SMI Seminar 2017

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In its fourth edition this year, the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) Seminar 2017 will be held on the morning of 26 April 2017 (Wednesday). Organised in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2017 (SMW), the SMI Seminar 2017 will focus on Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the future of Maritime Singapore.

Themed “Future of Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence”, the SMI Seminar seeks to invite expert views and discussions on the impact, challenges and research & development opportunities that AR and AI would have for the maritime industry. Participants comprising mid-management representatives from the industry and academia, can expect presentations by distinguished industry and academia leaders and experts, to be followed by a panel discussion for an exchange of insights and views on the subject moderated by Provost of the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Prof Chong Tow Chong.

Confirmed speakers include:

  1. Dr Christina Wang Xiaozhi – ABS Vice President Advanced Technology and Research, ABS
  2. Mr Alvin Foo – Vice President (Singapore Terminals 2 Engineering), PSA Corporation
  3. Dr Jose Sepulveda – Centre Director, Applied Research & Technology for Infocomm Centre, Singapore Polytechnic
  4. Assoc. Prof Wolfgang Mueller-Wittig – Director, Fraunhofer IDM@NTU
  5. Capt Rajesh Unni, CEO, Synergy Marine Group
  6. Mr Andrew Yue – Director, USV Intelligence & Autonomous Operations, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited
  7. Mr Mahesh Krishnappa – Vice President & Head of Hub Business Unit of Marine & Ports, ABB Pte. Ltd.

The bi-annual SMI Research Showcase April 2017 will also be launched during the event. Shortlisted maritime research projects supported by SMI will be featured at this Showcase to raise and promote the profile of maritime research and technology in Singapore. The Research Showcase will also be recognising research excellence where visitors are invited to vote for their favourite research projects. Top projects under the SMI Research Showcase will be announced and featured thereafter.

Registration has closed due to overwhelming response. For more information, please contact Mr. Yang Yang (

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26 Apr 2017 @ 09:30 AM



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