security in Singapore
By Michelle Lee, Singapore Infocomm Technology Security Authority (SITSA)
Talk 3: Life After WPA
By Yap Chern Nam, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Talk 4: The Art & Science of Hunting Down Wireless Hackers
By Julian Ho, ThinkSECURE Pte Ltd
Talk 5: Hosted Security: complete protection with a peace of mind
By Leonard Sim, Symantec Asia Pte Ltd
Talk 6: Wireless LAN 802.11n Technology and Trends
By Wee Keng Tong, Aruba Networks
Talk 7: Measuring Security Risks with CVSS
By Eugene Teo, Red Hat
Talk 8: Biometrics: From Yesterday to Tomorrow
By Lim Eyung, Biometrics Technical Committee of Singapore
Event 2 -Web Challenge
A challenge (supported by Hack In The Box (HITB)), for all to test their web penetration testing skills against corporate emulated websites

Co-organized by

Temasek Informatics and IT School

IEEE Singapore Computer Chapter

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5 March 2010 (Friday)


Talk 1

Talk 2

Talk 3

Talk 4

Tea Break

Talk 5

Talk 6

Talk 7

Talk 8


Web Challenge


Temasek Polytechnic Auditorium 1

21 Tampines Avenue 1, Singapore 529757

Tea break will be provided.

Registration is required for catering purposes.

Kindly register at