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Martin Henz

Associate Professor in the School of Computing and Faculty of Engineering
and Residential Fellow in the University Scholars Programme
at the National University of Singapore

SoC (Department of Computer Science): COM2, 3-51, 13 Computing Dr, Singapore 117417
FoE (Engineering Design & Innovation Centre): E2A 03, 5 Engineering Drive 2, Singapore 117579
USP: Joint Appointee Room (Level 2), 18 College Avenue East, Singapore 118593
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My research spans education, combinatorial optimisation, FPGAs, programming tools and languages, and most recently electric vehicles, with publications in IJCAI, AAAI, CP, the journal Operations Research, EVS27, EVS28 and EVER 2016.

I teach programming, programming languages and logic, and supervise design projects.

Together with Dr Jörg Weigl, I initiated the FrogWorks design and prototyping studio at the Design-Centric Programme in the Faculty of Engineering at NUS, which develops green recreational vehicles that operate on land, at sea and in the air.

Together with Alan Sevugan, I founded the software company FriarTuck, whose software solutions, WorkforceOptimizer and SurgeryOptimizer, schedule countless employees and surgeries every day, in Singapore and the region.

I love, swim, sail, ride, and do yoga and acting.


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I obtained a Dr.rer.nat. in Computer Science at Saarland University in 1997 and a Masters in Computer Science at Stony Brook University in 1993. (Sorry, no undergraduate degree listed here, because I don't have one.)

I joined NUS after my doctorate, in 1997. Computer Science was at the time part of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science in the Faculty of Science. The School of Computing was formed in 1998. I joined the University Scholars Programme when it started its residential programme in 2011, and the Engineering Design & Innovation Centre in July 2016.

Before my doctorate, I worked as research scientist at Saarland University and German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence.

I worked as a nursing assistant in the mental asylum Landeskrankenhaus Merzig from 1987 to 1989, before the asylum was abolished in 1998.


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  • In the School of Computing, I teach CS1101S Programming Methodology with Low Kok-Lim.
  • I've taught CS4215 Programming Language Implementation and CS3234 Logic and Formal Systems for many years.
  • In the University Scholars Programme, I have taught UIT2206 The Importance of Being Formal.
  • I love doing projects that involve making stuff and have joined the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) in the Engineering Design & Innovation Centre to facilitate project-based learning. My current DCP projects engage students in the design and prototyping studio FrogWorks, where these machines are being built:

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  • Family: My wife Kelly Reedy is an artist and currently studying to become an art therapist. Our son Jakob and daughter Luisa are studying in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Swimming: I swim butterfly every day, usually in the Clementi Swimming Complex or in the Delta Swimming Complex (public pools in Singapore), and have participated three times in the Kapas-Marang International Swimmathon (6.5 km open sea).
  • Sailing: I love sailing my masthead sloop Bo Bo Cha Cha, a Maxi 77 built in Singapore in 1980. Here is what it's like on board when there's a fresh breeze, and this is serious sailing reaching Horsburgh Lighthouse in the South China sea during the North-East Monsoon. Bo Bo Cha Cha is Singapore's only carbon-neutral motorized vessel.
  • The Physics of Sailing: That's a recurring feature in the University Scholars Programme: Finding out with students and physicists how sailing works.
  • Riding: This is my first real bike, a Yamaha XJR400, just before it was scrapped. I currently ride a Honda ST1300, and had a BMW R1100R in between.
  • Yoga: Daily, of course! I like to get students involved, too, as seen here, practicing Shadow Yoga.
  • Acting: I've been involved in around 10 shows produced by The Stage Club since 2010, and played Mr Scoblowski in Daisy Pulls it Off, Francis Nurse in The Crucible, a director in Calendar Girls and various roles in The Taming of the Shrew, Bram Stoker's Dracula (scene below) and three Christmas Pantos.

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