Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Cheah Chien Chern
Associate Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Chien Chern CHEAH was born in Singapore. He received B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore in 1990, M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, both from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1993 and 1996, respectively.

From 1990 to 1991, he worked as a design engineer in Chartered Electronics Industries, Singapore . He was a research fellow in the Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan University , Japan from 1996 to 1998. He joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University as an assistant professor in 1998. Since 2003, he has been an associate professor in Nanyang Technological University . In November 2002, he received the oversea attachment fellowship from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore to visit the Nonlinear Systems laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology .

He serves as an associate editor for Automatica and an editorial board member for Robotics and Biomimetics. He has served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics from 2010 to 2013 and Asian Journal of Control from 2009 to 2013. He was a guest editor of the special issue on vision based control of the Asian Journal of Control. He serves as a member of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He was the program chair of the International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV) in 2012 and 2006, and the program co-chair of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO) 2009. He served as a member of the Best Conference Paper Award Committee of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2011, a member the Best Manipulation Paper Award Committee of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2009, and the Best Paper Award Chair of IEEE Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics 2008.
Robot control
Cell manipulation
Visual Servo Control
Formation control
Adaptive and learning control
  • Development of Three Key Sub-Systems for Automated Quay Crane
  • Vision based Robotic Manipulation of Soft Objects based on Convolutional Neural Networks