Academic Board

Our Academic Board consists of distinguished international researchers and scientists in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and related digital technologies.

They help us in achieving and maintaining a highest level of quality and in covering the latest trends and accomplishments in science and research.

Academy Board members

Dr. Aybike Öngel

  • Head of Academic Programs and University Collaborations
  • Former Principal Investigator of the Individual Mobility Vehicles and Services Team at TUMCREATE, Singapore
  • Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of California, Davis
  • Former Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Bahcesehir University and Kultur University
  • Former Visiting Research Associate in Road Engineering/Sealing Components Department at EMPA Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
  • AI in Mobility

Dr. Gemma Roig

  • Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Vision from ETH Zurich
  • Former Research Affiliate at MIT
  • Former Assistant Professor of Technology and Design at the Singapore University
  • Postdoctoral fellow at MIT in the Center for Brains Minds and Machines
  • Computer Vision

Dr. Malika Meghjani

  • Assistant Professor of the Information Systems Technology and Design at Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from McGill University, Canada
  • Former Research Scientist and Technical Lead at Autonomous Vehicle Lab at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)
  • Awarded SMART Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research proposals on “Multi-Class Autonomous Mobility-on-Demand System” and “Context and Intention Aware Planning under Uncertainty for Self-Driving Cars”
  • The first Google Anita Borg Scholar from McGill University, Canada
  • Robotics

Dr. Justin Dauwels

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore
  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich
  • Deputy Director of the ST Engineering – NTU corporate lab
  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore
  • Former Research Scientist at MIT
  • Machine Learning

Dr. Mehmet Gönen

  • Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computational Biology at College of Engineering and School of Medicine at Koç University, Istanbul
  • Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul
  • Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland
  • Former Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Computational Biology, Sage Bionetworks, Seattle
  • AI in Healthcare

Dr. Dorien Herremans

  • Assistant Professor and Director of the Game Lab at Singapore University of Technology and Design
  • Ph.D. degree in Applied Economics on the topic of Computer Generation and Classification of Music from University of Antwerp
  • Former Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London
  • Former Drupal consultant and IT lecturer at the Les Roches University in Bluche, Switzerland
  • Machine Learning and AI in Arts (music)

Dr. Kurt Mäder

  • Former top executive and COO in the banking industry
  • Ph.D. degree in Physics from ETH Zurich