Construction, Building, Architecture, Oil and Gas industries are important to many nations including Singapore due their contributions to economic developments. Planning, building and maintenacing play a crucial role especially when productivity and safety are concerned. In this talk, we will present our innovative research and development on the intelligent and high-performance technology for planning, building and maintenancing. We will share our earlier efforts in Singapore related to Building Information Models (BIM). This will then be followed by our research on intelligent planning for maintenance service of Smart Plants with the aid of Plant Design Management System (PDMS) in the petrochemical business. Next, our latest project on intelligent hoisting for BIM-enabled and precast-based housing development application will be discussed. Some topics of foundamental research on point clouds based geometry processing, GPU enabled intelligent and high-performance computing, and virtual & augmented reality will be briefed.
Professor Yiyu Cai is a tenured faculty with Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He heads the Computer-aided Engineering Labs, and the Strategic Research Program of Virtual Reality and Soft Computing in NTU. He holds a joint appointment with the Energy Research Institute @ NTU as cluster director. His research interests include Virtual & Augmented Reality, Simulation, High-performance and Intelligent Computing, and their applications in engineering, building and construction, etc. He has coinvented 6 international patents. He and his coworkers have published their research in top tier journals such as Automation in Construction, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Information etc. His research is supported by both private and public funding agencies including Temasek Trust-funded Singapore Millennum Foundation, National Research Foundation, etc. Currently, he is working closely with Singapore's Housing Development Board, and other major industrial players in the sectors of Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Petrochemichals, etc. Dr Cai was former president of International Simulation and Gaming Association (ISAGA). As Singapore's Conference Ambassador appointed by Singapore Tourism Board, he has organised about 20 international events. He has been invited to give keynotes or invited talks in more than 10 countries around the world.
Prof. Chakrabarty served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Design & Test of Computers during 2010-2012 and ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems during 2010-2015. Currently he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He is also an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, IEEE Transactions on Multiscale Computing Systems, and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems.