Committee and Contact

  Hari Vishnu

Dr. Hari Vishnu is a Research Fellow and Research Lead at the Acoustic Research Laboratory, National University of Singapore. Prior to this, he obtained his Ph.D degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and B. Tech from NIT, Calicut, India. His current research interests are in underwater acoustic modelling, deep-sea resource exploration, acoustic vector sensors and bio-acoustic signal processing in impulsive noise. Hari has been an active IEEE member since 2005. He has been in the organizing committee of several international conferences and technical workshops, and serves as reviewer on many reputed journals.


Bharath Kalyan

Vice Chair

Bharath Kalyan is currently with Acoustic Research Laboratory (ARL), TMSI, National University of Singapore where he manages myraid projects on Deepsea mining & marine robotics. Prior to joining ARL, he was a research staff at Intelligent Robotics Lab, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore where he worked on various underwater projects, primarily focusing on underwater sensing & navigation for surface & undersea vehicles. He was awarded a PhD by NTU for his research work on autonomous underwater vehicle navigation. His research interests include collective intelligence, deepsea mining, co-operative marine robotics, AUV navigation, target tracking, random finite sets. 

  Ahmed Mahmood

Ahmed is currently a Research Fellow and a Research Lead at the ARL. In June 2014, he completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) of the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research focuses on developing good digital communication schemes in impulsive noise environments. Prior to this, he received his Bachelor of Engineering (BE) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. After graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, Ahmed joined Motorola Inc. (Pakistan) as an RF Engineer. Later on, with the completion of his Masters, he took up a lecturer position at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad campus, Pakistan.

Cheng Siong Chin

Dr. Cheng Siong Chin is currently an Associate Professor at Newcastle University in Singapore. Before joining Newcastle University, he was a Lecturer in Mechatronics Engineering at Temasek Polytechnic. He worked in electronics industry for several years before moving into academia. Since 2013, he obtained 2 research grants from Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and 2 Industrial Postgraduate Programme (EDB-IPP) on his research areas in high endurance and sustainable mechatronic systems design, acoustic modeling and prediction. He has 3 US patent awards on printed circuit cable assembly and electronic device torsion testing of the one-inch hard disc drive. He has published nearly 80 journal papers, book chapters, and conference papers. He had authored a book entitled Computer-aided Control Systems Design: Practical Applications using MATLAB and Simulink published by CRC Press, USA, 2012. He is Fellow of the Higher-Education Academy (FHEA), Fellow of IMarEST (FIMarEST), Senior Member of IEEE (SMIEEE), Chartered Engineer, European Engineer and a member of IET. He involves in IEEE Technical Committee Member on Biomechatronics and Bio-robotics Systems, Session Chair for MTS/IEEE OCEAN 2014 and 2016 and Technical Committee for various international conferences.


Too Yuen Min
Committee Member

Since 2015, Yuen Min has been with the Acoustic Research Laboratory (ARL), where he was a Research Engineer, and is currently a Research Fellow. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), National University of Singapore (NUS), in 2017. His research interests include signal processing, acoustic sensing and machine learning in complex underwater environments. 


Chi Cheng

Committee Member

Cheng is currently a Research Fellow at the ARL. His research interests focus on underwater acoustical signal processing, imaging and communication. He obtained his Ph.D degree in July 2016 from Peking University (PKU), Beijing, China. His Ph.D thesis was about real-time 3-D acoustical imaging. He received the B.Eng. degree in electronic engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2011. 


Metarsit Leenayongwut

Committee Member

Metarsit is Safety Engineer at nuTonomy, a MIT spin-off which is doing autonomous vehicle. He graduated with a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic and now pursuing a degree in Industrial Management Engineering in Nation University of Singapore (NUS). His current research interest is in sound localization.


Anshu Singh

Committee Member

Anshu is Research Engineer at Acoustic Research Laboratory (ARL), TMSI, National University of Singapore.His research work mostly focuses on real time algorithm designs for Underwater acoustic communication and acoustic imaging signal processing. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore and a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology.



Past Chairs

Ken Teo
John Potter

Arjuna P. Balasuriya
Venugoplan Palayil
Mandar Chitre
Ma Ning
Chia Chin Swee 
Pablo Valdivia
Tawfiq Taher