Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Lam Kwok Yan
Associate Vice President (Strategy & Partnerships)
Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
Director, Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS)
Professor Lam Kwok Yan is a renowned Cyber Security researcher and practitioner. Professor Lam has collaborated extensively with law-enforcement agencies, government regulators, telecommunication operators and financial institutions in various aspects of Infocomm and Cyber Security in the region. He is the Lead P.I. of the SPIRIT Programme, an S$11,000,000 programme on smart nation research funded by NRF. Prior to joining NTU, he has been a Professor of the Tsinghua University, PR China (2002-2010) and a faculty member of the National University of Singapore and the University of London since 1990. He was a visiting scientist at the Isaac Newton Institute of the Cambridge University and a visiting professor at the European Institute for Systems Security. In 1997, he founded PrivyLink International Ltd, a spin-off company of the National University of Singapore, specializing in e-security technologies for homeland security and financial systems. In 2012, he co-founded Soda Pte Ltd with a HK-based medical clinics operator. Soda (or Safe of Data App), the Winner of the Most Innovative Start Up Award at the RSA 2015 Conference, is a technology start-up which specialises in data security protection of mobile cloud users. In 1998, he received the Singapore Foundation Award from the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in recognition of his R&D achievement in Information Security in Singapore. He received his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from the University of London in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1990.
Distributed Systems Security,
Cyber Security,
Multi-modal Biometrics in Homeland Security,
Enterprise Architecture,
Biometric Cryptography,
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection (CIIP).
  • Digital Trust Centre (a.k.a. The National Centre for Research in Digital Trust (NCDT))
  • Monetary Academic Reward
  • NTU Internal Contribution for NCDT
  • Predictive Food Safety Monitoring to Inform Assessment and Prioritization (A Proof-of-Concept Study)
  • Provenance-Based Graph Analytics and Transfer Learning for Intrusion Detection
  • SCSE Core Manpower (SPIRIT Phase 2)
  • Smart Nation IoT-system Threat Analytics
  • Spectrum Optimization and Mobility Management for LEO Satellite Internet of Things
  • Strategic Centre For Research In Privacy-Preserving Technologies & Systems (SCRIPTS)
  • TRANS Lab SPIRIT Phase 2