Academic Profile

Eddie obtained:
B.Eng (CL I) from Uni. of Newcastle upon Tyne;
Ph.D at Cambridge Univ. with a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship;
PG Diploma in Teaching Higher Edu., NIE-NTU.

He is elected as:
Academician for European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA, EU);
Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME, USA);
Fellow of Institute of Engineering and Technology (FIET, United Kingdom);
Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute (FIETI, Hong Kong),
Distinguished Fellow for Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence,
(DFIDSAI, China), and,
Academician for Academy of Pedagogy and Learning, (USA).

He published > 542 papers in SCI-IF int. journal (430); int. conf. proceedings (130), textbook chapters (>105) and others (32) over the 27 years. Co-edited 14 books on “Cardiac Pumping and Perfusion Engineering” by WSP (2007); “Imaging and Modelling of Human Eye” by Artech (2008); “Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, v.1” by ASP (2009); “Performance Evaluation in Breast Imaging, Tumor Detection & Analysis” by ASP (2010); “Distributed Diagnosis and Home Healthcare, v.3” by ASP (2011); “Computational Analysis of Human eye with Applications” by WSP (2011); “Human Eye Imaging and Modeling” by CRC (2011); “Multimodality Breast Imaging” by SPIE (2013); “Image Analysis and Modeling in Ophthalmology”; “Ophthalmology Imaging and Applications” by CRC (2013, 2014); “Bio-inspired Surfaces and Applications” by WSP (2016); “Application of Infrared to Biomedical Sciences” by Springer (2017) and “Computation and Mathematical Methods in Cardiovascular Physiology” by WSP (2019). Also, co-authored a text book: “Compressor Instability with Integral Methods” by Springer (2007).

He is the:
Lead Editor-in-Chief for the ISI Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology for
dissemination of original research in all fields of mechanics in medicine and
biology since 2000;
Founding Editor-in-Chief for the ISI indexed Journal of Medical Imaging and
Health Informatics;
Associate editor or EAB of various referred international journals such as Applied
Intelligence, BioMedical Engineering OnLine, Computers in Biology & Medicine,
Journal of Advanced Thermal Science Research, and, guest editor for the Int.
Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, Computational and
Mathematical Methods in Medicine & Int. Journal of Medical Systems.

His main area of research is thermal imaging, human physiology, biomedical engg; computational turbomachinery aerodynamics; micro-scale cooling problems; computational fluid dynamics & numerical heat transfer. As of 2020, he has graduated 24 Ph.D. and 28 M.Eng. research students.

He is an invited keynotes speaker for more than 30 international scientific confs./workshops. He is active in offering consulting services & a fellow of SAF-NTU Academy. 21 of his thermal imaging papers have been adopted as references in both Singapore Standard (SS 582: 2020) and ISO/TR 13154:2009 / IEC 80601-2-59: 2017. He is also presently serving as panel member for the Biomedical and Health Standards Committee since 2011, Singapore. He received the SPRING Singapore Merit Award (2016) for his contributions to the Singapore Standardisation Programme.

The affable adjunct NUH scientist has a special interest in infrared (IR) physics & technology and has contributed greatly to research on IR, in particular on application of IR to biomedical sciences. The co-inventor of 3 USA patents on multiple analytical software classifier programs to identify the different stages of breast cancer development using thermal data with Lifeline’s First Warning TM system, he further explores the use of IR in the field of ophthalmology for early detection of health abnormality. Those 3 patents have attracted more than USD10m from USA directly. This First Warning Systems are processed for the CE Mark currently & to be followed by clinical validation with FDA and market entry of the inventions in select European markets. He collaborates with fellow researchers from National Health Group Hospitals, also, Poland and USA so as to consistently achieve breakthrough such as concluding the possibility of using the Biofield Diagnostic System as a better objective assessment tool for complimentary breast cancer detection.

He is granted a patent (AusPat: 2021101042) in “loT enabled EPCG device unit for nursing heart health distantly with Artificial intelligence at cloud-based environment”. He received the Engineering and Technology [UK] Innovations Awards 2020 for the Model-based Engineering Competition. Finalist (selected out from a total of 300 entries) in category for the ‘Excellence in Model-Based Engineering’. Highly Commended by all the 6 panel judges- International awards ceremony, London. He is the lead for project "AI in wind farms" with Western Sydney University and showcases the passion, commitment and innovation in engineering and technology today.

His IR related work resulted in recent 3 Technology Disclosures/copyrights with NTUitive Pte. Ltd. in:
• Thermography based Superficial Vein Projection System to Ease the Real-Time Vein Puncturing Procedure;
• New quantifiable indices for diuresis Renography in improved classification of renal obstruction;
• Neck Thermography for a Non-Contact/Non-Invasive Screening of Patients with Carotid Artery Stenosis.

He is in the Stanford list of the World’s top 2% Scientists since 2019 (ranked 173 as 0.001% in the field of Biomedical Engineering in 2019).

More details like the latest H-index, SCI-total citations are available in http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-1375-2011 & http://scholar.google.com.sg/citations?user=9QW1LYAAAAAJ

Showcase of visibility (Team-lead): New artificial intelligence tool invented by NTU and NHCS scientists speeds up diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases to Singapore mainstream media on 8 June 2021. See: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-team-invents-new-ai-tool-which-could-speed-up-diagnosis-of-heart-disease and
https://www.ntu.edu.sg/news/detail/new-artificial-intelligence-tool-could-speed-up-diagnosis-of-cardiovascular-diseases
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Assoc Prof Ng Yin Kwee
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

CFD, CHT, Infrared Physics & Technology, Sustainable Energy, Precision Farming.
 
  • 3D CFD Simulation Of Gas Explosion/Dispersion In Complex Geometry

  • Development of an advanced wearable biosignals and method for continuous physiological monitoring for vital therapeutic monitoring intelligence
 
  • Tan JH, Ng YK, Rajendra Udyavara Acharya, Chee C. (2009). Infrared Thermography on Ocular Surface Temperature: A Review. Infrared Physics and Technology, 52(4), 97-108.

  • Ng Y.K. (2009). A Review of Thermography as Promising Non-invasive Detection Modality for Breast Tumour. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 48(5), 849-855.

  • Ng Y.K., Rajendra Acharya U. (2009). A Review of Remote-sensing Infrared Thermography for Indoor Mass Blind Fever Screening in Containing an Epidemic. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 28(1), 76-83.

  • Soh and Ng et al, (2020). Automated diagnostic tool for hypertension using convolutional neural network, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 126, pp. 103999 (7 pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.103999

  • Saxena and Ng et al, (2020). Relation between neck skin temperature measurement and carotid artery stenosis: in-vitro and in-vivo evaluation, ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. Vol. 142, pp. 114501-1, 8 pages. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048423

  • Mahnaz and EYK Ng, (2020). Survey of Numerical Bioheat Transfer Modelling for Accurate Skin Surface Measurements. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress Journal, 20, 100681 (10pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2020.100681

  • Saxena and Ng et al, (2020). Cardiac Thermal Pulse at the Neck Skin Surface as a Measure of Stenosis in the Carotid Artery. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress Journal, 100603 (8 pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2020.100603

  • Tee, Ng, Xu (2020). Analysis of transport methodologies for pollutant dispersion modelling in urban environments, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8(4): pp. 103937. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2020.103937

  • Saxena, Ng, Lim (2020). Active Dynamic Thermography to Predict the Presence of Stenosis in the Carotid Artery. Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 120, pp. 103718 (9 pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.103718

  • Kabir and Ng, et al (2020). New analytical wake models based on artificial intelligence and rivalling the benchmark full-rotor CFD predictions under both
    uniform and ABL inflows, Energy, 193, 116761 (28 pages)
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116761

  • Saxena and Ng, (2020). Skin Temperature Maps as a Measure of Carotid Artery Stenosis, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 116, pp. 103548 (13 pages) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.103548

  • Subbhuraam and Ng, et al (2020). Cyrcadia Breast Monitor: A Wearable Breast Health Monitoring Device – A Technology Review, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Vol. 197, pp. 105758 (12 pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cmpb.2020.105758

  • Jahmunah and Ng, et al (2021), Automated detection of coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure using GaborCNN model with ECG signals, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 134, pp. 104457 (11 pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104457.

  • Saxena and Ng et al, (2021). A Method to Produce High Contrast Vein Visualization in Active Dynamic Thermography (ADT)", Computers in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 132, pp. 104309 (9 pages), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2021.104309