HUANG Zhiyong

Associate Professor (Practice Track)
Deputy Director, NUS Business Analytics Centre (BAC)
Director, Computing Translational Research & Development (C-TReND) Centre
Assistant Dean, Industry Relations

  • Ph.D. (Computer Science, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 1997)
  • M.Eng. (Computer Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1988)
  • B.Eng. (Computer Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1986)

Zhiyong is Associate Professor (Practice), Assistant Dean (Industry Relations), Director (C-TReND) and Deputy Director (NUS BAC). He teaches modules in 3D modeling and animation and programming methodology. He had been working as a Senior Scientist in Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR since 2007, where he had served various roles including Senior Manager, Strategic Capability Development and Industry Development, Co-Principal Investigator, SERC Industrial Robotics Programme, Department Head, Computer Graphics and Interface, and Programme Manager of SERC Human Factor Engineering. Zhiyong is a Senior Member of ACM and IEEE, and a Pioneer Member of ACM SIGGRAPH and Chair of Singapore ACM SIGGRAPH Chapter.



  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia

  • Human Computer/Robot Interface

  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning





  • Li R., Huang Z., Kurniawan E., Ho C. K., AuRoSS: an Autonomous Robotic Shelf Scanning System, Regular Paper, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS, 2015.
  • Tee K. P., Yan R., Chua Y.W., Huang Z., and Liemhetcharat S., Gesture-Based Attention Direction for a Telepresence Robot: Design and Experimental Study, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS, 2014.
  • Gao M.C., Thanh T C., Nanjappa A., Tan S T., Huang Z.: gHull: A GPU algorithm for 3D convex hull. ACM Trans. Math. Softw. 401: 3 2013.
  • Gupta R., Chia A. Y. S. Rajan D., Ng E.S., Huang Z., Image Colorization Using Similar Images, 20th ACM international conference on Multimedia, ACM Mulmedia 2012, pp. 369-378.
  • Huang Z., Jensen C. S., Lu H., andOoiB. C., Skyline queries against mobile lightweight devices in MANETs,The 22nd International Conference on Data Engineering ICDE 2006:66.
  • Zhang H., Huang W., Huang Z., Li L., Affine Object Tracking with Kernel-based Spatial-Color Representation , IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition CVPR 2005, I, pp. 293-300.
  • Shou L., Huang Z., Tan K.-L., The Hierarchical Degree-of-Visibility Tree , IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE CS, Vol. 16, No. 11, Nov. 2004, pp. 1357-1369.
  • Li X., Woon T. W., Tan T. S., and Huang Z., Decomposing Polygon Meshes for Interactive Applications. ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Interactive 3D Graphics and Games i3D, 2013, pp.35-42, pp. 243.


  • FINALIST of World Technology Summit & Awards (Entertainment), 2010.

  • Bronze, National Science and Technology Progress Award, 1992.

  • Tsinghua 12.9 Distinguished Young Teacher Award, 1989.


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