Thursday, 16 September 2010

Event Outcome - Family Day 2010

Photos of the Event

Quote from Participant

"Thanks for the wonderful arrangements. It was just nice in terms of duration and activities and we enjoyed the day thoroughly." -- Calai.

"On behalf of our family I would like to express my gratitude for a wonderful day last Saturday. We had great fun at the Escape Theme Park (one of my daughters could not get enough of the pirate ship and the other one did not want to come out of the transparent bubble-sphere). The dinner was excellent and of course we enjoyed the games and lucky draw and - the most unexpected surprise - winning the iPad!" -- Roger Zimmermann

"Indeed it is a fairly enjoyable evening. Thanks for your and committees' great efforts again." -- Jiangbo

Friday, 3 September 2010

Event Annoucement - Mobile Computing and Mobile Application Development

With the proliferation of the iPhone and Android‐powered hand phones, mobile computing will
be an exciting field in the years to come. We are proud to present this public talk on mobile
computing and mobile application development. This public talk features two presentations
which cover the state‐of‐the‐art of mobile computing from both the academic and the
industrial perspective. The two speakers are Dr. Henry B. L. Duh from National University of
Singapore, and Chris Ismael from Microsoft Singapore. You are welcome to join us in this talk.
Refreshments will be served after the talk.

This event is organized by IEEE GOLD Singapore and
is co-sponsored by IEEE Computer Society Singapore chapter.

Date/Time: September 15, 2010 Wednesday, 6:15 PM

Venue: Lecture theatre LT3, NUS

Speakers for the day:

1. Dr. Henry B. L. Duh (deputy director (research) of KEIO‐NUS CUTE centre and faculty
member of ECE department, NUS)

2. Mr Chris Ismael (Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Singapore)

Please register online before 12 Sept at:

6 15 PM: Registration

6 45 PM: Talk 1 by Dr. Henry B. L. Duh (Topic: Mobile User Experience Design)

7 15 PM: Q&A

7 20 PM: Talk 2 by Mr Chris Ismael (Topic: Introduction to Microsoft Windows phone 7)

7 45 PM: Q&A

7 50 PM: Refreshments and Networking Session

About Talk 1:
Mobile User Experience Design – Creating Usable and Innovative Mobile Interactive System

Abstract: Mobile Human‐Computer Interaction (Mobile HCI) is one of the most prevailing
research areas across disciplines in recent years. A good research in the area requires not only
understanding of users’ information processing capability and their behaviors, but also
familiarity of limitations and specifications of new innovative systems. Ideally, it is better to
have a team with engineers, designers and social scientists working together for Mobile HCI
studies. However, it is not an easy practice. The purpose of the presentation is to explore how
to conduct multidisciplinary research for innovative mobile media and applications. The first
part introduces efforts in developing interdisciplinary interactive and digital media research in
Singapore. The second part exhibits some of the presenter’s published work to illustrate new
mobile interaction services and applications to synergize engineering and behavioral science
research for interactive system design such as mobile augmented reality games.

About the speaker:

Dr. Duh is the deputy director (research) of KEIO‐NUS CUTE centre and, a
joint faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Interactive
and Digital Media Institute at National University of Singapore. He received his degrees in
psychology, design and engineering respectively. After finishing his PhD, he went to NASAJohnson Space Centre as a postdoctoral fellow involving in virtual reality training project. Dr. Duh is a Senior Member of both ACM and IEEE, the Singapore Representative of the
International Federation of Information Processing Technical Committee on Human‐ Computer
Interaction (IFIP TC13: HCI) and the Chairman of the ACM Singapore Chapter. He is the
Associate Editor of ACM Entertainment in Computer and published more than 60 conference
and journal papers in HCI area. His current research focuses on user experience, interaction
design, and gaming effects in mobile systems. Dr. Duh is a private pilot and certified advanced
ground instructor by the FAA.

About Talk 2:
Introduction to Microsoft Windows phone 7
Abstract: Windows Phone 7, (the completely new mobile OS from Microsoft) provides whole
new set of opportunities for mobile developers and consumers. Join us for a session on
introduction to Windows Phone 7, its new features and how to get started with writing apps for
the phone

About the Speaker:
Chris Ismael works as a Developer Evangelist in Microsoft Singapore. His
work has taken him to various developer communities and speaking engagements both in
Singapore and abroad, with topics ranging from Office development and file formats,
LAMP/Interop technologies, Live Services, Windows 7 development, and now Windows Phone.
He also ran the Microsoft startup program called BizSpark in Singapore for 2 years. He has 6
years of experience in web development prior to working in Microsoft.