Loong-Fah Cheong was born in Singapore on June 1, 1965. He received the B.Eng. degree with 1st Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, and the Ph.D. from University of Maryland at College Park, Center for Automation Research, in 1990 and 1996 respectively. In 1996, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, where he is an Associate Professor now. For the past decade, his research interests are related to the basic processes in the perception of three-dimensional motion, shape and their relationship, otherwise known as the structure from motion (SFM) problem, as well as the application of these theoretical findings to specific problems in navigation and in multimedia systems. Many real world vision tasks such as motion segmentation, large scale scene reconstruction, and object/scene classification remain challenging research problems. He has published more than 60 papers in these areas in international refereed journals and conferences. His current research interest lies in combining a broad range of technical advances in computation of 3D surfaces, knowledge about natural scene statistics and gestalt laws, as well as advanced mathematical techniques to enhance the performance of vision modules in dynamic, real-world situations.
Loong Fah has been acting as Year Coordinators for several years. He is now the Coordinator for Year 2 CEG and also the Research Area Director for the Signal Processing and New Media (SPNM) group.