Dr. Terence Sim

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School of Computing

National University of Singapore
13 Computing Drive
Singapore 117417
Tel: +65 6516 1180
Fax: +65 6779 4580
Email: tsim AT comp.nus.edu.sg


Greetings from NUS!

I am an Associate Professor at the School of ComputingNational University of Singapore.  I teach an undergraduate course in digital special effects, as well as a graduate course in multimedia.  For research, I work primarily in these areas:  face recognition, biometrics, and computational photography.  I'm also interested in computer vision problems in general, such as shape-from-shading, photometric stereo, object recognition.  On the side, I dabble with some aspects of music processing, such as polyphonic music transcription.

I serve as Vice-Chairman of the Biometrics Technical Committee (BTC), Singapore, and Chairman of the Cross-Jurisdictional and Societal Aspects Working Group (WG6) within the BTC.  The interesting issues here are the legal and privacy aspects of using biometrics.

I also serve as Vice-President of the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association(PREMIA), a national professional body for pattern recognition.

I am the winner of the 4th Temasek Young Investigator's Award in 2005.  This $500K award is given by the Defence Science and Technology Agency for a 3-year project in Extreme Face Recognition.

I am available as a Consultant for biometrics deployment: review of technology, assessment of vendor's proposal, education and training.

NEW! PPS slides (PDF version) of my Power Papers talk.

NEW! PPS slides (PDF version) of my Talking Technical talk.

Prospective students: Want to do a Ph.D. in my research group? Click here.

If you are asking me to write a letter of recommendation for you, please read this first.

      Updated November 2013.