Dr. Kim-Hui Yap received the Bachelor Degree of Electrical Engineering (University Medal Winner and First Class Honors) from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 1998, and Ph.D. degree from the same university in 2002. Since then, he has been a faculty member in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main research interests are image/video processing, media content analysis, computer vision and computational intelligence. As the Group Leader in Content-Based Analysis in the Center for Signal Processing, NTU, he has worked on projects encompassing image/video content analysis and understanding, media indexing and retrieval, and image processing and computer vision. He has more than 60 articles in various international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and book chapters. He has also co-authored a book entitled “Adaptive Image Processing: A Computational Intelligence Perspective, Second Edition” to be published by CRC Press in 2009, andco-edited a book entitled “Intelligent Multimedia Processing with Soft Computing” published by Springer-Verlag in 2005.


Dr. Yap has successfully applied for and received funding from different agencies in recent years. These include A*STAR, Science and Engineering Research Council, DSO National Laboratories Singapore, and Academic Research Fund (AcRF), NTU. He had been invited to present a tutorial at IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence in Hawaii, USA in April 2007 (IEEE SSCI2007). He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine and an Editorial Board Member for “The Open Electrical and Electronic Engineering Journal”, published by Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. He was also the guest editor of the Special Issue “Recent advances in content analysis for media computing” for the Journal of Signal Processing Systems for Signal, Image, and Video Technology. He also served as a guest associate editor for the IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals, Special Section on Signal Processing in 2009. Dr. Yap served as the Treasurer of the Signal Processing Society Chapter, IEEE Singapore Section from 2005-2007. He was the Committee Member of the Computational Intelligence Society Chapter, IEEE Singapore Section from 2004-2006.


Dr. Yap is involved in the organization of various international conferences. He is the Finance Chair of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia. He also served as the Special Session Chair, Publication Chair, Publicity Chair and Workshop Organizer for various conferences including 2009 IEEE Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, 2007 International Conference on Information, Communications and Signal Processing, 2009 MDM International Workshop on Mobile Media Retrieval, etc. He is also involved as the Special Session Organizer, Session Chair and Technical Program Committee Member for many other conferences. He has served as a reviewer for various international journals and conferences, and as a grant reviewer for Discovery Grants of Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada.


Academic Qualifications

2002      Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering
University of Sydney, Australia

1998      Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree (Information Systems)
University Medal Winner and First Class Honors
University of Sydney, Australia

Professional Qualifications

IEEE Senior Member


ACM Member


Working Experience

2002 – Present                  Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

1999 – 2000                       Tutor and Examiner, School of Electrical and Information Engineering,
University of Sydney, Australia


1998 - 2001                        Awarded the Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship (OPRS)

by the Government of Australia

1998 – 2001                       Awarded the International Postgraduate Awards by the Government of Australia

1998                                    Awarded the University Medal and First Class Honours

1994 – 1997                       Awarded the AUSAID Scholarship by the Government of Australia

1997                                    Awarded the Electrical College Prize by the Institution of Engineers, Australia

1996                                    Awarded the Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK) Prize in Electrical Engineering

1996                                    Awarded the G S Caird Scholarship for Senior Electrical Engineers

1995                                    Awarded the R E Jeffries Memorial Prize for Introductory Engineering

1995                                    Awarded the Science Foundation for Physics’ Slade Prize

1995                                    Awarded the Cadbury-Julius Sumner Miller Scholarship No. 2

1995                                    Awarded the Science Foundation for Physics Scholarship No. 1