Located on the NUS Kent Ridge Campus, Smart Systems Institute (SSI) is home to four International Research Centers – NUS Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Commercialization Center (NUSSZAI);NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT++); and Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments Center (Keio-NUS CUTE Center); NUS Center for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT). The institute also comprises three research laboratories – Social Robotics Lab, Arts and Creativity Lab and Ambient Intelligence Lab where extensive sensor research and deployment as well as test-bedding activities are conducted.
SSI will demonstrate leadership in the entire research to the market life cycle. It will conduct high-end smart systems research and follow through to translating the research output into the market. SSI excels in Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Internet-Of-Things (IOT), industrial design, big data analytics and media technologies such as computer vision and natural language processing. SSI will strive to discover and solve impactful problems to contribute as an integral part of the nation’s smart nation R&D landscape. It will continue to encourage spin-offs and also work with industry in health care, wellness, education, security and other government initiatives.
The NUS Artificial Intelligence Innovation and Commercialization Centre (NUSSZAI) is a joint establishment between NUS and Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee (SIPAC) to promote the innovation, application and commercialization of AI.
Director: Professor Ooi Beng Chin
NUS Center for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT) is a strategic capability research centre in privacy-preserving technologies established by the National University of Singapore and funded by National Research Foundation Singapore.
Director: Professor Mohan S. Kankanhalli
Keio-NUS CUTE Center
Keio-NUS CUTE Center (Connective Ubiquitous Technology and Embodiments) is a collaboration between NUS and Keio University, Japan.
Co-Director: Professor Yen Ching-Chiuan
NExT Search Centre
The NExT Search Center (NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center) is a center jointly setup between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University with the support of Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore.
Co-Director: Professor Chua Tat Seng
Ambient Intelligence Laboratory
Ambient Intelligence Laboratory is dedicated to develop innovative sentient systems and environments for user-inspired Interactive Digital Media applications.
Director: Professor Lawrence Wong
Arts & Creativity Laboratory
Arts and Creativity Laboratory revolves around interactive media art.
Director: Associate Professor Lonce Wyse
Social Robotics Laboratory
Social Robotics Laboratory is established to foster cross disciplinary research, design and development of socially competent, personal, healthcare and edutainment robots for scientific, social and economical impacts through synergy from the arts, engineering, medicine and sciences.
Director: Professor Shuzhi Sam Ge
COSMIC (Centre of Social Media Innovations for Communities) is a collaborative initiative between three centers of excellence – NUS (National University of Singapore), NTU (Nanyang Technological University), and one from India, IITB (Indian
Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai).
Co-Director: Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann
SeSaMe Centre ( Sensored-Enhanced Social Media) is jointly funded by Zhejiang University, NUS and Media Development Authority (MDA).
Co-Director: Professor Mohan S. Kankanhalli
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