Principal Investigators

Predictive Security Analytics


Chan Mun Choon (Theme Leader)

Chan Mun Choon is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He graduated with a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafeyette, Indiana, in 1990, MSEE in 1993 and Ph.D. in 1997, both from Columbia University. His PhD thesis is on the topic of open programmable network, a precursor of software defined networking (SDN). From 1997 to 2003, he was a Member of Technical Staff in Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies where he worked on network management and cellular network technology. He has 7 US patents covering different technologies related to improving performance of both wired and wireless system. He join NUS in 2004 and has been working on energy efficient network protocols and mobile computing. His research has been funded by various agencies including the National Research Foundation (NRF), Ministry of Education (MoE), A*STAR, and SMART. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC).

Network, Data and Cloud Security


Chang Ee-Chien (Theme Leader)

Chang Ee-Chien is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at National University of Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University, and was a postdoctoral fellow with DIMACS (Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science) at Rutgers University and NEC Labs America. His research areas cover both discrete algorithms and signal processing in computer science areas. More recently, he has been investigating issues in data privacy and cloud security. He has four patents and two provisional patents, three of which were acquired by a third party.

Chittawar Varsha

IoT & Industrial Control Systems


Biplab Sikdar (Theme Leader)

Biplab Sikdar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS, and he received a BTech degree from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India, a MTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his Ph.D. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 1996, 1998 and 2001, respectively. His research on security for cyber-physical systems has been funded by the National Science Foundation (USA) and the New York Power Authority, and his work on detecting wireless session hijacks received the best paper award at IEEE GLOBECOM. Biplab has published more than 150 papers and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. Prior to joining NUS, he was an Associate Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA and has held visiting professor positions at MIT (USA), KTH (Sweden), University of Sydney (Australia), IIT Bombay (India), and Kansai University (Japan). He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, Tan Chin Tuan Fellowship from NTU (Singapore), the Japan Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship, and the Leiv Eiriksson Fellowship from the Research Council of Norway.

Future-Ready Cyber Security Systems


Alexander Ling (Theme Leader)

Alexander Ling is a pioneer in small and portable quantum optical systems that can be used for QKD or random number generation. Amongst his achievements is the development of space-qualified devices that can be deployed on small satellites. His team will work jointly with Christian Kurtsiefer to ensure that the telecom quantum platform is rugged and cost-effective