Deputy President (Academic) and Provost
Singapore Institute of Technology
Professor Chua Kee Chaing is the Deputy President (Academic) and Provost, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). He oversees the university’s academic policies and curriculum, applied learning and applied research, faculty development and student administration.
Prior to SIT, Prof Chua was the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at NUS. He joined NUS in 1990 and had served as the Faculty’s Vice Dean for Research twice and as Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
From 1995 to 2000, he was seconded to the Center for Wireless Communications (now the Institute for Infocomm Research) as its Deputy Director. From 2001 to 2003, he was the Founding Head of the Mobile Core R&D Department funded by Siemens’ AG, and from 2006 to 2008, he was seconded to the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office as a Director.
Professor Chua chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices in 2011 and is a recipient of an IEEE 3rd Millennium Medal.
During his tenure as Dean of Engineering, the Global State of The Art in Engineering Education report commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2018 named NUS Faculty of Engineering as amongst the top 10 Engineering Education Leaders globally. He had also established two new corporate research laboratories with Sembcorp Industries and Applied Materials Inc. and developed two strategic research programs as potential peaks in research excellence - Engineering in Medicine and Hybrid Flexible Electronics.
Professor Chua is a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore.