Prof Tsuhan CHEN
National University of Singapore Deputy President, Research & Technology
Prof CHEN Tsuhan was appointed to the position of Deputy President (Research and Technology) at National University of Singapore (NUS) from June 2018 to March 2023. He is also a Distinguished Professor at NUS. Additionally, he serves as the Chief Scientist of AI Singapore, a national programme in artificial intelligence. He stepped down from the CARES Governing Board on 1 April 2023.
Prof Chen is a renowned expert in pattern recognition, computer vision and machine learning. He joined NUS from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States, where he had been the David E. Burr Professor of Engineering since 2009. From 2009 to 2013, when he served as Director, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell, he promoted the School to top ranking positions and launched several initiatives to boost innovation as well as foster research and teaching excellence. He also directed the Advanced Multimedia Processing Laboratory. From 1997 to 2008, Prof. Chen was a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where he served as the Associate Department Head from 2007 to 2008.
Prof. Chen was the Cheng Tsang Man Chair Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering (CoE) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 2015 to 2017. He championed faculty recruitment and pioneered support schemes at the NTU CoE to encourage inter-school multidisciplinary programmes, aligned with the domain areas identified in RIE2020.