I conduct research in the field of sensor networks and real-time sensor data analytics, focussing on the following areas:
Theoretical frameworks and approaches:
THAM Chen Khong is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). His current research focuses on sensor network infrastructures and real-time sensor data analytics involving cyber-physical systems, wireless sensor networks, cloud computing and participatory sensing. He was an early proponent of the SensorGrid architecture. From 2007-10, he was on secondment at A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) Singapore and served as principal scientist and department head of the Networking Protocols Dept, and programme manager of the Personalization, Optimization & Intelligence through Services (POISe) (Services) Programme. From 2006-09, he was the programme manager of a multi-institution research programme on UWB-enabled Sentient Computing (UWB-SC) funded by A*STAR Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Electrical and Information Sciences Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and was an Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas21 Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is an associate editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J) and is in the editorial board of the International Journal of Network Management, was the general chair of the IEEE SECON 2014, IEEE AINA 2011 and IEEE APSCC 2009 conferences, and was the organizing chair of IEEE ICCS 2012. He and his co-authors won the Best Paper award at IEEE ICUWB 2008 and ACM MSWiM 2007. Prior to joining NUS, he worked as an IT consultant at Accenture and a quality and reliability engineer at Hewlett-Packard. From 2012-14, he served as the deputy head for external relations and outreach at ECE NUS. He currently chairs the joint academic committee of the Computer Engineering programme at NUS.
I lecture the following graduate and undergraduate courses at NUS:
EE2024 Programming for Computer Interfaces (see the ECE Connect article (page 3))
EE2024 Programming for Computer Interfaces
EE5132 Wireless and Sensor Networks
1. NUS Lead-PI of:
NRF NUS-Shanghai Jiaotong University CREATE Programme on Energy and Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Megacities (E2S2), Project SP2: “Cloud of Clouds: Peta-scale Urban Sensing and Data Management”.
2. Co-PI of:
Towards Designing Flexible, Cost Effective and Secured Service Provisioning Strategies for Heterogeneous Data Centers in a Cloud-of Clouds Infrastructure (A*STAR SERC TSRP on Future Data Centre Technologies (FDCT))
- Event Driven Autonomic Services Architecture with Composition and Event Processing (EDASACEP) (A*STAR SERC TSRP on Data Value Chain as a Service (DVCaaS)) (recently completed in July 2013)
- UWB-enabled Sentient Computing Architecture & Middleware with Coordinated QoS (USCAM-CQ) (A*STAR UWB-SC TSRP)
- Stream Processing for Machine Learning & Control (NUS ARF Grant)
See our IEEE SECON 2012 paper on “Fairness and Social Welfare in Incentivizing Participatory Sensing” and IEEE DCOSS 2013 paper on “Quality of Contributed Service and Market Equilibrium for Participatory Sensing”.
We have developed an Android-based application called ContriSense:Bus that uses participatory sensing to derive useful crowd-sourced real-time information on public buses.
See also our earlier work on SensorGrid.
Organizing Chair, IEEE Singapore International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS) 2012, Singapore, 21-23 Nov 2012, Singapore.
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
Demand Response and Energy Efficiency in Smart Grid
Wireless mesh and sensor networks
Event driven architecture
Web address (this page)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
National University of Singapore,
4 Engineering Drive 3,
Block E4, Level 5, Room 45
Block E4, Level 8, Room 6
Faculty of Engineering
National University of Singapore
(+65) 6516 3135 / 7959
(+65) 6779 1103