Kee Chaing (KC) Chua

Kee Chaing (KC) Chua
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Kee Chaing (KC) Chua

Dean, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS)
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kee Chaing (KC) Chua received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1990 and joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a Lecturer.  He is now a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at NUS.  He served as the Faculty of Engineering’s Vice Dean for Research twice, from 2003 to 2006 and from 2008 to 2009.  From 1995 to 2000, he was seconded to the Centre for Wireless Communications (now the Institute for Infocomm Research), a national telecommunication R&D centre funded by the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research as its Deputy Director.  From 2001 to 2003, he was on leave of absence from NUS to work at Siemens Singapore where he was the Founding Head of the Mobile Core R&D Department funded by Siemens’ ICM Group.  From 2006 to 2008, he was seconded to the National Research Foundation as a Director.  He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at NUS in July 2014, after serving as Head of its Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering since November 2009.  He chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Robotics and Smart Devices in 2011 and spoke on the role of robotics and smart devices in shaping new models of development at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2012.  He is a recipient of an IEEE 3rd Millennium Medal and a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Engineering.