Deputy Director

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Telephone: +65 6499 4788

Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Systems and Design

Biography

Yu Chiann received her B.Sc. and M.Eng degrees from Cornell University, and her Ph.D. Degree from University of Surrey, U.K., all in Electrical Engineering.

She started her career as a telecommunications engineer at the Ministry of Defence, Singapore, where she designed and customised large-scale, advanced communications solutions to meet operational requirements.

After receiving her PhD from the University of Surrey in England, she returned to work as a Project Manager at the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) in Singapore, where she conceptualised and managed wireless/mobile communications programmes that could be adopted for military applications. She also concurrently served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National University of Singapore, where she taught network technologies for the Master of Defence Technology and Systems (MDTS) Programme.

After serving her scholarship bond with DSTA, she joined the University of New South Wales Asia in 2007 as an Assistant Professor where she taught computer networking at the undergraduate level. She subsequently joined the Infocomm Devleopment Authority of Singapore (IDA), where she led a team to masterplan, implement and manage nation-wide wireless/mobile programmes such as Wireless@SG and various mobile government initiatives.

Research Interests

Mobile/ wireless communication systems and computer networking.

Selected Publications

  • Y.C. Chim, S.L. Sim, K.W. Seah, Y.C. Foo, et al., “Employing ad-hoc networking with aerial communications nodes for wireless tactical experimentation”, in Proceedings of IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Oct. 2006.
  • Y.C. Foo and W.L. Lim, “Speed and direction adaptive call admission control for high altitude platform station (HAPS) UMTS”, in Proceedings of IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Oct. 2005.
  • Y.C. Foo, W.L. Lim and R. Tafazolli, “Call admission control schemes for high altitude platform station and terrestrial tower-based hierarchical UMTS”, in Proceedings of International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS), Sep. 2004.
  •  Y.C. Foo, W.L. Lim and R. Tafazolli, “Centralized downlink call admission control for high altitude platform station UMTS with onboard power resource sharing”, in Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Sep. 2002.
  • Y.C. Foo, W.L. Lim and R. Tafazolli, “Centralized total received power based call admission control for high altitude platform station UMTS”, in Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Sep. 2002.
  • W.L. Lim, Y.C. Foo and R. Tafazolli, “High altitude platform station (HAPS) for delivery of mobile communications and broadcasting services”, Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) Book of Visions 2001, Nov. 2001.
  • Y.C. Foo, W.L. Lim, R. Tafazolli and L.W. Barclay, “Forward link power control for high altitude platform station WCDMA system”, in Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Sep. 2001.
  •  Y.C. Foo, W.L. Lim, R. Tafazolli, B. G. Evans and L.W. Barclay, “Performance of High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) WCDMA systems”, in Proceedings of 19th AIAA International Communications Satellite System Conference, April 2001.
  • Y.C. Foo, W.L. Lim, R. Tafazolli and L. Barclay, “Other-cell interference and reverse link capacity of high altitude platform station CDMA system”, Electronics Letters, Oct. 2000.